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    So I am doing a little research into just exactly where there will be possible fuel stops in Eastern Oregon. I found this little tidbit this morning....

    One other thing to worry about is gas down there. While Heppner seems to have the only commercially-franchised gas station in North-Central Oregon, there’s no other fuel on the road and difficult to find in much of the region. Make sure you know when your gas stops are going to be open when you go through, and I recommend calling ahead a couple weeks before you leave to be sure that the place has fuel or is even still in business. I’ve heard that a lot of mom & pop gas stations have folded this summer due to low tourism.

    I am wondering if I can take advantage of the collective experience on this forum. Perhaps someone has already created such a list? ...or know where one might exist?

    I may be riding this area alone the first time I go, running out of fuel in the middle of nofrickenwhere is inconvenient at best.
    Fuel should not be issue, but just eliminating that stress of , "shit I hope there is a gas station in that next town...." would be nice.

    I am stoked to explore this area as it is only a days ride away for me.

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    May help ease the mind if your on a solo trip....
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    Hi there Tim, greetings from a recent transplant from Vancouver to Kelowna. However my bike it still in YVR, hoping to get it up here within the next couple weeks. I see so many bikes out now, and the weather is perfect, and I can't wait to get out and explore the Okanagan back-roads and into the Kootenays.

    I was also too cheap to get the Destination books, but I eventually broke down and got the WA one with the map, and someone gave me the BC one. They have been indispensable, especially when the majority of roads are out of cell service, its like having a bit of google in your tank bag.

    Be safe out there!
    BOOM de ya dah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by filterwrench View Post
    May help ease the mind if your on a solo trip....
    HA! You were reading my mind.
    I have carried extra fuel before, but in an awkward 1 gallon jug.
    I was about to slip into the interwebs to see what's new and handy......and there you go. Old school fuel bottles...perfect. I had not thought of that. The holder thing is nifty as well. Thanks filterwrench!

    I might even have an old backpacking fuel bottle around here somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    Hi there Tim, greetings from a recent transplant from Vancouver to Kelowna. However my bike it still in YVR, hoping to get it up here within the next couple weeks. I see so many bikes out now, and the weather is perfect, and I can't wait to get out and explore the Okanagan back-roads and into the Kootenays.

    I was also too cheap to get the Destination books, but I eventually broke down and got the WA one with the map, and someone gave me the BC one. They have been indispensable, especially when the majority of roads are out of cell service, its like having a bit of google in your tank bag.

    Be safe out there!
    Welcome to the area Kerberos.
    Good move.

    It might look perfect out there...but it still fricken cold.
    I did Kel >Westside> Salmon River road >Salmon Arm for lunch and back the same way yesterday. Cold.
    And did Green Mountain Road >The Pie Store >White Lake road >Green Lake road>and home today.
    Fricken cold.

    Not complaining mind you, it was good riding both days, the roads are surprisingly clear of gravel but GMR has some wicked new potholes and woops. But great fun of course.

    Yes, I will have to pony up for the DH material for sure. The real shame is these guys have not yet done Oregon.

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    geriatric hooligan Array 4.5's Avatar
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    ...oh and if you want to ride with a local let me know. I ride pretty well most weekends from now until middle of May and most any day through the summer. My job is MC centric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.5 View Post
    ...oh and if you want to ride with a local let me know. I ride pretty well most weekends from now until middle of May and most any day through the summer. My job is MC centric.
    I may take you up on that, my bike will be here a week Thursday barring any sudden snowstorms on the passes on the Wednesday. I'm just off 33 on near Black Mountain, its going to be great to have some good riding literally on my doorstep without having to ride through traffic for an hour.
    BOOM de ya dah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    I may take you up on that, my bike will be here a week Thursday barring any sudden snowstorms on the passes on the Wednesday. I'm just off 33 on near Black Mountain, its going to be great to have some good riding literally on my doorstep without having to ride through traffic for an hour.
    A buddy of mine put a ride together for Sunday. I am pretty sure I am going.
    Meet 9am at Timmy's in Vernon-Hwy 6-Nakusp for lunch-Revelstoke-home.
    For me, home is the Mission area of Kelowna.
    The group so far is 3 bikes. Not likely to be many more... though it is looking like excellent temps and weather....is still too cold for some folks.

    The invite is open for whoever might be reading this.

    If you want to know about me, the others folks, bikes, riding styles /speeds whatever; PM me

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    Registered User Array kerberos's Avatar
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    Sorry I missed this, I've been tied up with work travel lately. I did finally manage to get the bike here from Vancouver last Wednesday, with just a touch of snow and ball freezing over the Coquinnector. Let me know if there's any other rides planned soon, though I'm going to be traveling again until May 2nd.
    BOOM de ya dah!

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    Will do.

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    For anyone interested. I found a 1.5 litre fuel bottle that will work for me. I just have to fab up a mount. I figure this little unit will give me 50 clicks to find more. Really what I am after is to get rid of that aggravating tension you get when you are low and doing everything you can to make it to the next fuel up.I have not figured out how to paste a url using this new tablet...this metal fuel bottle is made by Biltwell. Bought it at a hipster shop here in kelowna.... Motovita.

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