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Old 08-18-2011, 11:53 AM   #16
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Nice loop Redpillar! We'll meet in person someday!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:12 PM   #17
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When the local mines are in full swing, there will be a working girl or two hanging at Denio Junction...

Nice report. We don't have Grizzlies in Oregon... Fish and Game would be interested in your sighting if it truely was one!
Well a brown bear? cinnamon maybe? Big and brown and a bear at any rate. Did I mention fast?

The other sighting at Denio was definitely too young to be a cougar...
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:13 PM   #18
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Nice loop Redpillar! We'll meet in person someday!
Thanks Dave, I hope your group campout goes well!! You have a really nice place there.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #19
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redpillar, here's a link to my album of this route...
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:37 PM   #20
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Super cool report redpillar. Great photos too, love those old homesteads. Luckily you got to see the horses before they start rounding them up again-- Dang last time we went out that way we only saw burros. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:00 PM   #21
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redpillar, here's a link to my album of this route...
Great shots!! Thanks for adding them in. The video makes it all come right back. Makes me want to go again.

I have a bunch more days off. Idaho is too far to go so I am thinking a chunk of the Washington Backcountry route is a good idea….maybe north to south.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:07 PM   #22
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Super cool report redpillar. Great photos too, love those old homesteads. Luckily you got to see the horses before they start rounding them up again-- Dang last time we went out that way we only saw burros. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for taking the time to read it!! I would love to have seen some burros too. It is hard to take a bad shot of the Skirk ranch.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:24 PM   #23
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I have a bunch more days off. Idaho is too far to go so I am thinking a chunk of the Washington Backcountry route is a good idea….maybe north to south.
Redpillar, I road most of wabdr early July this year. I was expecting big wide GS type gravel roads, but to my surprise very nice route even for the little bike. I would recommend Chelan to Packwood for a fun weekend trip. The section between Ellensburg and Packwood is the most technical of the WABDR bunch and keeps your attention.

Here's a link to my wabdr album...taken with my Montana 650 GPS, so not the greatest quality.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:19 AM   #24
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Awesome! Gotta love the little bikes!!


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Old 08-21-2011, 07:00 PM   #25
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Thanks guys, light bikes rule
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:44 PM   #26
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Nice RR, you guys did it small and did it right. I saw some of that some territory on my F800GS (rode in from Kalifornia) in '10 and did get to meet Wachs and Harold at Giant Loop. Great country, worthy of much more exploration. Thanks for the pics and all! Cedarville is so-o much nicer than Alturas. We got detoured there by rain/wind/shyte-for-camping on a Burner weekend. A circus to say the least. You've got me Jonesing to take my DR-Z on a long one.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:03 AM   #27
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Thanks Bucko,

We had a great time and the weather was pretty well perfect. Cedarville was a nice little town. I figure that the less stuff you bring with you the more you can ride your bike the way it was meant to be ridden. My brother had a pretty good load on but still did well but I am sure that next time he would have half the stuff. That was his first trip.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:37 PM   #28
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Very cool ride report, redpillar. I love the American West (seems I have a particular fondness for the high desert regions), and yearn for the day when I can ride there. Threads like this just fuel the fire.

Say, on a tangent, I noticed that you don't have an MT43 on the rear - is it a D606 this time? I know you've tried the MT43 in the past, so are you developing any deeper insight on the MT43 vs more traditional options?
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #29
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Wow! That ride report is epic!...no spectacular....no...it's EPTACULAR!!! That's a new word, feel free to use it. LOL I'll add it to the "Official Ride Reports page" Thanks for sharing man!

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Old 08-22-2011, 05:31 PM   #30
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Thanks for sharing Red, looks like an awesome ride. Looks like you would definitely need the big gas tank to get across some of those desolate areas. I love to see people make things like this happen.
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