Ocean Park WA to Newport OR solo-run

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gone_fishin

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Gotta get my bike down to Dan @ iRide Customs somehow...this looks like
a fun way. I'm hoping budget & other logistics allow for an early July run.

170 miles, lots of long hills, & pretty remote areas.

Click HERE for the map, more on this later 8)
 


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very cool, of course.

speaking of, i'll be calibrating the speedo & keeping a close eye on my mileage during the next gallon. looks like i only got about 90 miles outta the last one, but that's because it's all short runs. considering gvw, that's not too bad, tho.

1 or 2 days? splitting the trip might be cool, i got some nice backpacking gear 8)
 

spunout

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my OS is WindowsME (the ME stands for Major Errors) and my aerial image not working ATM, so those 'long hills' you mentioned...any mountains, that you'd have altitude/carburation probs? how many tooth sprocket you using?
 
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Why break it into a two day trip? It says its only 4 and a half hour trip! Must be long DOWN hills. :D :D :D :cool:

Papa
 
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gone_fishin

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long steep ups & downs, but i'll be steadily climbing about a mile in elevation by the time i get there. yeah, i'll prolly have to bump the needle but i don't expect any problems.

the 44-tooth easily handles some (short) steep hills here. my 70 actually runs it's absolute greatest during those climbs, but how long a climb can it endure? the "deathrace"ers made it, and i won't be racing, so i'm confident.

oh, and papa-smartypants...unfortunately, there's mucho more up
than down, so it might take slighly longer than 4.5 hours :p :p
 

azbill

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augidog said:
the 44-tooth easily handles some (short) steep hills here. my 70 actually runs it's absolute greatest during those climbs, but how long a climb can it endure? the "deathrace"ers made it, and i won't be racing, so i'm confident.
I found that my engine liked the climbing part best :eek:
the harder it had to work, the more it liked it :eek: :D

spunout is talking about riding from tuscon to visit me n azvinnie
approx same distance ... but desert and almost flat the whole way :eek:
 

spunout

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augidog said:
the 44-tooth easily handles some (short) steep hills here. my 70 actually runs it's absolute greatest during those climbs, but how long a climb can it endure? the "deathrace"ers made it, and i won't be racing, so i'm confident.
i used a 36tooth in the race, and like yours and Bills, my bike loves the uphill. But one thing i forgot to do was raise the seat for the times i did need to pedal. :yuck: and knees were bangin' my chin. you'll have it made w 44tooth. and it took 53minutes to go 24 miles
 

iRide Customs

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There are a few hills between here and there...mostly the Coast Range but I don't think it will be too bad. Jefferson Oregon is only about 250' above sea level.

Dan
 
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