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Well there has been a lot of talk about this one. So who all is going for sure and should we have a meet-up for lunch at Madras like we did last year. We met up at the Black Bear Diner if I remember right. We could do the same thing on Thursday, June 16th around noon time? Anybody interested? Maybe we could get Denny to do another bear claw eating demonstration. It was incredible last year!

Anyway, step up to the plate and let us know if you are going to make it to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day on June 16-19.

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Well there has been a lot of talk about this one. So who all is going for sure and should we have a meet-up for lunch at Madras like we did last year. We met up at the Black Bear Diner if I remember right. We could do the same thing on Thursday, June 16th around noon time? Anybody interested? Maybe we could get Denny to do another bear claw eating demonstration. It was incredible last year!

Anyway, step up to the plate and let us know if you are going to make it to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day on June 16-19.

1. Dan
2. Denny
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Well there has been a lot of talk about this one. So who all is going for sure and should we have a meet-up for lunch at Madras like we did last year. We met up at the Black Bear Diner if I remember right. We could do the same thing on Thursday, June 16th around noon time? Anybody interested? Maybe we could get Denny to do another bear claw eating demonstration. It was incredible last year!

Anyway, step up to the plate and let us know if you are going to make it to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day on June 16-19.

1. Dan
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4. Larry
5. John (If my Leg is up to it!)
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Hope your leg gets better, John. OK, OK - now I know that one bear claw will feed us ALL!

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I'm not headed to the rally, but last year I rode over and met you guys at the diner. Would enjoy doing that again, and maybe riding along a bit, if you didn't mind?
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You're always welcome to join the ride anytime Frank! Even if you aren't doing the Rally. Just be careful when ordering any Bearclaws!

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+1 on what John said, Frank. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Anyway, step up to the plate and let us know if you are going to make it to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day on June 16-19.

I hopefully can make it and I believe Nick said he was in.

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thinking of going not sure i can get time off work.i will keep an eye on this thread
if i am going i would love to meet up with others along the way & ride there
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Hope you can make it. This is a very nice event with great riding.

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I'm in. Sounds like a good time. Marcia will not be coming along.

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sounds like Brian may be out. GT gone bad!! Crap.

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Well, if he can still remember how to ride an LT, I know where there is one that is not being ridden during the Chief Joseph days!

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What time do you meet in Madras? I have to come from Beaverton and its a 3 hour (legal) ride. I really don feel like getting up tooooo early to be there. I would rather not run out the Gorge, though.
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He takes it in tomorrow to see what's gong on. Wish him luck!

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I had a few offers of bikes, Since I know how we feel about our bikes, I am very impressed with the enormous offers. Thanks Gents. You are the best! I am still hopeful that I will get my bike back in time. I will keep ya all informed.

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What time do you meet in Madras?
We met around noon to 12:30pm last year Larry. That gives the Diner time to make enough bear claws.

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Thanks for your reply. I'll see you there!
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Does anybody know how many bears had to give their lives last year?
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Well Frank, based on the size of the Bear Claws we witnessed there, probably not too many! Them things were HUGE!

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It's not as bad as one can imagine - they add 5 pounds of sugar to every one!!

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I have possibly run into a snag. Before I started some routine maintenance, with the bike up on the lift, I decided to check out the rear pads. the inside had about 1 mm left (it was worn even) but the outside pad lining looks like only the outside edge was doing much and it was worn very uneven. I took it to the dealership and they think I have a piston that is not functioning properly. Now, the brakes is one thing that I am not to confident with and the 03 has integral so its another ball game. The bike is at the dealership but they do not know If they can get to it in time! I've only had this bike a short time but with 34000 miles, the records never show a brake flush done. I will pay the $350 to have it done properly. While they have the gas tank off, I will have them inspect/replace the air filter and also diagnose what is going on with the rear brakes. I really want to make it to the Chief Joseph but I really need this bike up and ready to travel for a 5 week coast to coast starting June 26. I will keep you posted so please check back the night Wed. night to see if I will be joining you. I do not want you guys waiting if I am not coming.
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Don't know what route you guys planned on taking after Madras, but thought I'd throw this out there. Yesterday and buddy and I rode to John Day by way of Post and Paulina. You leave Prineville and head south east, then east through Post (one general store, and that's it) on to the booming metropolis of Pauline (general store AND a school), past Izee and hook into 395 south of John Day. It's a real purdy ride this time of year, but I did notice that the road, about 20 miles of it, was torn to hell. Really rough ride on the Harley. Saw deer and antelope playing, heard no discouraging words (except for me when I got my roids shoved up around my neck), and the shies were REAL FRICKIN' cloudy, with rain.
Anyway, if you've not taken that road, it is nice scenery, and you'll likely encounter less than a dozen cars the whole way. None of which were police
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Hey John -

Is the leg heading to Chief Joseph? Hope so.

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Hoping to see all of John at John Day not just the leg.

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Yeah, I think so. That is if I don't cut it off first! We'll see how it feels in Madras over one of those Bear Claws Denny. If it ain't liking the ride I can always turn around. Hope to see you all there at around 12;30 Thursday, eh?

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Is the leg heading to Chief Joseph? Hope so.

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I figured if the leg comes, the rest will follow!

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12:30 it is, John. Hope all works out.

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Yeah, I think so. That is if I don't cut it off first! We'll see how it feels in Madras over one of those Bear Claws Denny. If it ain't liking the ride I can always turn around. Hope to see you all there at around 12;30 Thursday, eh?

