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  1. Flyin Brian

    San Diego area rides-look here

    I doubt I'll ever sell my 300. After a frame up rebuild I'm way too attached to it. If you're looking for a Oregon plated 300 (or 200) they pop up quite often on Craigslist.
  2. Flyin Brian

    San Diego area rides-look here

    Hey there San Diego Area riders. I'll be moving down to the San Diego Area in the future and I was wondering what the logistics are for going down into Baja for a weekend. Is it a huge hassle to cross over the border? How far south do you have to go before you can unload the bike and ride? In reading some the San Diego Posts on ThumperTalk it seems most have to go East to get to riding area's and that most are at least an hour away. If this is a correct assumption (riding to the east takes an hr minimum) how does going east compare to heading south into Baja. On another topic... I currently live in Central Oregon and ride a plated KTM 300. While we have a lot of desert riding I prefer single track in the woods (which we have a fair amount of). From my place I ride a mile and hit dirt. That being said, I'll probably be getting rid of the 300 before I move down there. Sucks, as I really like the bike but it isn't the greatest desert bike and 2 strokes from what I've read aren't even doable in most places (although the very first pic in this thread is a 300?). Anyway, any input would be appreciated. Looking forward to my future move and exploring a new to me area. Cheers, Brian
  3. Flyin Brian

    Camping at Washougal

    Thanks for the info guys. Glad I'm not the only one that thought that dudes reply was odd. I was hoping he just had a weird sense of humor. Turns out not. See ya'll at the races. Cheers
  4. Flyin Brian

    Camping at Washougal

    Thanks for the input, really appreciate it.
  5. Flyin Brian

    Washington Camping at Washougal

    Hey all, question regarding camping at Washougal.. I hear they don't allow you to bring beer into the campground area, is that true? I don't want to buy a bunch only to have to throw it out at the gate. Not looking to bring beer into the venue, just to the campground area. If they don't allow it I'm camping somewhere else. Any suggestions for decent camping within 30-45 minutes? I'm driving up from Bend and don't have to time to explore around for a campsite. Thanks in advance.
  6. Flyin Brian

    Bend Area Riders

    With the recent rain I'd go hit up Cline Buttes. It's between Bend and Redmond. Technical single track can be had there.
  7. Flyin Brian

    Moving to Bend with a Ca. plated "08" WR 450

    Welcome to Bend! You should be able to get a plate at the DMV. Don't say anymore than you need too. I have heard of people that got plates for bikes that came from Washington or Idaho were getting letters requesting the plate back. Both of those states seem to set off alarms for the Oregon DMV. Being that California is more strict than Oregon for plating bikes I'd say you might have a good chance.
  8. Flyin Brian

