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Old 09-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Question Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
Looky>>>http://www.wabdr.com/
Anyone here ride this?

I may try this ride a section at a time.

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Looky>>>http://www.wabdr.com/
Anyone here ride this?

I may try this ride a section at a time.
On my list to do once I get my crotch rocket sold and dual sport purchased. ADVrider has a good thread on the course. From what people say...some tough parts but an absolute blast. Utah also has a backcountry route (http://www.utbdr.com/) with most of the western states in the process of being mapped. Here is the hub for all the routes... http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/blog/

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Yea have ridden the route, I did it on my 525exc, hopefully next year I will finally get a 990 and go from canada to mexico all back country. It was a blast, not to difficult but I was on a smaller bike

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Old 09-11-2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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I plan on running it next year. I've heard it's quite a bit shorter that the OBDR as well. Three days to complete?

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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Yea have ridden the route, I did it on my 525exc, hopefully next year I will finally get a 990 and go from canada to mexico all back country. It was a blast, not to difficult but I was on a smaller bike
That would be epic.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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One of the reasons I bought a DRZ. On the list

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:46 PM   #7
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Nice links gentlemen. Thanks for sharing. I purchased a KLR and want to go off-road a bit.

Interesting it follows a similar route I took already this year, but on tarmac.



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Old 09-25-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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Check before you go this fall.
Sections are closed due to fire.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
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For sure don't try it now! Too much fire and smoke.

I did get the 'Tourtech' route map! Gonna ride some of it next year.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:16 PM   #10
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WBCDR looks great, and more consistent conditions than OBCDR. Did 1200 miles of that on all 4 routes in July, from being blocked by snow near Crater lake to dusty sand washes and rock gardens.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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Talking OBCDR? Really? Cool!
Did not even think to see if Oregon had a trail system (OBCDR)
I know UTAH does.

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Old 09-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
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Did not even think to see if Oregon had a trail system (OBCDR)
I know UTAH does.
Oh yes...yes there is. The main route is from the California border to WA border.

Look at the entire route at www.treknow.com, they supply gps tracks of everything.

I found route 3 on the Eastern side of the Cascades the best, anything from high alpine riding with snow, to 'can we squeeze our 690's through this trail that hasn't been used in years?', lots of single track. Southern part of route 5 is more desert, rock gardens and sand washes. NE Oregon section is high elevation forests and really, really nice riding.

I would definitely, without question, say get and us a gps. Often there are little forest service roads/trails going multiple directions at one intersection, with gps you just follow the trail, even when that trail hasn't been used in years.

Especially fun when they route you into OHV areas, on to trails, and back the other side.

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #13
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Looky>>>http://www.wabdr.com/
Anyone here ride this?

I may try this ride a section at a time.
Sounds like a plan! My cabin in Princeton is less than 90 minutes away from Night Hawk Wa.

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #14
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Good find! Bookmarked and thanks for posting!

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #15
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87 pages of discussion here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620440

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Old 11-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #16
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I am looking do do a few sections myself.

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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Question Which GPS is a Great one to use? (Thread Jack)!!
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I would definitely, without question, say get and us a gps. Often there are little forest service roads/trails going multiple directions at one intersection, with gps you just follow the trail, even when that trail hasn't been used in years.

Especially fun when they route you into OHV areas, on to trails, and back the other side.
Which GPS is a Great one to use?

Can I 'Thread Jack' my own post?!

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:57 PM   #18
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Garmin Zumo's are very popular for motorbikes. I've got one and have used it on a variety of terrain and am quite pleased. The newer one year old Garmin Montana is supposed to be the cat's meow for all things off road, hiking, trails, and what not. You can get an aftermarket motorbike mount as well for those.

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:51 PM   #19
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There's a guy on ADV that has a Garmin Oregon FS right now for $295. I have other priorities or I would have bought it.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #20
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Which GPS is a Great one to use?

Can I 'Thread Jack' my own post?!
I've used a Garmin 450 for the last 5 years and replaced it with a 660. Not the best for doing serious offroad but I believe it to be the most versatile gps for riding overall. Worked perfectly navigating obcdr and larger screen is handy. Several alternatives though that people rave about...and are cheaper.

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