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Old 10-02-2011, 10:00 AM   #76
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If you ever get out this way , I can maybe "guide you" on a few rides in the area . If I am not available , many better inmates around here willing to help out . Just figure out what kind of ride you want , and we can find a good route . From where I live , you can have almost anything you want within a 4 hour ride . Ocean , Puget Sound , Olympic Mountains , Cascade Mountains , Rain Forest , desert . Yes , we are rather spoiled here . Happy trails !
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:00 PM   #77
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If you ever get out this way , I can maybe "guide you" on a few rides in the area . If I am not available , many better inmates around here willing to help out . Just figure out what kind of ride you want , and we can find a good route . From where I live , you can have almost anything you want within a 4 hour ride . Ocean , Puget Sound , Olympic Mountains , Cascade Mountains , Rain Forest , desert . Yes , we are rather spoiled here . Happy trails !

Wow, what a great photo! Either that beautiful country is making it easy to come up with these nice shots, or maybe it's a talent that you have. Anyway, it's fun looking at these wonderful scenes.

We've been without a server for a few days since we were on our way out to AZ. where we are now. Got here last night to 95 degrees at 6 p.m. or so. So, I wonder how far I'd have to ride to get up your way? I'd like to ride up #395 for a ways but I suppose it'd be too far to make it to where you are.

Thanks for sending the photo....I had no idea that area looked that awesome!

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Old 10-03-2011, 08:42 AM   #78
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I think it is the area , even I get a few good pictures (but I take quite a few) .
Quote "I wonder how far I'd have to ride to get up your way? I'd like to ride up #395 for a ways but I suppose it'd be too far to make it to where you are." Just googled that route , you could ride that all the way to eastern WA and then hang a left . About 1,451 miles from Phoenix . That does look like it would be an excellent ride . Dang 95 degrees at 6PM , I think I would melt ! We started our wet season , maybe . Usually gets over around the 5th of July . I don't ride to work too much in the winter , only have about 12 miles to work . Takes longer to suit up with the rain gear and remove than it takes to ride . But don't mind putting on all the rain gear for a nice long ride . Stay cool and ride ride ride .
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #79
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I think it is the area , even I get a few good pictures (but I take quite a few) .
Quote "I wonder how far I'd have to ride to get up your way? I'd like to ride up #395 for a ways but I suppose it'd be too far to make it to where you are." Just googled that route , you could ride that all the way to eastern WA and then hang a left . About 1,451 miles from Phoenix . That does look like it would be an excellent ride . Dang 95 degrees at 6PM , I think I would melt ! We started our wet season , maybe . Usually gets over around the 5th of July . I don't ride to work too much in the winter , only have about 12 miles to work . Takes longer to suit up with the rain gear and remove than it takes to ride . But don't mind putting on all the rain gear for a nice long ride . Stay cool and ride ride ride .
Gramp-Z,

I'm looking forward to seeing another photo from your area and I've looked at several routes. Something tells me that I might not make it that far, but it never hurts to dream just a little.

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Old 10-07-2011, 04:46 AM   #80
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Gramp-Z,

I'm looking forward to seeing another photo from your area and I've looked at several routes. Something tells me that I might not make it that far, but it never hurts to dream just a little.

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Do you ride from MN or from AZ? Either way you have two great ways to get up to WA.
Once you are on the road you know how it is, you can just keep going. When you are at home looking at the map, you go into analysis mode, and you don't get too far. But half the fun is planning, and coming to this site and get'n more info. Then you trip plans are shot.... and you change a few things.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #81
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How do you group several pix into one frame ? Seems like a good way to post photos. You may have explained it already, but apparently I missed it.

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Old 10-08-2011, 01:04 PM   #82
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Do you ride from MN or from AZ? Either way you have two great ways to get up to WA.
Once you are on the road you know how it is, you can just keep going. When you are at home looking at the map, you go into analysis mode, and you don't get too far. But half the fun is planning, and coming to this site and get'n more info. Then you trip plans are shot.... and you change a few things.
I've only had wild dreams of making it to the N.W. but haven't made it in the car or the bike. Since time is moving right along, I've got to get on amd ride! "Time oh time, where do you go?" :-(
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #83
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I've only had wild dreams of making it to the N.W. but haven't made it in the car or the bike. Since time is moving right along, I've got to get on amd ride! "Time oh time, where do you go?" :-(
Once you start heading west from MN, just keep going. Don't get sidetracked by going at Glacier NP http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or
Mt.Rushmore viavNeedles http://www.allblackhills.com/scenic_...es_highway.php ,
or ride the Spiral Highway near Lewiston/Clarkston http://micapeak.com/rides/spiralhighway.html

If you ignore all those you should get to the NW in 4 days to ride the Cascades (which I passed by when I missed an exit and stupidly kept going). But seeing from your trip report, that you don't rocket through, and do stop to smell the roses, plan on 10 days there and 10 back!

