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Old 07-07-2013, 12:00 PM   #181
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Is mapped out. The route is beautiful and mostly off road. Bring your cameras because there will be many gorgeous vistas to photograph. You will not be disappointed

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:41 PM   #182
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Is mapped out. The route its beautiful and mostly off road. Bring your cameras because there will be many gorgeous vistas to photograph. You will not be disappointed
You all are going to have a great time!
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:49 PM   #183
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Exciting!

I know this is slightly off topic, but sounds like many are riding more dirt oriented bikes.

I'm in the market. Can anyone express an opinion :-) about getting a plated bike for the PNW versus a non-plated bike? It seems crazy to have to trailer the bike and it seems limiting too -- but I'm not as familiar with all the places to ride trails and so am looking for anyone's thoughts on this.

Looking at a KTM 250 XCF which can't be plated in Oregon...and a Kawi KLX250S that can.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #184
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Exciting!

I know this is slightly off topic, but sounds like many are riding more dirt oriented bikes.

I'm in the market. Can anyone express an opinion :-) about getting a plated bike for the PNW versus a non-plated bike? It seems crazy to have to trailer the bike and it seems limiting too -- but I'm not as familiar with all the places to ride trails and so am looking for anyone's thoughts on this.

Looking at a KTM 250 XCF which can't be plated in Oregon...and a Kawi KLX250S that can.
I'm gonna chime in here as the husband of one who rides the KLX250S--Susi has had it for a couple of years--and who knows 4 other gals who have that bike. Get that bike. Period. Find an '06 or '07. Iffin you want to do the dual sport thing. Having and riding a dirt-only bike is a whole 'nother game; and if that's your thing then for sure look for a real dirt bike. But with this crowd you'll certainly get a lot more riding in with the KLX. It's a great, smaller DS bike that is relatively tame stock, but can be pepped up if one feels the need. And you can also ride it in an OHV area if you want.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #185
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Put me on the fence

I have this ride on my calendar and another to go to a BMW ralley near me with my friend Maureen and her MotoGuizi. But... she also has a Sherpa . Has been threatening to sell it due to trouble finding people to ride with. If I can convince her to go, it would be sometime Friday afternoon to get there in a truck with trailer hauling bikes. Wondering how that would affect your camping plans?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:08 PM   #186
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Talking Photo's of what you have to look forward to!

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Old 07-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #187
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Exciting!

I know this is slightly off topic, but sounds like many are riding more dirt oriented bikes.

I'm in the market. Can anyone express an opinion :-) about getting a plated bike for the PNW versus a non-plated bike? It seems crazy to have to trailer the bike and it seems limiting too -- but I'm not as familiar with all the places to ride trails and so am looking for anyone's thoughts on this.

Looking at a KTM 250 XCF which can't be plated in Oregon...and a Kawi KLX250S that can.
I vote for the KLX 250. I have one and I love it. There is no reason, IMO, these days to get a dirt bike that can't be plated. If you have to cover some distance, it will just take a little longer to get there.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #188
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i need to find a lady friend who rides soni can.go on this trip!! Those photos are such a tease. I want more.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #189
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Room for one more?

Hi gals, I've been lurking but now I think I want to go -- this sounds like fun! I was saving myself for the Beemer rally but the thought of Salem in July sounds kind of sticky. Got room for one more? I'm from Ideeho and I'm riding a KLR. I also have an XT250 but since I gotta cover the road miles to get there I think the KLR would be better. I'm pretty self-sufficient and can haul my own camp gear. If there's room I'd like to be on the maybe list. Cheers! -Lisa
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:48 AM   #190
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i need to find a lady friend who rides soni can.go on this trip!! Those photos are such a tease. I want more.
You haven't been paying attention. Even if you are matrimonially connected to an attending female, you would not be allowed to attend--it's ladies only.

As Craig said, a few of us couples have been pre-running for both Day 1 and Day 2 rides. (Pre-ride planning and riding for a select few has not been gender exclusionary. ) I for one think both routes are spectacular, with a great mix of roads, 'roads' and scenery. If you have not ridden around Mt Hood, you will get for the first time a nice taste of the great riding we have here.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #191
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As Craig said, a few of us couples have been pre-running for both Day 1 and Day 2 rides. (Pre-ride planning and riding for a select few has not been gender exclusionary. ) I for one think both routes are spectacular, with a great mix of roads, 'roads' and scenery. If you have not ridden around Mt Hood, you will get for the first time a nice taste of the great riding we have here.

Matt, I'm thinking of riding my wee, you've ridden with me in the HR area before during AJ and Shelly's 1st camp and ride. Do you think it's Weeable for me?
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:49 AM   #192
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Matt, I'm thinking of riding my wee, you've ridden with me in the HR area before during AJ and Shelly's 1st camp and ride. Do you think it's Weeable for me?
Yes, you will be able to do it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:53 PM   #193
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Matt, I'm thinking of riding my wee, you've ridden with me in the HR area before during AJ and Shelly's 1st camp and ride. Do you think it's Weeable for me?
Funny

You need to ride something big to keep yourself challenged. The rest of us pale in comparison in the moto riding abilities. Really excited to see you!
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #194
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Hi gals, I've been lurking but now I think I want to go -- this sounds like fun! I was saving myself for the Beemer rally but the thought of Salem in July sounds kind of sticky. Got room for one more? I'm from Ideeho and I'm riding a KLR. I also have an XT250 but since I gotta cover the road miles to get there I think the KLR would be better. I'm pretty self-sufficient and can haul my own camp gear. If there's room I'd like to be on the maybe list. Cheers! -Lisa
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Matt, I'm thinking of riding my wee, you've ridden with me in the HR area before during AJ and Shelly's 1st camp and ride. Do you think it's Weeable for me?
The two of you need to meet! Lisa, Katie has spent a lot of time riding around McCall and Idaho. Maybe you both could hook up on the ride out, I think you would both enjoy meeting and riding out here to Hood River together...
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #195
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The two of you need to meet! Lisa, Katie has spent a lot of time riding around McCall and Idaho. Maybe you both could hook up on the ride out, I think you would both enjoy meeting and riding out here to Hood River together...
In fact we are already in the planning stages as of this AM. Turns out it's a small world, we met Lisa a few years ago in Halfway OR. She, her Hubby and daughter-(riding two up) were out for a nice fall ride. We happened to meet at an eatery while having lunch. We were on our wees and had just come off Lookout Mountain into Halfway.

Thanks for sharing your pics.
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