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Last Updated Monday, November 03, 2014

    

Friday-night riders!  Be SURE you have a way to light up your roll chart holder (Here's one way), plus have your headlight aimed properly!  

The 13th Annual Motosport.com Rat Dog Dualsport Ride for 2015 is a National AMA Dualsport & National AMA Adventure Series Event for August 15~16!

Two $100 bills for two lucky 2-day riders!

Dualsport Definition: a street-legal, on/off-road motorbike capable of traversing trails or tarmac and everything in between.

Adventure Definition: a larger, street-legal, on/off-road motorbike (or sidecar) capable of extended trips traversing dirt or gravel roads along with tarmac.

Course descriptions for our events    Note: this is assuming dry weather conditions.  Inclement weather or fire danger will dictate probably running only B or C courses, so as not to damage trails.  Letter designations are in key with typical AMA enduro class descriptions.

AA: VERY DIFFICULT [extremely advanced] -  sophisticated and complex trails that are only passable by a real dirt bike. Extreme uphills/downhills and trials-like sections, which require lower gearing.  Aggressive knobbies required. 
A: DIFFICULT [advanced] - plenty of challenging trail that requires advanced trail techniques.  Aggressive knobbies highly suggested. 
B: MODERATE [normal] - moderate or mild trail skills required.  Larger single-cylinder or two-up bikes should easily traverse these  sections.  Generally passable by an advanced Jeep/driver combo.  Regular dualsport tires are acceptable.
C/Adventure: EASY [very easy] - practically no trail.  Mostly gravel road. Passable by large 2-cylinder bikes, two-up, sidecars or most any 4-wheel drive.  Regular dualsport tires are acceptable.

Here's a helpful check-off list of things to do before showing up for this event:

  • Say to yourself, "Self, remember that the staging area is now next to the TRASK COUNTY PARK."
  • Mount an enduro-style  rollchart holder on your handlebars, preferably on the left side.
  • Post your rider number on the front of your bike. Confirm number by clicking on "List Of Entries Thus Far" at top of this page. If you didn't pre-enter, your number will be assigned at the event.
  • Bring raingear (This is Oregon, so you never know!).
  • Make sure you have your state's current OHV sticker installed.
  • Pack a good assortment of tools in your fanny pack for unforeseen, trail repairs. Also put a few dollars in your fanny pack so you can purchase lunch or snacks along the way.
  • Be sure to carry items to repair a flat tire.
  • The Trask County Park has plenty of room, and primitive camping.  Pack camping gear/food accordingly, if overnighting.
  • Be sure your spark arrestor/muffler is QUIET! Loud bikes - stay home!
  • Do that maintenance on your bike that you keep putting off: check nuts/bolts, oil, air filter, tires, chain...


Yo quiero Rat Dog!

 

 

 

Location, start/finish, camping and staging area: Diamond Mill OHV Staging Area, near ODF's Forestry Center and Lee's Camp.

Current weather cam: Tillamook Bay, OR & Oceanside, OR.  

Weather: local Tillamook weather forecast

Tillamook Lodging: local Tillamook motels, hotels and inns

 

Trask ISDT/ISDE: This area was the site of the USA's oldest ISDE qualifier race.  I believe it started in about 1969. Go here to check out some old pix and cool history links about the Trask Enduro!Hardcore Trail Ridin'

Old Toll Road: Part of this route will be using the historic Old Toll Road, which was the only passage over the Coast Range between Tillamook and the Willamette Valley until the early 1900's. It starts out at the historic Trask Site Store (just a few miles from Trask County Park), which is still in service and is always a checkpoint for the event.  Many stories abound of the area and the road. Multiple forest fires damaged the mountains over the years also, however the forest has regrown and thrives. 

Tillamook History:  Click here to find out about Tillamook, Oregon and more about Tillamook, Oregon, which is famous for its cheese and dairy products. Click here for the Tillamook Chamber of Commerce.  A beautiful setting just off the Pacific Coastline. Also in the area is the one, lone-remaining blimp hanger from WWII vintage. The Air Museum now uses this massive facility, which is the world's largest wooden structure.

* Oregon State Archives for Tillamook

* History of Logging in Oregon

* Logging History Museum of NW Oregon

* Tillamook County History

* Tillamook Forest Recreation Info

* Tillamook Burn: History, Reforestation & Economics(.PDF file)

* History of the NW Oregon State Forests (.PDF file)

* History of Fishing in Oregon