China Hat 2

This is a weekend ride. Camp if you like or rent a room in town. I have room for 4 bikes and riders, Pitch in for fuel, $30 per person, bring your own everything. I will be leaving at 6am Saturday morning and returning Sunday evening. I may Friday night depending on work schedule and schedules of anybody sharing a ride.

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  • Gaylene G.

    Jason, how's the healing going? I never got a cast because I have a hematoma on my arm as well as my knee, and they don't want to cast it until that goes away. I have a feeling I won't have a cast, but I think that's ok. I know I'm plenty tired of being this limited. I want to ride and DO STUFF. It's really wearing me out, all this healing...

    May 12, 2014

    • jason

      Great!i got 4 good hard rides already with it. Still hurts some but the riding is forcing it into shape quickly. When u gonna hit the dirt next?

      June 19, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      I'm unsure. I have a couple car shows and a 3 or 4 day street bike run scheduled next month. This month, some other events. I did a short ride, probably less than 40 miles on my Duc and thought it was about right for a first try with my thumb. Been doing yard work all day and both my thumbs ache. My left one was being worked on (physical therapy) when I wrecked my right one. Gotta get better!

      1 · June 19, 2014

  • Radka K.

    oops, just realized the date for this meetup is april 19 not june 19, so it's past event, anyway anybody who wants to come this weekend of june 20-22 to Browns camp, we'll be there

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Radka K.

    Enjoy!!! Just make sure you keep your distance from the one in front of you. We went on Memorial day, spent three days riding hard and it was extremely dusty. In my opinion April and October and November is the best time to ride China Hat.
    We are going to Browns camp for entire weekend so if anybody wants to come for riding/camping/campfire that would be great!

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Gaylene G.

    Had my last appointment with the orthopedic doctor Monday (6/16.) Although my thumb still hurts if I use it at certain angles, he says there is no lingering injury to it. Getting ready to ride street... Happy Summer everyone!

    June 18, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    Hello peeps! I'm gonna have to make this ride. China had is awesome! FYI last year I was there a ranger was writing tickets for not having that stupid riding card. It takes like ten bucks and an hour to get.

    April 9, 2014

    • Dan

      Radka, this is the link to the page. There are a couple of online sites to do the test then print a temp card while they mail your "official" one.

      May 14, 2014

    • Dan

      May 14, 2014

  • Gaylene G.

    Other than the injuries sustained in the group, it's a cool place to ride!

    1 · April 21, 2014

    • Scott N.

      Hope you guys heal up and feel better soon

      1 · April 22, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      Oh crap, Jason!

      April 22, 2014

  • Mindy

    I had a great time, so glad I got to go. Thanks everyone! Thanks Troy for driving!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Dan

    Awesome time and great seeing many of you again and meeting others for the first time! I'm up for a China Hat 3 in May if everyone heals up and fixes bikes by then!

    5 · April 20, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      Dan, your photos are great, thank you!

      April 21, 2014

    • jason

      good pics dan!i would have had some to contribute if i wasnt having so many arm problems.

      April 21, 2014

  • Troy

    Great time!! Thanks to everyone who came out!! Great turn out!!

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    We taderd that place!

    1 · April 20, 2014

    • jason

      and some left tattered!good riding wit'cha bro.

      1 · April 20, 2014

  • jason

    It was a great trip except the part where I hurt my left arm friday nite.I now have an inflated tennis ball sized black and blue forearm but dont think its broken.I did get roughly 80 miles with it hurting moderately bad.It was nice to meet everybody and I am looking forward to the next ride with ya'all.

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    Non eth gas in Bend at shell just before you go left on 20

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • Joey

    Gaylene. You need to bring me with you guys just like we did for you last year! Lol. Remember that pic??

    2 · April 14, 2014

    • Joey

      Just draw up a guy with a helmet. Lol

      1 · April 15, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      Gotcha covered, Joey.

