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The 2018 Hell's Canyon Motorcycle Rally in Baker City Oregon is happening this July 12 thru 16th. Right now there are at least three of us from this forum definitely planning on going. Two from the western Washington lower I-5 corridor will be riding together and the third will be coming a separate route from western Oregon.

We plan to meet up there.

Regardless of where you are on the map in relation to Baker City Oregon, regardless of where you would be coming in from in the 360 degrees around the town, please note that there ARE some riders from this forum there and we'd enjoy meeting you and riding along with you on the cool routes the event organizers have mapped out for us.

It would be nice to smooze with fellow Vulcan riders (even if you ride in on another brand) and just have a good time while there. I will be doing the camp-out thing at the high school and I am thinking of putting a sign of some sort on the side of my tent stating something about being a VulcanForum member.

If you show up and see that feel free to stop by and meet, not that I'll be there much at all during the day.

There is another thread speaking of the meet in the PNW section of this forum. Please drop in either there or here and make yourself known! Who knows? Maybe we can even plan our own meet someplace!
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Dear fellow Vulcan riders, you need to make plans now and go because, after many years of life (think Gandalf the Gray stroking his long beard, lol), if you don't the forces of nature will have you spending this rare, potentially wonderful, play time, painting the freaking house again, or taking the kids to Chucky Cheese, or working to make up for bad decisions made by management at your company.

Ok, I'm adding to the shameless promotion of the HELL's Canyon Rally, after all, any Rally that takes place on top layer of Hell is good training for Eternity!
 

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Well, the wife officially gave her blessing for the July Hell's Canyon thing and I've registered. The coast is clear now!
 
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Sounds very enticing, with the trip I already did and the one on the planning stages for this fall I'm tempted to dig in and try to get on the time and $$ plan for this one, I would have a lot farther to travel than you OR/WA guys though, witch is more good than bad 'cus there are plenty of interesting routes going north from SoCal.

I will definitely give this one a long thought, would be a nice way to spend my birthday.
 

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Sounds very enticing, with the trip I already did and the one on the planning stages for this fall I'm tempted to dig in and try to get on the time and $$ plan for this one, I would have a lot farther to travel than you OR/WA guys though, witch is more good than bad 'cus there are plenty of interesting routes going north from SoCal.

I will definitely give this one a long thought, would be a nice way to spend my birthday.
If you are going through Oregon your welcome to stay with us. I was going to go to 'Hells from Salem following the scenic route through Santiam Pass, Sisters, and Redmond, and was thinking of leaving a day early. But can accommodate another schedule, after all as LauTsu said 'A good traveler is not intent on the destination!'.
 

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Those of us that do go need to figure a way to all meet up once there.
 

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If you are going through Oregon your welcome to stay with us. I was going to go to 'Hells from Salem following the scenic route through Santiam Pass, Sisters, and Redmond, and was thinking of leaving a day early. But can accommodate another schedule, after all as LauTsu said 'A good traveler is not intent on the destination!'.
Thanx!! That's very nice of you. I do have to figure what route to take to get there, the closest I've been is Boise, on the way back from Glacier Nat Park. From Boise took me 2 days of hard ridding to get home so I have to figure at least 3 days if I want to take it easy, enjoy the ride and not over extend myself.

I just went trough the map, checking options (not even checked if I can get the time off but, that is the way start and before I know it I'm packing my bags) and I see 2 ways, ride up the coast all the way up to Oregon and then turn right some where once I leave CA, say between Grants Pass and Eugene or Salem

Or, pick wich side of the Sierra Nevada use to ride North to get the most interesting scenery and try to avoid as much of the CA and Nv desert as I possibly can and then from maybe Reno go North-Northeast to Baker City.

Either way, a lot of miles and detailing to go through... oh yes, need time and money for the trip also. Almost forgot that part.

Every trip I've taken so far started out like a far fetched dream... so.... don't count me out quite yet.

:devil2::devil2::devil2:

@ Rolavine: Thanx again for the offer, I might just take you up on it.
 

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Here's hoping that you can make it (along with perhaps some others from in here).
 

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Here's hoping that you can make it (along with perhaps some others from in here).
Should be a blast, I'm surprised there isn't more interest.
I've gotten chances to take Sir Grunty on quite a few rides.
I love this loco locomotive.
Such a brilliant machine.
 

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I've bought my tent and sleeping bag. Set up the tent in the downstairs room and in-did the sleeping bag. Then next day broke it down and packed them both back up in the bags they came in.

So I know that I can setup and repack and the next time I do, both should go more smoothly.

I do need to get some sort of pad or inflatable thingy to go under the sleeping bag, though. The only thing I've seen in local stores packs up into some un-Godly large size so I won't be getting one of those.

I am looking forward to going and hopefully meeting other forum members, too.
 

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I've bought my tent and sleeping bag. Set up the tent in the downstairs room and in-did the sleeping bag. Then next day broke it down and packed them both back up in the bags they came in.

So I know that I can setup and repack and the next time I do, both should go more smoothly.

I do need to get some sort of pad or inflatable thingy to go under the sleeping bag, though. The only thing I've seen in local stores packs up into some un-Godly large size so I won't be getting one of those.

I am looking forward to going and hopefully meeting other forum members, too.
For my last trip I bought these:

Chillax Ultralight Air Sleeping Pad - Inflatable Camping Mat for Backpacking, Traveling and Hiking - Super Comfortable Air Cells Design for Better Stability & Support - Tested 2.1 R-Value by Chillax Chillax Ultralight Air Sleeping Pad - Inflatable Camping Mat for Backpacking, Traveling and Hiking - Super Comfortable Air Cells Design for Better Stability & Support - Tested 2.1 R-Value
by Chillax
Link: http://a.co/7prvBsF

They work out very good and pack small and light, it does not take much to inflate 'cus of the way they are made (I think I counted 12-14 breaths to inflate). I did the self inflating on a previos trip but they are very bulky to carry, these work way better.

There are several different variations and brands, I just happen to pick these for the reviews. I have only tied them at home, wife also tried it and gave the thumbs up,
Like Sting says, "if is perfect for her... is perfect for me".
 

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Excellent. I think I'll get one.

Thanks for the info!!!

Hope to see you there.......... :)
 

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Well, I may have some trouble acquiring that pad. Apparently, its sold through Amazon and I don't buy ANYTHING from Amazon since they do not accept PayPal.

Know of anywhere else that I can get one?
 

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Not to worry. I bought a similar product off of e-bay. I'm good to go for the rally.
 

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That sounds like a great time. I'll try to keep rides in mind for next year and plan accordingly. This year is all booked up.
 

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When all is said and done and am back from the event, I'll write up a trip report and post it.
 
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Just spent money on the registration, I must be serious!
 

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Will you be camping out at the school?
 

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Will you be camping out at the school?
Yes on the camping, looking forward to some of the rides out of there. I was there some years ago for Cycle Oregon, where you pedal about 500 miles in a week. Fun little town!
 

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I'm thinking of putting some sort of sign on my tent so people can find me.
 
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