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Old 06-06-2011, 07:29 PM   #136
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Not always

Hey, Gold Beach needs to fund their police force somehow...
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:53 PM   #137
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hope you got some peproni's from gartners for the trip.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:30 PM   #138
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We had a great couple days riding. The Bluejays were cool until they started attacking the plastic Muffin container.



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Old 06-07-2011, 05:38 PM   #139
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Greg recapped the ride well,

Started with Camogreg brewing up a cup of coffee!



Just a few more photos of the days ride! See Erica.... Greg picked up some bad habits as well :)



We liked this kind of road



No Crater lake from the north entrance



Footprints in the snow.




Greg getting ready for a parting photo....



As I headed back over the mountains the weather was mixed.



Rolling around Mt Hood is always good. Had a bit of rain on the way over the pass. But I was smiling as I rode



Rolled into my house around 7:30 and about 1/2 hour later it started to rain hard ..... Had time to unpack and get ready for the next day!
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:13 AM   #140
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This is great report. I am in for the long trip.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:57 AM   #141
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Still wrapping up many details at home. The initial ride down the coast with CamoGreg was great!! Now I am anxious to get all the rest done and get on the road ......

Since I have been so busy preparing, grieving the actual loss of my wife Chris and packing the house over the past couple months I am a bit tired out. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.

Started my week out going to my favorite BMW repair gut. Steve Prokopf in Dundee Oregon. Wanted to have them check out my bike, and talk about the upcoming round the world ride.



My R1150 GSA has over 80K of hard miles right now and will need some serious work to get it ready for the ride.

It is always great to hang out at Steves, and see his bikes and all the current restorations that he is doing.



Ground up restoration.



Some are just tune ups.. or ? But certainly riders that love there old BMW's.



Then Wednesday I had to rebuild a fence with my neighbors yard (had put it off from last year!).

Tore the old one down quickly!



My Housemates (Cody, Ryon, and Jon) helping out! These are some great young men!!



After just a few hours, fence was done, all the old wood was cut up and piled.





Felt great to get this house project out of the way!!!

Then I drove up to Seattle on my way to Whidbey island. Stopped and had dinner with Friends, installed a hard drive in my buddies MacBook Pro. On the way up to Seattle I had an ADV guy call me about his F800GS that he had for sale back east. After so many thoughts about which bike to ride, the miles on my Big GS....I checked in with the local dealers on their F800gs bikes for sale.

Two of them had Demo models for sale. By the time I stopped at South Sound BMW they had sold their Demo. But Ride West still had one. Made an Appointment for Thursday AM.

After some serious discussions, and then negotiations we arrived at a price and some serious additions.

I am a new owner of an almost new F800GS for this ride.





It is always stressful dropping a bunch of money for a big ticket item...

But I know that having the lighter bike by 150 LBS will really be better in other parts of the world. No perfect bike, but one with much lower miles, and lighter. That was my main reason for the switch.

Thanks to Karry, Dave and Omar at Ride West for your help!! I was there about 4 hours and appreciated all your time.


Then up to Whidbey Island to get a few items done that I actually came to Seattle for!






Worked on a few things and then needed to crash. Was really tired. Must be the combination of stress and strains of the past few months catching up to me. and it is not slowing down as I get the next couple weeks of obligations done. Have to get back to Portland this afternoon, to sell my old Honda CT90, and be in town for a Mens Group (for mens who's wives have Alzheimer's Disease) that I have facilitated for the past 3 years.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:02 AM   #142
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Congrats on the new bike...this is coming together nicely. Looking forward to following your progress.

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:15 AM   #143
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mark....
great idea for the low-miles F800
perfect
money WELL spent, sir
i'm very happy for you
can't wait for the trip to begin
when will you share with us some of the INITIAL DETAILS of your INTENDED TRAVEL?
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:30 AM   #144
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With the 30% increase in fuel economy, I wonder how many miles it'll take before that 800 pays for itself!

(Still kinda sad I won't get to see how far the "old girl" 1150 got)

Congrats on the new bike!
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:43 AM   #145
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With the 30% increase in fuel economy, I wonder how many miles it'll take before that 800 pays for itself!

(Still kinda sad I won't get to see how far the "old girl" 1150 got)

Congrats on the new bike!
Hello Johnny.... The "old girl" is going be my ride all summer. Still love this bike!! Will switch over to the new bike when I start Riding south.


Clearwater..... My route and ride is still developing. Purposely I am keeping it loose so that I can make decisions as I go. The initial plan is riding this summer in North America, then in September start riding south to Terra Del Fuego. That should get me through early next year
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:53 AM   #146
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Congratulations on the new bike. I'm looking forward to seeing you and which ever bike you bring next week at Hells Canyon. It's less than a week away.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #147
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After some serious discussions, and then negotiations we arrived at a price and some serious additions.

I am a new owner of an almost new F800GS for this ride.
Wow, congratulations!

I'm quite a bit behind the times and catching up. Sorry to hear of your loss, Radioman, but I see you're on to CHAPTER 3... Godspeed and safe travels to you!

PS: I finally got one of those cots you showed me way back at the Barnacle Bistro grand opening! My future good night sleeps are all thanks to you.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:01 PM   #148
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Clearwater..... My route and ride is still developing. Purposely I am keeping it loose so that I can make decisions as I go. The initial plan is riding this summer in North America, then in September start riding south to Terra Del Fuego. That should get me through early next year
sounds GREAT to me
so....
you'll ride the 1150 in the US and the 800 when heading south?
makes sense
though... isn't it hard to drop that cash on the new bike and then let it sit for the next 3 months?

and....
when will you be coming to florida?
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:45 PM   #149
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Nice ride!!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:57 PM   #150
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Subscribed! looks great so far!

I'm about to set off on a ride of my own, a charity ride for Alzheimers Foundation of America and Project Lifesavers.org through 49 states. Once you get a schedule, maybe we can meet somewhere on the road!


Looking forward to much more!
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