TDIFest 2010, the location is Portland, OR

tdijim

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Farfromovin said:
With regards to Mountain Biking, I've ridden MRT and I think the North Umpqua River Trail East of Roseburg is hard to beat. Fun riding and beautiful scenery. Much funner than MRT in my book:
http://www.imba.com/epics/north_umpqua_trail.html

So when do we go? Might be quite a drive for you, though. Right? Have the bike magazines just not heard of it, like they have the MRT?

Oh, yeah - it is the Devil's Churn, not the Devil's Hot Tub and it is the McKenzie River Trail, (not Mackenzie). Just a little correction, there.
 

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Farfromovin said:
With regards to Mountain Biking, I've ridden MRT and I think the North Umpqua River Trail East of Roseburg is hard to beat. Fun riding and beautiful scenery. Much funner than MRT in my book:
http://www.imba.com/epics/north_umpqua_trail.html
Yeah... what he said ...... the MRT is way easy to get beat up on... rockier than $hit and you get beat and vibrated all to hell..... can't even go fast on it either because of all the rocks.

North Umpqua River Trail East of Roseburg is a way better choice...(IMHO).... specially the top part.. smooth surfaces.. you can really fly and the turns are like a giant slalom.. you can really pick up some nice speed. I enjoyed that one way better than MRT and got way less beat up.

We'll be doing it again this year for sure. Maybe we can do the whole thing this time...

Here's our crew from last year... pics of both trails on here Click "Sideshow" http://picasaweb.google.com/bigrasp/OregonBiking#
 
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tdijim said:
Coming up from CA?...cut over to the coast from Eugene, OR. Head North and catch Haceta Head Lighthouse, Little Whale Cove (bring your camera), The Devil's Elbow, The Devil's Hot Tub, Cape Perpetua, and then head back over to I-5 when you get up above Lincoln City.

Jim

I suggest adding an extra hour to that route by continuing north on Hwy 101 from Lincoln City into Pacific City and taking the Three Capes Capes Scenic Route into Tillamook, then Hwy. 6 over the Coast Range into Portland. There are several great driving sections, beautiful scenery and an award-winning brew pub on the beach. And 2 traffic lights (on two blocks) in the 100+ miles.
 

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Local OR, ID, MT, and WY folks, I am planning a post TDI fest mini roadtrip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Below is a link to a proposed route.

I'd appreciate your opinions and suggestions for minor re-routes for scenery or other suggested must see/must do's for the wife and I.

google my map
 
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Power_Not_Speed said:
I suggest adding an extra hour to that route by continuing north on Hwy 101 from Lincoln City into Pacific City and taking the Three Capes Capes Scenic Route into Tillamook, then Hwy. 6 over the Coast Range into Portland. There are several great driving sections, beautiful scenery and an award-winning brew pub on the beach. And 2 traffic lights (on two blocks) in the 100+ miles.
I couldn't agree more. This is the route we take out to, and from, the coast. The drive is great.
 

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tothemax said:
the MRT is way easy to get beat up on... rockier, and you get beat and vibrated all to hell..... can't even go fast on it either because of all the rocks.
Sounds like New England single track! And some wonder why my bottom bracket is higher than my axles.....:rolleyes:
 

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Well, for all your hikers out there, here's a local Oregon company that specializes in ultralight hiking--he even has a three day backpacking list with all you need for under 8 lbs total weight (see three day list on the side bar).

I've been eying that list for a long time; after I got my Eagle Scout I haven't had many backpacking adventures. :(
 

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Yellowknife to Portland to Party TDI style

I just booked our hotel in Portland! The Alaska Coast and Queen Charlotte Islands in BC have been a dream road trip for us and the TDI fest is the perfect excuse for the drive down!

According to mapquest the round trip will take my wife, dog and I over 150 hours to travel 4750 miles, much of which via gravel highways and ferries. We can't wait. When we get there, we might need a paint chip expert and a VW guru to look over the JSW!

 

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Wow, that is some trip. 150 hours driving. Ouch. Thats a lotta gravel!

Our post TDI fest road trip is to Yellowstone and we are looking for clubbers tips and tricks for that trip: thread here
 

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vw4life said:
Wow, that is some trip. 150 hours driving. Ouch. Thats a lotta gravel!

