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Offline The Doctor

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Considering another Iron Butt
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:01:44 am »
Years ago my SRC and I did an Iron Butt from Vegas to Portland. Did that one on a Ninja 250. Recently been considering doing something similar. Not necessarily for the sake of the Iron Butt, but I have family that moved up to Portland a few years ago and I haven't been to visit them yet. Figured it might be fun to have a "Surprise I'm here, where's Christmas dinner," thing.

When I was up there on the 250 it was during summer, and it was SUPER gorgeous. What's the weather like in the Pacific Northwest this time of year? Would a bike trip be ill-advised? I have heated gear, so temps aren't a huge concern. I'm more worried about ice or... that... what's that white stuff called again? You know, the fluffy stuff. Here in the Southwest we sometimes tell myths and legends about it...
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Re: Considering another Iron Butt
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 04:30:24 am »
It's a little tricky this time of the year. Going over the Siskiyou pass is cold and probably icy or snowy. If you make it there ok, there is no guarantee you will have a window to get home. But good luck!

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Re: Considering another Iron Butt
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 02:17:43 am »
Other than the pass as called out, its the cold wet stuff (rain!) that you have to deal with. If you're comfortable riding in it and your jackets and layers can seal out water and your heated gear is fine, then should be a non-issue around the holidays. Best to check the forecast along the way for your return trip though just in case.

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