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Post  stroupdog on Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:24 pm

Couple of teaser photos and RR to follow. An awesome ride to the heart of Oregon, beautiful scenery, good food, and plenty of getoffs!

Hey buddy what happened here? yipes




Beautiful out there!!!




Preston gettin intimate with the PIG


Let the fun begin.......... =nutkick

I called in "injured" today to baby my knee so I've got time to do some reporting... =callme

OK now that we have the CARNAGE pics put of the way; I'll continue chronologically..........Preston showed up 10 minutes late to my house so me being the punctuality stickler I am, I boogied to Terrebonne without him, he caught up with me though........Stopped to shoot some antelope but as usual theyre just too fast to ever get them close....

Preston all hyped up ready for this ride...


We gas up, the couple in the background was bumming cigarettes and money, get out of here you deadbeats!


Headed east towards Ashwood.....
















Tim and Preston on the hillside headed east from Ashwood, this was a fund section with nice gravel roads and lots of curvys wiith the occasional hairpin just to keep you honest..

The road and the guys were supposed to be in this shot but too many trees to see them of the road, this was right before I tried showing off and passed them both then came into a corner HOT and braked instead of throttled and my balding tire promptly gave me a great taste of gravel. I can now trumpet the value of good MX boots, body armour, gloves, and a helmet....


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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  stroupdog on Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:35 pm

StroupDog wrote:Quick wrap up for me.

Where we stayed the night and watched unranked college football and drag racing while the antiinflamatories kicked in...







Late sleepers.......


Something different........


Entering Spray to gas up and find nuts and bolts for the XRL and TT...



Some stuff on the way to Mitchell........






We didn't bother trespassing here.......


Does this look familiar GUYS!!!
THink I fished out my tools like 4 or 5 times not for me. =rofl


Quick coffee break in Mitchell, the rest of the town is shut down on Mondays and it is well posted.




Nice rip south to scotts camp and up to the lookout.....








Oh and then this........I shouldn't have laughed so hard at Tim, I think it jinxed me and I bit it hard a couple of miles later....... =smokingcrack








Yes I totally want to do that ride again when there is more daylight to explore. Thanks for the good company and riding Tim and Preston! =wack =beavis
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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  Hodakaguy on Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:02 pm

Sweet trip report. We should link up for a ride some time. I have never seen the painted hills before, Now I'm going to have to take a ride there as well. I love riding in the Oregon Desert!!!!!! cheers

We have a TW in the garrage also.

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Post  stroupdog on Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:17 am

Hodakaguy wrote:Sweet trip report. We should link up for a ride some time. I have never seen the painted hills before, Now I'm going to have to take a ride there as well. I love riding in the Oregon Desert!!!!!! cheers

We have a TW in the garrage also.

Hodakaguy

Would be sweet to meet like in Pendleton then take the OBDR from there to Summer Lake and stay at the Hot Springs, that place rocks and the riding would be magnificent. I'm sure I could talk one or two more into it as well. Well that's something to plan for the spring as snow would already be a problem soon.
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meeting in Pendelton

Post  mamacone on Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:09 pm

If possible I would like to get on the Pendleton ride, sounds like a great time. PS, Hodakaguy and Focker are the two that talked me into the xrr.
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Post  stroupdog on Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:55 pm

mamacone wrote:If possible I would like to get on the Pendleton ride, sounds like a great time. PS, Hodakaguy and Focker are the two that talked me into the xrr.

More the merrier as far as I'm concerned. Ways out yet, but I'll be working a track out on GPS and Paper this winter. I have a place to stay in Hermiston (Family). Would be fun to camp one night between Pendleton and Summer Lake, Make this like a 4 day trip. I've been on 2 day 650 miles and that is fun, but there's lots of stuff I'd like to be able to explore that we just passed by to make better time. June around the summer solstice would be ideal for longest daylight.
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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  Hodakaguy on Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:00 pm

We were planning on doing to OBDR next summer, starting in Walla Walla and running it backwards. Maybe a 7 day trip or so. That's what I was thinking, about late June. This is going to be fun! I've ridden in the guano lake area and Alvord area before, its an absolute blast!!!

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Post  stroupdog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:22 pm

Hodakaguy wrote:We were planning on doing to OBDR next summer, starting in Walla Walla and running it backwards. Maybe a 7 day trip or so. That's what I was thinking, about late June. This is going to be fun! I've ridden in the guano lake area and Alvord area before, its an absolute blast!!!

Hodakaguy

That would be sweet. Let's see some or your E. Wa desert rides. I'll bet there's some knarly **** out there. I've always wanted to ride up in that "West of Ellensburg" area I think it's called manastach ridge or something. The wife and I used to backpack/hike into that area to camp and we always saw lots of dirt bikes.
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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  Hodakaguy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:45 am

Check out my thread in Epic Adventures right below yours.

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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  stroupdog on Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:13 am

Hodakaguy wrote:Check out my thread in Epic Adventures right below yours.

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I did, but isn't that Oregon? Do you have the same riding stuff in Eastern WA or is it all Private Property?
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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  Hodakaguy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:48 am

My bad. DOHHH! Embarassed

Yep that's OR. I've ridden more in Eastern OR than in E. WA. Most of Eastern WA is farm land and you can't ride far without coming to a fence. I would like to ride up out of Ellensburg and Wenatchee also, cool stuff up there. I see a lot of new rides forming next summer. cheers

Here's a couple from a riding area about 15 min from home. We play out there quite a bit.








Fockers BRP on the Left, and My BRP on the right.



Our friend Yamwow on his WRR.



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Post  Hodakaguy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:14 am

Thats the Columbia. We're in Tri-Cities. Just a half hour north of Hermiston. If your heading up this way some time give us a shout. We can do a little trail riding while your up here.

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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  stroupdog on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:13 pm

OK thanks for the invite. I'll see you thanksgiving day, what's for dinner? I'll be there @ 9 ready to roll!





Kiddding: I will be there then but no bringy bikey.
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Post  Focker on Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:49 am

stroupdog wrote:OK thanks for the invite. I'll see you thanksgiving day, what's for dinner? I'll be there @ 9 ready to roll!
Kiddding: I will be there then but no bringy bikey.

Pack your clothes in the Giant Loop so we can check it out in person. :lol:

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Re: Ride to the heart of Oregon

Post  Thunderchild on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:54 am

Very nice ride report! I really like the pictures with all the snow on the plants. We don't get much snow here, just freezing drizzle and ice. Beautiful scenery around there.
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