2015 North West Husky Gathering

Discussion in 'West - USA' started by Kevin_TE250, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. buttstock Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NorthWet Oregun
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 Husky Strada
    Other Motorcycles:
    2014 GasGas 300XC, 2002 Rokon
    Every one knows that they'll get cold and their nipples will fall off
  2. sheikyurbouti Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Molalla
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2017 TE300
    Other Motorcycles:
    BMWR1200R
    Gentlemen,

    I had no idea this event existed until Bill mentioned it yesterday at BMP. 2510 staging area?
  3. Phaeton Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Bend, Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2007 wr 250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2011 GASGAS EC 300 2007 KTM 200 XC
    No 25 staging area off the 25 road
  4. buttstock Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NorthWet Oregun
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 Husky Strada
    Other Motorcycles:
    2014 GasGas 300XC, 2002 Rokon

    Gentlemen,
    I guess he doesn't know most of us. Forest
  5. Bugsinteeth Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    TE 450, TXC450
    Other Motorcycles:
    XT600
    Guys,

    Thinking of trying to make it down from British Columbia if Canoodians are welcome?

    Any chance of a basic run down of the who/what/where for this gathering?

    So far I've got:

    Dates Nov 5-8
    Need Oregon offroad tag. Do I need a plated bike to join in?
    Location Bend area. Can I get a few details/specifics on location?
    Wilderness camping? Is there water or other facilities available? any lodging options?
    Is the riding expert only or friendly to all types? here we rate by A+, A, B, C system.

    Sounds like it's fricken cold. Expect freezing temps. at night?

    Hope to see you there!

    Bugs
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  6. Motosportz CH Sponsor

    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    WR165 / CR250 / TE511 / 83 XC500
    Other Motorcycles:
    many
    Yes, go, its well worth it.


    No plate but tag is good / needed (if you get caught :>) Bill might be bringing some to buy
    East of bend out 20, will post good directions later if no one does
    yes camping, yes cold at night. You can also stay in Bend and drive out to staging as it is not to far. Bend is fun.
    Riding is all easier stuff but really fun. think fast and flowing. "hard" sections are just lava rock rough.
  7. buttstock Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NorthWet Oregun
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 Husky Strada
    Other Motorcycles:
    2014 GasGas 300XC, 2002 Rokon
    Tags are important, temps at night in low 20's, sunny and 40's to 50's during during day maybe. Bout 40 minutes out of Bend. No water, just outhouses. I personally like real slow riders, so I don't finish last. lol We have everything from AA riders down to C- riders. Don't worry, we won't leave you out in the desert. Only if you bring Candahovian beer. It's better than are Beer Wize. Trust me, you can't have this much fun with your clothes on.You come once and you will come every year. It's well worth the drive. Lots of really nice people and big fires.
    And it's not a cold as The FrostBite winter race. Just bring warm clothes as the wind does blow once in a while. lol Hope to see ya there, Gramps


  8. Bugsinteeth Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    TE 450, TXC450
    Other Motorcycles:
    XT600
    Thanks for the warm welcome/invite fellas.

    I'm gonna sort this out. I'll try and pick up an Oregon offroad tag on the way down, I have written down a couple of retailers that carry them in the Bend area.

    I don't think my camping gear is good down to the 20's F so I'll most likely check out motels in the area.


    My old truck is on the battery charger as we speak. Fingers crossed.

    I'll bring some Canadian ale to share around.....Always good to reward those that might help pick up person/bike after an inadvertent "tipover"!

    If I can get some directions to the staging area that would be most helpful!

    If any of the bills's crew are listening: I could do with an intake manifold for a 2008 TXC 450 + Bills t or sweatshirt size L (if U sell those to customers)

    Hope to see you all there & thanks again for the invite.

