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Old 03-14-2011, 10:04 PM   #91
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Crooked River is definately a better choice than Wildcat right now. Snow started right about 3900' which may not be too bad other than it is icy now that it's melted and refrozen. Most everything was soft and wet North of Hwy 26.


Next stop was Petrolburners sidetrack up the side of the Crooked River canyon. He mentioned something about Adventure and living up to the name. I managed to waddle 550lbs+ of "dirt bike" up the sandtrap. After all, he just went up 2up..... Once out of the sand it was all better


Then up the river in search of camping areas. Plenty along the river and we picked Stillwater to stop, take a break and warm up


Wind was howling so the hot chocolate hit the spot. Got to remember the wind break for the Jetboil next time


Fun ride even though the wind howled. Definately dryer along the out in the Juniper and Sage. Here is a BLM brochure for the Crooked River area.

http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recr...%20crooked.pdf
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:52 AM   #92
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Not sure why I'd ride an hour from home to sleep in a big cold ditch...but I'll do it...........
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Most everything was soft and wet North of Hwy 26.........

.........I managed to waddle 550lbs+ of "dirt bike" up the sandtrap.
Soft and wet CAN be good, under the right circumstances........

.......550lbs? ......Dood, you're counting wrong.
Because of the power and fun factor this bitch has, you have to set the handicap algorithm:

550lbs / 98hp (more if an "R" or newer than my '07), multiply that x my actual weight of 210lbs,
devide that by the number of "ml" in a "fifth" 750,
multiply that times the weight I probly ought to be, if I rode a bicycle more, and this motorcycle less, 185

550/98x210/750x185 = exactly 290.714285714 lbs, with fuel.
Doesn't that sound better ?
That's how I get up those bigass hills and other shitty places I don't really belong with such a big fugging bike.
Bad math and good attitude
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:15 AM   #93
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Soft and wet CAN be good, under the right circumstances........

.......550lbs? ......Dood, you're counting wrong.
Because of the power and fun factor this bitch has, you have to set the handicap algorithm:

550lbs / 98hp (more if an "R" or newer than my '07), multiply that x my actual weight of 210lbs,
devide that by the number of "ml" in a "fifth" 750,
multiply that times the weight I probly ought to be, if I rode a bicycle more, and this motorcycle less, 185

550/98x210/750x185 = exactly 290.714285714 lbs, with fuel.
Doesn't that sound better ?
That's how I get up those bigass hills and other shitty places I don't really belong with such a big fugging bike.
Bad math and good attitude
I did'nt say it was'nt fun, just that I waddled. I like the "courage" math (devide that by the number of "ml" in a "fifth" 750). Nothing a liberal application of throttle won't fix. Maybe I don't need to buy a rototiller after all
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #94
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Hey Oremike

Hey Oremike, I forgot to mention...I ran into Christie (Christine?; rides DL1000) in Hood River a week ago Sunday, eating breakfast at Bette's.

Easy-Z and I were obviously in biking gear, so she struck up a conversation with us.
Said she knew you, and has rode with you before. She even knew my screen name!

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I did'nt say it was'nt fun, just that I waddled
I waddle too. You saw the part about weighing 210?
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:14 AM   #95
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Hey Oremike, I forgot to mention...I ran into Christie (Christine?; rides DL1000) in Hood River a week ago Sunday, eating breakfast at Bette's.

Easy-Z and I were obviously in biking gear, so she struck up a conversation with us.
Said she knew you, and has rode with you before. She even knew my screen name!
Yep Kristi is good people, I'd shown her your Ashwood/Twickenham ride report, we'd rode thru Twickenham last year from N to S when we were out on a couple day moto/photo adventure. She's a professional photographer and was showing the sights off to another pro from Fla. when you met her.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:18 AM   #96
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Yep Kristi is good people,
I have met her before, just can't remember where.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:28 AM   #97
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I have met her before, just can't remember where.
Last summer at the Super Moto Races, perhaps?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:14 AM   #98
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G-Funk is officially out.

