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« on: October 30, 2015, 11:26:51 am »

Alright! As the new guy out here (recently relocated to Eugene, OR from West Virginia) I'm stoked to start ORGANIZIN'!!!  Bigok I miss riding with my STN peeps back east, so looking forward to meeting the west coast crowd.

So let's kick off discussion of WCRM 2016. (Thanks to Bubba Zanetti for prompting me to bug everyone here.) And the inimitable Bubba suggests we have a meet in Sisters, OR. Sisters is a cool place...except it's not gonna meet the STN budget rules—cheapest hotel in town is gonna be $200/night.  Crazy

I'd be happy to step up and help organize a meet in Oregon—but I really don't care where we have it—it's all new to me!  Razz

So far my riding in Oregon has been limited. I've been struck by how few paved roads there are out here compared with West Virginia (which at half the size the Oregon probably has twice the miles of paved roads)...on the other hand there's some pretty awesome scenery out here.

And since last year's meet was in Eastern Oregon, I can understand why folks might want to go elsewhere.

So let's start kicking ideas around! (I know nothing of the history of WCRM either—so feel free to enlighten me.)

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2015, 12:48:13 pm »

Off topic a bit, but where in Eugene do you live?  My folks live southwest of town off of Lorane Highway (a good local ride, BTW).  I went to school at the U of O, and did a lot of riding in the area.  I'd be happy to suggest some good roads.


Back on topic, throwing it open to suggestions has been proven to be a bad idea.  Us here in Region 1 are worse than a gaggle of cats as far as willfulness and contrary behavior is concerned, and herding us is a Herculean task.

My best advice is pick a time and place and announce it.  Some kibitzing will happen from folks who have no real intention of making it to the meet anyway, and when the dust settles we'll have a consensus of a sort.


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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2015, 01:23:53 pm »


My best advice is pick a time and place and announce it.  Some kibitzing will happen from folks who have no real intention of making it to the meet anyway, and when the dust settles we'll have a consensus of a sort.


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My MO (for day rides, at least) was to plan what I wanted to do, told others about it and then went ahead and did it. If other people showed up: cool. If not: I had a great time anyway  Bigsmile



Oh, and while this is Sport-touring, we've also had some great non-paved rides as well:





From the 2006 WCRM 3.5, if you want to learn more  Bigok
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 02:01:05 pm »


Off topic a bit, but where in Eugene do you live?  My folks live southwest of town off of Lorane Highway (a good local ride, BTW).  I went to school at the U of O, and did a lot of riding in the area.  I'd be happy to suggest some good roads.


Back on topic, throwing it open to suggestions has been proven to be a bad idea.  Us here in Region 1 are worse than a gaggle of cats as far as willfulness and contrary behavior is concerned, and herding us is a Herculean task.

My best advice is pick a time and place and announce it.  Some kibitzing will happen from folks who have no real intention of making it to the meet anyway, and when the dust settles we'll have a consensus of a sort.


I understand perfectly miles—it's actually no different in the east.  Wink

And great pics Colleen—I've already noticed the zillions of miles of unpaved dirt/gravel logging and forest roads in Oregon—definitely a lifetime's worth. Seriously makes me want to put a bashguard and TKC-80's on the Wee-Strom and start riding them!  Thumbsup

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 02:16:56 pm »


Seriously makes me want to put a bashguard and TKC-80's on the Wee-Strom and start riding them!  Thumbsup


Your profile says that you have a KLR as well. They do pretty good on Oregon dirt   :popcorn:

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 02:35:59 pm »

Oregon has more Forest Service Roads than any other state- half again as much as California, #2 on the list.

Most of them are gravel logging roads, and perfectly passable with street tires on your V Strom.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2015, 02:37:47 pm »

Gold Beach is a nice place but I'm not sure of many east/west roads.  South into CA and then 199 back into OR is a nice ride though.  Crater Lake area is great and the surrounding area has great roads to ride.  Jus sayin...
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2015, 02:41:15 pm »

I was hoping Mr SW WOULD choose a location, what with being newly left coasted and all.

I think Quincy CA would make a great locale but, I am easy.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2015, 02:44:30 pm »

Oh, and PLEEEZE, no polls !
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Oh, and PLEEEZE, no polls !


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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2015, 03:00:48 pm »


 I am easy.




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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2015, 03:05:39 pm »


I was hoping Mr SW WOULD choose a location, what with being newly left coasted and all.

I think Quincy CA would make a great locale but, I am easy.


Personally, I'd keep it small and cheap at some place like Prineville. Not a lot of choices, but they do have a nice Mexican restaurant and an Econolodge with free Wi-fi and breakfast  Bigok

And you're close to John Day Fossil Beds, Rt 27 south to Prineville Reservoir, the roads near Spray and Fossil....  I'm tempted to come back for it myself  
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2015, 03:11:29 pm »

That kitchen looks suspiciously Canadian.  If I were to hazard a guess, I'd say somewhere in southern BC, closer to Alberta than to the Pacific...


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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2015, 08:58:24 pm »


Off topic a bit, but where in Eugene do you live?  My folks live southwest of town off of Lorane Highway (a good local ride, BTW).  I went to school at the U of O, and did a lot of riding in the area.  I'd be happy to suggest some good roads.


Forgot to answer your Q earlier—I actually live a couple blocks from Lorane Highway (but in town)—and yes! There's great riding right outside of Eugene to the south and west out that way. I work at U of O.  Smile

Prineville's a good suggestion—definitely cheaper than Sisters!  Thumbsup

I also like the Gold Beach idea. Or even better, Brookings—which could be a great spot to rope in NoCal as well as the most spectacular part of the Oregon Coast (from Brookings to Gold Beach—that's hands-down the best scenery-wise). While 101 can be slow and torturous at times, I've ridden some great roads in and around the Coast Range.

Hmm...I'm feeling a fit of MAP GEEKING coming on. :-) Plus some exploratory runs in the coming weeks.

Oh and I got rid of the KLR a few years Colleen—and regret it! It was modded up and armored beautifully...and I told myself (at the time) that it was dumb to have two 650's in the garage.   Sold it for $3500 to a guy who then rode it 65,000 miles around North America!  Lol I definitely see another one in my future...

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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2015, 09:01:40 pm »


Oregon has more Forest Service Roads than any other state- half again as much as California, #2 on the list.

Most of them are gravel logging roads, and perfectly passable with street tires on your V Strom.


Yeah, but I've secretly wanted some TKC-80's for years, just to look like a badass ADV biker.  Bigsmile

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Forgot to answer your Q earlier—I actually live a couple blocks from Lorane Highway (but in town)—and yes! There's great riding right outside of Eugene to the south and west out that way.


Off 29th St?


I work at U of O.  Smile


My dad taught biology there for 20 years or so.


I also like the Gold Beach idea. Or even better, Brookings—which could be a great spot to rope in NoCal as well as the most spectacular part of the Oregon Coast (from Brookings to Gold Beach—that's hands-down the best scenery-wise). While 101 can be slow and torturous at times, I've ridden some great roads in and around the Coast Range.




My vote would be for the coast, but as you pointed out a whole lot of Oregon's 101 really sucks.
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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2015, 10:37:13 am »

I say Quincy. Haven't been up to Northern California much and there are a bazillion great roads up there.
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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2015, 12:16:56 pm »


I say Quincy. Haven't been up to Northern California much and there are a bazillion great roads up there.


89 north from Truckee is a great ride to Quincy and other locales like Lassen NP.
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