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Old 05-10-2004, 01:49 AM   #85
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8th May

Today I’m going to meet up with a load of the guys from ADVrider at a barbeque at a place called Joemma Beach, near Tacoma in Washington State. Jorge has been away from home a lot recently, so is going to take me over to the local Starbucks, where some of the guys are setting off – he’ll then come home to the lovely Sheila – I don’t blame him a bit ;)



We meet up with Knary & Deacon & set off, picking up Raindog in the geographically accurate, but uninspiringly named Seaside…



We then set off on what turns out to be a very wet ride through north Oregon and Washington…



…just when it seems it can’t get any wetter, we get stopped at a railway crossing



We arrive as the sun starts to come out at the Joemma Beach State Park – I go off and find a motel on Purdey, about 18 miles away, dry out a bit and then return, bearing beer. The BBQ is well under way, with a fantastic seafood dish…



…or should I say – bucket :yelrotflm



It’s full of shrimp, crab, red snapper, corn, mussels, clams etc – and it’s EXCELLENT!

I meet loads of people from the ADVrider site – can’t remember most names, so I apologise to those whose photos appear here for not naming all of them…



MaxMoto, looking like Bruce Springsteen…



KNary, on his specially made seat for short people…



Various ADVriders chilling (& bullshitting, of course :P).



As the sun (& beer) went down…



…the discussion moved up the hill to a firepit in the campsite. I rode back to the motel – another good day…:)

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