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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-11-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,290
Posted By taranaki
Man, you're puttin' the miles behind you. Now I'm...

Man, you're puttin' the miles behind you. Now I'm gonna' have to do prime rib at Mary Todd's in Astoria myself.

Happy trails. You should be enjoying some magnificent weather for an Oregon coastal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,290
Posted By taranaki
Astoria on a Friday night? You're in luck! ...

Astoria on a Friday night?

You're in luck!

Prime Rib at Mary Todd's Worker's Tavern.

Located under the bridge ramp on Hwy. 101.

Let the bartender make you a Yucca :freaky.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,290
Posted By taranaki
You'll do fine for a night in Newport. Should you...

You'll do fine for a night in Newport. Should you come back to Portland give a shout and I'll meet you for a cool one.

Welcome to the left coast!!


:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,290
Posted By taranaki
What he said. If you're hell-bent on...

What he said.


If you're hell-bent on Newport (or committed for the lodging) OK but to me it's more of a weekend with the wife/family spot. Rogue Brewing is largely forgettable - lots of image...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,290
Posted By taranaki
____________________________________ "Oly...

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"Oly Peninsula... I was trying to figure out what kind of impact that would have on my riding. I was assuming a full day, but I definitely want to see as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By taranaki
:nod

:nod
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By taranaki
There's also Greasy Spoon between around Vernonia...

There's also Greasy Spoon between around Vernonia and Clatskanie, then on to Astoria on 30.

Another option is Hwy. 26 to just past the Elderberry Inn and catching 103 North along the Nehalem...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By taranaki
Anyone around Pahrump, NV?

I'm thinking of moving there this time next year. Would like to get an idea of the rider base there. I ride a KLX250S - intermediate.

PM me if you will - I'll likely forget to check the thread! ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By taranaki
Too much like my old KLR but without the tarmac...

Too much like my old KLR but without the tarmac capability. I like the KLX250s for its weight and forgiving suspension/geometry. The DRZ is a fine machine, just not for me.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By taranaki
I've spent time with a DRZ (KLX400). Didn't like...

I've spent time with a DRZ (KLX400). Didn't like it! :flip :huh
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By taranaki
Bill Blue KLX 351 kit; let's do it.

I'm ready to bite the bullet and do a Bill Blue 351 upgrade to my KLX250s. I'd rather take on the conversion with another/others. Off weekends and can travel (tiny garage - some tools).
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-11-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,997
Posted By taranaki
One formula; select a neighborhood with good...

One formula; select a neighborhood with good transit/walking/cycling options to work and city diversions and quick access to a freeway for getting outa' Dodge.

I'm in St. Johns and the drive to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,757
Posted By taranaki
2009 KLX250S. Yeah, I truck it to the ride...

2009 KLX250S.

Yeah, I truck it to the ride most of the time but it's all smiles once I get there. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 217,761
Posted By taranaki
I'm envious. I'd like to end up in Turkey when I...

I'm envious. I'd like to end up in Turkey when I can retire in about 14 months. Your report thread makes it look very appealing indeed. Keep it comin'!
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By taranaki
There's beachfront and a year round creek too?

There's beachfront and a year round creek too?
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By taranaki
iBOOST Spark Amplifier - worth it?

I can finagle 50% off ($40) if I act fast. '09 KLX250S with issue hot start issues - mfr claims it will help.

??
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
Back in the Oregon rain now. Had a very good week...

Back in the Oregon rain now. Had a very good week in Vermont, capping it off with a visit to Siptemberfest on Saturday. You have to work pretty hard at being disorganized enough to drive 1200 Vermont...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
So Prohibition Pig serves Heady Topper on tap. ...

So Prohibition Pig serves Heady Topper on tap. Is The Alchemist the second place or are you holding out? :lol3 :ear
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10,655
Views: 2,277,153
Posted By taranaki
Speaking of cables - has a hydraulic clutch...

Speaking of cables - has a hydraulic clutch system been developed for the KLX yet? I had one on the KLR - light, precise action and easy routing for bar changes.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
Thanks for the tip. Looks like another town to...

Thanks for the tip. Looks like another town to pass the night in.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
I might just end up shooting a PM to you. I had...