Our post TDI fest road trip is to Yellowstone and we are looking for clubbers tips and tricks for that trip: thread here
Well, that is what mapquest says, and that's according to going the speed limit all the way. We should be able to shave a lot of time off. We were checking out the ferries down the Alaska coast down to BC and that accounts for as much as 500 miles of the trip. The gravel, well, I'm used to it :). This forum is great, you sure got a lot of good ideas from members for your trip. I hope anyone who has done the Akaska Coast Highway chimes in with advice for us.
 
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In the summer of 1988, my Isuzu P'up (diesel of course) & I took the Alaska Marine Highway from Haines, AK to Washington State... seems like it was Seattle rather than Bellingham back then. It was a great trip. Got off for two days in Juneau, two days in Sitka, two days in Petersburg, and one day in Ketchikan. It was a breathtakingly beautiful trip. The rain was a bit bothersome, however. I would love to do it again some day...
 

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cmitchell said:
In the summer of 1988, my Isuzu P'up (diesel of course) & I took the Alaska Marine Highway from Haines, AK to Washington State... seems like it was Seattle rather than Bellingham back then. It was a great trip. Got off for two days in Juneau, two days in Sitka, two days in Petersburg, and one day in Ketchikan. It was a breathtakingly beautiful trip. The rain was a bit bothersome, however. I would love to do it again some day...
Sounds like you did it exactly right. The more I think about it the more excited I become. I will be keeping a pretty extensive photo journal for sure. :cool:
 

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I hope to be able to come over Labor Day Weekend. If anyone would like to see the area or drive around, work permitting, I would love to take some folks on a trip out on the Columbia River where we can stop Sequential Biodiesel Fuels, to the Gorge or back out along to St. Helens, look out at Mt St Helens, or drive around spots in Portland and surrounding areas.

We have great coffee shops, and our natural water ways prove it.

It took awhile to get my son to get his hair cut, but he still wears these awful pants...heavy in the downtown scene? Heard about 'Pants Down Day"....he participated when he was 16 on his way to school on the Max.
 

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kjetta said:
We have great coffee shops, and our natural water ways prove it.
I'm still trying to figure that sentence out...

(The immediate thought to which I can relate is that the Saint Lawrence river at Quebec City appears to have the color of coffee...)

Y.
 

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vw4life said:
Local OR, ID, MT, and WY folks, I am planning a post TDI fest mini roadtrip to Yellowstone and the Tetons. Below is a link to a proposed route.

I'd appreciate your opinions and suggestions for minor re-routes for scenery or other suggested must see/must do's for the wife and I.

google my map
You need to make sure you stop at Big Sky Brewing in Missoula MT - Moose Drool... YUM!! Trout Slayer..TASTY!! Wheat Montana is always a good stop too... and if you want a detour... stop in Wisdom, MT pop. 100 - eat at the Big Hole Crossing Restaurant (Yes, a 4 star restaurant - it caters t lthe fishing/hunting crowd)

Roslyn WA - home of Northern Exposure
North Bend WA - Twede's (Twin Peaks) Cafe

Little Bighorn - outside Crow Agency, MT

Those are my picks for your current map...
 

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Nice, glad this is west side this year, if you guys need any help let me know. If you need anything from the Seattle area.
 

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daneg said:
I just booked our hotel in Portland! The Alaska Coast and Queen Charlotte Islands in BC have been a dream road trip for us and the TDI fest is the perfect excuse for the drive down!

According to mapquest the round trip will take my wife, dog and I over 150 hours to travel 4750 miles, much of which via gravel highways and ferries. We can't wait. When we get there, we might need a paint chip expert and a VW guru to look over the JSW!

That's a great looking road trip!! I'm sure you two will have a blast. :cool:
 

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Hey guys,

I won't be attending this year. I'm in Redmond,OR in July and with other stuff going on it's just too much. My wife if doubled up on classes right now for another double major degree so it's unfair of me to leave her for a week with a full time job and 2 Akita's at home.

Maybe Chicago next year.....
 

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jasonTDI said:
Hey guys,

I won't be attending this year. I'm in Redmond,OR in July and with other stuff going on it's just too much. My wife if doubled up on classes right now for another double major degree so it's unfair of me to leave her for a week with a full time job and 2 Akita's at home.

Maybe Chicago next year.....
Sorry to hear that Jason. I follow your posts and always heed any warnings or advice you offer. Would have liked to meet you and got some tips in person:). Next year I guess...
 

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Thanks Daneg.

If I make it up through Canada I'll let you know.

Jason
 

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Familiar with it from the ice road trucker show.
 
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