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Old 09-02-2013, 03:34 PM   #106
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Eh? Same here....

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Congrats!! Awsome RR... but I just can't see the pics. Is it just me?
No pictures on my end as well
Safe travel both of you enjoy the ride be safe and thanks for sharing even no pictures
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:28 PM   #107
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LOL...... Daryl has caught the dreaded PB bug..... Either pay up....or wait until it resets..... Nice to see it does not only happen to me.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #108
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Yes, the Bucket B'stards are demanding money. Too many readers now.

Let me see if it's an arm or my first born...............

Edit: OK you FF's, I gave in and paid the ransom. If so many of you wouldn't read about my boring life I might be able to afford a beer now and then.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:31 PM   #109
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Yes, the Bucket B'stards are demanding money. Too many readers now.

Let me see if it's an arm or my first born...............

Edit: OK you FF's, I gave in and paid the ransom. If so many of you wouldn't read about my boring life I might be able to afford a beer now and then.
Spend it now BEFORE the marriage ...
Have a few pallets of the good beer drop-shipped to my house.
I'll keep the cold for you (the ones I don't drink)
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #110
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Spend it now BEFORE the marriage ...
Have a few pallets of the good beer drop-shipped to my house.
I'll keep them cold for you (the ones I don't drink)
If you want GOOD beer then it'll have to be imported.


And I'm not putting a fox in charge of the hen house.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #111
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Arhhhhh Congratulation

Just beautiful......
Congratulation Reaver and Bec
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A ride across the Country, a morning at the Spa, a Leap of Faith off a bridge....what more can you do to shake things up?






She was soooo surprised and overwhelmed, she couldn't speak. I wanted to propose just before she jumped to really mess with her head but she was bad enough. I looked at the holes in the bridge and considered my luck with things and decided to wait till we were done. She stood there motionless for ever it seemed before stuttering a "Yes". My thanks to the staff at Whistler Bungee for their cooperation and professionalism.

We ride together, travel together, jump out of and off things together all without arguing. What more can I ask for?

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:08 AM   #112
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Day 10 - barely 600 kms. Portland to the Cali Border.




We left our budget room with it's own router, 2 ply TP and a reasonable breakfast after a bike inspection with the Supervisor questioning the need and subsequent delay. Fueled up and hit the Interstate. Boring.

Stopped here at the Evergreen Aviation Museum to address my first "LAMP" fault display. I brought 3 spare headlight bulbs since the F and R GS's are hard on bulbs for some reason. It's a 2 min fix. I wanted to leave ASAP as this aircraft had it's engines stolen while waiting to taxi.



It was a small airport with the Terminal on the roof.



A few hours later we stopped for a break and fed the seal.



They have lousy taxidermists in Oregon.



But really good carpenters.



Oh Zumo, sometimes you say the sweetest things!












Here we see the endangered Land Shark returning to the Oregon forests to bear her young. It's a protected coastline so there's no access to photograph the historical event.





Having done what instinct has driven her to do, she returns to the sea to die leaving the young responsible for the species success.





We arrived in a small coastal town and just wanted a room where we could watch the sun set over the Pacific. It was getting close.




Whew. That was stressful.



You'd think a town with so much coastline would have a room by the ocean. Nope, a blue collar town. Only the Best Western with a 3 story walk-up starting at $169. Ah, no. So we rode around following a lost Zumo till we said F it and took a motel on the highway for cheap. Bec said the girl at the desk probably has her own price list - one adult or two? There were scary neighbours that looked like long term renters, like Earl and Randy on "My name is Earl". Our neighbour was "One Eye Talksalot". A quick bite at the neighbourhood "Hole" with a sign about no guns or weapons allowed in the bar. It made me feel safe. Food was good. A couple of beached whales were playing pool and convinced some guy to pay their tab. Bec used the lobby computer while I updated my RR on the laptop. She said the guy and the whales checked in. Thankfully not above us.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #113
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If you want GOOD beer then it'll have to be imported.


And I'm not putting a fox in charge of the hen house.
Well I knew you wouldn't fall for that ...

but ... tell me about your daily pre-ride wheel bearing check ...
Is this a "wiggle the rim with your finger on axle/bearing" check or something more exotic?
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:43 PM   #114
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Laugh

Man... I have to say the ring story and the bungee jump, love and everything in this RR are very good. BUT, this one here is priceless!!!

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Hey Loutre:


I hadn't laugh my brains off like this since long time ago in this forum... thanks a lot.

