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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By WeeMcD
Enjoy your first non-gated route. You've got the...

Enjoy your first non-gated route. You've got the basic idea down this time. Finding dirt roads that go through (and trails for that matter) is all trial and error. Eventually, you figure out how to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By WeeMcD
Just because this needed to be quoted. :lol3

Just because this needed to be quoted. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,345
Posted By WeeMcD
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,647
Views: 2,377,472
Posted By WeeMcD
That's the one! Add a skinny tire and shock up...

That's the one! Add a skinny tire and shock up front and it was very similar. What a screamer. You should be proud to take such a fine machine out for a spin.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,309
Posted By WeeMcD
This is a great plan. One that I will initiate in...

This is a great plan. One that I will initiate in our household.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,309
Posted By WeeMcD
SPOT is a satellite tracking device. Cell...

SPOT is a satellite tracking device. Cell coverage often doesn't reach where many people ride "off road." Even forest service roads are without signals. Devices like SPOT broadcast your location...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11,647
Views: 2,377,472
Posted By WeeMcD
A friend of mine built a three wheeler with the...

A friend of mine built a three wheeler with the XR200 engine that is used in those dual-purpose trails bikes. It was a beast of a little engine. I bought the machine from him in '95. Damn thing would...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-15-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,309
Posted By WeeMcD
Keep learning. Keep riding. Make changes as you go.

Three weeks ago I was riding solo on unfamiliar fire service roads near Leavenworth and Lake Chelan. I was just out cruising by myself and letting the roads dictate my direction. I had a goal of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-10-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11,647
Views: 2,377,472
Posted By WeeMcD
AltRider Skid Plate V-Strom $50

This is one helluva good deal.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mpo/5065801988.html
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 33,448
Views: 4,273,689
Posted By WeeMcD
What are the symptoms of a bad capacitor? My bike...

What are the symptoms of a bad capacitor? My bike has one and the electrics are wonky to say the least. Bright light at idle and dims with throttle roll on. Flashers cause the tachometer to spike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By WeeMcD
Looks like the tunnel trail is more of a...

Looks like the tunnel trail is more of a "goddamnit" trail without a helmet to keep the twigs from twitching one in the nose. Hoping to head up the Mountain Loop Highway and on to Suiattle River Road...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9,679
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,539,876
Posted By WeeMcD
I suggest waiting until after the class. They...

I suggest waiting until after the class. They provide the bike. Let her go ride and then make a more educated decision on purchasing... unless you find a place to rent a bike to someone without an...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By WeeMcD
Aye, they are a kind, furry beast. The long hair...

Aye, they are a kind, furry beast. The long hair means that they don't have back fat. The little bit of fat they have is marbled in. Aye, it tastes quite good if I say so myself. We based an entire...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By WeeMcD
You may even be able to find someone with...

You may even be able to find someone with Scottish Highland cattle in the Palouse area. It always helps to have a few cow-cows in the mix....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By WeeMcD
Are there options north of the border?

Are there options north of the border?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By WeeMcD
FS67 still snowed in

Went back to FS67 last Saturday. Made it to Nason Ridge Trail from Hwy 2 this time. The road has definitely had some drainage issues.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-13-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9,680
Views: 3,904,823
Posted By WeeMcD
The first time that I saw the KTM 1190 ADV I...

The first time that I saw the KTM 1190 ADV I noticed how closely it resembled a V-Strom. I thought it was strange as everyone always commented on how "ugly" the gen 1 V-Stroms are.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,531
Posted By WeeMcD
Yes, they should be able to use less-obvious...

Yes, they should be able to use less-obvious means of SEO. Google does like to see the keyword in the URL and on the page. If it is in the URL and not the page, then that doesn't make Google happy.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,531
Posted By WeeMcD
That isn't "aggressive marketing" as previously...

That isn't "aggressive marketing" as previously stated. It isn't the best keyword solution, but companies should work hard to have their sites pop up in searches. SEO is good marketing. We are lucky...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By WeeMcD
FS67 at Hwy 2 has snow

I was just up on FS67 at Hwy 2. There is hard pack snow almost immediately after leaving Hwy 2. I don't think that the snow goes far down the road. I was in a 2wd pickup and didn't risk getting...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By WeeMcD
I'd be willing to come by. I'm no expert but I do...

