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DockingPilot 02-03-2013 12:12 PM

2012 West Coast Discovery
 
Once again,
a 2 week trip that will encompass almost 2,600 miles. Starting on the BC border at Oroville Washington, south through Oregon, into the vast remoteness of northern California and all the way to Reno Nevada where the trip would end.
We present :
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larryboy 02-03-2013 12:17 PM

:lurk

DockingPilot 02-03-2013 12:42 PM

The Fly In
 
4 of us volunteered for the mission. As always, John (WR250), Bruce (KTM Super Enduro), Mike (GSA) and myself.
From port to starboard: Me, Mike, John & Bruce, 2 time ECEA Grand Champ and USA ISDE rider
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We had the bikes trucked from NJ to South Sound BMW in Seattle.

Allied picking the bikes up at my house, 2 weeks before we are due to fly out to Seattle. They would be transfered onto a large tractor trailer at the NJ hub.
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The well packed DR 650, my choice this year.
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See you girls in Seattle
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poolman 02-03-2013 12:47 PM

DockingPilot,

Excellent, I love a good Fly N Ride!

Safe Travels,

byways 02-03-2013 01:02 PM

Poor lil' Echo ... faithful tho she is, she's left behind again ... :cry

DockingPilot 02-03-2013 01:05 PM

We meet up Friday afternoon on August 31st at Newark Liberty International.
Our annual 2 week mental unwinding therapy session was beginning.
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We arrived around 2130 Pacific in Seattle. Grabbed a taxi and headed south for Fife where South Sound was holding the bikes. We checked in to the Motel 6 down the street and grabbed some dinner. We were anxious to start this journey.
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Next morning we are up early, bodies still on EST.
We grab breakfast waiting for the shop to open.
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South Sound BMW were incredible in the care they provided for our bikes and the welcome we received. They gave us full access to the warehouse and anything we needed. They even brought our tire pressure up to snuff.
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Geared up and ready. The DR lights right off, ready........and willing.
She's got 2,600 hard, dusty miles ahead before I snap her picture under the arch in Reno and her job is done.
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One last stop at the motel to gather our gear.
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We gas
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And go..............
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North to Oroville up next

madeouttaglass 02-03-2013 02:12 PM

subscribed.
May I ask what the bike shipping cost?

DockingPilot 02-03-2013 02:15 PM

The 325 mile leg up to Oroville would be mostly on sealed roads. But it would be a spectacular assualt on the senses and a prelude to what we were in for.
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An hour north of Seattle we stop for a cofffee break.
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Freindly Pac West girls ask about our trip.
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Like it reads, Barlow Pass
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It's a big day and it's getting late.
We stop in Winthrop for a delicous dinner.
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After dinner we ride on. Continuing due north until we pull into:
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We check into our motel for the night
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Next up: Nighthawk and we start the WABCDR proper

DockingPilot 02-03-2013 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madeouttaglass (Post 20641829)
subscribed.
May I ask what the bike shipping cost?

About $1k round trip each. Dropped in Seattle, and picked in Reno.

marty hill 02-03-2013 02:37 PM

Looking fwd to the pics and story. Have fun!

westcoasttrekker 02-03-2013 03:02 PM

I'm in.

That little coffee stand looks like it is in the lovely town of Granite Falls. Did you ride the Mt. Loop Hwy over to Darrington?

DockingPilot 02-03-2013 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by westcoasttrekker (Post 20642175)
I'm in.

That little coffee stand looks like it is in the lovely town of Granite Falls. Did you ride the Mt. Loop Hwy over to Darrington?

We did.

PHOTON PHIL 02-03-2013 03:11 PM

Looking forward to another awesome ride report Frank. :clap Thanks

oldtrucks 02-03-2013 03:13 PM

Frank I've been waiting for your RR ever since you released the Trailer.

You guys have the entire spectrum of bikes covered this trip

byways 02-03-2013 03:24 PM

DP ... Did you pack differently for this trip compared to past trips? Load looks tight 'n light for this one.


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