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Went on what I'm calling the fire ride yesterday. A small fire a few days ago is over 50,000 acres today. Shame that the forest service doesn't fight fires anymore but just "contains" them. Too many people making a living off of fires every year to put them out when they are small. Flames were hundreds of feet tall and swirling like tornadoes. Trees exploding, sounds like a train car being hooked up to a train. Watched it until it hit the edge of the little valley I was watching it from and decided it was time to leave.

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Rear tires on the 18 are almost done already. Gonna have to spend more time on the 19 and 20. Helped out some people who got lost and spent the night in the middle of nowhere. They were lucky the fire shut down the area I would have been riding and was out where I rarely go. They were down to 1/8th of a tank and looking pretty grateful to find someone. Where they were it could have been a long wait or a longer walk. I always wonder why would you just head out into the middle of nowhere with no map and no idea of where you are going...
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Rear tires on the 18 are almost done already. Gonna have to spend more time on the 19 and 20. Helped out some people who got lost and spent the night in the middle of nowhere. They were lucky the fire shut down the area I would have been riding and was out where I rarely go. They were down to 1/8th of a tank and looking pretty grateful to find someone. Where they were it could have been a long wait or a longer walk. I always wonder why would you just head out into the middle of nowhere with no map and no idea of where you are going... View attachment 141579 View attachment 141580 View attachment 141581 View attachment 141582 View attachment 141583 View attachment 141584 View attachment 141585
The tree with roots dangling down the cliff side is awesome. I love all the pics you post, we dont have that kind of scenery here in the midwest. Keep up the great photography work!

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Those berries look almost ready for plucking to make jelly! We camped a week ago in Wyoming doing fishing only, and the past few days up in Red Feather Lakes area, where last falls Cameron Peak wildfire occurred. All riding areas we used To do are now closed for remediation. Crap ton of burn scars everywhere we used to camp. Had to go to an old faithful area just for greenery. Had moose mosey through camp, pretty rare in this area.
 

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Camped this weekend and got to ride 3 days straight. HOT with plenty of swim breaks. Rode some new areas and came out in a little place with about 5 houses in the middle of nowhere. All I could hear was the Deliverance song play in my head and the Eagles Hotel California part " you can check out any time you'd like, but you can never leave" so I didn't stay long :) You just never know what you'll come up to miles and miles from any kind of town. Did have lunch with a frog on Saturday. He just swam up, jumped up on a rock beside me and hung out. Lots of babies out this time of year, deer, birds, rabbits, even saw a bear cub but didn't hang around long enough to meet mom. Them, wolves and big cats I avoid as much as possible. Not a fan of anything that can eat me. You just never know what will be around the next curve...
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Headed to a place called South Umpqua Falls yesterday. Haven't rode there in over 10 years because their are always tons of people. Is a pretty cool spot, always surprised how many people go there considering it is quite a ways from the nearest town. Were a couple of lighting fires so it was pretty smokey. Came up to one of them where a crew of about 40 guys was working and they let me through. Was nice to not have to turn back and go twice as far.


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Got smoked out this weekend. Went up Friday night and it wasn't bad, woke up Saturday morning and it was terrible. More fires every time there is lightning so more areas closed. Just hope it doesn't get so bad they close it all down until it rains. Hate have to drive the 2 hours to the dunes. It never changes over there and with so many SxS's it gets more dangerous all the time.

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That’s terrible with the fires, we are dealing with all the smoke out here from those as well. Beautiful pics!
 

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First ride on my first quad. I moved a while back, and my place is several miles in either direction from blacktop roads, so the Street Triple and GSXR were sitting in the garage unused. Got rid of the road rockets, and picked up a 2018 700R SE dirt rocket.A good friend with years of sport quad racing and trail riding experience took me out for a afternoon of riding some of the trails in Namadji State Forest.
 

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View attachment 141726 View attachment 141727 View attachment 141728 View attachment 141729 First ride on my first quad. I moved a while back, and my place is several miles in either direction from blacktop roads, so the Street Triple and GSXR were sitting in the garage unused. Got rid of the road rockets, and picked up a 2018 700R SE dirt rocket.A good friend with years of sport quad racing and trail riding experience took me out for a afternoon of riding some of the trails in Namadji State Forest.
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At some point this year I will be able to post a ride report, lol. This has just been a bad year for me to get out to ride yet, and the window is closing fast around here. This is the first year that I can ever remember having too much other stuff going on to be able to break free.
 

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Having fun with some friends :D

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Smoke here has just been terrible. Didn't ride last weekend because it was soooooo bad and it takes a lot for me not to ride! Was better this week but still like fog most of the day. Fires keep closing down more of my area. Really makes you mad when they close it down 40+ miles away from where it burned weeks ago and has been headed the other way since. Just wish it would rain a little bit before they want to shut it all down. No rain at all in the forecast until the end of September so I fear my days may be numbered.


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Some enduro ridding with my friend
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Finally got some time to ride and post ride pics!
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