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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4,173
Views: 816,711
Posted By darkshadow
Wow great pics. Hey n16ht5, where is that...

Wow great pics.
Hey n16ht5, where is that road? I recently got an H3 and would love to drive those roads.
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/hammbones3/20140110_163753.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By darkshadow
Try friending him on FB...

Try friending him on FB https://www.facebook.com/howard.bell.90
I am curious to find out what's up with him as well.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2012, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By darkshadow
Olympic Peninsula

Anyone know if this route is possible? http://goo.gl/maps/smMWQ
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 262,644
Posted By darkshadow
Awesome vid Jeff. Makes me want to go do it...

Awesome vid Jeff. Makes me want to go do it again. Was the water crossing coming up soon? Did you get that on video?
Looks like you were gettin up to about 60 mph:thumbup
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-30-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,417
Posted By darkshadow
North side track on my vstrom...

North side track on my vstrom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUfHaixy7zA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By darkshadow
Six years ago before i started riding bikes and...

Six years ago before i started riding bikes and rode boards every week, I would be in heaven right now. I just can't afford/justify both. with the price of gas these days its almost a hundred...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,545
Posted By darkshadow
I bought my first dual sport helmet(AFX FX-39)...

I bought my first dual sport helmet(AFX FX-39) last year and I found that with the goggles on there was less air flow and it got pretty hot. So I ended up sticking with just sunglasses and it was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By darkshadow
Do not miss hwy 36 in cali like WRC51 said.

Do not miss hwy 36 in cali like WRC51 said.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,160
Posted By darkshadow
My gf has a dr650 lowered with a low Sargent...

My gf has a dr650 lowered with a low Sargent Seat. She loves it, but she cannot pick it up when its down. If you're going to be riding trails solo, id agree with the last three post and get...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 54,627
Posted By darkshadow
Heavy, poor handling, high hp tanks, with slicks...

Heavy, poor handling, high hp tanks, with slicks and no wipers @ 200mph.....ah no.

The Nationwide cars will race in the rain on a road course. I guess because they are lighter an have way less hp....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-03-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,700
Posted By darkshadow
Mmmmmmm. I am enjoying Alaskans new Black...

Mmmmmmm. I am enjoying Alaskans new Black IPA:freaky Its like an IPA and a porter mix.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,251
Posted By darkshadow
Tourmaster Flex2 is all season gear. Thermal...

Tourmaster Flex2 is all season gear. Thermal liner, rain liner, and strips down to mesh. Ive been using mine for four years now, and i ride all year here in the NW
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,700
Posted By darkshadow
Sam's Club on Aurora has the best price for...

Sam's Club on Aurora has the best price for Firestone's Union Jack IPA @ $9 for a sixer. Everywhere else is around the $11 mark. They aslo have the DBA for about $8

The only place I know of that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-19-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,700
Posted By darkshadow
Beer Snob number 1

Man I cant even stomach a beer thats less than 7 bucks a sixer. My splurge is over $10.



$2 to use a competitor's growler....thats bullshit. I've never heard of that. I have filled my Ram...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 368
Posted By darkshadow
New Years Eve Pavement RIDE!!!

Who's up for the last ride of 2011?
Weather is supposed to be partly cloudy low forty's.

I'm thinking 10am Mukilteo ferry departure and then touring the back roads on the island, then from the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7,500
Views: 400,795
Posted By darkshadow
Look at that Wee go:clap

Look at that Wee go:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-27-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,195
Posted By darkshadow
It's definitely at the bottom of the list for...

It's definitely at the bottom of the list for "dual sporting". But it sounds like a perfect fit for what the OP wants. Yes if you want to do single track, mud bogs, and rock crawling than yes its...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,511
Views: 714,449
Posted By darkshadow
Thanks Mike heres one before parts started...

Thanks Mike

heres one before parts started falling off:lol3

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/hammbones3/P10206551280x961.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,824
Posted By darkshadow
Hey Steve, I know it took me a few days to stop...

Hey Steve, I know it took me a few days to stop calling you Mike, but geez. You called me Keith and Tim in the same report:rofl

Maybe this will help...

It's BRENDEN!! :wink:

P.S.
Nice...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,824
Posted By darkshadow
Continued Day 3 Mt. Rainier...

