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Ride - Monday July 18

Discussion in 'Eastside' started by beansbaxter, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. This is some notice I know, but we are planning ride for this Monday, July 18, heading out of Spokane and going to Rattlesnake Pass in Oregon. It's a one-day ride. Word is the road is longer, better than any Spiral and your rotors will be glowing at the end of it. This is not to be confused with Rattlesnake Grade in Lewiston.

    We will go through Spiral on the way, and a few of the guys from Westside Motorsports will be riding as well.

    Not to be mean spirited toward anyone on the forum, but we kindly ask that the people interested in this ride be very experienced and ready to rock n roll at all times. Word is this stretch we are hitting is not something recommended for the novice or intermediate rider. We dont want to bring a massive group either for obvious legal red and blue reasons.

    So if your interested, post up...more details as they become available
  2. Shwaa

    Shwaa Retired

    I would be interested...unless I'm considered a novice or intermediate

  3. Ive lived in oregon most of my life... where the hell is rattlesnake pass? Its not the road to joseph, so what is it? And do you think I would be able to ride it or should I go take some rider classes?

  4. Isnt it heading toward enterprise oregon?? You go down through Asotin etc etc? Google map screenshot would be cool..:)
  5. cordodor

    cordodor Retired

    do you ride through pullman on the way down there?
  6. yup, you go towards enterprise, if you go all the way to Willowa then it is an absolutly awsome ride. Ya just gotta beware of rattlesnake grade as it almost always has skiffs of dirt and gravel in the corners and many, many, many bikes have gone down on that grade. I'll have to see if I'm off then.
  7. jabstar17

    jabstar17 Le Bitch

    You got to do a ride like this on a weekend! So I can go.....
  8. G-Spot

    G-Spot Pint Size Pimpin'

    Fine....I didn't want to go anyway.....nice to know I wasn't even invited int he first place....stupid boys..... :cry:

  9. snake

    snake Paralized with excitement

    Is that 129 heading south? A guy was in my office this week telling me about that road. He kept saying you will "wet yourself" when you go down through the Grand Rhond River canyon.
  10. Good call can be a bit tricky on the rattlesnake grade...especially on the oregon side. on the wa side theres usually gravel, slow traffic, drop offs and plenty of tight corners (think spiral times 100) and the oregon side it gets pretty bad with softball sized "boulders" at times along with the gravel. Last time I went (last year) they were working on the road, so *hopefully* they've cleaned it up a bit. But just beware. And it is cool that at the bottom of the canyon you ride into from the wa side you cross the grand rhonde. Two guys last year jumped off the bridge after lunch and cooled off. If you do this, beware its not that deep so don't dive, they touched bottom when they jumped.

    the asotin grade is a good twistie road, pretty similar to the spiral, and once you get on top headed towards anatone its pretty wide open (in fact, this is where I found that exceeding 140mph my front end gets really, really unstable, check the pilot post for the story). Not sure on po-po out there though, we didn't see any but we went mid day. I think it took us about 4 hours to ride down there and back up to oregon, turn around, have lunch, and hit the spiral on the way back. Only reason we rushed is I had to drive back to seattle that day and postponed it to go on that ride.

    I'd love to hit it with ya, but I'm switching shifts and work that day! damn-it!! Have fun though.
  11. snake

    snake Paralized with excitement

    So is this really going to happen? Will there be some sort of trial to determine if you are a good enough rider?
  12. I talked to our friends over at Westside and the ride is still planned. He gave me more details...says it is to Rattlesnake Pass in Oregon near Joseph, the biggest reason the experienced rider warning is there, is because if you wreck, there is nothing to stop you, it is a complete dropoff, you will not survive...period. That's the warning, he is going to look at it on a map but he knows the route by heart.
  13. Hope everyone survives!
  14. I'm still confused as to where this Rattlesnake Pass is. If it's not Asotin Grade just out of Clarkston, not Rattlesnake Grade heading down to Troy, OR and not Buford (sp?) Grade heading up from the little diner place to Enterprise, OR, I'm confused as to where it is.
  15. cordodor

    cordodor Retired

    Any update on this? Beans you gonna make it?