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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-05-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 155
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Posted By thetourist
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
:wave back at ya. Lost my puter for a while. ...

:wave back at ya. Lost my puter for a while.


Maybe an alien observatory :eek1


I listened to a guy playing the digeridoo there, a couple yrs ago.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 335,295
Posted By thetourist
Good Luck. Does it sound like the...

Good Luck.

Does it sound like the balance shaft is out of sync? You might be able to fix that. At least close enough.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
North Fork of the Umpqua

North Fork of the Umpqua
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,609
Posted By thetourist
Don't take 410 to Seattle. Don't go within 50...

Don't take 410 to Seattle. Don't go within 50 mi of Seattle, unless you have business there. It has been rated the 4th most congested traffic in USA.

Olympia to Everett is a quagmire of...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,609
Posted By thetourist
If your goal is to run all of 101 around the...

If your goal is to run all of 101 around the Olympics, you could cross the Columbia at Astoria, run around the Peninsula and come out at Olympia WA. South on 5 to hwy 12 into Rainier, Come out near...
Forum: Americas 11-26-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,609
Posted By thetourist
Northern OR coast is slow. Your schedule...

Northern OR coast is slow.

Your schedule may not allow enough time for the Northwest.
Most of the roads are not straight thru. Lots of winding and jogging between parks, much of it at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10,387
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Posted By thetourist
Did anyone get the phone number of this TA? ...

Did anyone get the phone number of this TA?

It has disappeared. I'm interested.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,505
Posted By thetourist
Thanks Les. I'll stop by when things warm up a...

Thanks Les. I'll stop by when things warm up a bit.
Forum: Americas 11-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By thetourist
Google is your friend. ...

Google is your friend.

http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

A myriad of ride reports on ADV

I found the Racetrack fascinating.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,088
Posted By thetourist
Urban Legend. #7 plastic, hard plastic, was...

Urban Legend.

#7 plastic, hard plastic, was the type that worried people. Baby bottles, NALGENE bottles, are #7. Supposedly Nalgene quit using whatever was leaching out. Is your bottle one of the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,505
Posted By thetourist
I'm doing OK. Feet and knees just don't work...

I'm doing OK. Feet and knees just don't work anymore. If I broke down on Moscow Mt it would probably take me days to walk to a farm house. :rofl

I would have done some riding this summer, but the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-19-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,505
Posted By thetourist
I just drew out the T-3 route on a map. I plan...

I just drew out the T-3 route on a map. I plan on running it this summer. Was thinking of IDBDR going south and T-3 back north.
I'm sure I'll bypass a fair amount of T3. Some of the stuff...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,581
Posted By thetourist
Coming from Hood River, you should consider...

Coming from Hood River, you should consider heading south thru the desert. No humidity, No ice. Wait for a warm day and hammer down to get away from the Gorge.
97 can be a cold mamma. Aim for the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-16-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
Govmt mt rd, east of Milton Freewater. A thru...

Govmt mt rd, east of Milton Freewater. A thru road into the Blues.

I know two other ridge roads in that area.

Basket Mountain Road?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
OK I looked to far west this morning. ...

OK I looked to far west this morning.

"Government Mountain Road" he says tentatively,
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
I am totally confused, but... Cold...

I am totally confused, but...

Cold Springs Road
Forum: Trip Planning 11-13-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By thetourist
$2200 for a 92 is a high price for a kicker. It...

$2200 for a 92 is a high price for a kicker. It is not an SE, which draws a higher price.
Should be able to get a 96 or newer low mileage DR350SE for 2200.

SE has mirror, signals, large...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,158
Posted By thetourist
That seems like a good price for a low mileage...

That seems like a good price for a low mileage bike.
The DR350 is much better in my opinion. Really nice power band and bullet proof. I run about 65 for extended pavement with mine.

SE models...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-12-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
WAG Jaynes Ridge Rd.

WAG Jaynes Ridge Rd.
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,047
Posted By thetourist
Arches National Park

Arches National Park
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By thetourist
If you make it to I-80 most of the northwest is...

If you make it to I-80 most of the northwest is accessible by dirt - gravel roads and trails

A loop from Great Basin Nat Park to Bonneville, Yellowstone, Glacier, Crater Lake is possible.

