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Old 04-12-2012, 08:05 PM   #31
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Thanks for all the well wishes folks.
Hey Blazingtrails, I'm glad you found us both at the gas station and now online.
We made it back to the ocean for the night. I'm going to get some pictures loaded onto photobucket and see if I can post some up tonight or tomorrow morning.
Hopefully we hook up with Patrick46 tomorrow and get some lettering done to the hack.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #32
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I always enjoy a Ural RR!
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #33
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OK, I need to go back to the visit at Ural. Besides some great people there, I got to see some pretty cool bikes too.

The solo was set up pretty nice. Some beautiful CNCed parts like the mounts for the rear disc and the fork brace. I think the guy in Germany that makes those parts might be a relative of the folks that helped my folks escape communist East Germany. I bet they'd never guess that their kid would someday ride a Russian copy of a German bike. I'll have to check out if I'm right.


A Gear Up in Gflpg gumby green.


A cool off road racer.


An '07(?) that's pretty much been around the earth and is begging for more. Looks like someone didn't understand what they mean when they say Urals need bigger horns.


Land speed racer!

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #34
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A few shots of the Yakima Canyon area. The lack of snow and warmer temps were very welcome.




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Old 04-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #35
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Here we are getting everything loaded as we leave Skamania Lodge. I'd like to see half this much shit strapped to one of our previous Goldwings. Think it will fit?


I brought it out and a couple thought I was joking.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #36
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Tada!
I wonder how long that rear tire will last. I gotta say that in spite of this load the rig still accelerates and stops MUCH better than I ever expected.






More tomorrow. After these shots we rode the beautiful Columbia River gorge. The next stop was the unbelievable Evergreen museum in McKinnville. I just wanted to see the Spruce Goose. I had no idea how extensive this place was. A full two days wouldn't do it justice. I'll be uploading those pictures tonight while we sleep and try to post some tomorrow before we leave for Coos Bay.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #37
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Crossing from Washington to Oregon over The Bridge of the Gods.



From the Cascades,


To the ocean.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #38
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Ural display

Thanks for sharing your trip with all of us.

The Ural displays of the older bikes were pretty cool.
Did they at least include a couple displays/dioramas showing frustrated riders pulling their engines apart on the side of the road?


And HA HA!


(for those of you that don't know... I'm "MadeOuttaGlass's" brother.)
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:11 AM   #39
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Looks like you two are off to a fun start, I'll be watching my little sisters progress so keep up the good camera work.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #40
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Thanks for sharing your trip with all of us.

The Ural displays of the older bikes were pretty cool.
Did they at least include a couple displays/dioramas showing frustrated riders pulling their engines apart on the side of the road?


And HA HA!


(for those of you that don't know... I'm "MadeOuttaGlass's" brother.)
This coming from someone who rides an English bike? Tell Jonah that the theme of our Portland section was "Wasdat?wasdat?" "A Happo!"
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:16 AM   #41
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Looks like you two are off to a fun start, I'll be watching my little sisters progress so keep up the good camera work.
Hello Captain! Nice to see you're aboard. We hit the coast last night so it will be pictures of the sea in a day or so.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:35 AM   #42
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Across the Bridge of the Gods and onto historic Rt. 30.
Sunny, cool and moss covered is the short description. Once again, I honestly think the Ural or a small convertible would be the best choice. When Julie saw these beautiful flowers I just put it in reverse. No way we could have wrestled the GL1800 around or used it's reverse on that slope. (I hope I'm not pissing off any Wing owners. That bike would have been easier than other large bikes I've had.)






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Old 04-13-2012, 06:36 AM   #43
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Then it was an easy uphill ride west to the Vista House.






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Old 04-13-2012, 06:43 AM   #44
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A month ago someone mentioned that I'd be in the area of the Spruce Goose. I thought "What the hell, that would be cool."
I had NO IDEA what the Evergreen Museum was like. I can't begin to describe it. It was as good as the Smithsonian in DC.
Here are a few shots from inside their airplane building.
Yes, they even had a couple Urals!!

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The next two are inside the Spruce Goose.



The beach balls were ordered by Howard Hughes as extra floatation.









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Old 04-13-2012, 06:57 AM   #45
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Across their huge parking lot they had an equally impressive Space Museum. The heavy helicopter influence is because the founder made is millions/ billions in the helicopter business.

























They also have a waterpark. Ever slide out of a 747?



And we end with dinner at the now politically correct Little Sambos. That was one helluva good Reuben. Too bad my brother Knecht wasn't here to rate it.





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