    Cheers,

    Paul (Bugs)
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  9. JonXX Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bill's Motorcycles Plus
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    360CR 360WR SM610 TC450 TXC250 TC250
    Other Motorcycles:
    Hondas, Harleys, Yammys & a squid
    In Bend, you'll follow signs to point you east on Hwy 20 toward Burns. You'll go approximately 20 miles and you'll crest Horse Ridge Summit. As you descend you'll see a Department of Transportation rock pile. Not far after you'll see signs for the OHV areas, and turn right onto Spencer Wells Road. Follow that for approximately five miles, not turning off of it. You'll pass signs for at least one other staging area starting with "25," go past them. You'll come to a smallish sign that says "Road 25 Staging Area" to your left, onto a dirt road. Turn onto that and you won't miss us.

    Trade you for a case of Sleeman's Clear or Cream!
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  10. scratch250 Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    robinhood forest
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    none
    Other Motorcycles:
    2012 gas gas ec250r, 87 honda fatcat
    Approximately 12 hours until lift off, woohoo!

    Hey bugsinteeth, you will miss all the night time festivities around the fire while staying in a hotel. That's half the fun of it all. Sleeping bag, couple blankets and a small propane heater will do ya, I tented last year in cold wet nasty shit.
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  11. Bugsinteeth Husqvarna
    A Class

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    TE 450, TXC450
    Other Motorcycles:
    XT600
    Jon:

    Thanks for the helpful and clear directions. I will look for your Sleemans! the Cream ale is a favourite of mine as well!

    Scratch:

    I hear you about missing the fun....I'll look into fortifying my kit to suit the cold weather! Don't know about the propane heater idea though....that could end badly in a number of ways!

    Bugs
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  12. scratch250 Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    robinhood forest
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    none
    Other Motorcycles:
    2012 gas gas ec250r, 87 honda fatcat
    I camp all winter long in a tent with a propane heater. As long as it's not air tight u don't need to worry about death. They even make indoor specific ones with catalytic dealio for safe tent use.
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  13. buttstock Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NorthWet Oregun
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 Husky Strada
    Other Motorcycles:
    2014 GasGas 300XC, 2002 Rokon
  14. everfree Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    SE Portland, Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    three 430 Autos..... 87 & 88 430 WRs
    Other Motorcycles:
    87 250 XC, '14 CR 144, '12 TE310
    Hey Jon,
    The curious want to know... what bike are you putting your "pool noodle" tubeless in? Or does the unlucky rider get to find it out on the trail?
    :-)
    Dave
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  15. buttstock Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    NorthWet Oregun
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 Husky Strada
    Other Motorcycles:
    2014 GasGas 300XC, 2002 Rokon
    Dave, I think he's been trying to forget that. lol Oh, by the way I brought extra tubes. lol Oh, I heard a rumor Brian was coming to hold the camp down. lol Forest
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  16. JonXX Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bill's Motorcycles Plus
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    360CR 360WR SM610 TC450 TXC250 TC250
    Other Motorcycles:
    Hondas, Harleys, Yammys & a squid
    Since the pool noodle incident, and the rapid failure of the organic pine cones, I'm going to try cultivated long fir needles.
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  17. Kevin_TE250 Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Boise Idaho
    You need to try the GMO pine needles Jon ... LOL :banana:
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  18. everfree Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    SE Portland, Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    three 430 Autos..... 87 & 88 430 WRs
    Other Motorcycles:
    87 250 XC, '14 CR 144, '12 TE310
    That's what makes the NW Husky Gathering fun. Every year something happens that's good for a laugh.
    Like the "10 mile loop = 30 miles" and the "Pool Noodle / Pine cone tubeless". It should be fun this year.
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  19. JonXX Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Bill's Motorcycles Plus
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    360CR 360WR SM610 TC450 TXC250 TC250
    Other Motorcycles:
    Hondas, Harleys, Yammys & a squid
    As long as they're gluten free, cos I need the glutens for my beer!
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  20. MoombaRdr Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Salem OR
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2009 wr250
    Meeting down at BMP 9:00 today, finish loading up, then heading over with Bryon.
    There guys at camp now with the fire burning.
    It's going to be a good time!
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