Continued


Day 3

Mt. Rainier peeking through the bikes early in the morning
http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/hammbones3/WABDR%202011/P1050852.jpg

Enjoying the view of Table...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,824
Posted By darkshadow
OK, finally Ill post my larger pics. After...

OK, finally Ill post my larger pics.

After four previous great days of the Dual Sport Rally at the Gorge, I was ready to move on.

Day one,

Here comes Canada Mike on his KLR and Dennis on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
Looking at Mikes Spot, it looks like the three of...

Looking at Mikes Spot, it looks like the three of us got home at the same time. I am now showered and beer in hand and gf waiting for me to get off this damn computer :wink:. yes many pics and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-24-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
Since its such a early start I am assuming most...

Since its such a early start I am assuming most will be staying nearby Sat. night.

How about a kick off toast at Walking Man Brewery Saturday night?:beer
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,038
Posted By darkshadow
alright, alright! ...

alright, alright!

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/hammbones3/P1050363.jpg

I have done a few thousand miles now with this lid. I haven't worn my RF1000 since I put the FX-39 on. It...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
Alright guys we are getting close. Im pumped. ...

Alright guys we are getting close. Im pumped. got me a jetboil for some oatmeal and coffee:D.

Now is anyone able to make heads and tails of all the postings about re-routes? If so, could you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By darkshadow
Ah man, sounds like fun:D I think your...

Ah man, sounds like fun:D

I think your talking about sections 2 and 3 though. Route 2 - Packwood to Ellensburg, Route 3 - Ellensburg to Cashmere
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-13-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 262,644
Posted By darkshadow
I rode from ellensburg to 410 last month trying...

I rode from ellensburg to 410 last month trying to follow the WABDR map as best as I could. When I got to Wenas Rd., I couldnt seem to find the turn to get to 1712. So I went back north and took...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
I thought we were planning about 125 -150 miles...

I thought we were planning about 125 -150 miles per day:hmmmmm. Four days, five days max. I was hoping to complete the ride by Thursday.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
:super:super:super Thats what I'm talkin...

:super:super:super Thats what I'm talkin about:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 262,644
Posted By darkshadow
That Rally is also part Dual-Sport, check it out....

That Rally is also part Dual-Sport, check it out. http://www.soundrider.com/dsport/rally/ Some of us are doing the Rally and then the WABDR on the 31st.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
So far it sounds like there are at least three of...

So far it sounds like there are at least three of us that want to press on for the origninal dates. It seems that there are plenty of workarounds that we should be able to make it with just some...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 18,859
Posted By darkshadow
My vote is Trail blaze as we go.

My vote is Trail blaze as we go.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,487
Posted By darkshadow
black dr650, looked like pellican cases, adv...

black dr650, looked like pellican cases, adv sticker, ride the world sticker, lots of twisted throttle stickers. All packed up coming or going on a trip. In Lynwood on 196th st, today around 7pm. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 262,644
Posted By darkshadow
Effective July 1st 2011, everyone will be...

Effective July 1st 2011, everyone will be required to buy and display a discover pass on their street legal vehicle when using state recreation lands. The pass will be required for dual-sport and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,960
Posted By darkshadow
Thanks you guys for the suggestions and...

Thanks you guys for the suggestions and offers:freaky. I think I'm going to either go with brianjonesphoto's idea of Cow Lake or tedder's idea of just finding a spot down a dirt road somewhere.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,960
Posted By darkshadow
No camping allowed I don't know what...

No camping allowed



I don't know what that means:huh



I guess this is what Im probably looking at. By any chance do you have any coordinates or can you show me on google maps some of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By darkshadow
Old Schoolhouse Brewery:freaky B.O.C.:evil

Old Schoolhouse Brewery:freaky

B.O.C.:evil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,960
Posted By darkshadow
Primitive camping in the Palouse Hills

Anyone know of where you can camp for dirt cheap(freee) in the Palouse Hills?
It looks like there is so much open land that it wouldn't be too hard to find somewhere to pitch a tent without anyone...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By darkshadow
Did it look anything like this? ...

Did it look anything like this?

http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae30/hammbones3/sidecar.jpg

Oh shit, thats actually a Vee. Oh well, still cool.
Forum: Vendors 05-20-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 174,259
Posted By darkshadow
I also love the quick release strap. Been...

I also love the quick release strap.

Been wearing the helmet now for about a week while commuting. Only twenty minutes at a time.
Today took it out for a better test...about 150 miles.

Some...
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