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Old 07-10-2013, 03:37 PM   #1186
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Finally have a few minutes for our summer ride update. We have been riding 8 to 10 hours a day which isn't bad on pavement but I'm still knackered when we get in at night so no ride report as yet.
You can follow our track on SpotWalla:
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...04fac59d8a10a3
Click on "history" and go back a couple of weeks to see where we've been. The track starts in AZ not Edmond due to a technical brain fart.

Weather has been fabulous the whole ride. First three days were 100+ heat and WINDY but I'll take that over rain.

So far we haven't been anywhere where you couldn't go with a '53 Buick or Honda Goldwing towing a trailer but the roads and scenery make it all worthwhile.

Here's some teaser pics:


Oil Worker's Monument in Taft, CA
Taft is my ex-wife's home town and she was part of the committee that got the monument built. Temps back at 100+ so I called her and got an invite to cool off in the horse trough that she uses as a wading pool. A much needed respite before riding off to the west.



Our first bit of dirt - the back road into the Pozo Saloon


The Pozo Saloon. Out in the middle of nowhere. A biker hang out and host to some big name concerts. Willy Nelson will be here later in July.



Along the California Coast. Some of the best riding in America. The coast road is twisty and the views of the coast spectacular.


Over the Golden Gate. A classic shot with the Gate shrouded in fog.



The redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants.


No trip through the redwoods would be complete without going through the drive-through tree.


Trinidad Bay in NorCal. My ex's father was a commercial salmon fisherman and this was his home port.



Coos Bay Cycle Supply. Primarily a Harley custom shop but I called and asked if he would do our tire change for TAT. He said no problem so we stopped on our way north to make arrangements to have the tires there when we get back. Good folks and VERY helpful. I had them take a 1/2" out of my sidestand so the bike wasn't on the verge of tipping over when I stopped.


Our first fuel stop in Canada. Ouch! prices.


Typical Canada scenery - spectacular!


Yes, all that was packed on four motorcycles. It actually looks pretty tidy when stowed.


Typical day for us - blue sky, light clouds, very little traffic and beautiful scenery.

That's all for now. I'll try to do better on a report but don't count on it
-Shov
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #1187
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thanks shov3br, it looks like you are having a great time.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #1188
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Good shots, Shov3br. Hope the weather stays nice for you guys.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #1189
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Great pics. Keep'em coming! Looks like an awesome ride.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:08 PM   #1190
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Nice trip Shov, can't wait till I can take trips like that one of these days.

Cookout at the lake some evening sounds good to me.


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:27 PM   #1191
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@Dadayama, had to go to Marieta, OK today for work and had the gps on in the car, saw our blue tracks all around me while driving I-35 from a couple weeks ago riding the sourthern section of the OAT. Sure glad it wasn't as hot then as it was today!
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #1192
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how about a cookout at Overholser. I have a mini keg of beer that has been sitting around my house for a couple of months looking for an event. I can throw my gas grill in the back of my old truck and bring beer and a grill for some burgers or what ever any one brings. The breeze is usually a little cooler off the lake in the evening.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:22 PM   #1193
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Laugh

A cookout sounds good. Got my vote!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #1194
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Hey Mars, when is this?
This Saturday on. Driving in from Austin tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:04 PM   #1195
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #1196
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Wow, I have been so busy I nearly forgot my pwd to get into this place, lol. Looks like fun is being had by some, that sounds like a great trip. Speaking of a trip, I've been talked into riding down to Mt Scott in the morning, a little too late in the morning for my taste, but still...has anyone sniffed out a route down there that doesn't include the turnpike and could break up the monotony? I see a few roads on the map, but hard to judge.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #1197
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Wow, I have been so busy I nearly forgot my pwd to get into this place, lol. Looks like fun is being had by some, that sounds like a great trip. Speaking of a trip, I've been talked into riding down to Mt Scott in the morning, a little too late in the morning for my taste, but still...has anyone sniffed out a route down there that doesn't include the turnpike and could break up the monotony? I see a few roads on the map, but hard to judge.
be sure and get to Meers early.
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Wow, I have been so busy I nearly forgot my pwd to get into this place, lol. Looks like fun is being had by some, that sounds like a great trip. Speaking of a trip, I've been talked into riding down to Mt Scott in the morning, a little too late in the morning for my taste, but still...has anyone sniffed out a route down there that doesn't include the turnpike and could break up the monotony? I see a few roads on the map, but hard to judge.
Try this, let me know if you can view it or not... A few of us rode this route last year...

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Looking at it, thx!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #1200
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Dadayama, that is a cool resource. I see it can be exported, but I only have a Garmin 550 or a tablet with Co-Pilot on it, or an Android phone, lol. I should really embrace the other gps options out there :). I'm not sure the other inmates will want to do this in the morning, they are kind of fuddyduddy sometimes, lol. Plus it looks like some of that is non-paved roads? Their lead sleds may shy away from that stuff. In any case, thanks again. This app must be one where you can build your own route and put on your device? I am green when it comes to this part of gps tech.
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