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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Candiya
+1 Now I need a sidecar and a dog.

+1 Now I need a sidecar and a dog.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6,741
Views: 2,115,557
Posted By Candiya
Congratulations on the new job! As always,...

Congratulations on the new job! As always, wishing you all the best in life, Mark. :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By Candiya
Matthew, I highly recommend highway 20. It's my...

Matthew, I highly recommend highway 20. It's my favorite road in Washington. (So far - there may be "better" roads out there left to discover!)

Thank you for the kind words. I try to keep moving...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By Candiya
Me4speed, what a small world we live in. Even...

Me4speed, what a small world we live in. Even though you're far away, it's a close community - well, "communities" if you think of both the riding community and the service members. Your note touched...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By Candiya
Cascade Loop - plus a bit more

On Wednesday, I did the Cascade Loop, plus a bit more (Deception Pass & 202/203 to North Bend). This trip was simultaneously 'a long time coming' and spontaneous.

My boyfriend and I were supposed...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Thanks, bbanker. I'm making progress. Just have...

Thanks, bbanker. I'm making progress. Just have to buckle down and edit, edit, edit!
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Anna, thank you so much. Your ride report was...

Anna, thank you so much. Your ride report was recommended to me by one of the readers of this thread, and I found it very inspiring. (And very well written.)

Everything that you wrote about...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Blader54, I love that quote, "experience starts...

Blader54, I love that quote, "experience starts when you begin." It's reminiscent of the "journey of a thousand miles" and "how do you eat an elephant" quotes but with a twist.

Thank you for the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Wow, thanks, Beezer Josh! I hadn't...

Wow, thanks, Beezer Josh!



I hadn't thought of it that way - that honest introspection would be enough. I like that mindset. It definitely takes the pressure off. Thanks for reading. I really...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Thanks, PapaYolk. Step-by-step, right? ...

Thanks, PapaYolk. Step-by-step, right?



I highly recommend it!



I thought that one would make you smile. :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Postscript I found this ride report much...

Postscript

I found this ride report much more difficult to write than the last, for a number of reasons. Since I had to work the week after returning, the writing dragged on, and by the time I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Mexico Day 7 Barra de Navidad to Tenacatita to...

Mexico Day 7
Barra de Navidad to Tenacatita to Bremerton, Washington

This was the first morning of the trip that I woke early enough to join the regular morning dog walk, which happens at 5:30....
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Mexico Day 6 Barra de Navidad to Pérula ...

Mexico Day 6
Barra de Navidad to Pérula

Today was the first day that Del and I rode without Lee. His back was hurting him too much to ride. We decided to go to Pérula, our aborted destination...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Mexico Day 5 Today was our rest day. No...

Mexico Day 5

Today was our rest day. No riding scheduled for today. Andrea and Del spent the morning snorkeling with Gilberto. Lee was busy cutting the grass at the town entrance all morning, his...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Mexico Day 4 Barra de Navidad to Peralu...kinda...

Mexico Day 4
Barra de Navidad to Peralu...kinda

Despite the huge, comfortable bed, I couldn't sleep well last night. At one point in the middle of the night, it occurred to me that I really...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Mexico Day 3 Barra de Navidad to La Huerta and...

Mexico Day 3
Barra de Navidad to La Huerta and La Manzanilla

I started the day in tears. Well, actually, I started the day feeling pretty good but ended up in tears before getting on the bike.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
Day Two Barra de Navidad to Playa Tenacatita ...

Day Two
Barra de Navidad to Playa Tenacatita

I woke feeling lighter and more positive than the night before, though still nervous. I decided that I'd sit on the bike and feel the controls then...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,149
Posted By Candiya
A tropical adventure: my second solo(ish) trip

Prelude

This is a continuation of my first solo trip from Washington to California. Well, not physically, of course. But the story behind the physical travels was a journey of recovery from grief,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
I thought I'd give you a little update on life...

I thought I'd give you a little update on life since my ride. In the fall, there were a couple of really good months, where I felt better that at any point since losing Mike. An overall sense of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
I thought you guys might get a kick out of this:...

I thought you guys might get a kick out of this: I turned my ride photos into a holiday card - the first time I've done a photo card.

Since I don't have all of your addresses, consider this your...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Candiya
You might want to try Racer gloves as well. ...

