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    It's not always greener on the other side

    We found the chance to head over to the East side of the Cascades to sample the local dust. We were fortunate to find puddles and tackiness up high, but it didn't last long.

    Dorothy wasn't so crazy after all.






































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    Great shots as usual, Sas. Hey, one of these days let's forget the bikes in favor of just going for a hike up to the crater's edge on Broken Top. That's a really cool place up there, eh.

    Good times. Thanks for recording the incident once again.

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    Yayyy, my favorite trail!

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    looks like so much fun!
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    Yayyy, mine too! Which I'll be riding tomorrow as my first time on a bike in nearly a month. I've been on vacation, drinking too much Schlitz, Blatz, Leinie's and eating all-you-can-eat fish fry's in that great land of Rubenesque women known as Wisconsin.

    The ride will do me wonders.

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    The other group

    Arthur, Roland and I opted for adding Flagline minus the sightseeing. I didn't bring a map but thank god they did otherwise we never would have known how to make it to Parrilla.





    Roland and I ended up riding Mrazak with a local who commended our ability to ride without skidding. We think it was Phil. Yeah, we hate out-of-town skidders too.

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    Great action shots Caz. Your photography just keeps getting better and better!!
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    Them's some purty pictures, uh huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer
    Yayyy, mine too! Which I'll be riding tomorrow as my first time on a bike in nearly a month. I've been on vacation, drinking too much Schlitz, Blatz, Leinie's and eating all-you-can-eat fish fry's in that great land of Rubenesque women known as Wisconsin.

    The ride will do me wonders.
    Ha! As I started reading your post I thought to myself, "My god that sounds like Wisconsin!" Did you skip the cheese curds?

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    Nice shots!! Love that trail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Ha! As I started reading your post I thought to myself, "My god that sounds like Wisconsin!"
    x2.

    It sounds like you left the Huber Bock, Old Mil and Point for the next trip, along w/ the cheese curds, I guess. (/hijack)

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    Oh, I did eat curds, for certain. And Whitefish livers. And a Limburger cheese sandwich. Wow, Limburger literally takes ones breath away.

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    nice!
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    Nice Shots Spart....looks like a great ride.

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    So you made the trek a midst of having a "guide". Glad to see you made the trek. I agree, our dust is just like the rest.....we just have more of it right now. I can't wait until we get some rain. Hope you guys had fun on the dry-side.

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    Which trails did you ride? Looking at a map and your pics of broken top i'm guessing part of Metolious-Windigo?
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    Six riders... three did:
    Flag Access > M-W > Mrazek with a mid-ride detour to Broken Top TH
    Other three did:
    Flag Access > Flagline > S. Fork > N. Fork > Mrazek

    Met up at Shevlin Park > post-ride beer > Parilla wraps > awesome.

    You shoulda.

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    Which trails did you ride? Looking at a map and your pics of broken top i'm guessing part of Metolious-Windigo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer
    Oh, I did eat curds, for certain. And Whitefish livers. And a Limburger cheese sandwich. Wow, Limburger literally takes ones breath away.
    If you ever get homesick for Wisconsin fish fry and cheese curds, remember you can get your fix without having to travel 1800 miles at Corbett Fish House and Hawthorne Fish House in Portland. Yes, they do have walleye.
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    Are my eyes playing tricks on me or did Sparty's On-One grow shifty bits, and squishy things?

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    No way. Dude in the photos is my evil twin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    No way. Dude in the photos is my evil twin.

    --Sparty
    We have a hard time telling the basturds apart.

    Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaz
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    Update... guess this weekend I got what I deserved... I busted my 5 month old/new Manipoo custom painted fork. Karma? Whatever.

    Okay so I'll be back on the On-One for the rest of the season and first quarter of '10...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Update... guess this weekend I got what I deserved... I busted my 5 month old/new Manipoo custom painted fork. Karma? Whatever.

    Okay so I'll be back on the On-One for the rest of the season and first quarter of '10...

    --Sparty's Evil Twin
    Bummer dude.

    On the way home Thursday, coming down Goodman hauling azz, I hit that deep washed out culvert without getting the front wheel up and for a split I thought I was gonna get sent with either a busted fork or head tube, but somehow rode it out. Maybe next time?

    BTW, saw you and Chester heading east on 58 afterwards.

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    Cool. Glad you didn't get hurt or bust somethin' 'spensive.

    Thanks for the care package @ Timp Lk. It felt like coming home in the dark and finding someone left a light on. I moved next door to the big campsite cuz I knew there were going to be quite a few tenters, but all that firewood you left came along. Thanks again.

    The two Calderas got consumed today following our attempt at the Struggle, which was shortened due to electrical interference. In all the years we've been Struggling, we've never suffered thunderstorms... but today the light show rolled in around 12:30, just as we were leaving Cowhorn bound for Sawtooth. All but one of us rode directly back to camp. The missing rider showed up about a hour and a half later than the rest of us, asking "where'd everybody go?"

    Anyway we all survived. Good times.

    I've got your tarps & 2 gallon bucket. Will bring 'em to BC.

    See you soon,
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    Bummer dude.

    On the way home Thursday, coming down Goodman hauling azz, I hit that deep washed out culvert without getting the front wheel up and for a split I thought I was gonna get sent with either a busted fork or head tube, but somehow rode it out. Maybe next time?

    BTW, saw you and Chester heading east on 58 afterwards.
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    It was so hard to leave, but we skedaddled pretty early and that spot was still occupied Thirsday morn.

    Too bad about missing Sawtooth, but a lightning storn up there must've been exciting!

    Back on topic, I gotta get over to the east side soon.

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