The ride to the ocean was gnarly. We sent out all our surf stuff with friends who were driving out the day before. We left portland at 6:30 am , It was cold and dark. We thought we had dressed warm enough but we were so wrong. it's been so nice lately we thought the beach would be the same but it got colder as we got closer. We stopped and got coffee for an hour and got warm. The road was pretty bumpy the whole way too. We had to wait in line for 40 min to get to the beach and when we got there the waves were not so good. We hung out for a bit then realized we had 3 hours of cold ,dark riding to do so we left. The ride home was a test of endurance for sure, I wanted to camp on the side of the road a few times.
This thing came out great. Took it for a ride around the block feels nice and solid. The bike is getting shipped down to him in San Fran in a couple days. Thanks for the business Bret, Hope you like it.
Joe went down hard .I know this pic looks suspect but he's just taking pics of his wounds.
Bike repair . Nothing major, but later in the trip Bryan lost all but 2 bolts holding his rear sprocket on. We tightened up the remaining 2 and used bailing wire to help hold it on till we got back to the trucks.
We thought this raft was going to be sweet but it kind of sucked. Spiders all over and it would sink with 3 of us on there.
6:30 am packed up and headed out to get back to work.
Our plan was to ride trails all the way to the ocean but ... all the trails and roads ended so we back tracked so much we used up our fuel and had to camp and retreat in the morning. It was still fun but the forest out there is all logged or is private property so its not really the great outdoors experience we were looking for. Better luck next time.
Took My xl 600 to go moto camping this weekend but it all changed. I ended up in government camp at the bar then truck camping. On sunday we took the hobie cat out, that was fun. All in all a great weekend , glad to get out of the city.