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Gaylene G.

    The countdown is on!

    1 · April 18, 2014

    • jason

      Yup and I am almost ready to leave

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    If I recall correctly there is no on site water?

    April 16, 2014

    • Troy

      Nope it bring your own water.

      April 16, 2014

  • jason

    It looks like I will be there around noon Friday. A friend will be in a green range rover and I am in a white dodge ram.See you all there!

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • jason

    Are there any poker players in the group?I was thinking about bringing some cards and poker chips.

    April 15, 2014

    • Jeff J.

      Do it. Ill b waiting for u to show up;)

      1 · April 15, 2014

    • Troy

      I'm in.

      1 · April 15, 2014

  • Joey

    Hey guys & gals! Please remember to snap as many photos as you can. Even some vids to post on YouTube would be great. Have fun & ride safe!

    2 · April 14, 2014

  • Dan

    I'll be driving down Friday am, should get there early afternoon to stake out a spot. Will try for the flat center area we had last April. I'll also bring firewood. This time I'll be expecting the sun, rain, hail, snow!

    March 21, 2014

    • Dan

      Troy, I'll be in a burgandy Suburban with a 19' weekend warrior toyhauler (white with blue accents) There's a picture of them in my profile pics.

      April 12, 2014

    • Troy

      Thanks Dan. See you up there!!

      April 15, 2014

  • Matt

    I will be leaving Friday after work. [masked] I can haul up to 4 bikes. Let me know if anyone is interested in carpooling..

    April 15, 2014

    • Jeff J.

      Hmmm where do u live and what time is after work?

      April 15, 2014

    • Jeff J.

      O and when do u plan to head home?

      April 15, 2014

  • Gaylene G.

    Heading out to North Plains to buy some ethanol-free gasoline for the trip...

    April 13, 2014

    • Scott N.

      Nice!...can't beat a gas and beer run!

      1 · April 14, 2014

    • Scott N.

      Thanks Jason - that's good to know cuz I live in SE

      2 · April 14, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    If anybody wants to hitch a ride to cut down on gas let me know. I may leave Friday morning or sat morning. I will be in an old gray ford exploder pulling a Datsun pickup bed trailer. If I get there first ill park in the big spot in the middle near the bathroom. Witch I think Dan is talking about.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    I'm either gonna ride or die tomorrow. And my buddy just bailed on me. Anybody want to ride tomorrow, on Sunday?

    1 · April 12, 2014

    • Jeff J.

      Sweet! Do you have a place you wish to ride? I was thinking mccubins gulch

      1 · April 12, 2014

    • Jeff J.

      My number is[masked]

      April 12, 2014

  • Gaylene G.

    Getting stoked. Troy, let me know if I need to take Friday off. I'll probably try to call you in the next several days to figure out a time/date to bring my stuff over.

    April 11, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      If I don't take Friday off, I may have to take Monday off to recoup!

      April 11, 2014

    • Troy

      Gaylene, unfortunately I can't take Friday off. You can bring your bike and gear over Thursday or Friday night, we will be leaving my house early!! Between 5:30 and 6am. Looking forward to getting out.

      1 · April 12, 2014

  • Mindy

    Hey Troy, I tried calling u but it doesn't even go to voice mail, can you call me?

    April 11, 2014

    • Troy

      Mindy, try to text me at[masked]-2733. Apparently I'm having phone issues. Stinking Comcast :)

      April 12, 2014

  • mark

    I'm back in...Thought it was this weekend. My riding skills are slightly better than my calendar skills (I hope)

    3 · April 11, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    Doese anybody want to carpool out I have a ford explorer and a trailer that can fit three bikes.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • mark

    I'm out. After 3 weekends of dirt, especially Ironman last weekend, I'm ready for some road work. I'll catch you next time.

    1 · April 11, 2014

  • Jeff J.

