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Upcoming E. Washington Poker Runs

2879 Views 13 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Rainman
I'd like to let you guys know about two poker runs that my Dad and I ride with our TWs. It would be awesome if some of you guys could come and ride. I am not associated with either of the groups that put them on, I just ride in their poker runs.

The first one is the Dirty Poker Run put on by the Fringe Motorcycle Club and its on March 17th and 18th. We ride the one on Saturday the 17th (both days are the same).

This poker run is located near Vantage, Wa on the east side of the Columbia River. Its a slower paced ride geared toward families, but it is still very challenging. The terrain consists of sand, sagebrush, hills, dirt, sand, rocks, and sand.

This is a very fun ride because most of the people that participate are very nice and eager to help. Motorcycles, quads, and side by sides are welcome.

I recommend having a riding buddy on this ride because sometimes it takes two people to push the bike out of the sand.

The second poker run is called the Desert 100 Poker Run and is put on by the Stumpjumpers Motorcycle Club and its on March 31st. The actual Desert 100 (100 mile race) is run on April 1st, but we don't ride in it. This ride is located near Odessa, WA.

This ride brings in people by the thousands. Most riders are very good and steer clear of us slower riders.

The terrain consists of dirt, sand, rocks, hills, and sagebrush. We enjoy this poker run very much. You get a hotdog at one of the check points and all finishers get a t-shirt.

Both poker runs consist of about 20 miles and it takes us anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours to finish.

I'd love it if some of you would come out and ride with us. You are more than welcome to join my Dad and I and we can all ride together and help each other out (I usually have to dig my Dad out of the sand).

Let me know if you want to attend and maybe we could hook up and ride.
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Please keep us posted on other runs here in the pnw. I live in western wa and would have been with you in Vantage if I had not just got out of the hospital from surgery. I will be up and going by mid April. I feel fine now but know I would be pushing my insides and I sure don't want to tear something loose in there.
Picked up another TW for the wife. As she is a new rider, and it will take some time for her to get her hands and feet coordinated. Hope to get her somewhat up to speed in the next month. I know she will not be off a good road or grass field for a while just getting her balance. Just have to take it slow and not get her frustrated. I keep telling myself PATIENCE. Had to laugh, but not outloud. When picking up hers, I gave her the key and said here you go. She got 4ft and drove it into the corner of the pickup and down she went. So, it will have to be a few acres and stay away from the treeline and fences.
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