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Old 08-22-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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Not much of a ride or report, but there's pics, pics, pics!

I woke up bright and early this morning (9:30am) and quickly decided to go fer a ride.

Started out by heading towards the mountains. Despite the fact there was a fully functional gps unit mounted to my handlebars, I still got lost.

Whitehorse Mountain, right of center.

Glacier Peak in the distance.

The end of the road.

On the way back, Glacier Peak again.

I made my way back to the power lines I had ridden under earlier. Since the road I wanted to be on went right past a few dams, I figured these lines would take me there. Fortunately, they did.

Ummm, Ok?

Finally reached the destination, Slate Peak.
Here are the views:

To the South. My bike is parked down next to the hippies in the Volkswagen van.

The road up to Slate Peak:

Obligatory Ross Lake shot.

I thought this was great. There is a new sign at the Ross Lake lookout dedicated to Jack Kerouac and other authors/poets who served as fire lookouts back in the 1950's. Mr. Kerouac was stationed on Desolation Peak, which is barely visible in this picture, way, way in the distance.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:59 AM   #2
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I'd want to go for a ride too if I lived around there too. Very nice.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Jeez thats beautiful stuff!
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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I made it up there last month and got rained on.
Looks like you made it to the lookout.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by iDave
What tires are you using on the SM?
They are Michelin Pilot Sports. The handling in the curves is superb, on gravel roads they are sketchy, but usable. Definitely not for steep or single track.

And I ought to confess, the bike is actually my girlfriends, I'm just babysitting it for her while she's out of town. My bike is no good on dirt roads.
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
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Wow, awesome pictures. So did you wash the bike after using it?
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:06 AM   #7
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Nice pics. We luv that area.

Did you ride over and up, and back to Mt Vernon in one day? On a Dr.Z?

I haven't had my Gas Gas up there yet, but we go mountain biking all over the Mazama, Winthrop, Twisp, Methow area. I've taken my modified 4x4 van up there a few times. Great area.

Have a pic exactly where you do of the road and cliffside.
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