I might just end up shooting a PM to you. I had haggis and turnips a long, long time ago in Scotland. Does this pub actually serve the stuff?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
VERY useful data. I'd unearthed Prohibition Pig...

VERY useful data. I'd unearthed Prohibition Pig on the web last evening and committed to a visit. Lawson's on the list too. Thanks!!

:freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
I get into BTV on the 22nd after a red eye via...

I get into BTV on the 22nd after a red eye via Newark. If it were a day earlier and I were riding I'd crash your party! First bivouac might just be Montpelier for a cuppla nights. I can walk to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
Thanks! Checked Hill Farmstead's website. If...

Thanks! Checked Hill Farmstead's website. If there's food around there it's on for sure.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-04-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
Turns out that Rock Art is run by a relative of a...

Turns out that Rock Art is run by a relative of a buddy here. The Scottish PUb in Chester could be a hit - haggis and neeps washed down with a craft ale? Mmmmm. Thanks for the tips.



:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10,655
Views: 2,277,153
Posted By taranaki
Any word on an injected version for the Americas?...

Any word on an injected version for the Americas? They bang 'em out along side our carb'd version in Thailand all day long. What's with those Kawasaki people anyway? If they'd hold the line on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10,655
Views: 2,277,153
Posted By taranaki
Accessing the float bowl drain screw

Sometimes the only way I can get the '09 (jet kit, Kouba Screw) to fire when it's hot is by draining the float bowl. The trouble is getting an allen wrench routed to it - the pipe is in the way....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
Geez. Lots of good info already. FWIW I'm not...

Geez. Lots of good info already. FWIW I'm not looking to tour breweries but rather visit them to sample their products, preferably by the pint and along with some pub grub if it's available. I have a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,872
Posted By taranaki
A Vermont Beer Tour (by cage)

This Oregonian must break away for a week in late September. I've looked around Vermont a couple of times and I'm ready to do it again but this time with a beer theme. For a harried left-coaster a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By taranaki
Four of us rode there this afternoon. We didn't...

Four of us rode there this afternoon. We didn't spot your Moosebag. Sorry.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,059
Views: 204,904
Posted By taranaki
Four of us will be riding Abbott Road tomorrow...

Four of us will be riding Abbott Road tomorrow (Sunday). Maybe we'll come across some of you wankers? I mean that in the nicest possible way, of course. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 58,514
Posted By taranaki
Keep it comin' guys. This thread reminds me...

Keep it comin' guys.

This thread reminds me of the (gratefully) small number of bad drunks I've experienced. You know, those where you're shitfaced enough to be tripping over things and struggling...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 300,635
Posted By taranaki
The Slip looks to be in pretty good shape. I'm...

The Slip looks to be in pretty good shape. I'm nursing an elbow injury these days but before the next monsoons I'm headed up thar by golly.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,228
Views: 300,635
Posted By taranaki
I grew up 'round Estacada - spent a lot of time...

I grew up 'round Estacada - spent a lot of time in the woods. I think of it as a place where the men are men, and so are the women. First time I saw Deliverance it was strangely familiar....
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,064
Posted By taranaki
'South of the Border' would have involved at...

'South of the Border' would have involved at least a modicum of charm.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,064
Posted By taranaki
Welcome back to the imploding empire my friends....

Welcome back to the imploding empire my friends. You've been away for a while but as you're noticing, nothing has changed.

At least you'll have some knowledge of places where you can go when the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 58,514
Posted By taranaki
How many days was this ride? I've combed through...

How many days was this ride? I've combed through the pages but can't figure it out.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,064
Posted By taranaki
More space for sorting gear and drunken wrestling...

More space for sorting gear and drunken wrestling matches!!

After months on the road in all sorts of bivouacs passing out bunked next to my buddy would be a non-issue.

These guys have endeared...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 131,064
Posted By taranaki
FWIW (not much) Uruguayos are the biggest...

FWIW (not much)

Uruguayos are the biggest yerba consumers of all at 22 lbs. per capita per year. I was turned on to the stuff by a Paraguayan guy I work with about 20 years ago and have been...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By taranaki
No gigs 'til the 13th?

I hope he's riding....
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