    Hey Troy you still have room, to haul a man and a bike. I don't have brush guards so more clearance ;)

    1 · April 9, 2014

    • Troy

      Hey Jeff. I've got 4 confirmed and one who is still deciding. If the maybe backs out then I'll have room. I'll let you know.

      April 11, 2014

  • mark

    I'm coming in on Saturday morning. May camp or get a room, not sure which yet. I guessing that at the campsite people will kind of come and go? Or is going to be like you blast out at 730 and don't come back till dark? I'm in a white Cherokee with a ktm hanging off the back.

    April 3, 2014

    • Troy

      Hey mark, we will most likely head out, back to camp lunch time ish, then back out.

      1 · April 5, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      Hopefully not tooooo early!

      April 11, 2014

  • Mindy

    hey troy I am not sure where you live, could you give me directions or a call so I can bring my bike over the thurs or friday before

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • Troy

      Hello Mindy. I'm in Sw portland. Call when you can and we can schedule a time to meet. [masked]

      April 6, 2014

  • Gaylene G.

    Hi Troy, do you still have room for me and my gear in your setup?

    March 30, 2014

    • Troy

      Gaylene there's room in the trailer if you want to throw out a sleeping bag, I'll have a table with BBQ, stove, propane heater, bring your food, water, gear, and bike, please you can bring your bike and gear to my house the night before.

      April 5, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      Will do. Thanks Troy!

      April 6, 2014

  • tim h.

    I will be heading out Friday night but I will be staying in town I just need to know what trucks to look for on sat morning and about what time to show up

    April 3, 2014

    • tim h.

      thax see you there

      April 3, 2014

    • Troy

      White hummer big trailer

      April 5, 2014

  • jason

    We'll Dan, it looks like you and I will be first on the scene. I will be there by noon Friday I hope.I am driving a white dodge ram1500 with a red iron cross on the tailgate. I might have a trailer with me, just not sur about that yet.

    April 3, 2014

  • Mindy

    I've been out there and rode the single track and really liked it. But I am a bit slow. Would that be ok on this trip? I would really like to go but I want to fit in to the group dynamic

    2 · March 20, 2014

    • Troy

      Yes Mindy come out, it will be fun. That's what I like about this group is all different skill sets. Always lots of fun!

      3 · March 20, 2014

    • Gaylene G.

      Do come out, Mindy!

      April 1, 2014

  • mark

    Hey all, I was just wondering if anyone was going to Ironman in Odessa this year? I'm doing the dual sport poker run.

    March 31, 2014

  • tim h.

    Sounds like fun looking forward to meeting new people and great riding.

    March 30, 2014

  • jason

    I will be there Friday as well and will also have some firewood

    March 27, 2014

  • jason

    i might be camping there this weekend also.hoping to bring some friends too.not 100% sure if i am driving or hitching a ride with a buddy yet.will keep you informed

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Jose N.

    Really want to go. Using up all my kitchen passes for the month on an Austin trip. Hopefully this isn't the only China hat dates this year...

    March 20, 2014

  • mark

    You can't be much slower than me, otherwise you would be going backwards.

    2 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this just for bike or are all ATV's welcome. I can do this date possibly.

    March 17, 2014

    • Nathan F.

      Hey Doug, I remember there being tons and tons of double track trails out there for ATVs. However, I'll let Troy tell you about his plan.

      March 17, 2014

    • Troy

      Well Nathan there's really no plan but to ride :) most likely it will resemble last year. Depending on how many people and skill levels we will either stay as a group or peel off into smaller groups. I will bring the big trailer and if anyone wants to use it as a tent feel free. I might camp but haven't decided yet. Doug I think you should defiantly come, there are plenty of double tracks. Quads are welcome for sure! There is a race in May I want to do so I'll be looking for at least one or 2 fast rides. Other than that it's a laid back come have fun weekend.

      2 · March 17, 2014

  • mark

    I'll be there for Saturday.

    1 · March 17, 2014

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