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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,335
Posted By WetSideRider
Road Rash's XL125

Cute as a puppy!

Turnsleft talks about riding those around in Walker Valley back in the day. That tail light would last about half a mile.

Glad it is far enough away not to be (too) tempted....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
"Might do the ride finish this fall if things go...

"Might do the ride finish this fall if things go well. "

Don, there's not a lot to recommend the last days ride, save the burgers in Waterville and the opportunity to ride Slack Canyon to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
The Last Day

Our plan was to head up 97 to Brewster and cross the Columbia. After that we'd spend the day cruising southwards on as much gravel as I could identify on Garmin. We'd pass through Waterville, then...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
Drop me a PM and I'll ship you back our tracks,...

Drop me a PM and I'll ship you back our tracks, puzzling areas and all. No warranties, express or implied :evil. Everybody deserves a little confusion.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
Cows, Cowboys, and More Confusion

Monday was planned to be a short day. We'd head out of Pateros and up Black Canyon Road to intersect Gold Creek on the WABDR. Then, follow the WABDR up to Highway 20 near Loup Loup pass, grab some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
Continued

Sunday began with much nicer weather. We assembled at Norm’s and bid goodbye to Mitch, then saddled up for a buzz up Highway 97 to Liberty.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
Just to prove the truth of that. ...

Just to prove the truth of that.

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/Central-Washington-Ramble/i-jKgsVrF/0/L/Don%20Shoots%20Flowers-L.jpg

Pretty good one handed typing, Don.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By WetSideRider
Both Don and I need some deer strike planning...

Both Don and I need some deer strike planning advice from Mark. It seems much simpler to hit them within a fifty mile radius of your house. This eases logistics considerably.

I got a nice long...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By WetSideRider
What Broke Now IS Broke Now

On Tuesday, Don had a run in with a deer about 12 miles out of Brewster, Washington on the last day of our four day WABDR sampler.

Here he is giving me last minute instructions before the trip to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By WetSideRider
Central Washington Ramble

My friend Steve wanted to ride the Washington Backroad Discovery Route. He even bought the map. Steve has three young boys, an intense job, a couple of side businesses, and a passion for motorcycles....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By WetSideRider
Nice day for a ride. Sent you guys a PM.

Nice day for a ride. Sent you guys a PM.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 249,663
Posted By WetSideRider
After four days diddling around on parts of...

After four days diddling around on parts of WABDR, I find Garmin GPS units to be about as functionally intuitive as your old VCR clock.

I'm not talking about having Jill tell you where the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By WetSideRider
So a vehicle that weighs ten times more than...

So a vehicle that weighs ten times more than another will not do more damage to the trail surface (KTM 990 versus heavy mountain bike)? It's all about the skill of the rider?

I think what you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,535
Posted By WetSideRider
Wise move using the thick gloves. I'd have worn...

Wise move using the thick gloves. I'd have worn eye protection too. ATTGATT for birds. I'm not likely to run over one a those with a mower down here in the 'burbs. Cool!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,141
Posted By WetSideRider
Mike, I'd say the safest bet is the Chiwawa...

Mike,

I'd say the safest bet is the Chiwawa River Trail (1548 on the map below) or Nason Ridge Trail. There's lots of other stuff, but if you have to be back in L'worth by 11, you can dabble on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By WetSideRider
Dang work. Harold Waikiki can take advantage of...

Dang work. Harold Waikiki can take advantage of the invitation next week too, if the mood strikes.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By WetSideRider
It just takes a year or two. You got time :evil ...

It just takes a year or two. You got time :evil

PM me if you want to do some exploration around the WABDR in the Naches to E'Burg area. We have a ride planned to "sorta" cover some of that and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By WetSideRider
Bellevue Ducati just did my '89 Hawk. Not free,...

Bellevue Ducati just did my '89 Hawk. Not free, $30 per tire (on the bike) if you buy the tires there. Tire prices equivalent to Motorcycle Superstore, but with tax.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,331
Posted By WetSideRider
That bike is reasonably priced, but it would make...

