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post #1 of 10 Old 07-13-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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heading SE in the morning

I am going to jump onthe bike and head S.E. in the morning. I am thinking about trying to hit crater lake and come back through Eugene.

Anyone want to go?

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-14-2013, 11:40 AM
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Good Luck, that's going to be a long day.
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Reaper, did you make your run to Crater Lake? I just got back over to the eastside, put away groceries and gear and having a salad. Time to call it a day.

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Reaper, did you make your run to Crater Lake? I just got back over to the eastside, put away groceries and gear and having a salad. Time to call it a day.
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I just saw that in your signature and literally laughed out loud! Great statement...

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Yeah we rode but fate conspired to make it about a 250 mile trip rather than a marathon. I wanted to leave around 8 and was up at 4:30 even tho I drank till 12:30. I shower/shit/shaved and had breakfast on standby by 6:30. David crawled outta the rack about 8:30. and the other David was a no show no call.

We headed out arouns 9:30-10:00 and rode to Sandy then up over the hill and took the cut-off for Timothy lake. Had a bit of a hicup finding the "paved road" back to 224. Afetr asking around we were convinced by "officials" that it didn't exist. I knew that was a load of BS and that David wasn't riding the EX500 across 9 miles of dusty gravel So we punted and took skyline 46/42 and it was acctually paved all the way. Nice bit of road actually!

So from there we went south past ollalie lake and by detroit lake. this is where a bee somehow flew right into my slipstream and through the front head vent in my helmet. I saw him comming and expected a splat but all of a sudden felt him crawling around between my head than the Liner. that was an anxious half mile trying to find a suitable pull out.

we tookthe cut off for silver falls and then stopped in silverton for lunch (well it was 4pm) so we just headed up to woodburn and up hwy 99 to oregon city where David and I parted ways and I rode the 20 miles home via redland road.

Overall it was a pretty good day, a few to many " smoke breaks" but there was a surprising lack of idiots ( other than us) so it was a stress relieving day.

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Wow, so much for your planning. You told me before youíre a planner, as am I. Iím trying to be more spontaneous and go with the flow, hoping to reduce some stress. However I find at times when things donít go as planned my stress level goes through the roof. Glad it all worked out and you got in a ride. As you said that in itself is a great stress reliever.



Skyline is a great road, should have been really nice yesterday. Havenít taken it in a while, last time I rode it they were in the process of repaving some sections. Is it still in good shaped? The bee ordeal is one I know will happen sooner or later. Had lots of close calls but have avoided one in my helmet thus far. My problem, Iím extremely allergic and itís imperative for an immediate pull over to administer my injection.



Over the 4th of July, Tater and my brother came over to meet me at work and we left for the Steenís Mountains. Had an awesome ride. Camped, just outside of Frenchglen. Got up in the AM and attempted to ride the Steenís Loop however the road was gated about 20 miles up the gravel road due to a slide. Still had a great time. I had to work Friday, so we left Tater to explore on his own. Man I was envious knowing he was still out there riding while I was sitting behind a desk daydreaming.

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?Yeah Skyline was open and is a better road surface than hwy 224 or 22. Next time i get an itch for a ride Im going to ride from my house to Timothy lake and back. thats like an 80 mile trip. It might become a "stress relief " run for me.

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So from there we went south past ollalie lake and by detroit lake. this is where a bee somehow flew right into my slipstream and through the front head vent in my helmet. I saw him comming and expected a splat but all of a sudden felt him crawling around between my head than the Liner. that was an anxious half mile trying to find a suitable pull out.
Don't think I've had a bee in my helmet yet, but I did take a crow to the chest last week on the way home from work, luckily I was only going about 25mph. He got caught between my arms, body, and windscreen and had a hell of a timing getting out.

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Wow. A bee stuck inside your helmet? I Would be mighty uncomfortable riding. I imagine if he was buzzing around in my visor area, I would go crazy..
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he was in the channels of my EPS Liner, walking back and forth on my head I could feel him crawling around (I shave my head) so yeah that was a brutal half mile looking for somewhere with more than 4 inches from the fog line to the slope down to the river. I just KNEW I was getting stung. when I pulled my helmet off he hung out long enough that I dismounted and walked over to David to show him crawling around in my lid. I shoook him out and set him free rather than killing him, I figured I owed him that much.

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