Sep
03

Giant Loop Event: Rally In The Gorge Gnarly Dual Sport Ride

Had a blast leading the Giant Loop Gnarly Dual Sport ride, at Rally in the Gorge, last weekend. It included a section of old wagon trail called the Suicide Grade. It wasn’t that suicidal but I had to wonder, when the rain caught up to us and changed things! The route was, well, gnarly. Pretty challenging … Continue reading »

Jun
30

Giant Loop Event: Touratech Rally Served Up Last Weekend’s Adventures

This years Touratech Rally had the added element of an Overland section, so the attendance was rumored to hit 1000! There were many rides on the schedule, including a Dirty Girls training session from Tracy Jeffries. Eric Wright, from 405Motosales, and I-90 Motorsports were headlining the Giant Loop display. Eric showed Bell and Giant Loop, … Continue reading »

Jun
10

Giant Loop Ride: Summer Lake Hot Springs, An Adventure Just Getting There!

The reward that awaited. The riders gathered and had breakfast. We separated into groups and headed out on different routes, destined for the Hot Springs. Each rider with the goal of arriving at the waiting Pools, Kegs and Katering by Michele, Brian and Paul. There were enduros headed for Fandango Canyon, adventure bikes rolling out … Continue reading »

Jun
06

Giant Loop Ride: Are You Packed Up And Ready? GL Summerlake Riders Are Rolling In To Town!

Get that luggage stuffed with your overnight gear and spare tube/tools, because there is no time waste in the morning. Registration and breakfast starts at 7AM, rider meeting at 8AM, then its side stands up and off to the Hot Springs!

May
29

Giant Loop Event: A Few More Pics From Overland EXPO

We got some more pics uploaded from the trip to Overland EXPO. Check them out!  

May
22

Giant Loop Ride: Summer Lake Hot Springs Building New Cabins

Harold stopped by the Summer Lake Hot Springs on his return trip from the Overland Expo. He wanted to catch up with the folks there and cover some details for our upcoming ride. He saw that the crew was hard at work building cabins, which will be ready in time for our event.  If you … Continue reading »

Apr
24

Giant Loop Event: SiliPints For The Summer Lake Hot Springs Ride Are Here!

SiliPints are in the house! Get registered now for the Giant Loop Summer Lake Hot Springs Ride and receive one of these limited edition unbreakable drinking tools for hot or cold beverages – and tasty Oregon microbrew beer to go in it! Quantity is limited, so reserve yours today. I will miss the handle on my … Continue reading »

Apr
18

Giant Loop Rider: JD Goes To The City For An Urban Enduro Ride, Portland Alley Sweeper 2014

Packing up the van and GL’s 2001 Honda XR650R to head over and ride the Alley Sweeper, promoted by Sang Froid Riding Club. My girl Tam will be along, riding her first rally on her ’71 Triumph Scrambler, the perfect bike for this occasion. Details here: APRIL 11, 2014 BY BOHLSEN Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro … Continue reading »

Apr
17

Giant Loop Event: Adventure Girl, Tracy Jeffries, To Lead Ladies Group On Giant Loop’s Summer Lake Hot Springs Ride

I met Tracy at a RawHyde event in 2012 and learned that there is an appetite for DIRT in all of us. Some, like Tracy, just express it better than the rest. Tracy has devoted her motorcycling skill development and riding experiences to honing her ability to roost dirt and ride big adventure bikes with … Continue reading »

Apr
10

Giant Loop Racer: Alex Sherman’s Kawasaki KX450F Takes A Hit In The Desert 100

The Desert 100 is always physically hard on the racers and their carefully prepared race bikes.  Therefore, I was, and wasn’t, shocked to hear news of GL racer Alex Sherman’s crash, while battling for a top ten position in last weekend’s event, and that it was a race ender!  A rescue helicopter is positioned on the … Continue reading »

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