You might want to try Racer gloves as well.

I have long narrow hands too, and their summer weight gloves are the first gloves I've found that fit. So far, I haven't found their winter gloves to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Dryden_rider_54, Wow, it must have taken you a...

Dryden_rider_54, Wow, it must have taken you a lot of time to assemble all of those quotes. The funny thing is that you included almost all of my favorite parts. Those are the parts that were deeper...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
D'oh! I have no idea why carrying a generic tub...

D'oh! I have no idea why carrying a generic tub stopper never occurred to me. What a great idea! I don't think I included it in my write-up, but the soaker tub in McCloud also had stopper issues....
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Mark, thank you for reaching out. I can't imagine...

Mark, thank you for reaching out. I can't imagine losing a loved one to Alzheimer's, as you lost Chris. Thank you for your words of encouragement. It is heartening to hear of the adventure and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
John, thank you for this quote. I completely...

John, thank you for this quote. I completely agree with it. The sentence about gratitude made me think of a conversation I had last summer. A friend asked how my thinking had changed since the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 70,939
Posted By Candiya
I just love your photos. The fire photos with the...

I just love your photos. The fire photos with the blue sky were really unusual. Usually, there is a general haze of smoke so it was interesting to see the clearly defined plume.

As usual, can't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Merckx, It sounds like we're very similar when it...

Merckx, It sounds like we're very similar when it comes to packing lists. I travel a lot for work and have a packing/prep list that I print off for every trip. If I have to write anything on the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Mark, Thank you for the tips. This is tempting;...

Mark, Thank you for the tips. This is tempting; I'll have to look up the gathering. Yes, I agree that BC is just beautiful. I did a 2-up trip with Mike to Vancouver Island and north of Whistler in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Amagalous, thank you so much for sharing this. I...

Amagalous, thank you so much for sharing this. I am so happy to hear that it has inspired you to get out there. I hope your riding brings you much healing. And along the way, I hope it also brings...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
BoxerPaul, I couldn't agree more with your...

BoxerPaul, I couldn't agree more with your sentiments about the responses and the forum. It is an amazing forum, and the responses have been compelling and humbling. I am grateful.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
It truly is a small world, in so many ways. The...

It truly is a small world, in so many ways. The motorcycling community lost several wonderful people in 2012, and August was especially painful for both of us. I'm sorry for your loss of your friend,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Mark, Thank you so much for sharing your...

Mark,

Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry for your loss of Jessica and glad to hear that you found love again and a way to heal. Your story makes me feel hopeful. It reassures...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Hi Eric B, I'm glad the report meant something to...

Hi Eric B, I'm glad the report meant something to you. I got the packing cubes through Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Creek-Travel-Gear-Pack-It/dp/B002YIR9YG/ref=pd_sim_a_5
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Someone asked earlier if this was my first ride...

Someone asked earlier if this was my first ride report. Yes, it's the first report that I wrote entirely on my own. My only other trip was the memorial ride we did for Mike in July. That ride report...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Well, I had a fond wish to reply to each and...

Well, I had a fond wish to reply to each and every comment in this thread, but I think I'm going to have to let that one go. The thread would end up prohibitively long, and much of it would be a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,587
Posted By Candiya
Great report! I enjoyed the humor and being able...

Great report! I enjoyed the humor and being able to see some of the roads I didn't have the chance to ride. You have to try NF-48 again in the dry and warm. It's definitely a different experience! I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 70,939
Posted By Candiya
Woot! The bikes are coming out to play! :norton

Woot! The bikes are coming out to play! :norton
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Ah, good question about the bike. It's actually...

Ah, good question about the bike. It's actually an F800R, not GS - though I don't know what the difference is between the two! It's an oddball bike, but I like it. I like the narrow width between the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Uke, thank you very much. When I started writing,...

Uke, thank you very much. When I started writing, I had no idea that it would be so personal. But I'm glad that it was. It helped me to write it all out. And it also created a more genuine connection...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 104,306
Posted By Candiya
Thank you, achesley. I do like traveling pretty...

Thank you, achesley. I do like traveling pretty light. Of course, if I decide to camp the next time out, I'll be going the opposite direction of your packing trend...adding instead of downsizing!...
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