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Old 03-20-2011, 11:54 AM   #121
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I'm thinking more along the lines of the "Donner Party" on dual sports! I'm sure it's a BIG party and we are all missing out!
Where's the cannibal emoticon?

There's a couple of inches of fresh snow in Bend this morning. I'm guessing that the Crooked is getting what the weather folk like to call a "wintery mix". Sounds like a good day to search the net for a new ride, route plan, and watch some college bball/bad movies.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #122
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... more along the lines of the "Donner Party" on dual sports! ...





Yeh. They may have to slaughter the KTM for parts. They always take the weakest one first!
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #123
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Yeh. They may have to slaughter the KTM for parts. They always take the weakest one first!
So, are ya saying that everything else is close to death and needing parts and the only thing still left running is the KTM?
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #124
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I'm thinking more along the lines of the "Donner Party" on dual sports! I'm sure it's a BIG party and we are all missing out!
Not a pretty mental picture! The group all huddled together, naked under a pile of sleeping bags sharing body heat to stave off hypothermia. All eying each other looking for the weakest link which will be the first one eaten.


The joke is probably on us. They are probably high centered in some local watering hole.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:30 PM   #125
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We are all setting our selves up for a load of good natured ADV ribbing from all of this! And you all know that we will never know the true story and what really happened... But who ever finds their cameras, that should make for a great post!!!
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:40 PM   #126
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those guys are alright,,,






Prineville has motels!
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:18 PM   #127
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Prineville has motels!









Yabbut,,,
They don't have Mortimersickle with them to guide the way.
They may be doomed,,,
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:01 PM   #128
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Plus 1 on that ....... Heya Wachs ....


Heya back atcha - snowing at my house right now!
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:39 AM   #129
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Actually a nice day in Prineville yesterday. Clouds cleared east of Madras. Getting gas and a bunch of ADVers pulled up behind me. One was AppleJam on a 990. They had just finished a big loop. Nice chat for a couple minutes. No precip last night but cold. Sunny again today!
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:54 PM   #130
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I'm back! Ride report and photos to follow. As a tease would you ride in the winter time a road called Doubtful Dirt Rd? We did.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:32 AM   #131
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I'm back! Ride report and photos to follow. As a tease would you ride in the winter time a road called Doubtful Dirt Rd? We did.
Sweet. Bring in the pics.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:23 AM   #132
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Fresh snow in Madras at 4:30pm today. Hope they have their longhandles!
Oremike and I had just barely set up our tents when that snow hit.
It snowed pretty heavy for a half inch, and then got windy, but cleared up for a VERY cold night.

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I'm thinking more along the lines of the "Donner Party" on dual sports! I'm sure it's a BIG party and we are all missing out!
It was a totally good time, and you did miss out.

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Actually a nice day in Prineville yesterday. Clouds cleared east of Madras. Getting gas and a bunch of ADVers pulled up behind me. One was AppleJam on a 990. They had just finished a big loop. Nice chat for a couple minutes. No precip last night but cold. Sunny again today!
Nice to meet you, Humunn!!
And a beautiful loop it was. I just love your roads, here; no gravel, just sweet, fast dirt.
Some spots got a bit greasy, but most of the road was a no-dust fly-n-ride.

Overall, a GREAT, very-glad-I-went, good time.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #133
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782 mile round trip, lots of smiles, and a, a, well........
a big orange scratched up mess with bent forks for the last 185 mile ride home.

That Ochoco Pass on 26 gets pretty slick this time of year.
The very fine red sand, mixed with that nasty slick road spray crap simply doesn't allow even a moment's loss of concentration.
As the Sheriff passed me going the other way, I compulsively auto-look at the speedo that was actually within reason, and........

Well I think you've heard this story before.
Slide, bounce, boom, toss, scuff, scraaaaaape and griiiiiiiiiiind.
Followed by sheer silence and lots of steam. F-n A.

Duuuhh, Time for quick middle-of-the-road-inventory.......
I'm OK, slightly sore shin, not bad, NO other damage to me (and my shin is fine today).
Bike looks surprisingly good, for what it just went through, so I turn the key off as someone drives up.
I asked her to stay parked in the middle of the road with me for safety,
while I pick up my bike (not as easy to do while still shaking) and get it to the side of the road, and lean it on the guardrail.
I send her on her way after calming a bit and talking for 2 minutes or so and thanking her.
I looked over all my riding gear;
It was all in pretty good shape, they just slid on the greasy surface, with only small amounts of road rash.
Bike's a little cracked up, but no fluids were leaking, the fuel tank covers and the Jesse Panniers took the brunt of this.

I'm still in a poor spot up next to the guardrail, so I coast-ride 100 feet to a wide shoulder on the other side of the road.
Shit. Forks are fooked.
Shouldn't the bars be more perpendicular to the road, while going straight?

As I stand there, I finally take my helmet off, and see only minor scrapes on it (brain buckets are stoopid, I was in a proper full face).
Bike starts easy, revs good, runs good. Forks are fooked.
Bent halfway up the fork, below the triple clamps, and the bars are a good 4 inches off when tire is straight ahead.
Front wheel has a big ouch in it where it bashed into the guardrail, tires still have air.

Not very much traffic goes by for many minutes as it starts to snow a bit,
and a big dually pickup and trailer stops by, with two moto enthusiasts who guess at what just happened.
Yep. and yep, I'm OK. They hang with me for the next 15 minutes, as I fully calm down and continue to inspect,
and offer to take me into John Day, where they were headed, where one owns a Body Shop.

One noted that those big thick scraped-up aluminum Jesse bags look and acted like a roll cage,
and that it was obviously lucky I had them on.
Ye-eepp. My leg and boot suffered very little damage in the open triangle they created to the road.

While they wait, I moto down the road a ways to determine that the bike will ride fine (with bars cocked a ways),
but everything rolls fine, and seems good, so I send them on their kind way, and headed back the other way I came, towards home.
The appeal of going the long way was dead.
45mph for dozens of miles tells me it's all good, and 55 seems fine too.

This tough bitch of a bike ROCKS !!
I made it 185 miles to home with no more drama, except the NASTY winds from Prineville to Maupin
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:26 AM   #134
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Sweet. Bring in the pics.
Well all righty then here's one:

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #135
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Damn Jeff sorry to read that, but much better there than further along your planed route over Trout Cr. I'm glad you and the KTM are mostly in good shape. Thanks for riding along, I still am getting a silly grin now and then as I replay the weekend in my brain. What fun!
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