OROR aka Oakridge, Oregon

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  1. ridinrox

    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    After little coercing, @doublewide and I hit Oregon one more time before the riding season ended.

    So far, I haven't ridden anything better. Friday was Alpine Trail and Saturday was Alpine and 3Drop. 3Drop consisted of three shuttles to three different trails: Larison, Aubrey and Dead Mtn.

    Oakridge is a logging town gone bust. Not many merchants but we did bag a good place to stay, brewery (very important) and a hamburger stand. The people are not too friendly but are cordial.

    Aubrey was my absolute favorite. We reached speeds up to 29mph (ok, I might have reached 25...LOL) on flowy, fast single track. There were some steep sections that kept things interesting. I'm starting to be comfortable w my back tire fishtailing down steeps.

    Larison was #[email protected]&-% scary!! Narrow, off camber trails w BIG penalties if you overshoot corners or hit your pedal on a rock, root or embankment.

    Dead Mountain was Snow Summit on steroids: massive flowy berms w kickers and whoop de doos to keep you grinning.

    Without further ado, my pics (there's not many cuz who stops to take pics while you're having a blast? Not us):

    Our bikes being shuttled.
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    Office Bridge.
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    Alpine meadow.
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    Alpine trails...
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    Skills...
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    Views...
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    Hmmm...
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    FH Shelter.
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    Rox.
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    Searching for berries...
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    ridinrox Well-Known Member

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    Rox ate some; super sweet.
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    Aubrey.
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    Eric Mellencamp (@MarshallWilliamHolly) rode w us on Sat.
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    Sasquatch! Got his autograph.
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    Home bound...until next season.
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    doublewide Ride Life....Ride GIANT

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    That place was a BLAST! The locals said that the trail conditions were "dry" I call BS! It wasn't even close to what us SoCal'rs would call dry. Traction for days! It was good to see and ride with Eric up there too. I haven't seen him since he moved up there 6 years ago. I just wish the drive was a bit shorter....
     
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    Too late for reply! HAPPY for you both, AWESOME! THANKS!!
    Steve
     
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    Amazing! Thanks for sharing. Hope to make it up to OR someday
     
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