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Yeah, I think so. That is if I don't cut it off first! We'll see how it feels in Madras over one of those Bear Claws Denny. If it ain't liking the ride I can always turn around. Hope to see you all there at around 12;30 Thursday, eh?

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Good to hear that you will be giving it a try John. See you in Madras.

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Is any of you catching lunch (I don't mean just a bearclaw!) at the diner B4 heading out? If so, what time are you meeting for lunch?
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Is any of you catching lunch (I don't mean just a bearclaw!) at the diner B4 heading out? If so, what time are you meeting for lunch?
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Some of us will be having lunch or maybe breakfast. I know I will be interested in a coffee and probably some sort of a meal. We will plan on getting there a little before 12:30PM. We're not in a huge rush, so plan on having what ever you would like.

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Been a busy week, I'm ready for a vacation! I just got the bike back tonight. It looks like myself, Clayton, Nick, And Ben. Save us a good spot of grass.

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A point of clarification for those coming from the Portland/Vancouver area - we'll meet at the Black Bear Diner in Madras, OR about noon-to-12:30 PM.

MADRAS BLACK BEAR. 237 SW 4th Street Madras, OR 97741

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Yeah! I got my bike back from the Dealer yesterday. After some major cleaning, all brake pistons are functioning properly without a rebuild. Brake flush made a HUGE difference in the braking and the new rear pads didn't hurt either. I will see you folks at the diner at about 12 noon tomorrow!
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Guys , Lance will also join us on Thursday evening, he has been visiting a friend near Boise so he will meet us at the rally.

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Well, right now it is looking like "the Leg" and Art will be joining you folks at the BB Diner in Madras sometime between 12 & 12:30! And it is good to hear that Brian got the GT back in time to join us! As an FYI there will be a couple of riders from my work place meeting us out at the rally: Mark & Dave. Mark is planning on riding his new GSA & Dave is bringing his wife along on the LT he bought from Art recently.

Looking like a great get together gang!

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Have I missed anyone? Boy, this is going to be a fun time!!!

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Re: Chief Joseph Rally in John Day, OR

Who is coming from the Portland area?
What time are you leaving,
from where and
what route are you taking?

I may look for some one else to ride with if anyone is from portland area.
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Art and I are departing Hillsboro around 0900 tomorrow morning Larry. We are taking 26/84/26 if you know what I mean. Skipping past the metro traffic and then picking up 26 to the east to get over the hill. Straight into Madras. We will have our FRS radios dialed up on channel 4 if you have a radio. I will be riding my '95 Triumph Tiger (Black) and Art is on a '09? GSA.

If you know of a reasonable point to hook up you're welcome to join the ride. Sandy maybe? There is a DQ just after the highway splits coming into town right after a Shell(?) station. Both on the left. If that seems logical we will probably be there around 11:00 if all goes well getting out of Hillsboro. PM me and we can talk if you are interested.

Otherwise, we'll see ya at the Black Bear diner!

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I want to hear that Tiger roar!!

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I am from Beaverton. Where do you want to meet? How about I wait at the Zoo exit on 26 and you guys can get off at that exit and meet up with me and we can jump right back on?
Call me - 503-819-0314.

I will have a gold BMW LT with a Unigo trailer.
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We'll meet ya there Larry! Figure between 9:15 & 9:30, depending on the traffic.

And Denny, you can hear the Tiger roar when we see a bear claw!

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I am from Beaverton. Where do you want to meet? How about I wait at the Zoo exit on 26 and you guys can get off at that exit and meet up with me and we can jump right back on?
Call me - 503-819-0314.

I will have a gold BMW LT with a Unigo trailer.
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Looking forward to it, John.

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Hey!
I wanted to thank all of you who welcomed me into your group at the CJ Rally! I had a great time and enjoyed getting to know you.

Leaving a day early ended up being PROBABLY a mistake. Aside from a few sunny moments in Madras it rained the whole way home. When I got to the I-84 exit where I205 heads off, I got a bit too far and ran into stopped traffic. I edged 1 foot at a time for nearly an hour sitting in pouring rain. I was getting very tired holding up the LT and with slippery footing I made a great / bad decision. I decided the only I would get home without dropping the bike was to ride the emergency lane. I moved over and ran the lane all the way into Portland and surprisingly enough, I got nobody giving me a problem. I suppose they felt sorry for me. Once traffic let up and I was moving again, I headed across the Markham bridge to find traffic lined up heading out the Sunset at the 12th street exit. I dove into downtown Portland and went to Burnside where I was finally on my way home. It was so foggy and raining so hard, I could not see. I had to ride the rain with my Visor open for the rest of the way home. It ended up taking over 7 hours of riding but I made it home safe!

I hope you trip home today went better than mine!

Thanks again
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Yep, big mistake Larry! We just got back from the rally and did have a drop of water, except for the clouds surrounding Hood and Govt Camp. We actually got to pack up while it was not raining! We must have departed there around 7:45 or so.

Nice to have you join in with the group at CJ as well Larry. Tks fior making it.

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Glad you could make it Larry. I had a great time as well, and as John mentioned, got away with a fairly dry ride home.

I hope everyone else made it home safe and sound, especially Clayton. He was carrying that big white cooler on the back of his LT after all. Just in case anyone missed it, pictures will be on the BMWRO site soon. The photographer was quite pleased to get such an interesting shot. Maybe it will end up in the new BMW Magazine.

We had quite a crew at the rally which made it extra fun. Next year I think I'll bring a motion activated camera. I could set it up to take pictures of John and Art tripping over my tent strings.

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