P.S.: sorry, but I had to edit this, as I have a question for you (or OSO)... Maybe it's stupid, but you have to fill up the two tanks, don't you? Or just the Camel? I mean, do you fill them both trough the Camel?

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Old 09-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #115
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I hadn't laugh my brains off like this since long time ago in this forum... thanks a lot.

P.S.: sorry, but I had to edit this, as I have a question for you (or OSO)... Maybe it's stupid, but you have to fill up the two tanks, don't you? Or just the Camel? I mean, do you fill them both trough the Camel?
Did it make your milk come out of your nose?

I try to entertain. Make use of my defective noggin. "Abby Normal" Dr. Frankenstein.

You fill both tanks. Vacuum draws from the Camel till it's empty then uses the normal tank.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #116
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but ... tell me about your daily pre-ride wheel bearing check ...
Is this a "wiggle the rim with your finger on axle/bearing" check or something more exotic?
I remove the wheel each day, clean and lube all bearings and measure play with a dial guage riding on the rim.


If that lets you sleep.


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Day what? 11? More hundred kms. California border to San Francisco.






When in the area, you have to see the giants. Yes there are bigger trees but this is a beautiful, twisty ride with gorgeous scenery. We passed 3 "Drive Thru" trees complete with fences and parking lots and admission. No thanks.





Just a quick pick of a smaller burned out tree. It was still growing. I took a vid of the ride but need to figure out how to get that up. There are lots of State Parks to get more acquainted with the Giants.



Bec looks like an ant.



Just another BMW poser at Starbucks. How's my System 6 hair?




We had spent so much time in the forests that it was getting late. A bad experience at my first California gas station with it's uncircumcised nozzles and at the adjoining Subway had us eating at Mc D's. Had to stop at Starbucks for free WIFI and book a room. I thought we were going local but Bec got a room in San Fran at a 4 1/2 star Hotel. With Valet parking only. Great, I think. More night riding.

Crossing the Golden Gate bridge at night............



We arrived at the hotel after negotiating the streets and avoiding pedestrians. Reception said "Oh I'm pretty sure our Valet can park your bikes. It's $50 per". Bec said "You need a licence to ride those and I'm sure my BF won't let you touch them." So we went up the road to the unsecured parking garage, right beside the Hotel's unsecured parking. We paid $13.50 for both and left them to the mercy of the night creatures.


San Fran is a busy hustling city. On your down time you can either conduct business on the phone or build your own 2-ply. Multi-tasking is key.




We crashed right away and tried to get going earlier than usual. These 4+ star hotels charge for everything so no free breakfast. It was decided that Bellboy could take our luggage and store it as the front desk was all too kind to give us just an extra half hour to check out. I gave him a nice tip for his trouble. Nice guy.

Gotta check out the Wharf when you're here so we took a streetcar. The guy at the rh front was the driver. I'm sure he's seen it all and had a firm but polite character. Fare is exact change and all I had was a 5'r for the $4 fee so I was "schooled" on what's what and given my dollar change. I had intended to tip the guy.



Ok so we were starving and hit the Eagle Café on Pier 39. I figured high prices, small dishes.

I lied, here's my Steak and Eggs!



Oh man that was good, and cheap too. My only complaint was that the toast was so old it was sprouting.


While eating we saw Loutre's.......



Sea Lion Bouncers.......




and the amazing flying Beavers.........





After breakfast, Bec found a Leftorium and got all excited (she's a Southpaw) .





Whoa! Lefty stuff is 3x Righty stuff. Forget that.

Alcatraz. The chopper was looking for tourists or terrorists or something.




Then there was this boat. Sure sounded like a turbine spooling up.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #118
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I remove the wheel each day, clean and lube all bearings and measure play with a dial guage riding on the rim.


If that lets you sleep.


atta boy Reaver ...
Let me know when I can stop worrying about the water pump
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Quickie

Just a quick real time update. It's been tough keeping it going with a shared laptop and our expensive hotel in San Francisco "offered" WIFI for a low price of $15/night. Yeah, no. Bellboy got a president note with a 10 on it already. Don't know our own Prime Minister notes let alone your Presidents. We're leaving Ragged Point California now after a bike check.

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Been doing great. Woody, the coolant leak on Bec's has been good except for the stop and go traffic jam in San Jose which was very hot and it dribbled a bit. The coastal roads are much cooler being in the high teens and the bikes prefer that. Tiny chicken strips on the tires here.

All is well.

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