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Rah's picture
Rah
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The serious about sport part really depends on which part of Oregon you're in. Bend area it's true, but not as much up in the Portland area, there it's more of a hipster scene, although there is good coffee and food to be had. If you're ever in downtown Portland you should check out the food carts.

JesseT77's picture
JesseT77
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I live in Bend and I am not serious about sport. :B

KrystaVixen's picture
KrystaVixen
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O.O  You were HERE???  In Oregon??  *gasp!*  Sorry to hear about the injuries, though.  As nice of Trevor as it is to want to leave us some souvenier blood, we'd really rather see you both home in as good of condition as you arrived. =3

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Ouch. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Trev.

Andrew Kunz
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You really need to just chill out on a beach for your vacation next year.

Jam's picture
Jam
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NEVAR

John H's picture
John H
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Trevor needs a safer hobby - perhaps base jumping...

Seriously, though, I hope he gets well soon.

greg's picture
greg
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You really need to wrap Trevor in bubble wrap.  

And you two should check out northwest Montana sometime.  Really beautiful country up there.

Mortosdersoulstealer's picture
Mortosdersoulstealer
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I have to say I was thrown off when you said "down" in Oregon.  It's up for me XD

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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You need to do a stop in the Bellingham, WA area, Jam...Trev would love it. Some killer bike trails that run up to 10 miles, with parts having a drop angle exceeding 60 degrees for respectable distances (a hundred yards of so...covered with roots, totally under cover of the trees, and with stuff ready to eat you alive if you go off trail any further than 5 feet, either side), and other parts you HAVE to go airborne, instead of following the switchbacks, unless you want to brake so bad you're barely balanced by sheer will.

 

The above describes at least 8 trails I'm aware of, plus the opportunity to break your own trails by going WAY up logging roads, and just pointing yourself vaguely towards the next lower switchback of the graded road.

 

Then the beachfront state parks to camp in (or go up towards Baker to Glacier Nat'l Forest)...which, if you get down in the right part of summer, and bring a kayak, means you can pull fresh dungie and red rock crab up for dinner, most of the week.

 

Nice, short hop for you (I know, because I make the reverse trip fairly often...Canada has a number of luxuries and luxuriy items that are ridiculously expensive, in impossible to get access to, on this side), and SOOOO much to do.

 

And, if given enough lead time...I could probably arange for Trev to try a safer sport...parasailing off the hills.

Rashkavar
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Heh, luxury items impossible to access in the US?  Like what?

I know the reverse is true about a lot of practical items - a fair number of your manufacturers believe we (Canadians) all live in igloos and hunt caribou and thus don't need what they make.

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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Impossible to access through normal channels, then? Cuban cigars, for one thing (I don't mind at all driving 2 hours north to buy 3 boxes of them, even at the prices decent cigars go for), stronger, but not quite hospital grade tylenol, often needed in this household...plentiful pulled muscles, strained joints, bumps, bruises, and abrasions...to the point that unless it needs stitches, setting, or gets massively infected, all five of us know signs and symptoms of injury right up to being able (usually) to tell the difference between a sprain, to treat on the spot and at home, or serious ligament damage that calls for a hospital co-pay, better fresh seafoods, as Canada recognizes different seasons than the US, extending our access to "just pulled from the water" seafood, and B.C. allows Caribou hunting, whereas most of the US doesn't.

 

And it's pretty.

Jam's picture
Jam
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We might have to take you up on that! We're always looking for new places to ride, although because I am a really crappy rider I might not fare well on trails with mandatory gap-jumps :(

Ironically Trevor *had* a parasailing lesson booked that he might have to reschedule now!

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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There are "easier" trails that are almost as fun, just as pretty, and have the added thrill, in one case, of having a significant length of it passing under a length of overhang just designed for a cat to pounce, and a known population of at least two cougars that make it their home territory (the female, taking the whole local, and the male that encompasses several female's territories), quite likely more than just the two...

 

Went out bowhunting up along an area that trail passes through, and got myself scared pretty well...had just burrowed into my hide, looked up at the ridge that had been just above me, and saw her eyes shine, flipped on the low light cam, and she was about 5 foot, sitting and looking. Makes one a bit tense.

matrixviking's picture
matrixviking
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Dang; you were here in Oregon?! Damn, I wish I'd known or I'd've met up with you folks.

I'm sorry to hear of Trevor's Travails (accidental alliteration. Oops, there I go again!) I hope that he's healing nicely and doing well. Tell him that despite what he may have heard, you can't learn to fly a la Hitchhiker's Guide; throw yourself at the ground and miss. You'll just splat something sensitive.

 

Anyway, again sorry to have missed you. Take care!

Jam's picture
Jam
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Just a group vacation with friends, there was nothing to miss :)

General Specific's picture
General Specific
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I have mixed feelings about "liking" this one.

Pascaleb's picture
Pascaleb
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Nice coloring job on this one! Facial expressions are spot on... 

Jam's picture
Jam
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Thank you! I was proud of that forest :)

omniwarrior's picture
omniwarrior
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I really wish you would not post this stuff. I have been trying to get back on a bike for a while, but my wife won't let me. 3 concussions, a broken arm and ligament damage in my knee back when I was young and dumb. My knee still bothers me, but I really need the exercise. Showing images like this make her arguments more solid and sound.

CrazyAlmostCanuk's picture
CrazyAlmostCanuk
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LOL...I get much of the same stuff, omni...just turned 40...former military took care of back damage for me, and one shoulder (what airborne military call "static line arm"...misplace arm during a static line jump, and the streamer wraps the arm and YANKS), free-climbing rocks added some, plus a couple breaks I can feel when the air pressure changes, stupidity at skate parks and ramps did my knees in for permenant injuries in my early 20's, hand mangled from a rappelling incident about 8 years back (I have about 95% use back, and still rappel).

My wife just rolls her eyes, and checks that I have enough in my "emergency room co-pay" account. She learned that arguing with me doesn't work, I just sneak out to do it, anyhow.

Life's a game, the house always wins, you can eat right, exercize daily, never smoke, all of that, and still drop dead from some thing or another, abhorrently young, or you can be a 2 pack a day, six pack a night smoker and drinker from the age of 21, and still be enjoying life in your mid sixties. That being the case, you gotta play just for the fun of it.

Mitchellfrom Aus's picture
Mitchellfrom Aus
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Did Trevor really look that bad? 

zia weslee's picture
zia weslee
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Wow! Thanks for this.

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