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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By calamari_kid
Ossum, thanks!

Ossum, thanks!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By calamari_kid
Okanogan national forest NF-37?

I was looking for a different way to get from Winthrop to Omak and noticed NF-37 between Eastside Chewuch Rd on the Winthrop side and Conconully Rd on the Omak side. Anyone familiar with this road...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By calamari_kid
Lincton Mt Rd or Weston Elgin Hwy?

Looking to do a run out that way in a couple weeks on a road bike and was wondering which would provide the most twisty fun. Thanks for any tips.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 40,789
Posted By calamari_kid
My company does IT work for small businesses and...

My company does IT work for small businesses and I regularly travel to client locations. When I was first hired on I asked if they'd mind me using the bike. Their response, "Mind? Hell, I'll be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,405
Posted By calamari_kid
I've been riding pretty much every day there...

I've been riding pretty much every day there isn't snow or ice on the road, which was only about a week this year. Last time I had the truck out was to pick up a buddy who dinged a rim on a pothole....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,654
Posted By calamari_kid
In Olympia on Cooper Point Rd watching the dark...

In Olympia on Cooper Point Rd watching the dark cloud of Mordor rushing northward.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,442
Posted By calamari_kid
Really enjoyed One Crazy Ride, by the same...

Really enjoyed One Crazy Ride, by the same filmmaker. (Available for rent at Scarecrow for any Seattle-ites interested in checking it out.) Been meaning to see Riding Solo, gotta get on that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 208,443
Posted By calamari_kid
Caught a glancing blow to the helmet from a...

Caught a glancing blow to the helmet from a Canada goose one time. Out in the sticks riding alongside a reservoir and I go from the sun into the deep shadow of a bluff. Off the road to my right in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,719
Posted By calamari_kid
Cinnamon rolls!? If I'd known there would be...

Cinnamon rolls!? If I'd known there would be cinnamon rolls I wouldn't have waited 'til Friday! Beautiful up there yesterday. Ran over to Winthrop, bought some gas, and back home. Much cleaner than I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By calamari_kid
W00T! I was up there a couple weeks back...

W00T!

I was up there a couple weeks back and the road was clean and clear up to the Gorge Lake bridge, the uphill just after that was pretty sketchy with sand. Looks like I've got my Saturday...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By calamari_kid
Those are them! Thanks Scott. :thumb

Those are them! Thanks Scott. :thumb
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By calamari_kid
The Gorge is beautiful, as recommended. If ya...

The Gorge is beautiful, as recommended. If ya head to the coast I really like Oceanside. Very small and quiet village with a nice scenic beach. There's a tunnel through a big bluff you can walk...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By calamari_kid
What are the road conditions like up there when...

What are the road conditions like up there when it's open? Standard fire road or jeep trail? I've been thinking about running it on my Uly which is currently equipped with sport touring tires.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By calamari_kid
Lots of great tight and twisty options out...

Lots of great tight and twisty options out towards the coast. Hwy 47 between Clatskanie and Mist, Hwy 53 between Hwy 26 and Mohler. Miami Foley Rd is a nice bit to catch at the south end of 53. Blane...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,720
Posted By calamari_kid
That's good stuff, been alternating between that...

That's good stuff, been alternating between that and their Kingpin brew as my daily drinkers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,119
Posted By calamari_kid
You'll find lip curlers on just about every type...

You'll find lip curlers on just about every type of bike. Some people just gotta hate. I find it a useful filter for who is or isn't worth striking up a conversation with. Saves me from wasting air...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,725
Posted By calamari_kid
Whichever side gives you the clearest out. If the...

Whichever side gives you the clearest out. If the car is close to the curb I'll be in the left hand side of the lane, if they're crowding the center I'll be on the right. The important bit is to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,725
Posted By calamari_kid
Your speed adjustment tactic is a good one in my...

Your speed adjustment tactic is a good one in my mind. It goes along with the idea of planning an escape route for any potentially developing situation, you're just avoiding it before it gets there....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,863
Posted By calamari_kid
Just parts-wise really. A water pump or some such...

Just parts-wise really. A water pump or some such goes out, nine times out of ten it'll be cheaper to replace on the Strom than the euro bikes.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-22-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,863
Posted By calamari_kid
You've got a good looking short list there. I'd...

