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Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« on: February 07, 2018, 06:20:52 pm »
Anybody interested in riding around Eastern Oregon for Spring Break with me? Let's work out some details for a day ride/weekend ride/A RIDE!

Weekend of March 23-25

Sound Rider did a good write up on the Fossil - Shaniko ride.

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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 10:39:46 pm »
Are you up for weather dependent?

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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 12:59:07 am »
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 01:06:52 am »
Are you up for weather dependent?
Weather could be a factor, especially for getting over the pass. May have to push, but I want to gauge interest. :beerchug:

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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 02:56:16 am »
I may be in. A bit early in the year, but what the hey! Layer up.

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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 03:45:14 am »
I'm a maybe too, weather dependent! I've done many rides there and love that area. But that weekend is my only opening so hoping weather does work out for that timeframe.
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 09:48:55 am »
Weather some time off and a place to stay as the ride to a starting point is most likely a good jaunt for me. I would love to see some more Northwest events right now the only thing on the calendar is the Bun Cooler.
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 12:16:28 am »
That sounds awesome, hopefully the weather will cooperate.  I also really like that section from Fossil to Spray to Kimberly as well.  I'll put this on my calendar!
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 02:36:34 pm »
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 04:13:57 pm »
Nice idea, but I'm taking my son back to college then.  Have fun.
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2018, 12:22:15 am »
Gonna have to push this ride. Not a big fan of leaving for a trip in the rain. :??:

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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2018, 02:56:55 am »
I rode that general area a week or so ago (March 11th).  Hood River>The Dalles>Maupin>Shaniko(via Bakeoven)>Antelope>Fossil>Condon and return.

Bakeoven was littered with gravel
Shaniko to Antelop was also littered with gravel
The rest of the ride was pretty clean

There were more OSP out and handing out awards than I've seen in years.  I ride that route about 3-4 times every summer and never see more than 1 officer.  There must have been 4-5 I saw.  Guess they are getting spring fever too.
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Re: Fossil/Shaniko Ride - Spring Break
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2018, 04:51:45 pm »
Seems the weather wouldn't have cooperated in most areas if we chose this weekend...

As for the gravel, maybe it's because of the weather? Does the area get a fair amount of ice/snow? Hopefully it's cleaned up come spring & summer.  Glad we haven't had time to venture out there if OSP were trying to make their quotas. Guess they don't have enough tourists to pick on yet.

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