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Old 07-16-2011, 07:28 AM   #16
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Hey Kelly. If you want to get out of the rain, follow Don! Last summer I did a 4 day tour throught the Olympic Peninsula and it rained constantly. I finally gave up after spending a soggy night in Ocean Shores and headed towards Winthrop. Hwy 20 was wonderful and as I approached Winthrop, the skies cleared and spent a great day there eating my face off. I found this great campground just before the State Park. Highly recommended.

Then it's a quick zip up 97 to our place.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:38 PM   #17
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:06 PM   #18
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Great shot Kelly!!!
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:46 AM   #19
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I love your report. I live near Auburn WA. and I have ridden many of those roads.

As for you reference of funny place names, let me share a few that seem strange to me.
Salmon Arm
Eyebrow Sask.
Moose Jaw, Sask. (I lived there for a year)

When you live somewhere you get used to the funny names and they start to seem normal.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:40 PM   #20
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Great RR guys! Can't wait to see the ride to Jasper and over the rockies to PG because I'll be heading the other way down the same road in a few weeks.

Keep it up and enjoy the ride!
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:39 PM   #21
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Great Vacation

... and ride report.

Read the whole thing and enjoyed the pictures too.

I've had troubles with wet feet also and tried many different approaches, but none work perfectly.

Gore-tex hunting boots leak nicely (road spray from front tire)
Riding boots similar to yours leak very well (road spray from front tire)

There is a theme going here... road spray off the front tire. Got to thinking about that (had seen lots of photos of spray shields on Harley engine guards).

Found an empty gallon antifreeze plastic jug along the road, so sliced it vertically, made some holes for zip ties, and attached to the highway pegs. Did that in June this year at Hells Canyon adv gathering at Enterprise Oregon. The plastic sure looked ugly on the bike, but had dry feet +500 miles home. They came off immediately at home. The idea worked, but still thinking of a better solution. Any ideas?

Here's a picture of the spray shields.

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Old 07-25-2011, 04:54 AM   #22
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Woohoo! Back home safe and sound. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Love the mini wine bottles.

Take care,

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:02 AM   #23
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Pig's Gorge

Great RR. I grew up in PG many moons ago, and moved away from the West Coast last summer. The photos bring back lots of good memories.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #24
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Enjoyed you're report and like the way you've set up your bikes. I'll keep my eyes open for you guys around town. This is was taken last Summer (sic) at Shesta Lake.

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