I'd be willing to come by. I'm no expert but I do ride a DR350S and am from Minnesota, too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By WeeMcD
Yes, it is early for most mountain roads over...

Yes, it is early for most mountain roads over 2500'. It will take due diligence in checking snow levels to know whether a particular route is open. They are talking about weather dropping snow level...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By WeeMcD
Over the hill and through the woods to the in-laws we go

Knowing that Sauk Valley Road is a destination, FS17/18 will bring you there from Hwy 530 to South Skagit Highway and to Sauk Valley Road. Another good one is Lake Cavanaugh Road from Hwy 530. Just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By WeeMcD
It is hard to know what over your head is. A good...

It is hard to know what over your head is. A good test the water run is the Mountain Loop Highway. Obviously, that is not I-90. You can link I-90 to Greenwater via FS54 > FS52 >FS70. This is a fairly...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33,448
Views: 4,273,689
Posted By WeeMcD
Gorilla Glue holds my smashed beer can in place....

Gorilla Glue holds my smashed beer can in place. It works perfectly.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,380
Posted By WeeMcD
Most public information officers with WSDOT have...

Most public information officers with WSDOT have "consultant" in their title. They are in fact DOT employees. It is a strange title.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By WeeMcD
At this point, this inquiry is strictly out of...

At this point, this inquiry is strictly out of curiosity. Thanks for your input everyone. I mean, even Peterman had something useful to say! :rofl The negative information is easy to find. Now I have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By WeeMcD
I'll be able to mark Milan off my must-see list....

I'll be able to mark Milan off my must-see list. Who knew? :ear
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-01-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By WeeMcD
Skinny on Salem Oregon

What is the skinny on living and riding in the Salem, Oregon area? I am curious as the cost of living seems quite low and is (fairly) close to mountains, PDX and the coast. Being a capitol city there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,281
Posted By WeeMcD
It does not even seem to be the same bill with...

It does not even seem to be the same bill with the amendments.


This basically means that motorcycles are allowed to pass traffic using the space between same way and on-coming traffic....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By WeeMcD
That would be a great ride up until the...

That would be a great ride up until the helicopters stop you. :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-23-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By WeeMcD
Thanks for leading a great ride, Enumclaw. It was...

Thanks for leading a great ride, Enumclaw. It was nice meeting everyone. My phone camera takes horrible photos. A couple of group shots....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By WeeMcD
Silly (little) fun.

Silly (little) fun.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By WeeMcD
Breakfast at Krain Corner at 9 a.m. I am planning...

Breakfast at Krain Corner at 9 a.m. I am planning to be on the DR350, but just put a skid plate and crash bars on the V-strom. If others are going to be on big bikes then I will change my plans. See...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By WeeMcD
I can't recommend MotoQuest enough. Super company...

I can't recommend MotoQuest enough. Super company with great staff.

Along the Copper River in Alaska...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-20-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By WeeMcD
Might be up for a ride in the Greenwater area...

Might be up for a ride in the Greenwater area this Sunday, 2/22. Would also be interested in exploring near Lake Wanatchee off of Hwy 2.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33,448
Views: 4,273,689
Posted By WeeMcD
You, sir, are a gentleman! I might just ride the...

You, sir, are a gentleman! I might just ride the beast to the hardware store armed with this information and try a few bolts out until the right one is found.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33,448
Views: 4,273,689
Posted By WeeMcD
Good advice. Mine seems to have made a clean...

Good advice. Mine seems to have made a clean escape.
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33,448
Views: 4,273,689
Posted By WeeMcD
Kickstarter Stopper Bolt

The bolt vibrated out on my kickstarter. BikeBandit wants $3.61 plus nearly $7 in shipping. :eek1 That ain't gonna happen. My question is, what bolt do I need to tell the hardware store that I need? ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,888
Posted By WeeMcD
What type of event is this?

Is this a big bike, little bike or both event?
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