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Old 03-17-2011, 01:08 PM   #241
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Yep! This is what I'm talking about Apple... The North West Rocks!!!!!!!
These are fantastic photo's mate!!!
You Jonesin' to get that 990RRrrrrrrr, yet, Nature?
You gotta come on one of these rides when you do.....


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That looks like a fun ride....
That was an absolutely fun ride.
I linked your Painted Hills Ride Report on my Post #1 here, Jeff.
You were real close to all these places in that ride.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:56 AM   #242
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Yep what a cool area, looks like Trout Cr.Rd cuts down to the Ochoco Area and the road to Twickenham is the same as the one from the Painted Hills. Best get over there soon, when Yahoo finishes it's new facility in Prineville The area well be inundated with people. Prineville is in a water crisis, they can't pull anymore water out of the ground or the Crooked river so all the people comming in to work at Yahoo have to commute from Powell Butte, Alfalfa, Bend, Redmond and Madras. That's whey all the new development is happening out that way.
Wha? The 25-30 low paying jobs the Facebook (not Yahoo) storage facility creates aren't going to do that much to offset the 20% unemployment in Prineville. Most of the developments you refer to are high end resort communities that are going bankrupt (Thornburg just declared yesterday). And Prineville just drilled 4 big new municipal supply wells about two years ago before they realized that their town was about to go broke. They have more water than they know what to do with, more empty houses than any other town in Central Oregon, and more people looking for work than almost any other city in Oregon. Not exactly boom times.

Apple Jam,
Those junipers that all fell in the same direction were killed by a fire. They are killed by just being scorched. After they've sat for a few years after the fire they fall over pretty easily in a decent windstorm. I'm not that much of an old timer, but I've worked on a bunch of projects where the goal is to get rid of as many junipers as possible because of the damage they do to groundwater. One tree can pull 30 gallons of water a day out of the ground. They are way more concentrated than they should be naturally because of fire supression that started about 100 years ago and they are draining aquifers.

Anywho, we now return to our regularily scheduled programing...nice ride report.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:10 AM   #243
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Those junipers that all fell in the same direction were killed by a fire. They are killed by just being scorched. After they've sat for a few years after the fire they fall over pretty easily in a decent windstorm.

I'm not that much of an old timer, but I've worked on a bunch of projects where the goal is to get rid of as many junipers as possible because of the damage they do to groundwater. One tree can pull 30 gallons of water a day out of the ground. They are way more concentrated than they should be naturally because of fire supression that started about 100 years ago and they are draining aquifers.
Now it makes sense. A hundred acres of Junipers all fallen in the same direction, a LONG time ago.
It was kind of spooky wondering what caused it at the time I was there.

And your second half also explains why on other ranchlands, the Junipers are just obviously pushed over by a tractor, and left to die.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:39 AM   #244
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Anywho, we now return to our regularily scheduled programing...nice ride report.
Well....that regularly scheduled programming suffered a hiccup on last week's ride.
Last week's ride report is posted on the "Spring Break in the Ochoco Forest" thread, started by inmate oremike.

I'll summarize it here, for those that haven't seen it.
Spring Break in the Ochoco Forest Thread by oremike, with Apple Jam, Petrolburner & leenpockets, and JayhooRay.

Petrolburner starts off his report at Post #149
Oremike adds pics on Post #151
JayhooRay adds pics here, through Petrolburner's post #176


Part 1 of my Ride Report of the Crooked River events are here: Posts 160-163
Monday Part 2, Post #133, explaining my crash, and then on Post #136, documenting my crash

So the next Ride Report shall be on the old 1984 Honda Shadow VT-700 , until Big Orange rides again.......
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:53 AM   #245
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What's the word from the adjuster? Fix or total?
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:58 AM   #246
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What's the word from the adjuster? Fix or total?
I brought it to the KTM Gresham shop Thursday,
The adjuster will visit in the first of the week.
Dunno, looks like a lot of parts & labor to me. We'll see !
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #247
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Holy crap! This is the first I have heard of your mishap.

Sorry to hear.

I'd say Crashing Sucks, but you probably have already noticed that.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:01 PM   #248
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Holy crap! This is the first I have heard of your mishap.

Sorry to hear.

I'd say Crashing Sucks, but you probably have already noticed that.


Now you probly better understand why I said this, then, from the other thread:

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BTW, I knew carrying those big aluminum panniers of mine for extra storage
would come in handy some day and save my ass

Like, they literally saved my ass !! And my leg, and foot........
But I still never seem to have room left over for things like a clutch slave !!
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:02 PM   #249
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Now you probly better understand why I said this, then, from the other thread:
I am glad the saved you in this case, but I still can't forget about the legs that have been broken by them.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:03 AM   #250
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So the wife and I have Apr 23-26 (Sat-Tues) blocked out for hopefully a bit of riding. She is trying to get in as much as she can before the May All Women's Camp. So we are thinking we'd load up the bikes on the trailer and head east or south east, of Hood River, on either side of the Columbia, for a few days. I'm looking for some recommendations on where we should go to camp and to ride. We'd be sleeping in our van, so a real campground isn't absolutely necessary. Any experience and wisdom on elevations and snow level that time of year? Edit: We don't want to drive more than, say, 3 hours from Hood River. What about around Fossil?



McCurdy- Is that a KLX your wife/gf rides? My wife is intrigued. I wonder if that'd be any lighter (feeling) than my DR350, which my wife at least at this point says feels a bit heavy.

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Old 03-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #251
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So the wife and I have Apr 23-26 (Sat-Tues) blocked out for hopefully a bit of riding. She is trying to get in as much as she can before the May All Women's Camp. So we are thinking we'd load up the bikes on the trailer and head east or south east, of Hood River, on either side of the Columbia, for a few days. I'm looking for some recommendations on where we should go to camp and to ride. We'd be sleeping in our van, so a real campground isn't absolutely necessary. Any experience and wisdom on elevations and snow level that time of year? Edit: We don't want to drive more than, say, 3 hours from Hood River. What about around Fossil?



McCurdy- Is that a KLX your wife/gf rides? My wife is intrigued. I wonder if that'd be any lighter (feeling) than my DR350, which my wife at least at this point says feels a bit heavy.

Cheers. -mat
Yes it is, KLX 250 with a large tank. If we don't have kids that weekend we'll go with you and she can try it! Or if your both in the Hood maybe a ride up over the Old Dalles road on a nice dry day would be in order.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:56 PM   #252
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I'd assume the trails at Post Canyon are a muddy mess...
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:00 PM   #253
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I'd assume the trails at Post Canyon are a muddy mess...
Yes on the "Muddy mess part"! Not a good place right at the moment. Stay East...
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:31 PM   #254
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No, anything like Post Canyon is out of the question for my wife. We're looking for easy off-pavement riding, not "off-road" or single track. Suggestions? We don't need to travel far as part of this is a test flight of trailering bikes.

Thanks for the test-ride offer, Craig. And, yeah, if you guys are open those days end of Apr then come on out! In any case, yeah, the 4 of us should ride together some time. We live in Portland but have a weekend place in White Salmon.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:41 PM   #255
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Fir Mountain (up above Red Menace) to Husky etc. Will drop you above mosier. Easy dirt ride with views.
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