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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Dr 650

MC, I bought a lightly used '09 DR 650 to better cover the highway work between the dirt sections. Geared for two track, the 350 was agonizingly over taxed on the highway. I never flogged it on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Some Conditions!

That's right Gootch, above the drizzle and clouds it was really warm and sunny. The roads are very soft and muddy from all of the traffic on them. Normally the snow and ice keep the sedans and 2WD...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-26-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Olympic Snow Levels

This should be titled "No Olympic Snow Level"! Phew!, as you can see from the photo of Mt Maynard there is no snow on the North slope of the Olympics. It was quite warm and sunny on FR28,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By dammitdave
This Sounds Great!

Thanks for posting this up. It's a great route that more folks should enjoy. The dog and I did this about 9-10 years ago and it was so enjoyable that I did it again with Pakled in 2010. I hope at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 19,302
Posted By dammitdave
More Nez Perce Reading

The 2013 Montana 1000 covered a lot of the Nez Perce trail. I got interested enough to spend time at the Big Hole interpretive center and picked up "Dreamers" by Martin Stadius. Great read with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-09-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,198
Posted By dammitdave
Not that funny, HH

The problem is that the joke's on us. In the last four years the additional fees(read taxes) seem to have become a routine for state government. Rather than a short term fix for specific problems,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-04-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By dammitdave
Don't ask me how I know........

:rofl:rofl:rofl.......I ended up rolling it backwards using the front tire for a lever and lifting the luggage rack at the same time; about 3/4" at a time initially, but when I calmed down a little I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-20-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,566
Posted By dammitdave
Oooo, Oooo, Oooooo!

I like the visual HW and thanks everyone for contributing to this thread. I'm getting a free 76csx as an upgrade to my 1998 12XL. The 12XL has about 8yrs of banging around in sailboats, canoes and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,062
Posted By dammitdave
Great Stuff Indeed!!!

Thanks for posting up. It has been 40yrs since I've been in that area but it is cemented in my memory for a reason. 'Beautiful and varied country that you have presented so well. Thanks again for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,450
Posted By dammitdave
But wait....!

Yes, it's yet another tax. I'm sure that Olympia will do away with the gas tax as revenue begins to come in from the new mileage tax. Gotta go now, Santa Clause is coming to my house early - and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,967
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks for Posting This!

Good ride and great photos...I really like the look of the forested areas. If only school geography classes had been this interesting. Thanks again, DD
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,783
Posted By dammitdave
Miss that country......

Squonker, 'Haven't been to the Caribou in ages. Your write-up tugs at me while the sleet falls outside. Great descriptions and photos.....Thanks for posting this. DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By dammitdave
More Dirt!

Good advice from Gregulator! If it doesn't snow(and it's not predicted) you can ride from Hoodsport to Pleasant Harbor on forest roads. 5 miles North on 101, pick up the Dosewallips Rd in Brinnon...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13,008
Views: 751,051
Posted By dammitdave
My hat's off to ya!!!

These guys are real heroes. They got that way by doing what needed to be done, when it had to be done, in the face of significant risk, because that's what you do. Period
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Tom!

Wonderful images of a beautiful area.....Thanks for posting up your work! dd
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By dammitdave
Great Ride!

Wansfel, Thanks for posting this! Glad the new bike is everything you wished for. The fall colors along these routes look fantastic. Slowed by windfalls on the Lolo in 2013, I did a lot of engine...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,061
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks fella's!

Thanks Red Menace for posting up and thanks Wachs et al for the history. It's somewhat heartbreaking to think of the back-breaking work those pioneers did in vain. Thanks again, DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By dammitdave
I'm in....

O.k. dammit, you've got me hooked. Looking at Google Earth and an old version of TOPO, with an older Metzger map for reference, I've worked up a good gps route to Frankfort. The route to Camp Brix...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,893
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks for posting.....

Mike, Mark, Dano et al,

Thanks for writing this one up! One of the newer inmates out Port Angeles way wrote up a good description of the route and now you fellas have put the icing on the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Fellas!

Havoc, thanks for the link. I've only ridden the Capital Forest a couple of times and have a tendency to come out somewhere different than was intended. Mikrow, great photos; they brought back a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,160
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,347,999
Posted By dammitdave
Looking for a DR650?

