RuckusRider2:  “Thank you, AJ, for such a great experience this past weekend! This was my first taste of BDR riding, and I’m hooked. Fantastic route, with just the right amount of challenging riding over fallen trees and through the rock garden above Olallie Lake. This was my first taste of overnight ADV riding, and I really liked the camping, meal, and sag wagon support! Great group to hang out with, and I hope to see a bunch of you a whole lot more on these kinds of rides!”

4Corners14:  :It was another great ride connected to AJ’s efforts! Really looking forward to next years version, Met some new riders that live relatively close and enjoyed the campfire conversations. We’ll be back!”

BackCountryCruiser: “Debbie and I had a fucking awesome time!! We’ll be back next year for more. Great job with the event Jeff.”

PoopieJoe1: “I think this is a great concept. Often we end up staying in a motel or hotel in town, in order to get good meals, drinks and gas, when I’d rather be camping. We eat a ‘good meal’ in town so we don’t have to carry cooking gear and eat lame-ass easy packing camp food (cuz I’m a minimalist packer). I love the idea of getting hearty food and a campfire ready for me at my campsite when I roll in!! The best of both worlds – DECENT FOOD AND CAMPING! ”

RiderRob: “I like the idea of the camp spots and meals already figured out…..I am going to use this adventure to get my packing skills perfected. I have done a lot of camping on the street bike and it can haul more stuff than the DR650 so I am going to thin out some of the luxury stuff. This will be a good practice for the WABDR in September.”

RiderRob: “Thanks AJ that was an awesome weekend. Sign me up for the next one.”

PeteN95: “AJ, you put on a great riding weekend! We had a great time riding and camping! Looking forward to next year! ”

Welcome to the Cascades !!

Click on the thumbnails below for the Big Picture

Frying Pan Puddle

 

Getting late…

 

High Prairie

 

Most awesome badly Storm Damaged road ahead 😉

 

Pinhead Butte Lookout (site)

 

DanDan Kitchen Man and the whole hog

 

Bear Springs day-use shelter

 

SPLASH!!

 

Shale dropoff on Bennett

 

Breaktime

 

Punkin at home on Barlow
Ride Oregon First
More Hood
Bennett Pass Road and Mt Hood
Mt Washington over Big Lake
Just up Bennett from Mt Hood Meadows
Punkin on the Dog River Aquaduct Trail