Oakridge! who's in for the next trip

Discussion in 'Videos' started by Mikie Robin Mcguire, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

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    mikie and robin
    IMTBshadowman living life on the Alpine Trail! Thank you!
     
  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    What's all that green stuff? :p
     
  3. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

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    Acton
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    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    What are you dates?
     
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  4. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

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    Alta Loma, Ca.
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    Thomas Cosgrove
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    Niner rip 9
    Is this the right time of year to go up there? Rainy?
     
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  5. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

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    Acton
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    Doug Lake
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    Yeti SB-66
    I don’t think so, my son lives on the coast and says it’s rainy now, not sure about more inland.
     
  6. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

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    Mark
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    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Oakridge, OR (97463) 10 Day Weather
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  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
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    Chameleon & Highball C
    With the right gear, the rainy days up there are surreal... Complete isolation and empty trails. Especially empty if you get off of Alpine, which is the biggest draw for the shuttle guys. My first two rides up there were in the 30s, low visibility, and it was awesome!

    Either Tire Mountain or Cloverpatch... Part of the ATCA ride.
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

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    Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    It's always raining in Oregon. Take a raincoat! The trails get better when wet up there...
     
  9. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

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    Huntington Beach
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    Sharone
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    Why Cycles S7
    Any tire recommendation for wet trails in the Pacific Northwest?




    Ikon?
     
  10. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Mike O
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    @Cisco Roots would think that looks balmy.


    If the “next trip” is in summer ‘19 I might meet ya there. :)
     
  11. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

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    Cisco
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    YT Jeffsy 29
    Triple Compound soft rubber tires. I run E*13 Race up front and Maxxis Aggressor rear. Most everyone I know has the same combo except Maxxis DHF 3c up front.
    The weather is perfect right now and the dirt is magic!
     
  12. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

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    Simi Valley
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    Edward Bottorff
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    I'm pretty sure it is. I hope to be there.
     
  13. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

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    Maple Valley WA
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    Cisco
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    Y'all gotta come up and hit some Washington dirt too! I hear Oakridge is epic. If I can pull it off, I'd love to make it to this.
     
  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

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    Lebec, California
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    Mikie Watson
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    My only "oh Sh!t, I brought the wrong tire" moment was with a Racing Ralph on the front my first trip. You want something with some bite!
     
  16. Cisco Roots

    Cisco Roots Well-Known Member

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    Maple Valley WA
    Name:
    Cisco
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    YT Jeffsy 29
    And don’t hit wet roots diagonally! Either perpendicular or pop the front tire over the root and let the rear tire slip and adjust.
     
  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

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    Laguna Beach
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    Chris
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    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    What manner of man are you who can conjure up such relevant information so quickly?! :eek: :notworthy:
     
  18. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alta Loma, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    Niner rip 9
    Looks like a spring summer destination for me.
     
  19. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    I was there on June 11th last year... And the shuttle couldn't make it to the top of the mountain, because it was snowed in. Two weeks later, a friend rode it and it was 105. Oregon is wild!
     
  20. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

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    Western US
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    Mike O
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    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Hey, McGs, post up your dates. Just in case a wayward rider happened to be in the area :)

    I’m thinking Oregon Timber Trail late summer, which rolls through Willamette Valley.
     
  21. hill^billy

    hill^billy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    Yes, it’s possible I may be wayward, cause I’m going to visit my son and start looking for a new place to live.
     
  22. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

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    mikie and robin
    Thank you! This was filmed this past mid June 2018. We were there for a week.The weather was perfect. Rained a bit just one afternoon,but was never cold. Hope all can take a trip with us next yr.. thank you

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  23. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Do you have any more details on the trip you did last year? How many people went? Did you camp, stay in a hotel or get an AirBnB/VRBO rental? Did you stay in Oakridge all week or move around?

    I've been up there a few times. Once in late July and twice in August. Never had an issue with weather but I also read that mosquitoes can be an issue if you get back in the deep woods on trails like Heckletooth, Bunchgrass, etc...I'd definitely be interested in meeting up there for 2-3 days before checking out some other stuff.

    @Mikie Robin Mcguire @Mikie
     
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  24. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

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    mikie and robin
    Hi! Sorry for the late reply. We have a friend who got us a house for a week,. We had 8 friends join us. We have been to Bend which is awesome, so we decided to stay in Oakridge for the whole week. It was truly incredible.. Thank you!
     
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  25. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    Good call. While Bend is a much better "city", Oakridge has much better riding. :thumbsup:
     
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