I thought it would be considerate of me to share some of the dumb stuff I sometimes take for granted here in the Rednek Republic of North Idaho. Over the past few years, these gallavants sometimes penetrate in the communist state of Washington, as well as into Oregon and Montana. I'm fairly indiscrimanate about where I go so this could lead anywhwere. I figure that this year i will just try to regularly add few blurbs and photos of the ramblings I make here in the PNW.
EDIT!! The nonsense in this thread has gone on now for about 24 months
, so I thought I would create a brief summary of what can be found where in the pages of this thread. I will also give you a couple links to other trip reports I have written-up, in case you are curious or just bored. Most all of the rides point of origin is in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, and eventually end here too. I generally travel pretty light, pick back road routes, avoid crowded places, and often camp off the bike for the weekend or longer.. here ya go:
Lake CdA and Harrison, ID
A trip to Palouse Falls, and Starbuck WA
A long weekend to Lewiston, Elk City, Hells Canyon, and the Palouse
A quick campout in Central Oregon.
Wallace, Quinss Hot Spring, Bison Land, and Missoula
Kenny & Jimmy ride to Glacier Pk.. including Yaak, Koocanusa, and Eureka
2-Up trip to Mt St Helens, with a visit in Packwood.
(Cont from pg 2)A trip to the Oregon Coast through Maryhill, Grass Valley, Detroit, Salem, and Cape Lookout.
Eagles on Lake CdA
A spring ride to Ione Oregon
The North Fork of the CdA River with Murray and Wallace.
Camping at Dworshak Reservoir and trippin to Aquarius, and Hells Gate
Canfield Mtn on the DRZ
(cont from pg 4) A four day loop to Missoula, Salmon, Stanley, Lowman, McCall, Riggins, Whitebird, Kooskia.
A St Joe River Fishing trip.
Up a creek on the DRZ- the CdA River and Shoshone Creek.
The secret spot near Cusick.
A ride through time and Chesaw
Crater Lake and other sunken volcanoes
Pedal bikes on the St Joe.
Ring around Hauser Lake
2014 begins..on the Palouse
A week long walk-about in ID, WA, OR, ID, OR, WA, ID
A bitchin ride to Colorado
Banks Lake, Grand Coulee, and the Sanpoil river
BC, Ferries and Beers,,
This year (2012) we have had a LOT of cold rainy weather to kick off our Spring so it has been a sloowww start, but a couple weeks ago i was time to roust out the beast and get moving around a bit.
It started with this.
Then a trip to my mom's garage, cuz she has some extra space.
Finally out into the daylight.
After getting a new front tire installed it was time to take a little spin around Lake Coeur d'Alene, Heres a few pics from that nice April Day:
More recently, Last weekend the GF and I jumped on the bike for a day trip down to Palouse Falls State Park in WA, along the way we saw this little grain siding elevator in Lancaster..one of many like this in Eastern Wa.
Some cool views along the way:
We stopped for snacks...
Since we have had a wet spring I have been anxious to get to these falls, and heres why:
Time to head on back home
and yes i did ante up and buy my annual Washington State Park Discover Pass so i can park and not worry about getting a $100 ticket. MInd you you a year ago it was all free, but i guess the governor has gotta eat too. Hopefully they are spreading the money in an equitable manner. Actually i really enjoy the Parks, and in general they are all well cared for, and that is worth the price of admission, in my opinion.