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Old 07-21-2011, 02:51 PM   #691
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I must have missed the lead to this...where you guys off to?
Squishy what thread do you sandy folk post in. I'm looking forward to some riding in my neck of the woods. Haven't seen ya since I knocked your bike over at cabelas. Again sorry bout that. John
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:45 AM   #692
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Ryan, James, and I in Burns for gas.
A great night in a closed campground in the Malhuer Forest

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #693
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Top of the Steens, looking up at the Summit.
Now I know what the big deal is about.
It's one of those places EVERYONE needs to see.
Put it on your list.




Kiger Gorge. Oh my.

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:16 PM   #694
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Squishy what thread do you sandy folk post in. I'm looking forward to some riding in my neck of the woods. Haven't seen ya since I knocked your bike over at cabelas. Again sorry bout that. John
Hey! John, usually i keep up with the ADV local postings...been too busy of late tho. Try my cell when you're back home.
No worries on the bike hitting the deck...it's quite used to & very capable of lying on it's side!
I just read the post re your fork seals, Wibby's trick sounds like it will keep you rockin...good luck with it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:19 PM   #695
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Top of the Steens, looking up at the Summit.
Now I know what the big deal is about.
It's one of those places EVERYONE needs to see.
Put it on your list.


Sounds like you're having a ball out touring AJ, great pics via your phone i take it.

The beast is lookin PHAT!!

Rock on.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:10 AM   #696
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It's kind of free of snow!

I think TourPro's and I might have been the first to make it though on motorcycles from 44 to 48 on 3550. There were tracks from a couple of quads over the snow banks who cut most of the tree's out of the way. There is one tree that is still across the road that they had stacked rocks on one side and limbs on the other. If I had been on the 950 and not the 640 that would have been the end of the line without some major work on the tree! It's a couple of feet in diameter and no way around it due to it's location. Some of the snow banks that are on the North slopes are going to need another week before a Jeep or truck might make it though but on the bikes we were able to just get by!
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:07 PM   #697
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Hello???
XB12R on a XB12XT?????

Did Suicide Grade get the best of you?
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I was thinking about writing a post about a 62 year old ADVrider (me) that was found at the bottom of Suicide grade. "The rider was found at the bottom of the cliff, he would have survived but his ultra cool BMW landed on him, body parts were found several hundred feet from the impact area"

Anyway, I took the GS. I crossed the creek and follower the trail (road) until it got tough which was only a few hundred yards. I turned around and went back.

A week later, (yesterday) I parked the truck at the bottom and my wife and I with the two dogs walked all the way up to the top. I think this would be a great trail for a smaller bike and its on my to do list.

One word of warning....TICKS. We (including dogs) were covered with them. We counted 24 and I'm sure we missed some. The veterinarian says the scrub oak harbors ticks, much scrub oak in the area.

I took only one picture to prove I was really there. This is the foundation for the original Suicide Grade bridge that crosses Mill Creek.

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:14 AM   #698
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Calling Apple Jam to the White Courtesy Phone Please

Did I see you in Detroit, OR today or was it an impersonator?

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:45 AM   #699
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Jeff is away and will not make it to the "White Courtesy Phone "


This is or was his last known location as of today!
http://fms.ws/5Y88Z/46.24828N/117.67809W
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:49 AM   #700
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umm

Based on his last spot report in my email he was between Walla Walla and Cottonwood
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:19 AM   #701
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Did I see you in Detroit, OR today or was it an impersonator?

Rich
Obviously, that musta been an impersonator. I'm bettin' he was uglier, with a cleaner bike. I was near Detroit about 2 weeks ago, but I skirted the dirt around it on my way down to Sisters.

Today, I am camping in an old defunct housing development that hasn't sold shitndidly. It is on the hill above Lake Coeur D'Alene. Only wild Turkeys and deer live here now.
And us, for one beautiful night
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:36 AM   #702
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Wicked No ride but what a trip!

A couple photo's of one place in the Columbia Gorge a bunch of us have never been to and hope we never have to go back to! It did have a good out come though.

To start out it looked a little like this.




And then it started to open up a little, I was thinking about the fact that you could see the WABDR route from here!



Mt Adams in this one




We are headed for the bottom of the canyon




No trails down here! This is looking up stream at what we were going down, Oh what fun!


Had a bunch of this kind of stuff in our way also!


When you got buy one water fall you could look down stream and see the next, what fun!


Then this came in and made tons of noise and then left us there to spend the next four and a half hours working our way out to I-84.

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Old 08-03-2011, 08:38 AM   #703
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CM & TP, looks like a nice ride around Bennet Pass and the borders of Badger Wilderness. Get that log cut, will ya? I wanna take that route down to Tumalo for WetFest!

XB, ticks were a normal part of our life out on Mill Creek. It's been so many years since I went up Suicide Grade that I kinda assumed it wasn't big bikable, but I'll have to go see for myself.
The big house below Suicide Grade just got sold to some new folks from Texas. My folks lived there since 1974, but they moved to town and left the place to a new young family with a boy the same age I was when I moved there so long ago.
I'm betting the walk up it was still nice, but you'll be checking every itch on your body for ticks for a couple weeks.

I'll likely head back towards the Hood this weekend, taking the long way back through the Washington Cascades.
For now, Northern Idaho is treating us very well. We found some sweet gems of old, barely travelled, two-track by following the GPS and crossing our fingers.
The weather gods have been very good to us.
Time to pick up camp now, to begin day 15 of what has been the ride of my life so far.
2550 miles of 90% dirt backcountry roads.
Fuggin' sweet.
Anybody wanna give me acouple mil, so I can just keep riding?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:48 AM   #704
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Obviously, that musta been an impersonator. I'm bettin' he was uglier, with a cleaner bike. I was near Detroit about 2 weeks ago, but I skirted the dirt around it on my way down to Sisters.

Today, I am camping in an old defunct housing development that hasn't sold shitndidly. It is on the hill above Lake Coeur D'Alene. Only wild Turkeys and deer live here now.
And us, for one beautiful night
His bike was clean....I should have known! Enjoy your epic ride....wish I was there.

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Old 08-03-2011, 10:18 AM   #705
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Apple Jam, it sounds like you are having fun. I hope you plan to do a full ride report in ride reports when you return.
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