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Old 10-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route

Who has done this? Got a group of guys looking to do it next year. What are the difficult sections? Highlights to see? Misc info?
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Who has done this? Got a group of guys looking to do it next year. What are the difficult sections? Highlights to see? Misc info?
I'd guess hundreds here have.. the routes have been published since the late nineties.

There are five routes, - route 5 being the oldest and longest one.. which one(s) are you considering?
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:37 AM   #3
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I don't think any of it is difficult, but we went on 3 690's and an Aprilia 450. Lots of sand/rocks on the southern section of 5 around Christmas valley but nothing technical. We enjoyed route3 the most, lots of single track and small forest service roads through pine forests. Northern part of 5 is pretty nice as well. Four is really just about connecting 5 and 3.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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Do some searching on here and you'll come up with a lot of info. this year, we rode Route 3, 4, and 5 from Seneca north to Tollgate. Was probably the best combination of the OBCDR routes you can ride. really fun and big bike friendly.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
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Yeah, I have seen some rough routes, but I haven't seen any in detail, though I am sure they are out there. It is likely that we will want a long route with some fun and difficulty to it with sites being key. Don't know if we will do North - South or the other way around.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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Interested in knowing more as well....

We did all 3 of the other BDR's this summer, and looking to do Oregon next year. Any info or links are appreciated.
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We did all 3 of the other BDR's this summer, and looking to do Oregon next year. Any info or links are appreciated.

Which of the BDRs is your favorite? I would think UT
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:10 PM   #8
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Im pretty sure there is a website for it just like the WA state one correct? I remember seeing a map with the different routes for the OBDR a while back somewhere on the forums a while back. They're out there... Just keep looking.

Im hoping to do the OBDR next year with a friend. And finish the WABDR as well
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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My Favorite....

Well, If I had to pick only one, I would have to go with Colorado. I prefer the mountains over any other type of terrain. I think the others in my group would say the same. On a smaller bike Utah would have been much more fun, and I didn't think it was supposed to still be 100 degree's in September! Bloody well roasted us! Each offered up some unique challenges, but I'd say Colorado, then Washington and then Utah. Supposedly Arizona is to be the toughest of the group.....time will tell. May be time to break out the Husaberg if it turns out to be true....


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Old 10-10-2013, 11:56 PM   #10
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+1 on CO! Have not done UT or AZ ... yet.

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Well, If I had to pick only one, I would have to go with Colorado. I prefer the mountains over any other type of terrain. I think the others in my group would say the same. On a smaller bike Utah would have been much more fun, and I didn't think it was supposed to still be 100 degree's in September! Bloody well roasted us! Each offered up some unique challenges, but I'd say Colorado, then Washington and then Utah. Supposedly Arizona is to be the toughest of the group.....time will tell. May be time to break out the Husaberg if it turns out to be true....
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:57 AM   #11
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Im pretty sure there is a website for it just like the WA state one correct? I remember seeing a map with the different routes for the OBDR a while back somewhere on the forums a while back. They're out there... Just keep looking.

Im hoping to do the OBDR next year with a friend. And finish the WABDR as well

There is sort of a website. I don't think the ORBDR is as well defined and supported. The only site i'm aware of is www.oohva.org I'm okay with it not being really well mapped, but if I had way points or something to use as guides that would work well enough to figure a route.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:01 AM   #12
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www.treknow.com has all the routes and maps. Site appears to be down at the moment though.
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