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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9,709
Views: 2,036,554
Posted By WetSideRider
Somebody's baby. Or, replaced speedo, a noted...

Somebody's baby. Or, replaced speedo, a noted problem with those bikes (been there, done that). Not casting aspersions, as it looks like 2K is believable.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,788
Posted By WetSideRider
Look no further. ...

Look no further.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812890
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,788
Posted By WetSideRider
Doh! I think like an engineer and over-complicate...

Doh! I think like an engineer and over-complicate everything. At least this time, anyway. Thx.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,831
Posted By WetSideRider
Yup, that was me. Enjoyed a nice December out...

Yup, that was me. Enjoyed a nice December out there last year, no?

Sad to say, most of the northerly part of the Central Cascade loop burned severely in the recent Carlton Complex fire. Most of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By WetSideRider
A perfect easy pace ride with Mike. Except for...

A perfect easy pace ride with Mike. Except for the seized calf muscle at the end, of course.

Nobody at Taneum Junction but Mike and me. We got there at noon after a leisurely drive over in Mike's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,788
Posted By WetSideRider
Still don't know what an ISO expert is. Or what...

Still don't know what an ISO expert is. Or what you mean by Puget Sound. Use the supplied list. Check back with photos. :rofl
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,788
Posted By WetSideRider
So, what is a ISO Expert? Is this a rider with...

So, what is a ISO Expert? Is this a rider with an Klim Adventure Rally Suit and a GS 1200, who is more than 50 miles from home? Or is this a rider who has competed in the Dakar Rally, Erzberg,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By WetSideRider
Tom, We'll give you a call this afternoon...

Tom,

We'll give you a call this afternoon or early evening. Probably meet at the same Arco station as last time, we'll just need to nail down a time. Maybe Kelvey will want to come too, out of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By WetSideRider
Mike, I could be arm-twisted into doing...

Mike,

I could be arm-twisted into doing both, especially if Tom is along to do justice to Baker with pictures, I'm incompetent in that area.

Are you living on the boat or still down in...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By WetSideRider
Brian, You can use the route Don and I used...

Brian,

You can use the route Don and I used from Cle Elum over Tacoma Pass, across to Cliffdel, then back up Gold Creek. A few very mild miles of single track take you to some drainages that can...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By WetSideRider
Long time, no talk :evil Let me know how...

Long time, no talk :evil

Let me know how things shape up.

I can street ride up to Baker too, should that work better.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By WetSideRider
Taneum Wednesday or Thursday?

Easy pace trail ride out of Taneum Junction or South Cle Elum. 30-40 miles or so.

Anyone?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 18,436
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 886
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: 886
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: 23
Views: 1,831
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: 625
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: 2,481
Views: 263,483
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: 2,486
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: 1,675
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: 1,227
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: 1,129
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: 1,129
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: 375
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: 5,487
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: 1,252
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: 1,040
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: 1,106
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: 1,040
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: 1,040
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: 72
Views: 16,372
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: 1,810
Views: 188,626
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: 4,202
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: 620
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...
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