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    The ride from Lodsden to Falls City on my list of...

    The ride from Lodsden to Falls City on my list of rides to do this year. My sister inlaw lives in Toleto Oregon and I'm in South Salem. It'd be a long day so I figured I'd camp up near Valsets and...
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    Lot's of good options listed here:) Here's a...

    Lot's of good options listed here:)

    Here's a list of Rails to Trails in Oregon. Not all of them are paved. If the trail was created from an old rail bed, it shouldn't have much climbing...
  3. Here’s some possible rides. I’ve been on all of...

    Here’s some possible rides. I’ve been on all of these roads. Some of them are a little rough so a 28/32 width tire can be nice. Many can be made shorter or a bit longer.



    95 mile loop...
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    I know quite a few people who are riding, but I...

    I know quite a few people who are riding, but I didn't sign up this year.

    I'm so out of shape right now, it's probably good I didn't!
  5. My in-laws live in Klamath Falls and I have to...

    My in-laws live in Klamath Falls and I have to say there's a myriad of routes in the area. K-Falls is not what most people would consider beautiful, but it is beautiful in a wide open views type of...
  6. Thread: Tour de Fronds

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    That's a fantastic idea. I'm just getting...

    That's a fantastic idea.

    I'm just getting back from a hub and spoke tour in Central Oregon on the 19th, so I probably have to pass on the Tour de Fronds this year. I'll give you a PM if I...
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    How many days/miles are you interested in? ...

    How many days/miles are you interested in? Overnight or hub and spoke? Dirt or Paved?

    The backside of Klamath Lake between Fort Klamath and Rocky Point is nice. Kimball Creek is a pretty spot...
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    I've done the Reach the Beach, but I don't like...

    I've done the Reach the Beach, but I don't like having to do the fund raising involved to enter. It is too bad they've dropped the Monroe and Salem starts. My brother does the ride every year. He...
  9. Thread: Tour de Fronds

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    Tour de Fronds

    The Tour de Fronds is coming up June 20 in the small town of Powers OR. Its a long way from nowhere, but if you live in Southern Oregon, you might want to try it. I did the ride a couple of years...
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    My Specialized Sequoia came with a carbon fork...

    My Specialized Sequoia came with a carbon fork with eyelets and mid-fork mount inserts - it's probably the same fork you have.
    http://ep1.pinkbike.org/p5pb11913177/p5pb11913177.jpg

    I switched...
  11. As Clifford mentioned, McKenzie Pass is car free...

    As Clifford mentioned, McKenzie Pass is car free this time of year. Just on the other side on Hwy 126 is Belknap Hotsprings (and Deer Creek Hotsprings if the river is low enough). West of Belknap...
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    I almost always end up back where I started by...

    I almost always end up back where I started by taking a different route than the one I used heading out. My trips are usually anywhere from 3 days to 2 weeks.

    I am planning a hub and spoke in...
  13. I was down in the Southern Cascades near Tiller...

    I was down in the Southern Cascades near Tiller last weekend. At where I was there was no snow in sight at about 5300ft elevation. Hwy 138 near Diamond lake has a little snow. There was quite a...
  14. Lots of great stories here. I especially like...

    Lots of great stories here. I especially like the raccoon in the tent.

    Second most stupid - stealth camping in a high school football field and having the sprinklers turn on around 2 am.


    The...
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    FYI Maurice: There's a supported tour that's...

    FYI Maurice: There's a supported tour that's going to use that road for part of it's route this summer. Oregon Bicycle Ride 2015
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    All great advice. Keep clean and dry. Once...

    All great advice. Keep clean and dry.

    Once saddle sores appear, there's no way to real relief from the pain until they heal. Vaseline does reduce the pain somewhat. You don't want the sores...
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    I owned a Myata Alumicross which I used for...

    I owned a Myata Alumicross which I used for touring for many years. After many years and great tours, the frame cracked at the top of the seat stay. The aluminum frame was notched at the top and a...
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    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I've met...

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I've met others who have decided to pull up roots and tour permanently for one reason or another.

    Most of them have found a way to store some of their...
  19. Not a Sojourn owner. A little research turned up...

    Not a Sojourn owner. A little research turned up other owners who said 38 was as large as they could fit.
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    My Nashbar panniers have worked fine, but I have...

    My Nashbar panniers have worked fine, but I have had to make repairs on them. My not so cheap Vaude panniers have been trouble free.

    I get more positive comments on my homemade kitty litter...
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    It's a fantastic route. Hwy 42 is fine, but I...

    It's a fantastic route. Hwy 42 is fine, but I really think they're taking a back route there. The coast from Bandon to Gold Beach is very nice and there's much less traffic than the northern...
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    I believe I did discover mention of a way to make...

    I believe I did discover mention of a way to make it to Coquille that begins on the Roseburg to Coos Bay wagon route, but veers off to the north before the gravel stretch. It does involve quite a...
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    Wow! That route is almost exactly the same route...

    Wow! That route is almost exactly the same route I planned out for a trip I was going to do last summer. The biggest difference was I was planning on using the Roseburg to Coos Bay wagon Road which...
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    I am doing just that. I bought an unlocked 5"...

    I am doing just that. I bought an unlocked 5" andriod 4.2 smart phone and loaded it with appropriate apps. I have no phone service for the phone. I'm trying out the free magicjack app and am...
  25. Awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated...

    Awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated you sharing.

    Bikepacking is on my list of things to try. Thanks for the detailed explanation of gear and packs.
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