You've got a good looking short list there. I'd probably lean towards the Strom given what you've laid out so far. The Tiger and the BMW are going to be a bit more costly to maintain, the Tenere's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,725
Posted By calamari_kid
Good topic. I'm constantly adjusting for...

Good topic. I'm constantly adjusting for visibility, surface, and other road user hazards. Like others have noted, I find it an enjoyable part of riding. It keeps my eye on the ball and synapses...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,637
Posted By calamari_kid
Question Prolly took me about a year to find the bike I...

Prolly took me about a year to find the bike I wanted, but it's not like I was intently looking the whole time. There was a wait for an open slot in an MSF class and I had to scrape the money...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,567
Posted By calamari_kid
The north Oregon coast can be pretty traffic...

The north Oregon coast can be pretty traffic choked, and isn't particularly scenic. I've plotted out the route I normally take through that area which includes some top notch twisty bits and gets you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By calamari_kid
The Oregon coast is a nice ride if the weather is...

The Oregon coast is a nice ride if the weather is cooperating, scenic and nicely twisty in bits. We've got a cabin down near Tillamook and I run between there and Seattle pretty regularly. This is...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 114,977
Posted By calamari_kid
QFT Some of the coolest and weirdest...

QFT

Some of the coolest and weirdest experiences I've had travelling were directly attributable to taking the time to learn how to say "good morning" or "excuse me" in the local lingo. Without...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By calamari_kid
The main point of worry on I-5 is Siskiyou pass...

The main point of worry on I-5 is Siskiyou pass at the CA/OR border. Current conditions are reported as patchy ice. I'd also recommend avoiding the I-84 gorge this time of year. It doesn't look bad...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,710
Posted By calamari_kid
A big +1 to including Rattlesnake/Buford grades...

A big +1 to including Rattlesnake/Buford grades in your run. One of the top roads in the area imho. Wallowa Lake at the Enterprise end of the road is a beautiful spot to spend the night with a lodge,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 114,977
Posted By calamari_kid
Nice, good to see you're once more bringing the...

Nice, good to see you're once more bringing the awesome.

A question, how did you go about picking up Khmer? I'm planning a trip there at some point and always try to pick up enough language to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By calamari_kid
That'd be The Warm House, on the water side of...

That'd be The Warm House, on the water side of the road overlooking the harbor. Good fresh salmon fish and chips too.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,111
Posted By calamari_kid
I abuse the hell outta my headlamps and I've...

I abuse the hell outta my headlamps and I've always had good experiences with Petzl. I do cellular/telecom construction, so lots of all night sessions at the top of towers banging around in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,720
Posted By calamari_kid
I was introduced to Skookum brewery just north of...

I was introduced to Skookum brewery just north of Marysville last summer and can't get enough. First time I've ever liked every brew in a taster flight, each one was distinct and yummy. Getting the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,057
Posted By calamari_kid
What's yer budget? I've found a small pickup...

What's yer budget? I've found a small pickup comes in handy for occasional hauling duties and such. If you go used a small pickup and 250 dual sport of some flavor might be worth considering. The...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,221,215
Posted By calamari_kid
Someone needs to dub the General Lee Dixie horn...

Someone needs to dub the General Lee Dixie horn into that shot.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,221,215
Posted By calamari_kid
Yeah, I caught that too. I can understand the bit...

Yeah, I caught that too. I can understand the bit about the belt, he probably didn't realize they'd swapped through every one they had. The bit about Nasser wanting to quit sounded petty as all hell,...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,221,215
Posted By calamari_kid
Yeah, they turned off image uploading last night....

Yeah, they turned off image uploading last night. http://www.advrider.com/forums/announcement.php?f=25&a=106
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,221,215
Posted By calamari_kid
Thanks for the clarification guys.

Thanks for the clarification guys.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,221,215
Posted By calamari_kid
So are some/all of the racing trucks also...

So are some/all of the racing trucks also performing support duties for other vehicles?
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 98,702
Posted By calamari_kid
Thanks for sharing this all Bill. It's really...

Thanks for sharing this all Bill. It's really great to get the inside perspective.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 86,080
Posted By calamari_kid
Elbow down sumo style at 1:40. <iframe...

Elbow down sumo style at 1:40.

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By calamari_kid
The best paved route for crossing the Cascades is...

The best paved route for crossing the Cascades is hwy 20 between Winthrop and Marblemount. One of the best roads in WA imo.
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