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Old 09-03-2011, 12:05 PM   #151
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Thumbs down Warning

This photo was just taken from our front deck, so if you are planning on riding anything to the West of Mt. Hood in the next couple of days watch out! The fire is taking off with the change of weather and some strong East winds!
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:20 PM   #152
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The fire is taking off with the change of weather and some strong East winds!
Thanks Craig.

Hoping to do a little of Barlow tomorrow. We've been in smoke here all afternoon, no power 'til 30 mins ago, cos of a tree on the lines with the high winds.
Hope that fire doesn't come too close to the Sandy river here.
Jump in & join Asrvivor & self, if you want to ride early am.

Cheers, Neil
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:43 PM   #153
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Went out and got a ride in today and was able to get a better look at the fire on the North side of Mt Hood.
















































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Old 09-04-2011, 01:38 PM   #154
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Sunday morning Barlow ride.

Great shots again, you are gettin funky with that camera!

John, Gary & self rode over to Trillium on RD20 early this morning, great views as usual.





On to Pioneer womans grave, then Barlow road entry.
John was eager to test out his new Sasquash suspension...which he did with great speed, there was lots of whoops & smiles & all kinds of groans coming from him...so it looks like it's a rockin system.
My little XR4 was well...squishy, but it doesn't bottom out & with all it's travel, it saves my back.

Lots of camping going on over the Barlow, so took it easy near the camps for the dust. Enjoyed hopping the cut outs & generally throwing the bikes around for a couple of hours.


Took one of the roads over to RD 48 & blacktopped it back to RD 35.
Back to Zig Zag, decided to go up Lolo to old maid flats road, where the road was blocked with cruiser & forestry guys.
Lots of smoke around that area, but didn't have any throughout the earlier ride.
Clocked around 100 mi, so a fun wee ride for the morning.

OK, off to do some of that remodeling i postponed.
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:03 PM   #155
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One Last day of riding before harvest and the fruit stand opening for the fall season!
Went across to the WA side of the Columbia River and made a loop from Willard up and around Grassy Knoll.



Ran into a few dead ends in the Panther Creek area!

Also Packed camp grounds at Goose Lake but it was a great ride even with all the people and dust!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #156
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Thanks for the ride. Glad we were able to coax you out for one last ride before the harvest. Cheers, -mat
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:55 PM   #157
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Cool2 Snow!

So, we have been in harvest for the last two months and for the first time were able to get away and ride for part of the day. Our last ride to the best of our knowledge was a nice sunny day and the temperature was in the high 80's. This is what we got today!

And more....



As always the views are great.

Just the two of us today! Mini tripods are a must for the tank bag...











A few fall colors still left



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Old 11-02-2011, 04:14 AM   #158
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I'm not thrilled about that white stuff but those are nice pictures anyway. I especially like the one of the two of you together Good to see the two of you got out for a little fun after all that work.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:03 AM   #159
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SNOW ???!!!!???

Whadja go and do now, Craig ?.....

It's your fault. You finished Harvest and NOW the snow flies, dagnabbit
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:14 AM   #160
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Just the two of us today! Mini tripods are a must for the tank bag...
Looks like a winner for a Christmas Card shot!

Congrats on finishing harvest!
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:18 AM   #161
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Small World!

Neat Views! I was on the other end of that picture, hiking off of Vista Ridge down into the wilderness area trying to line ahead of that fire. I spent 2 weeks on the Dollar Fire, honing my mountain goat skills..
Funny you have pictures of Badger Lake too... We did the IA on the spot fire on the ridge and camped up there for 3 nights...Small World!
I missed my KTM while I was there, but was too busy and tired to ride.
Was great to see Mt. Hood close again. (I went to grade school in Parkdale!)
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:21 PM   #162
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Neat Views! I was on the other end of that picture, hiking off of Vista Ridge down into the wilderness area trying to line ahead of that fire. I spent 2 weeks on the Dollar Fire, honing my mountain goat skills..
Funny you have pictures of Badger Lake too... We did the IA on the spot fire on the ridge and camped up there for 3 nights...Small World!
I missed my KTM while I was there, but was too busy and tired to ride.
Was great to see Mt. Hood close again. (I went to grade school in Parkdale!)
If you look in the background of this photo you can see some of the tree's at the edge of the Dollar Lake fire burn area, this at the top end of Stump Creek. Thanks for the time you and many others spent on that one, it's a great area!
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:43 PM   #163
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Went out for a short ride in the back yard this afternoon after making a stop at the bank & post office.








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Old 11-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #164
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As we post these photo's it is now pouring outside. So in a matter of two and a half hours a complete change, 100% Northwest weather! Yes, we knew it was coming but still....



Black Lake with it's first coat of ice for the winter.



It a job to get back on your bike in 12 seconds, why can't they put just a bit more time on "self timers" anyway?

A little to cold for the "Chicks & Bikes" photo op, so no bikini today! this was the best we could do.

Then we got to ride though some of this stuff...



Then down to Green Point reservoir which is just a little low this time of year. And then home before the rain!
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #165
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Yep, a little low, indeed !!
Good luck with your Fund Raiser Fruit Sale today !!
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