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Old 09-30-2010, 08:49 AM   #16
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great pics you guys.I need to get back down there and explore. I see you stopped in Wamic,was there any lawn mower races going on?
LOL, no, not this time.
The track was WELL worn, though, so I'm sure the Wamicians had a great summer .
Grass grows slow there without lots of water, so they might as well race those Garage Queens !!

The next time we ride there, erg, our Orange cousins will get a chance to sniff each others' tails, I promise.
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:28 AM   #17
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Yeah, I think the KTM I saw had the big bandaged ADV rider thing on the tank, now that I think about it...

Currently I'm off Tue, Wed, Thurs- and thinking of maybe a short ride tomorrow, if you or anyone else is interested...
Well, shoot! Unfortunately I work Tue - Fri, and I don't get home till dark these days..I'll shoot you a PM Jeff, and hopefully we'll be able to coordinate something....
Hope your'e out there riding now...what a beutiful day it is!
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:39 AM   #18
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Good job, you're quick on the update. Soon, way too soon it's going to be pretty colorful fall foliage rather than pretty colorful flowers..... I won't even mention what comes after that.

Keep the pics coming.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #19
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Sunday 10/3

...I had noticed this road on one of my rides, and decided to go check it out last Sunday, what an awesome idea that was....






off to "up there somewhere"





wind was really howling this morning, the bottom of the bike kept getting shoved to the right by the vicious crosswinds here.






the gravel became quite large - slow going on the CX with a worn front street tire, it was ok though, it set a nice relaxed pace for the morning. At least I had gotten out of the severe wind











Warning: There are multiple Big Mountain shots in this ride, partially because they kind of dominate the views, and part because I was fiddlin' with my camera, trying to figure out how to best capture these kind of pics















Evidence of how fierce and regular the wind is around here, all the trees in this gully grow leaning to the east






I came around a corner, and thought I was riding through someones farm, but there was absolutley nobody there....I was in a ghost-farm.








much to my surprise I had stumbled upon a state park - The Dalles Mountain Ranch




































whoever had lived here had quite the view!






There was a graveyard of old farm machines
















I thought MY tires were bad....








































































there was a small graveyard as well
















































I could have spent alot more time there, but it's close, so I will take my time to explore. Getting back on the road, I had to stop almost immediately and capture this cool little pond












about halfway up the hill I'd guess, rain was dumping around Mt. Hood. Mt. Jefferson is visible in the far distance











Iv'e only seen these green gullies from a distance, they dot the Klickitat Mts, breaking up the brown monotony






3/4's to the top





















The Columbia; this was an amazing vista, no justice done here












you know you're at the top when you see this to the south






and this to the north (Mt. Adams and Mt. Ranier)






Ranier






Adams






Jefferson






Hood






I had been seeing hawks all morning, and wanted to attempt a shot, I finally saw one perched on a line pole...I stopped, got my camera out - the bird was getting a little perturbed and started screeching and moving, and I was able to snap this as he (she?) was lifting off (I was thrilled about this pic! )






the view coming down the south side was just so cool, I had to take a few more pics






sun was fully up on Rainer now











traffic jam!











Hood and Horsthief Butte riding back on SR14 to The Dalles, fought headwinds the whole time






This picture made me think of The Beatles, R.I.P John...



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Old 10-09-2010, 02:40 PM   #20
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Dalles Mountain Road, always a fun ride.

Nice photos.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:39 PM   #21
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A picture of Dirty Orange from the top of Dalles Mt. Road, with a view of Mt. Hood in the backdrop, has been my desktop pic for the two years since I got this laptop.

I stopped at the top for like a hour that day.
Just looking around. Sweet.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:02 PM   #22
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6000 Miles on Sunday!

...I had made a goal earlier this year that I would ride 6000 miles in my first season of riding on the road. After injuring my back in late August, I thought I wouldn't make it. Thanks to starting this thread, and starting to learn to "take it easy" I ticked off mile 6000 last Sunday! It was also one, if not the funnest ride of the year...simply because my wife joined me... ...I was very impressed, as the first "attempt" it started raining. Hard. We seemed to be riding directly into the storm, so.... I made our way back home, I did not have rain pants on, and figured "great, now she's probably traumatized and won't go out again", but, much to my surprise and delight...she had fun! Rain and all....might be the homemade sissy bar I made just for this, but it seemed she really, truly enjoyed herself!! After getting dry and donning rain-gear, we headed back out.......



a new addition...not so pretty, but oh so free.....




Yay! I made it to the East Coast and back.....(in mileage).......






and it was that much sweeter thanks to....






we were going to get some chinese food downtown, and I couldn't help but stop and get some pics


One of the many murals downtown






Iv'e been told this is the oldest building in The Dalles, but I don't know for sure....











did I mention the murals here?? these are all at one intersection downtown

















That was a fantastic Sunday....and I want to thank my wife for sharing it with me.......
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:55 AM   #23
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Super low miles on the CX. Congratulations on reaching your mileage goal.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:15 PM   #24
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NIce work EGN! Love your photos.

Should be a good weekend for riding!
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Old 10-16-2010, 09:27 AM   #25
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Dalles Mountain Road, always a fun ride.

Nice photos.
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Super low miles on the CX. Congratulations on reaching your mileage goal.
Thank you Jeff! with the 6000 under my belt, and the CX still going strong, I feel like I can maybe start to think of some longer trips for next year! we gotta hook up for a ride...saw the "mellow road trip" from Big Jims post....love to join, but I work that day! Have a good one man!
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A picture of Dirty Orange from the top of Dalles Mt. Road, with a view of Mt. Hood in the backdrop, has been my desktop pic for the two years since I got this laptop.

I stopped at the top for like a hour that day.
Just looking around. Sweet.
Yeah that vista from the top is phenomenal.....we should try for another ride together before winter sets in....
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NIce work EGN! Love your photos.

Should be a good weekend for riding!
Thank you fishken! Glad your enjoying......weather IS beautiful here today, just a tad cold.....hmmmm....need to modify my windshield before I head out....hope your having a good weekend up north!
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:19 AM   #26
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I had that old Shadow about 6-7 years, rode it just little bits here & there, then I got new tires and put on 6k fast that year. Got hooked then, and this year I'm pushing 8k.

You're in big trouble now; you'd better start taking your wife with you more often, or she'll never see you again, the way you're going
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