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DRIVEN

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Part 4

Maybe 25 miles from Pendland Jerod tossed his chain. He had intended to replace it and the front sprocket before the trip but ran out of time so he just put them in his bag.




By the time we rolled into Pendland Lake we were all pretty beat. Wednesday clocked 211 miles.








We had mapped a route that would have paralleled 395 up to Pilot Rock. It's Gurdane Rd on the map but was gated at the south end with No Trespassing signs. Ignore. We went about 1/2 mile and were about to come out of the trees when we realized they were driving cattle directly ahead of us. We doubled back and took 395 back to Jerod's house.


Unofficial tally was 731 miles. TW soldiered through without much complaint. No flats, no crashes. I'm still not dead yet.
 
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We were working our way toward Mitchell when we kept running into more padlocked gates leading into BLM land. If you're an Oregon rancher and you do this, GFYS. That's not how BLM land works.

so they're padlocking gates? if that's illegal then I assume it's legal to cut them off with a portable torch?
 
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My little fruit trees are trying. The birds got the cherries but there were only about 6 or 7 between the 2 Bings anyway. No big loss. My established Aian pear is pretty covered and my yearling has about a dozen.


I have a single plum on 1 of the 2 trees.



My new Honeycrisps are fruitless but my Gala has a few.


The saddest of the bunch is a Nectarine tree that I thought was dead. It has new growth so maybe I'll prune it this winter and give it one more chance.



I stumped this Clymatis to the ground this spring and thought I might have killed it. Nope.



My grapes are still in pots but doing pretty well. I nipped off any clusters that tried to form. It's recommended to do that until the third or fourth year to prioritize root growth. I guess I missed a couple so I'm going to let them go and see if I get anything edible.
 
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I still have mad 'hit the trails put west' urges....
 
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Went a couple hours north and rode with a group of guys Sunday and Monday. Mostly on TWs but there was an old XT, a Sherpa, and a Canadian on a DT. Deadwood Reservoir and a ton of sweet single track. Base camp was 300' and we got up over 8200' in a coule spots. Lots of elevation changes.
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If end up with too much vacation and no idea how to use it I'm coming out there trail riding.

Would a small quad or something like an Ace be appropriate out there or just 2 wheelers?
 
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If end up with too much vacation and no idea how to use it I'm coming out there trail riding.

Would a small quad or something like an Ace be appropriate out there or just 2 wheelers?
Come on over. The pattern may not be obvious but there's two local-ish guys I ride with regularly. We ride more down here in the desert in spring and fall. More in the higher elevations up north during the summer (snow makes a shorter season). Down by me you could get away with a quad or <50" SXS almost everywhere year round. The awesome single track is easier to find in the mountains so it's bikes only on that stuff. There was also many miles of USFS road which you're technically supposed to be plated to ride. I don't post many pics of it because it's not that exciting.
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While most of us on this forum may never get the chance (for one reason/excuse or another) to get out there and enjoy the back roads as you, I know we really enjoy seeing the pictures you post. It is still a great escape to an otherwise average day. Thank You Driven.
 
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