Looks like a good mid June or July ride to plan for..... Just sayin'

Good luck with your trip planning....
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #84
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How do you group several pix into one frame ? Seems like a good way to post photos. You may have explained it already, but apparently I missed it.

Super RR !

Thanks for the comment.....I really appreciate those. :-) As far as the photo groups go, I may not be using the easiest method but since I registered to Photobucket, I've been using that and little by little have been making some progress with it.

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Old 10-15-2011, 12:25 PM   #85
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Once you start heading west from MN, just keep going. Don't get sidetracked by going at Glacier NP http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or
Mt.Rushmore viavNeedles http://www.allblackhills.com/scenic_...es_highway.php ,
or ride the Spiral Highway near Lewiston/Clarkston http://micapeak.com/rides/spiralhighway.html

If you ignore all those you should get to the NW in 4 days to ride the Cascades (which I passed by when I missed an exit and stupidly kept going). But seeing from your trip report, that you don't rocket through, and do stop to smell the roses, plan on 10 days there and 10 back!

Looks like a good mid June or July ride to plan for..... Just sayin'

Good luck with your trip planning....

Sunday Rider,

Sorry, but it looks like I've over-looked your latest comment until now when I was scanning back over these latest things.

I like your suggestions about this trip and of course that's going to be ringing through my "dreams" for a loooooong time, unless I finally come up with the real thing and just ride!

Thanks for keeping the dream alive!

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Sorry, but it looks like I've over-looked your latest comment until now when I was scanning back over these latest things.

I like your suggestions about this trip and of course that's going to be ringing through my "dreams" for a loooooong time, unless I finally come up with the real thing and just ride!

Thanks for keeping the dream alive!

Gary
Hey no worries Gary,

Just to add more to your meandering, there is Yellowstone: http://www.nationalparks.org/discove...wPark&pid=YELL and you might as well hit the Grand Tetons while you are there: http://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm

What the heck you are in the area, you might as well do the LoLo Pass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolo_Pa...2%80%93Montana)

Funny thing when I saw your avatar, I thought you had an ST1100, love the Pacific Coast, it was my first choice, but couldn't find one.

Continued good wishes in your trip planning. I will be sure to pester you with more things as they come to mind.

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Hey no worries Gary,

Just to add more to your meandering, there is Yellowstone: http://www.nationalparks.org/discove...wPark&pid=YELL and you might as well hit the Grand Tetons while you are there: http://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm

What the heck you are in the area, you might as well do the LoLo Pass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolo_Pa...2%80%93Montana)

Funny thing when I saw your avatar, I thought you had an ST1100, love the Pacific Coast, it was my first choice, but couldn't find one.

Continued good wishes in your trip planning. I will be sure to pester you with more things as they come to mind.

Cheers,
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Raouf,

I'm trying to find out how the ST's and PC's compare so instead of doing a bunch of research on it I just sent you a PM. Maybe you can fill me in?

Thanks,

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If you ever get out this way , I can maybe "guide you" on a few rides in the area . If I am not available , many better inmates around here willing to help out . Just figure out what kind of ride you want , and we can find a good route . From where I live , you can have almost anything you want within a 4 hour ride . Ocean , Puget Sound , Olympic Mountains , Cascade Mountains , Rain Forest , desert . Yes , we are rather spoiled here . Happy trails !
Gramp-Z,

I really enjoy going back to your photos every once in awhile so I thought I'd let you know that I'm still enjoying them. Thanks much,


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Old 10-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #89
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I enjoyed reading your RR even though I have travelled this area many times. Its great to see another persons perspective and see the thing I have missed.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #90
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This was the first RR that I did after I took a ride up into some of the National Monuments in Arizona a couple of years ago. It has a few photos in there of the Oak Creek Canyon, south of Flagstaff, AZ. It was my favorite area of that ride and is a beautiful place. If you've never been there and would ever have a chance to go, be sure not to miss it. Grampa’s National Monument Ride



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