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Old 12-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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Gettin Dirty in December!

I awoke at the crack of noon today and looking out the window at the mostly ice free pavement I decided that conditions were perfect. I just HAD to go for a ride. The plan was to just cruise around town on the main roads dodging the ice and cinder patches and making a jam delivery to my friends at Atomic Moto. Needless to say I strayed from "the plan"....

I just kept going north east and found myself here. Soft sticky freashly thawed dirt. Wait!? Isn't it December? And didn't it feel like this last week?

Dustless winding rocky roads for miles with a few snowy patches.

I followed the power lines and crossed the trax. Saw a bunch of old gnarled juniper trees. They look like sculptures to me.

Sure felt like spring out there today!

The sun was steadly creeping towords the horizon and the light was beautiful. The ride was perfect!

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Old 12-18-2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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Oh what fun it is to ride...!!!

Felt like spring up here too, as well. Sooo much warmer than the last week or two. I took a nice joyride on my way home fro.m work tonight @midnight.

Thanks for sharing!! Ride safe!!
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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Great pics! THanks for posting, I need to get out there if you are braving the cold in Bend!
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:46 AM   #4
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Nice! It looks like you were having a lot of fun.

"Sure felt like spring out there today" Great shot.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:30 AM   #5
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NE of Bend airport? I can jump in that section just south of Smith Rocks and kind of follow the canal for quite a ways, possibly even as far as china hat.

Nice little play area.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #6
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Nice ride, arty photos, happy times!
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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Great job getting out there LP.

Love that last picture!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #8
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Better than the skiing is right now for sure! Cool pics!

Might go ride this weekend if my bikes have thawed
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:36 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Scott_PDX View Post
.....Love that last picture!

I have always liked Winters, or at least have been able to convince myself that I do. This year, with all the cold and without the beauty that snow everywhere brings?.?.? Not so enjoyable.....Must Ride. Thanks for the reminder!!

Nice day.....nicer "spring"
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #10
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I was out by the airport today and I thought it looked like great riding conditions. Unfortunately, I was working until after dark. I'm glad someone got out to enjoy the conditions.

As a side note, I'm always looking for riding companions during the week, if you, or anyone else, have a schedule that gives you days off during the week.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:58 AM   #11
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Looked like a fun ride, perfect weather, enjoyed the pictures
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #12
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Next December, when there's a huge snow dump, I'm going to bump this thread just to fuck with everybody
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:25 PM   #13
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Good for you, I'm envious, but it's nice to someone out riding.

I've been getting outside shoveling sidewalks though.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #14
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Awesome thread !
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
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sure felt like spring out there today!

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