There's a white 2009 DR650 with 704 miles for sale in Port Townsend $3995. Skid plate but otherwise stock. Super clean consignment sale.
tHree SIX oh 3 ate fivE forh five Five nine.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 60,974
Posted By dammitdave
What Timmer said.....

Lima to Jackson last year was just outstanding! About 6 1/2 hours of the finest riding you might imagine. I've recommended that route to everyone whom talks about riding in MT. Thanks again, Ron...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 60,974
Posted By dammitdave
MT OHV Permit

Doh! I spaced out getting my MT OHV Permit. ?Is there a place in Troy where a permit may be purchased? Thanks, DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By dammitdave
What 1911 said...

Smitty,

Be sure to ask 1911 about the route South of Wenatchee for the fire damage re-routes. For scheduling, note that the WABCDR is much faster than the more rugged OBCDR. The WABDR can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 60,974
Posted By dammitdave
Thanks Ron!!!

Thanks again, Ron for gathering and routing all of these suggestions. Your hard work will let us enjoy a week's riding that would take many seasons to string together on our own. Hats off to ya! ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 12:53 PM
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Views: 60,974
Posted By dammitdave
"Thomas Rees' journal gives his name as Tobe, an...

"Thomas Rees' journal gives his name as Tobe, an abbreviation of Tosa-tive koo-be, meaning "furnished white white-man brains," :rofl

Always ready to learn more history.....dd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 38,572
Posted By dammitdave
Missing Hwy 34

'Been doing the aging parent thing, so I was caging East from Waldport yesterday and must have passed, literally, a hundred bikes headed West on 34. My pal Walt and I used to rail our old Hondas...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By dammitdave
Dang! Didn't see this in time....

'Glad you had a good time! If you come back this way I'll connect you with a Dane from Portland and you can ride around on one of his Nimbus.dd
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Super!

Good to see that you're out riding so soon. Be careful but don't sit around and have that joint rust shut on ya.:D Dave
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By dammitdave
Not Nikasil....

My '79 has the second hardest cast iron cylinders I've ever seen. I bored a few Schramm air compressors that were harder....just a little harder! DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Eldon Store is Open!!!

So, I went past the Eldon store last Sunday and it was open and the pumps were working. Yeahhhhh:clap (the vampire er..realtor sign was still there:cry) dd
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,682
Posted By dammitdave
The Good Son....

I'm doing the aging parent thing through the end of this month and should have some time then. DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By dammitdave
Goin' North?

If you're heading North or East on the Canadian side, there's Pacific NW BMW in Ferndale, WA. If you don't need and official dealer there's a certified BMW tech here in Port Townsend at PT Honda. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,682
Posted By dammitdave
Pray for Rain!

The weather's george us; I can't sit inside with a new Suzi callin' my name. I have been feeling a little guilty about leavin' ya hangin(very little). We'll get er written up and posted sometime in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9,160
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,347,999
Posted By dammitdave
Good on ya, MG!

I found the stock tank hiding in my flammables cabinet. It's yours for the asking. Let me know and I'll bring it to you on my next trip down. DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 24,714
Posted By dammitdave
Vintage Swap Meet April 26th

Scott,

?Can you add the WVM Vintage Bike Show and Swap Meet at the Skagit County Fairgrounds in Mt Vernon, WA? The show runs from 8 to 4:30 Saturday April 26th.

Thanks, DD
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 307,171
Posted By dammitdave
Cry Eldon Store Closed

Perhaps I'm late to the party and this has already been posted, but the last time I drove past the Eldon store it was closed:cry, the pumps bagged and a vampi...I mean realtor sign was posted in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 60,974
Posted By dammitdave
More Eye Candy

Just in case anyone's still on the fence; I've started posting the last couple of day's from last year's trip in .....goes down in flames thread in Pics, Pics, Pics.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,682
Posted By dammitdave
He's Baaaack!

Day 4: North Fork to Ruby Reservoir


In the morning we broke camp and climbed away from the reservoir turning East past Georgetown Lake and out to MT1. A quick fuel stop in Anaconda had us...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-14-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By dammitdave
Offline all Weekend

Sorry I missed you guys. I made the Mosquito Loop and up 38 to the rock pile but didn't think it prudent to head up solo. Had a good ride back to Hwy9 and got to follow a rambunctous Ferrari down 9...
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