Not because of my house sitter.
Not because of the weather.
Not because of work.

For once, it's because my fuggin bike isn't ready yet. I would have thought that it would be up and running by now, but thanks to KTM, more than just a few cables needed to be made up due to the ROX Risers, that she won't be ready until maybe, this Saturday, but prolly more like mid next week.

So I didn't even bother asking for the time off from work ........

You all have fun without me, but maybe during summer break, a bunch of us can go back out that way .......

And of course, any upcoming knobblie tired bike rides in the area. I want to get some info from DanSRC51 about Panther creek rd.

Anyhow, there you all have it .....

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:39 AM   #99
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G-Funk is officially out.

.....For once, it's because my fuggin bike isn't ready yet. I would have thought that it would be up and running by now, but thanks to KTM, more than just a few cables needed to be made up due to the ROX Risers, that she won't be ready until maybe, this Saturday, but prolly more like mid next week.

......Anyhow, there you all have it .....

G.
So the KTM is out.
Do you have to be?

I see an AT, a Tiger, and Capo in yer signature......
The AT should be able to go anywhere I can go with a 990.
The Tiger should be able to most places I can go with the 990.
And there is lots of good pavement to be ridden for the Capo.
So?.......

While researching the area last month,
I read your report when you were camping in the Ochocos near here and lost your dog for the weekend.
I'm was sure glad you found him before the end of that report. Dogs are the best.

You sure do belong (and probly deserve) camping by a river this weekend........
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #100
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If you can, bring fire wood. I'll bring a propane 2 burner stove, and lantern, coffee pot, cast iron frying pan, and a pot to cook on or in. I'll also have a big spoon, spatula, and long handle fork for communal use. So bring your own knife, fork, spoon, coffee cup, plate and bowl.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:27 PM   #101
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I'll try to wrangle up some firewood and being it Saturday. Any ideas how I can meet up with you on Saturday? Do you want to come back to camp for lunch?
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I'll try to wrangle up some firewood and being it Saturday. Any ideas how I can meet up with you on Saturday? Do you want to come back to camp for lunch?
I'd say the best bet would be to find the ADD-ADV paper plate and set up camp with us. You'll probably need to entertain yourself until someone else shows up so go for a ride, a hike, fishing or take a nap. The choices are endless. I've not been over there before so really have no concept of time and distance for given rides but once I get exploring will have a better idea. I don't know if there will be cell service but here's my Cell number (541) 520-3087.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:40 PM   #103
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G-Funk is officially out.

Not because of my house sitter.
Not because of the weather.
Not because of work.

For once, it's because my fuggin bike isn't ready yet. I would have thought that it would be up and running by now, but thanks to KTM, more than just a few cables needed to be made up due to the ROX Risers, that she won't be ready until maybe, this Saturday, but prolly more like mid next week.

So I didn't even bother asking for the time off from work ........

You all have fun without me, but maybe during summer break, a bunch of us can go back out that way .......

And of course, any upcoming knobblie tired bike rides in the area. I want to get some info from DanSRC51 about Panther creek rd.

Anyhow, there you all have it .....

G.
Hey, G. Using one of your bikes in your stable of many as an excuse not to show up is not an excuse. Sorry. What's the real reason? C'mon, out with it. Hot date?
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:57 PM   #104
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Hey, G. Using one of your bikes in your stable of many as an excuse not to show up is not an excuse. Sorry. What's the real reason? C'mon, out with it. Hot date?

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Old 03-16-2011, 04:18 PM   #105
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I'll stick to camping on Crooked River this time, we can ride up and check out the Ochocos but the mines and Trout Cr Rd are up about 5500 feet.
Hey, you might wanna update your post #1
No biggie on the title,
but somebody just might click post #1 at the last minute,
and get the wrong fookin' details.
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