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    Mt Bike Oregon Update

    Hi Everyone

    Looking forward to seeing many of you this summer.

    Just a quick update.

    Ray's Food Place is donating all the lunch food and snacks, so a BIG THANKS to them.

    July Saturday Middle Fork ride is full. August Saturday Middle Fork is 2/3 full.
    Friday and Sunday both events have 15-25 seats per day left, but remember ALL those days sold out last year.

    Lodging
    There was a MAJOR slide that took out the main RR line between OR and Cal, so all the lodging in Oakridge has been full for months, while they try and fix it. They say there are at least 250,000 dump truck loads of dirt that need moved. I would highly suggest you call NOW if you need lodging. www.oakridgechamber.com to see list of lodging and other businesses. A new B&B 72 Oaks is opening. Vivian at the Oakridge Motel also has 3 vacation rental houses.

    Pretty soon I will have more updates on:
    New rides
    Which bike companies will be there
    Food
    Other details

    There will be some cool new stuff this year, we hope you'll enjoy.

    As always please contact me with any questions

    More info at:
    www.mtbikeoregon.com

    Please remember there is a strict limit on the number of riders, so once we are full we must close reg. Given the turn out the last couple years, we are guessing both MBO's will sell out.

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    Lower Bunchgrass Ride

    Randy,

    I'm planning to attend the July session, however, I need to find a new "epic" Saturday ride since Middle Fork is sold out. I was looking at the Lower Bunchgrass Ride (advanced riders). What's that ride like, and what makes it for "advanced" riders?

    Thanks,
    Stan

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    Quote Originally Posted by scocke
    Randy,

    I'm planning to attend the July session, however, I need to find a new "epic" Saturday ride since Middle Fork is sold out. I was looking at the Lower Bunchgrass Ride (advanced riders). What's that ride like, and what makes it for "advanced" riders?

    Thanks,
    Stan
    The Bunchgrass ride is considered to be pure torture to many. With absurdly steep ups and downs, and a very rough trail, many folks end up walking large sections of trail. Even the best local riders get their butts kicked doing Bunchgrass, and I don't recommend it unless you are a glutton for punishment, and have something to prove.

    If you want a good hard ride on Saturday, do a full loop of Alpine ( No shuttle) or do Larrison Creek and Larrison Rock together. If Bunchgrass ends up as part of MBO, you will need to "qualify" for the ride by proving to your guides on Friday that you can handle it.
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    Bunchgrass

    Thanks Sas. Looks like I'll be avoiding BunchGrass and sticking with Alpine.

    Stan

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    Don't let Sas's post scare you away, the loop is not the entire Bunchgrasss trail, besides in the past few years the entire of Bunchgrass has become pretty enjoyable.

    The loop for MBO will be a fun ride, include a solid 6 mile gravel climb and some singletrack climbing. It has a combination of fast flowing singletrack and technical singletrack that will challenge most everyone.

    It is for advanced riders as you should be fit for climbing and still have the energy for going down. I would say it is easier physically than all of Middlefork, but has some more technical areas than Middlefork has.
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    A Bunchgrass experience a couple years ago left MBO with a bit of a black eye. Let's just say a rescue team had to be organized just before dark; happily everything turned out all right. Anyway, nowadays the promoter wants to be sure that the only people who get involved with Bunchgrass know exactly what they are getting into.

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    Hi All

    This is ONLY lower Bunchgrass...
    Ride from the park out Salmon Creek, up gravel roads and then up and down the the bunchgrass back to town.

    Tire Mountain is also a good longer ride.

    Thanks

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    Is an Alpine Out & Back worth the effort?
    I hate riding for 2+ hours on gravel roads with a full camelbac just so I can enjoy Alpine's wonderful single track, so what's wrong with climbing up Alpine? Is there much of a risk of head-ons with the downhillers?

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    I would NOT go up Alpine Trail during MBO...you'd be pulling over all the time.
    IF anything I would ride up the road.
    Top of Alpine and then Tire Mt is a good ride

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    Are you bringing the Search and Rescue boys back this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnwsarmbt
    Are you bringing the Search and Rescue boys back this year?

    Why, are you planning on getting lost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnwsarmbt
    Are you bringing the Search and Rescue boys back this year?
    Randy's got 'em on speed dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazloco
    Randy's got 'em on speed dial.


    Caz

    I hope they will come again...waiting to hear from Tony

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