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Old 08-18-2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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The Superbug rides West to meet Herbie

The forecast for the weekend was for hot weather but I had plans to ride to Randle, WA to camp and for some riding with my friend Tantrum and a bit of heat wasnít going to stop me.

My F650 was out of the garage and I was about to load my gear when . . . . .



Tantrum called and suggested we make it a tiny bike weekend. It doesnít take much to convince me to ride the SUPERBUG so I was up for that plan.



The SUPERBUGwas going to get to meet Tantrumís Herbie. Herbie is the reason I decided to buy a DR200 so itís only right that the two bikes meet each other.

I threw every thing on the SUPERBUG, kicked Wilbur the cat off and I headed out.



Headed out from Spokane, WA





Fish Lake (The fishing isnít that good there )



With all day to ride the 300 miles across the state I planned to see some new roads and avoid the interstate. My route plan took me into the Chaneled Scablands of SE Washington. The Channeled Scablands are what was created when during the ice age there was some global warming and the great Missoula lake flood came running through the area and out to the pacific via the Columbia River.
(If you have an interest in these types of Geological formation google Channeled Scablands )
This area is really very interesting especially in the spring before itís hot and dry.

I have ridden from Spokane to Sprague many times on backroads avoiding the interstate but today I wanted to try new roads. This was fun I had never been on these roads.



It was a bit dusty



There was a farm in the distance and for a short while it appeared this road was going to end at the farm.



The road went around the farm and up this.



and this



Where I came from





Where I was going



Whooooopy roller coaster



Not so whooopy when I got to the second dip and it turned to a eeeeeekkkkkkkk as I hit about 12Ē deep very fine silt , the SUPERBUGand I started to dance, not a pretty dance, we werenít dancing together and it wasnít a graceful dance but we didnít go over - - I threw my feet out and my legs were flailing all over the place as I was trying to keep the SUPERBUG from going over. Iím glad I wasnít riding the 650 Whewwwwww (it was still a fun road )



The road got better


More to come . . . . . . . .
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun, are there pics that are supposed to go with the story?
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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...the SUPERBUGand I started to dance, not a pretty dance, we werenít dancing together and it wasnít a graceful dance but we didnít go over - - I threw my feet out and my legs were flailing all over the place as I was trying to keep the SUPERBUG from going over.
Oh god I wish I could have seen that then agin I have a pretty good imagination Keep it coming
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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Looks like a good ride, I like rollercoasters!
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #5
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:38 AM   #6
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Rollercoasters are fun......

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Sounds like fun, are there pics that are supposed to go with the story?
There are a bunch of pictures, didn't they open for you?
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Oh god I wish I could have seen that then agin I have a pretty good imagination Keep it coming
You're imagination is probably pretty close to correct.

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Looks like a good ride, I like rollercoasters!
I found some paved rollercoasters too and they didn't bottom, not as exciting though.


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Old 08-19-2008, 05:46 AM   #7
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I was still making my way to Sprague and it just kept gettig hotter and drier.



Then I was back on pavement





Old trucks, I like old trucks





On my way to Ritzville now, still avoiding the freeway. Ahhhhhh yes, Iím having a good time with the SUPERBUG .

This Sprague Lake, the freeway is on the other side and this is the first time that Iíve seen this side of the lake. I didnít get much of a picture though, the lake is much bigger but what the heck, I tried.



Ritzville is about 60 miles from Spokane but with my exploring I had turned it into closer to a 90 mile ride. When I plotted the route I had planned to ride the 650 with an easy 200 mile range and since I was now riding the SUPERBUG I needed to change the fuel stop plans a bit. A quick stop in Ritzville to top off my tank and I was on my way again.



I need to sort through my pictures before I can finish this up, Iíll be back later with more. . . . .
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:49 AM   #8
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So far - so good

Now show us the photos of nudity, blood and bike carnage

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Old 08-19-2008, 08:17 AM   #9
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I love DR200's.


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Old 08-19-2008, 09:57 AM   #10
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ummm.....no pic's?
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:01 AM   #11
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:50 AM   #12
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So far - so good
Now show us the photos of nudity, blood and bike carnage
Dave
Silly boy, no nudity and for this trip there is no blood or bike carnage although there is truck carnage later.......

Now where's your ride report from the weekend?

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I love DR200's.


Me too, the SUPERBUG makes me giggle and I've put about 5700 miles on that silly little bike this year, a person would think it's the only one I own.
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:21 PM   #13
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Ladybug,
As usual you are quick to report! I can't wait to see how it turns out .

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Tantrum called and suggested we make it a tiny bike weekend.




This is a tiny bike w/ a big attitude.....
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I threw my feet out and my legs were flailing all over the place as I was trying to keep the SUPERBUG from going over.

Ladybug, I know you and I were in the same class but, I can't remember when Wayne taught us that technique

Demo that lesson next time we ride together.......

Great report! Ride on girl!

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:23 PM   #14
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I love DR200's.


So do we
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:30 PM   #15
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So do we
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