It is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8,063
Views: 471,481
Posted By thetourist
Meyers Ridge

Meyers Ridge
Forum: Americas 11-09-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By thetourist
You could haul the bike to select places and do a...

You could haul the bike to select places and do a little riding.
Moab has a number of good rides, and can be warm..
Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods, and Mokey Dugway are close together.
I've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By thetourist
395 & I-90 patrolled fairly heavy. hwy 12...

395 & I-90 patrolled fairly heavy.

hwy 12 has County Police speedtraps between Dayton and Pomeroy,

95 Lewiston Grade can have heavy patrolled. The rest is hit or miss.

26 can have occasional...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 830,005
Posted By thetourist
Most car vs cycle contests aren't very equal, but...

Most car vs cycle contests aren't very equal, but this one tries.

All street legal. All have launch control. All are wicked fast.

The Atom and BMW have about the same lbs per hp. The Rally car...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By thetourist
A thread on BC eateries. ...

A thread on BC eateries.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726113

One of my favorite small cities is Nelson BC. Lots of walk-a-bout shopping, tea shops, ice cream parlors.
Toad...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By thetourist
You might try some Ferry hopping. North on 5....

You might try some Ferry hopping.
North on 5. West on 12 to Elma.
Cross the hwy and north to Matlock and Shelton.
Thru Shelton to Bremerton or north on 101 and some island hopping to hwy 20.
I've...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-27-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,687
Views: 85,081
Posted By thetourist
A drastic move to get out of raking leaves. ...

A drastic move to get out of raking leaves. Heal, HEAL, I say.
Forum: Americas 10-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By thetourist
Any bike will do. Get it comfortable. Get all...

Any bike will do. Get it comfortable. Get all your gear lashed down. One of the reasons KLR's are such good touring bikes is because they are leisurely. If you run in attack mode all you will see...
Forum: Americas 10-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,862
Posted By thetourist
It appears your timing is perfect. Temps are...

It appears your timing is perfect. Temps are rising this weekend and next week. And dry.
60's north of Yellowstone and mid 70's in north ID. to 80's in Denver.
Cool in the mornings. Maybe ice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 830,005
Posted By thetourist
Not quite a cycle, but Hey, it's cool. As with...

Not quite a cycle, but Hey, it's cool. As with the Rat Harley, Never Underestimate the Competition.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 830,005
Posted By thetourist
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Forum: Americas 09-25-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By thetourist
Canyon de Chelly Nat Park, over the hill to Red...

Canyon de Chelly Nat Park, over the hill to Red Valley and Shiprock.
Hwy 191
North out of Tucson thru Salt River Canyon
Prescott and Sedona
Mt Kitt Nat Observatory
Organ Pipe Cactus Nat Park
Forum: Americas 09-23-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,862
Posted By thetourist
What Froger said. Don't over worry. Do Prepare....

What Froger said. Don't over worry. Do Prepare.
You've an old bike. Rubber and cables and chain are dry aged and probably not in good shape.
If you are running the old tires at least replace...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By thetourist
Here is a list of auto clubs that do TSD. See if...

Here is a list of auto clubs that do TSD. See if they will allow a cycle, or start a cycle class.

http://www.rainierautosports.com/links.htm


I inquired locally about doing a TSD event for...
Forum: Americas 09-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By thetourist
$60 ain't much for funds. Load up on Ramen. You...

$60 ain't much for funds. Load up on Ramen. You can get some inexpensive fruit near Wenatchee.

For a quick look at WA, from Seattle, I would...Cross Stevens Pass (hwy 2) to Dry Falls (South of...
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By thetourist
Here is what I did for a fly and ride some years...

Here is what I did for a fly and ride some years ago.

Riding jacket and pants on a hanger. Cover with garbage bag. Check like a garment bag. Carry on helmet.
Get off the plane suit up and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By thetourist
Noted...Posters (not from Idaho) seem to be...

Noted...Posters (not from Idaho) seem to be having trouble with IDAHO residents posts. :rofl

As I said the biggest problem you may have with Idaho is Idahoans. I said that in jest, but perhaps,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,849
Posted By thetourist
Sarcasm, my friend. Check the links posted...

Sarcasm, my friend.

Check the links posted earlier and all becomes clear.

I live in probably the most liberal town in Idaho. Recently a visitor said to me " People around here are really...
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