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Old 02-17-2013, 08:00 AM   #301
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Say it ain't so!

Noooo ... This can't be over. What shall I do with my life now??

One of the greatest ride reports ever, Dockingpilot. A tour 'd force.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:14 AM   #302
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DP: Wow! Max speed was 362 MPH?!? Did I miss the part where you rode them DS bikes out of the back of a C-130 Hercules?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:31 AM   #303
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DP: Wow! Max speed was 362 MPH?!? Did I miss the part where you rode them DS bikes out of the back of a C-130 Hercules?
Lol! Almost. I turned it on in the and to Seattle to get a fix on our position.


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Old 02-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #304
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Good one guys!!


That hard packed white looking sand stuff is what we call 'DG' out here...decomposed granite.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #305
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That hard packed white looking sand stuff is what we call 'DG' out here...decomposed granite.
Thanks Rob !
Hey one question on the logging up in Washington. Bruce thought it was logged in the past, but I said no because, and here's my question for you,
How the hell do they get logging trucks back in there on those double track roads ?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:37 AM   #306
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[How the hell do they get logging trucks back in there on those double track roads ?[/QUOTE]


I'll answer your question with a question, How the hell do they get those big ass ships through those tight channels and into those little docking ports( or whatever the hell you call them). Hmm,
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #307
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Thanks Rob !
Hey one question on the logging up in Washington. Bruce thought it was logged in the past, but I said no because, and here's my question for you,
How the hell do they get logging trucks back in there on those double track roads ?

Pretty much every square inch of the west has been logged and most of what we see today is third or even fourth growth forests. I've seen log trucks get towed into a logging unit with a dozer, loaded with logs, then dragged back out with the dozer. Lots of helicopter logging has happened too, you only have to get close with a pickup, then walk in, the copter yards the logs out to a major road.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #308
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Frank, thanks for another great ride report!
Do you wish you would have followed Mike over Mendocino Pass instead of 101 and 20?
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Pretty much every square inch of the west has been logged and most of what we see today is third or even fourth growth forests. I've seen log trucks get towed into a logging unit with a dozer, loaded with logs, then dragged back out with the dozer. Lots of helicopter logging has happened too, you only have to get close with a pickup, then walk in, the copter yards the logs out to a major road.
Cool, thanks Rob !
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:35 AM   #310
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Frank, thanks for another great ride report!
Do you wish you would have followed Mike over Mendocino Pass instead of 101 and 20?
Well, in retrospect, yes, it was they nicer way to go Bob.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #311
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[How the hell do they get logging trucks back in there on those double track roads ?

I'll answer your question with a question, How the hell do they get those big ass ships through those tight channels and into those little docking ports( or whatever the hell you call them). Hmm,[/QUOTE]


Channels and berths.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #312
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I discovered your ride report this morning.. What a wonderful trip for you guys, thanks for the great pic's and the writing. I have a question that I might have missed earlier. Where did Mikee get a new cover for his GS? I would love to do a ride like that, need a lot more practice with my Panzer. Probably an off road riding course, or just keep working on it with experience?? Again, thank you for the great ride!!! Looking forward to your next adventure..
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:25 AM   #313
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Awesome report. I cant believe the nice weather you had throughout the whole trip. Thanks again for sharing.
I've found the best time of year to travel the west coast is mid-sept.
Most all of the summer tourism crowds is gone & kids are back at school but the temps are still great.
We've always been able to roll up to a coastal campground and find an open spot.
Not possible in the summer where you most often need to have a reservation.

I was told years ago the summer coastal fog is gone or minimal this month and the 5 times I've toured coastal nor cal. this has proven to be true. I was also told if you push it to oct. and later you can start to see winter rain storms come in.
It can also be incredible in oct., but sept. does not see the winter storms yet so it's a safer bet...then again sept. is the best month (anywhere in the US) IMO for touring.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #314
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so glad to see you guys did in fact drop down into Sinkyone Wilderness SP
it is one of those special places most do not experience.
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=429

most people miss it (to the west) when they are at 4-way/4-corners (usal-chemise mtn.-briceland-sinkyone rds) when traveling the usal. the signage down to Sinkyone does not jump out you and it almost looks like a private road. i've found the views from the visitor center area (behind that big barn building and all w/ the picnic table) are some of the finest of all of the lost coast. there is camping down below the visitor center that I want to use one day.

i tell people to ride down to the visitor center at least (there is no charge) and take in the amazing coastal views behind the barn. we also see elk every time we visit as they stay there year round. this picture does not do it justice what so ever.



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Old 02-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #315
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Great, enjoyable report, guys. Thanks for taking us along.
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