Overnight trail ride in the Oregon Cascades
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    Two of my cousins and I headed out on a trail ride / camping trip on the bikes. They were 2-up on a DRZ400 and I was on the T-dub. This was my first camping trip on the TW200. Just 50ft into our adventure, I spotted a nail in the rear tire of the DRZ... so back to the house and a quick repair later, we were off. We managed to travel ~110 miles round trip with minimal pavement travel. Gravel roads soon lead us out of the Willamette Valley and into the far west slopes of the Cascade mountain range. These areas are covered with old logging roads and we managed to make a large loop that we've been wanting to find for years. We got into major bear country and I can't believe we didn't see one.

    I hit reserve waaaay up in the mountains on the way home, and rode as gentle as I could for at least 40 miles back into the valley. Stopping at the first available gas station, I filled her up to the top and she took 1.85 gallons! I thought these T-dubs only held 1.8? I think I was riding on fumes!

    Anyway, here are a few pics of our little adventure:















    Finally loaded up and ready to go!





    A little rest stop...





    Greg, Andy, Me





    About 1am and still t-shirt weather!





    Nice view to wake up to!









    ~Davey

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    Our attempt to get through to the other road system took us onto some really old, overgrown roads... definitely some adventure riding... this one got a little too much overgrown so we went around another way.





    Rhody Lake...





    Old Fire Lookout





    A little rickety... this whole tower would sway back and forth if you walked around on top!









    Looking West towards Salem





    Looking East





    3 Amigos

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    Looks fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love finding the fire lookouts and lakes. Usually quite piecefull, until I start up my TW. Oops! Anyway great views of some great looking places to ride. Thanks for sharing your ride. Looked like you all had a fun time!
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    Great pictures. Wish we had some mountains here in the mid-west. Thanks for sharing your trip.

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    Just realized my cousin uploaded a video clip during part of this ride... The little wreck at the end resulted in nothing but damage to pride.



    http://youtu.be/Ql9Y0-shus8
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    LOL, the tumble at the end was quite amusing....
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    That was good stuff. Seeing the video, I now know it's way above my ability level. Thanks for sharing.
    Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?

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    I was very glad neither of my cousins got hurt as they were riding 2-up and the DRZ was loaded with camping gear. I layed my bike up against the hill (I was riding right behind them), and hopped off to help get them and the bike up. Once it was determined no bones or bike were broken, we just started laughing.
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    I like the look of the bottom mount mirrors! How do you like 'em? All I see in my mirrors are my shoulders!
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