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    A day of 3's

    We had 3 people, 3 dogs, 3 26" wheels, 3 29" wheels to start today's ride, one of the dogs got hurt and that took 2 dogs and 1 rider out of the ride. We ended up finishing the ride with 3 participants on the ride...

    It was a great day on the trail, a little cold and a little icey but sunshine all day long and no Snow. We also found a new trail option on a old road bead that we hope to have open for ACMIV-Skin...

    Here are some of the pic's from the day, didn't take a lot. Also a elev profile, we realized today the past few rides out there we've average 150' elev gain per mile ridden, if you think about it though that includes the descending as well making it more like 300' of elev per mile gained and loss...

    It's either up or down in this area


    A lot of trail in the area as well (almost all of it on this photo)


    The Captain and 2morrow rolling through JHMB


    2 of the 3 pup's out today


    Coming out the end of Alfa


    Nice sunny day


    A 1 year old clear cut, we used to have trail in that zone


    the other pup posing for some pic's




    Pushing through some brush on our exploring session
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    Sweet !

    Man that looks like a lot of trail I can hardly wait for ACM.
    Happy Trails
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    Nice day out there Coonskins! That new (to us) loop option could introduce a great option for return after southbound travel on Alfa. I did like the 1st half of Alfa even better when ridden in the northbound direction.

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    JHMB? Don't recognize it. Hmmm... I know I've killed a lot of brain cells during my lifetime but I usually recognize photos of just about anyplace in the Whypass network.

    So where's JHMB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    JHMB? Don't recognize it. Hmmm... I know I've killed a lot of brain cells during my lifetime but I usually recognize photos of just about anyplace in the Whypass network.

    So where's JHMB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
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    Doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Coonskins
    ... we realized today the past few rides out there we've average 150' elev gain per mile ridden, if you think about it though that includes the descending as well making it more like 300' of elev per mile gained and loss...

    It's either up or down in this area
    My stats show I do 180-200'/mile. Must be the gears
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    More fun out there today. After 4 hours trailbuilding Saturday, 5 hrs XC skiing Sunday, 4 hours out at Whypass with Coonskins yesterday, and 2+ hours out there today, my legs are a little tired.

    I need to go to work tomorrow to get some rest...

    Today we had 8 riders for the first day of '08.

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    What happened to the dog?

    I always have to be very careful with my dog or she can get hit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I always have to be very careful with my dog or she can get hit....

    Jaybo
    Gracie got a puncture wound between her pads, probably from stepping on a pointed stick (no shortage of those out there). A gauze wrap and some white tape fixed her up. 2Morrow held her while I applied the dressing. She would have continued running if we'd allowed it.

    The report this AM from 2Morrow was that overnight she chewed off the bandaging that he had put on her at home, but that the wound was knitting well so far, with no further bleeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    I always have to be very careful with my dog or she can get hit....

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    The best trail dogs know how to stay out of the way.

    How do you train them? Run over them until they learn. If they don't/can't learn, leave 'em at home.
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    Gracie learned pretty quick, mostly because she is a wussy with people. A little buzz on the hindquarters and she will stay out of your way. Cowboy moves because he wants to, if he doesn't and you try the same thing he will send you over the bars. I generally only bring them when I am by myself or with dog friendly and savvy company.

    Her puncture is scabbing up nicely, hopefully we will get out this weekend for some building/riding.

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    The final word by Shiggy!

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The best trail dogs know how to stay out of the way.

    How do you train them? Run over them until they learn. If they don't/can't learn, leave 'em at home.
    My present dog, Golden Retriever, is a really good bike dog. I am careful with her in the summer and never do a ride over 12-15 miles. I stop more often too. All in all, I think taking dogs on ar ride is marginal in some areas. For example, cliffy, rocky, etc. I am careful with her in the Gorge because we have tons of Cougar and rattlers. She is like a kid to me! Plus, I recently saw a fairly nasty dog fight at Post Canyon. Luckily, the injuries of one dog were minor. I have to admit, I like the DOD more after seeing some retrievers. If you guys could only ride something other than a grovery getter I might really like you Just kidding....

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    Or you could try acting more intelligent than the dog.

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    How far from Corvallis is this area? 15min, 30min, 45minute drive? No need for details on location if this is a secret stash of trails. I just want to make sure there are no unexplored trails in my backyard that I don't know about. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henryl
    How far from Corvallis is this area? 15min, 30min, 45minute drive? No need for details on location if this is a secret stash of trails. I just want to make sure there are no unexplored trails in my backyard that I don't know about. Thanks.

    These trails are south of Eugene, near the hamlet of Lorane. It's probably 75 minute drive from Corvallis. Come out to the ACM4 on Jan 19 and check out our trails. They are worth the drive for some winter riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadWrong
    Or you could try acting more intelligent than the dog.
    Sounds like a worthy goal for you, Wes.
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    Ah, now you have let the cat out of the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadWrong
    Ah, now you have let the cat out of the bag.
    At least he didn't let the dog out on the trail.

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