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Old 04-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #16
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oh ya..

definitely want to see how this turned out!

(and WHERE is that single man adv thread )
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #17
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Must be working eh...







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Old 04-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #18
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I got proof our International Traveler violated some secret test site. Notice what side of the sign she is on? Yep the trespassin' side...



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Old 04-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #19
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Sorry for the delay everyone. Just sorting out pictures. Yes, a trip occurred otherwise this wouldn't be in "Ride Reports", would it?
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #20
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geesh!

geesh, woman! how am i supposed to live vicariously though you if you take your sweet time posting!
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:53 PM   #21
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Ran out for lunch today, and a woman pulled up besides me on a GSX (R?).

I thought seriously about asking her out on a lunch date.

(Running joke at work is that if I find a woman who rides regularly, I'll propose on the spot.)
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #22
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Ran out for lunch today, and a woman pulled up besides me on a GSX (R?).

I thought seriously about asking her out on a lunch date.

(Running joke at work is that if I find a woman who rides regularly, I'll propose on the spot.)
You need to come to ADVILF And how old are you?
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #23
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You need to come to ADVILF And how old are you?
Funny you ask, I just looked up my leave balance, I can take a week, and am going to need a vacation soon. Only I'm wondering what's ADVILF? ... Advil F?, is that a sign I'm gonna need advil? Possibly, but not likely, I know ADV, is ILF a place, well not that I know of, *gets brain back in gutter where it belongs* Sounds like my kind of place! I knew it all along, I swear!

Age? Well, I haven't gotten carded very much recently, I can drink with the best of them.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:05 PM   #24
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Day 1: April 4, 2011

The next 3 days were a whirlwind of laundry, begging my friend to look after my dog, running errands and packing. Finally, after an interminable 3 days, departure day dawned - grey, dismal and rainy. No matter, I was off on an adventure!
There's several ferries that leave Vancouver Island for the mainland however all but one make landfall north of Seattle so to avoid that traffic mess I decided to catch the Coho from Victoria to Port Angeles on the Olympic peninsula. The drawback to the Coho is that it takes a limited number of motorcycles because you are required to lash them to the sides of the hull. The first trip leaves Victoria at 10:30 am but I plan to be there by 9:15 since I'm too cheap to pay extra for a reservation. Against all odds (I'm particularly punctuality challenged) I'm on the road by 8:45 am and arrive at the ferry terminal by 9:30 All fears of not getting on the ferry proved to be groundless as there are a small number of cars and trucks and only one other motorcycle. I find the driver huddled under a staircase trying to keep a bit dry in the downpour. He's a young fellow on a cruiser and he has about 6 months riding experience. He's heading to San Diego via the Coast Highway.



Victoria Harbour in the rain





The Coho arrives and a seemingly endless stream of vehicles begins to off load. I'm always surprised by how many car and trucks a ferry can carry but when they started unloading the huge motorhomes and 18 wheelers I was astounded. The big semi-trailers barely fit through the door.







Finally we got to board. The cruiser guy and I managed to tie our bikes down and spent the hour and half trip discussing motorcycles, the trips we were making and our electronic devices He was smart and pretty cute but only 27. Too young for me!

Approaching Port Angeles



It was still raining in Port Angeles and the cruiser guy and I set off together. Just south of Port Townsend the rain stopped and the sky began to get brighter, a hopeful sign, but that only lasted about 30 minutes and the downpour began again. We rode together for a little while but when he stopped for lunch I continued on my way. I hoped to reach Eugene, OR that day and I had a lot of miles to cover. I did stop a couple of times on the peninsula for pictures.



This place gave me a bit of that "hillbilly psycho hidden in the basement who will sneak out in the dark and torture and eat you" vibe. Or maybe that's just me.



After I passed Olympia, WA I got on I5 which runs from the Canadian border near Vancouver all the way to Tijuana. One thing I noticed about riding the Interstate is that every time I thought there was a good photo op there was always a power line in the way. Eventually I just took the pictures anyway.

I find these huge spaghetti bowls of highways fascinating. This one is in Portland, OR. I don't think I've ever seen one of these in Canada.



Once I got on I5 I just focussed on mileage. I promise not all days will be as boring as this one

Except for that 30 minutes south of Port Townsend the rain didn't stop. And I don't mean light, friendly drizzle but pounding, driving, nasty rain. I was thankful for my rainsuit although I really need to cover up that BMW Motorrad label. My boots however had just served as a means to carry water with me. They're waterproof, insulated horseback riding boots so aren't meant for the purpose for which I was using them, they leaked prolifically at the tongue although my feet stayed relatively warm. As it got dark I pulled into Salem, OR and called it a day. I was wet and cold and ready for a hot bath but I was happy. This was an adventure!
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:37 PM   #25
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...He was smart and pretty cute but only 27. Too young for me!
Well, there's your answer!









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Old 04-21-2011, 10:42 PM   #26
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Funny you ask, I just looked up my leave balance, I can take a week, and am going to need a vacation soon. Only I'm wondering what's ADVILF? ... Advil F?, is that a sign I'm gonna need advil? Possibly, but not likely, I know ADV, is ILF a place, well not that I know of, *gets brain back in gutter where it belongs* Sounds like my kind of place! I knew it all along, I swear!

Age? Well, I haven't gotten carded very much recently, I can drink with the best of them.
ADVILF - think ADV and MILF - is in Ouray, CO on the July long weekend That'll be a whole other adventure
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:48 AM   #27
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The cruiser guy and I managed to tie our bikes down and spent the hour and half trip discussing motorcycles, the trips we were making and our electronic devices He was smart and pretty cute but only 27.
I'm a little on the naive side: I just recently found out what a "cougar" is, and now I'm all confused again! Isn't what you just described a cougar's favorite prey???
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:21 AM   #28
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I'm a little on the naive side: I just recently found out what a "cougar" is, and now I'm all confused again! Isn't what you just described a cougar's favorite prey???
I tend to draw the line at about 35. That's not to say that I don't make exceptions Besides at this point I had bigger fish to fry.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:10 AM   #29
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+1 This gotta be good... (BTW - I like your jacket, you aint gonna be missed in that).
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #30
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I'm a little on the naive side: I just recently found out what a "cougar" is, and now I'm all confused again! Isn't what you just described a cougar's favorite prey???
Well there's your problem, you want logic involved!

San Antonio, TX to Ouray, CO: 1008 miles. Close enough in my books!
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