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OK guys, sitting here at work thinking, how am I going to ride with these guys? As some of you may know I live in PDX and work in Central Oregon, so my opportunities to meet and ride are limited. With weather improved and Mountain passes cleared of winter debris, I’ll be riding pretty much every week for the next 4 to 5 months.

So my thought was, if anyone wished to tag along for the run we could meet up somewhere along the way. My normal Sunday route is Hwy 26 over Mt Hood. Riders would have the option to divert over to hwy 35 to Hood River looping back to Portland or continue on to 216 and 197 for the extended loop back to PDX. I’m also open to heading out “Reapers way of Estacada” and taking the Clackamas River Hwy to Detroit Lake, giving you other options for a loop ride. Let me know you’re thoughts!
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Must be nice to be able to ride every week. Due to home projects, my riding this summer is limited to my daily short commute and the two weeks I'm doing around the Western V-Strom Gathering.

If you're heading up and over 26, you owe it to yourself to turn south off of 26 onto NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd. It is the one you would take if you wanted to go to Timothy Lake. Eventually it becomes 4220 (if I'm reading Google Maps correctly) and brings you out onto Hwy 224 a little ways from Detroit Lake. It's all paved, though some of the pavement is a little rough (no problem for a Strom though).
 

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Must be nice to be able to ride every week. Due to home projects, my riding this summer is limited to my daily short commute and the two weeks I'm doing around the Western V-Strom Gathering.

If you're heading up and over 26, you owe it to yourself to turn south off of 26 onto NF-42/Oregon Skyline Rd. It is the one you would take if you wanted to go to Timothy Lake. Eventually it becomes 4220 (if I'm reading Google Maps correctly) and brings you out onto Hwy 224 a little ways from Detroit Lake. It's all paved, though some of the pavement is a little rough (no problem for a Strom though).
Yes, I do enjoy riding every week, however as the above mentioned home projects. I have those as well and my limited stays back in PDX often times requires me to work my azz off to catch up on necessary chores and honey do's.

I've also taken skyline and it's a great ride. Generally speaking I hang as long as possible before leaving PDX to spend time with the wife and take care of bussiness, thus requiring me to blast over the mountain at the last minute. This doens't allow for much time venturing off the main highway. My wife also rides her own motorcycle so we do try to get a run in sometime on Saturdays as well.

Should anyone wish to ride along and depending on the route taken, I'd most likely be leaving sooner then normal. Can't make a habit of leaving early but can work it out on occasions.
 

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I'm really limited myself, My Daughter is out of school and she is to little to take with me or leave at home alone so my wife needs to be home for me to go out. Its difficult to schedule anything in advance.
 

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what about your trip west? Could someone meet you in Central and escort you back home?
 

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That's a heck of a long trip to go to work! And to think I complain when I have to drive across town in the truck to get to work when I can't ride.
 

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what about your trip west? Could someone meet you in Central and escort you back home?
Absolutely! Only problem, I never know what time I'll get finished up. Normally between 3:00 and 4:00pm Friday. But if anyone wishes to come to the sunny side of the Cascases and maybe kill a little time on our great roads, I can keep you posted to my timeline. Be Awesome to see a pack of Stroms crusing into town.

Reaper, almost called you yesterday to see if you were free to ride but figured, being Father's Day you'd have more important plans.
 

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That's a heck of a long trip to go to work! And to think I complain when I have to drive across town in the truck to get to work when I can't ride.
But, your days of NOT riding are limited compared to mine as you're an all weather rider rain and all. I'm down from November to the end of April as far a traveling over the mountains to work via Strom. I don't mind driving but would rather be on two wheels then 4. I do, however keep busy, rescuing many stranded motorist during the winter months. Trust me, some really challenged drivers out there, both mentally and physically :yikes:
 

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I could have gotten away for a few hours yesterday but I spent it snuggled up on the sofa with my girls.
 

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I could have gotten away for a few hours yesterday but I spent it snuggled up on the sofa with my girls.
Far better choice than riding with me! :green_lol: It was Daddy day so hope you had a good one.
 
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