    Single Track Woes

    Full text of article. Good read Having been intimately involved in post-2005 Forest Service Travel Management Rule (TMR) Subpart B planning efforts in California and other Western States for the last nine years, I am concerned about the loss of many, if not most, of our historic single-track motorcycle trails. In 2007, Bill Kresnick, compiled an article for the AMA entitled: Vanishing Trails. Kresnick chronicled how the rigid timeline and/or lack of agency staff for TMR resulted in most legal and well-established (many had official FS markers or were on agency maps) single-track trails being excluded from the designation process. Many Forests restricted their travel planning process to maintenance level 2 system roads that allowed use by non-street legal OHVs or maintenance level1roads that were managed as motorized trails. Historic and legal motorized single-track opportunities such as enduro trails, old pack-mule/mining or pioneer trails were simply eliminated from consideration due to time constraints. For example, in 2010 the Six Rivers National Forest issued a Record of Decision for travel management on the Mad River and Lower Trinity Ranger Districts. Of the 80+ miles of historic single-track trails identified by the BlueRibbon Coalition and local OHV enthusiasts during the planning process, the Forest only designated five miles as single- track motorcycle trails. During those early planning efforts, agency representatives promised the OHV community that once these initial "foundational" route networks were established and codified that they would work with the users to either bring some of these historic single-track opportunities "back onto the system" or construct new engineered single-track system trails. Another factor that has contributed to the significant loss of single-track motorcycle trails is the conversion of said routes by illegal ATV use. By definition, a trail is a route 50 inches or less in width (used by ATVs, motorcycles, or narrow side-by-sides) or a route over 50 inches wide that is identified and managed as a trail (36 CFR 212.1) for larger OHVs such as jeep-type vehicles and full-size side-by-sides. Motorcycle-only single-track trails are generally 24 inches or less in width. ATVs are not allowed on motorcycle-only trails. Also, many of the "road- based" single-track trails that have evolved over time to provide a high-quality single-track experience are often obliterated by bulldozers during the initial attack on a wildfire or by reconstruction of the road to extract resources. That single-track experience can be lost for several generations. Agency commitment to post TMR project level trail planning varies greatly from region to region, forest to forest, and ranger district to ranger district. It is my experience that commitment is largely based on unit culture and personnel. Replacement of lost single- track experience on a unit should be part of the discussion be- tween agency staff and affected stakeholders. Retention of single-track dirt-bike trails is no different than keeping single-track hiking, equestrian, and mountain-bike trails. New single-track construction vehicles, such as the Single Track ST240, appear to be a cost-effective way to reconstruct existing road-based single-trail trails or to construct new trails. In fact, some forests are already using it on single-track trail projects. Work-type motorcycles such as the Rokon can be used to ferry in trail supplies such as rock, tread blocks, and power tools for volunteer work parties. Concepts such as the construction of new "companion-trails" along existing road-based ATV and 4WD trails to separate vehicle types for safety and an enhanced trail experience should be embraced by the agency and trail groups. I understand the Six Rivers National Forest is evaluating that very concept along Route 1. Again, some of these ideas are already being considered and planned for on Forests with an OHV or trail-based recreation background. The challenge will be for trail enthusiasts to engage with Forest Service staff on units where a substantive trail-based recreation program has never been established. The cost of the specialized trail equipment could make it hard for a forest with a new trail program to justify purchasing a trail tractor or other piece of specialized equipment. The regional office might have a role in coordinating existing trail specialists to help units enhance new trail opportunities or bolster the trail work force on other Forests so that routes can be worked during optimum soil moisture conditions. I believe with leadership and support at the regional and forest level that users can partner with agency staff, other stakeholder groups, local government officials, and states with grant funding sources to plan for and implement high-quality trail programs for all vehicle types including motorcycle trails for the single-track enthusiasts. Single-track motorcycle fans should also consider joining national trail advocacy organizations such as the BlueRibbon Coalition and their state and local clubs. Being engaged on all fronts is the most effective strategy in the preservation of the OHV trail experience.
  9. Flyin Brian

    Android App for WASHINGTON Off-Roaders

    Cool App! Thanks! Can you add Four Corners and Cline Butte to the Oregon OHV areas? Both located in Central Oregon/Bend area. Once again, great app. I'm passing it along to our local forums.
  10. Flyin Brian

    East Fort Rock/China Hat Labor Day

    Camped at camp II last weekend with my boys. NO ONE out there except for yellow jackets. They were the worst I've ever seen. Couldn't stay still for more than a minute or you'd get swarmed. Trails were def dusty but it was only the 3 of us on them so we just spaced out, light breeze helped in the late afternoon with clearing dust. Looking forward to Fall..... Bring the rain!!!
  11. Flyin Brian

    Bend Oregon

    Ditto on benddualsport. Lots of organized rides and ride reports there. If you facebook there's a private group on there (motobend) that's being used for getting guys together for rides. Welcome to Bend!!!
  12. Flyin Brian

    Who rode where this last week and how was it?

    The last 3 weeks Cline Butte area (Central Oregon) has been perfect!!! Starting to dry out though. Snow in the forecast for the weekend though.
  13. Thanks for the input. Logging roads and power lines are something that I do a lot of riding on around here. I'm looking forward to checking out the area.
  14. Hey guys. I'm going to be moving to the Greensboro area soon. I'm currently in Central Oregon. The riding out here is really good, lot's of public land that varies from high desert to forested singletrack. I wanted to get some idea of the riding conditions around the Greensboro area. How much public land is there and how far do you have to ride pavement to get to riding areas? How difficult is it to plate dirt bikes? Can you plate a 2 stroke or is there emissions laws that prevent it? Out here there's no smog requirements so getting a 2 smoke plated isn't impossible. Is there any local dualsport forums? I have two boys that ride as well (ages 8 & 12). What kind of riding areas or tracks are there in the triad area? Thanks in advance for any input..