That bike is reasonably priced, but it would make your lunch pretty expensive.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,155
Posted By WetSideRider
+1 Crossing Mad River is likely to be...

+1

Crossing Mad River is likely to be challenging on Lower Mad right now, lots of water. You'll get to check out the crossing right near Maverick Saddle. If you get confirmation that the upper...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By WetSideRider
It's slower and more friendly than the last road...

It's slower and more friendly than the last road bike I had. But, as you know, caliber generally doesn't count when it comes to putting eyes out.

I forgot how cute bikes this size are. I know,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By WetSideRider
You sir, are a great ambassador for the sport. ...

You sir, are a great ambassador for the sport. Thanks. Oh, and also smarter than me, which is generally not very hard to be.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By WetSideRider
1989 with 3500 miles on it. About a half a mile a...

1989 with 3500 miles on it. About a half a mile a day, on average. I've done a year's worth already.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By WetSideRider
I Needed Something...

To ride to Artist Point this summer.
http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/650-Hawk/i-2hn97Dd/0/L/IMG_2549-L.jpg

http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/650-Hawk/i-ngGFPtw/0/L/IMG_2552-L.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,345
Posted By WetSideRider
Shelton Valley Fun Run May 24-25

http://www.psermc.org/races/funrun

Ride an area that is normally not available for everyday rides.
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,512
Posted By WetSideRider
I visited a relatively nearby dealer the day...

I visited a relatively nearby dealer the day before yesterday and scored a short ride. No canister on the bike. It is tiny, at least compared to what I have been riding recently. Not a thrill ride...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,150
Posted By WetSideRider
You gots my number, don't leave me out.

You gots my number, don't leave me out.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By WetSideRider
I had a plan to ride once a week, during the...

I had a plan to ride once a week, during the week. The soggy spring weather waylaid me so I need to get back on track. Usually I try for Thursday. I haul the bike on a single place trailer so I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 169,512
Posted By WetSideRider
Euro version is tidier than the US version, ...

Euro version is tidier than the US version,

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelgallerylib/691/1/0/gallery.aspx


Check out the left side view. That honkin' evap canister...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By WetSideRider
Still a little wet on the dryside, too. ...

Still a little wet on the dryside, too.

Here's the Alder Ridge TH as of last Wednesday Morning.
http://wetsiderider.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-kdFHgMR/1/L/Alder%20Ridge-L.jpg

The FS...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,335
Posted By WetSideRider
"Great beginner snake". I'm having some fun...

"Great beginner snake".

I'm having some fun imagining what that actually means. :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By WetSideRider
I wimped on the beginner enduro on Saturday and...

I wimped on the beginner enduro on Saturday and rode mountain bikes over at Sage Hills in Wenatchee. I would have been on a 160 with a trials tire, and, looking at the pictures, I'm sorta glad I'm a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By WetSideRider
My answer to your question is "it depends". ...

My answer to your question is "it depends".

It depends on your skill level, physical strength, and your comfort level with exposure.

I have about five years recent experience on dirt and a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-30-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,462
Posted By WetSideRider
Oh, my! :evil

Oh, my! :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By WetSideRider
So, the attraction of the Morgenthaler Enduro is...

So, the attraction of the Morgenthaler Enduro is that it is held on land you don't normally get to ride on. The enduro, including the beginner enduro on the preceding Saturday, is well worth the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 2,011,698
Posted By WetSideRider
I'm right with you on that!

I'm right with you on that!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By WetSideRider
Sorry, Roach. Now I'm out. I'm going to take a...

Sorry, Roach. Now I'm out. I'm going to take a hike with an old friend I haven't seen since his major surgery.

Next week, same day, maybe? We can drag Don along.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By WetSideRider
Thursday Walker or Tahuya Ride?

Anybody? I'd be up for gravel road riding too, if anyone has plans.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By WetSideRider
Cool. Pictures need a little Orange in them. ...

Cool. Pictures need a little Orange in them. Maybe next time :evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-27-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,883
Posted By WetSideRider
Just go. You should have Mission Ridge to...

Just go. You should have Mission Ridge to yourself...except for the skiers:rofl
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