Discussion in 'West - USA' started by Kevin_TE250, Aug 1, 2015.
Every one knows that they'll get cold and their nipples will fall off
I had no idea this event existed until Bill mentioned it yesterday at BMP. 2510 staging area?
No 25 staging area off the 25 road
I guess he doesn't know most of us. Forest
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Thanks for the helpful and clear directions. I will look for your Sleemans! the Cream ale is a favourite of mine as well!
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!
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.
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, 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
Since the pool noodle incident, and the rapid failure of the organic pine cones, I'm going to try cultivated long fir needles.
You need to try the GMO pine needles Jon ... LOL
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.
As long as they're gluten free, cos I need the glutens for my beer!
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!