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Old 06-01-2015, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hurrican ridge in a day

I left south seatle (burien to be exact), I made the bainbrige ferry at 8am in seatle despite the morning traffic. google maps indicated about 2.5 hours to the observation center in the north Olympic mountains. traffic was light and moved fairly well.

the map...

rout by bruce blessing, on Flickr

somewhere up highway 104 I had a car turn left in front of me, which triggered skidding at 60 plus and expletives but I survived the incident.

overall the ride was easy and resulted in a pleasant experience.

I had lunch in Port Angeles after coming down the mountain. the food was great and the atmosphere was even better.

tuna poke and scallop ceviche...

lunch by bruce blessing, on Flickr

then there was lemongrass crème brulet for desert...

desert by bruce blessing, on Flickr

I had a nice easy ride back home with the exception of missing my turn off to Bainbridge and ending up in east Bremerton where a dead signal light cause a huge backup. but as luck would have it, I was still able to make the ferry in Bremerton without having to wait.

next weekend, the wife and I plan to ride to a car show in duvall saturday and then to our private camping site at a 350 acre gated campground in sultan.

I love being on a 2 wheeled freedom machine!

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Old 06-01-2015, 06:35 PM   #2
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another pic or two...

past the observation center by bruce blessing, on Flickr

observation center by bruce blessing, on Flickr

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Old 06-02-2015, 10:33 AM   #3
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Nice ride and nice bike.. I am headed back up there with a few friends on the 12th to explore the loop for the whole weekend.
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Old 06-02-2015, 03:18 PM   #4
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Nice ride and nice bike.. I am headed back up there with a few friends on the 12th to explore the loop for the whole weekend.
thanks, the bike is a bit of a work in progress. but it is low miles and runs great! to spend the weekend up there would be fun. will you be camping up there? or do like my wife did over the weekend and get a hotel In Port Angeles? I had other obligations over the weekend, which is why I did the ride Friday. for me, it was about 220 miles round trip. don't make the mistake I made either, be sure to stop and fill up the tank before heading up the ridge.

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