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Old 06-29-2009, 10:59 PM   #1561
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Post up how FR70 is.

Last Saturday I rode up 73, 7315, et al. Hit snow at 5K, but got thru it. Lots of trees down and lots of smaller rock slides. Hit part of 74 and had a great ride.

FR 70 is clear of snow and open. I rode across it twice last week.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:21 AM   #1562
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I rode over on Sat. the 27th. Then took Green Pass over down to the Tacoma Pass ,Stampede Pass road to do that loop to I90 and back ,I think its FS52. There was some dead fall across the road and had to double back and I did run into some snow in places that I could not get thru,not sure what roads they were,but you can get thru to any pavement just fine.Saw lots of Elk on my ride very cool,,,E.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:11 PM   #1563
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Next Thursday at Engel's Pub in Edmonds

Inviting you all to come join us at the Pub to watch the Snortn Boar Racing trailer preview!

Raindog has working on this project for a while and he is bringing it up to Edmonds @ Engel's Pub Thursday July 9th to show us and tell us what it's all about!

Hope any of you that are interested will show up and have some fun with us!!
Should be there around 6:00 PM earlier is fine but the showing will be after 6:00.

Hoping to get Skip to smoke a corned beef and put on a great feed. This stuff is as good as it gets!!!

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Old 07-06-2009, 04:54 PM   #1564
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Shameless Plug for RR...

If you haven't already, get over to Ride Reports and have a look at Wach's "Sorry about the Dust". A great ride, fantastic routing and lots of backcountry photos.

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Old 07-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #1565
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I've finally gotten some time to start putting together a ride report from my Western States 5k mile ride.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482341
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:40 PM   #1566
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any rides planned soon??
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:41 PM   #1567
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I think the weekend after next I'm going to ride out to the Triple T ride by the WA / ID border.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404998
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:03 AM   #1568
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I think the weekend after next I'm going to ride out to the Triple T ride by the WA / ID border.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404998



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Old 07-09-2009, 07:03 AM   #1569
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We might come along as well
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #1570
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Radar Repair

I had to ride to Olympia yesterday to troubleshoot a friend's radar problem. No truck and dog show this, we trotted out the trusty "gentleman's GS" all prepped for our upcoming Vancouver Island trip. Toolbag in saddlebag I hotfooted it down to N. Shelton for breakfast at Rooster's. Met a couple of Olympiites on KLR's headed out to Wynoochee on 23 and they pumped me for my pitiful knowledge of the route and told tales of their trip to Moab. Thanks Gordon and ? , I know you guy's had fun. Arriving at Swantown I found a marginal ground connection and missing jumper and was done in half an hour. By then it was pushing 80 degrees and I got a good test of the new Avon Roadriders and the new Patagonia base layer under my gear. The base layer kept me more comfortable than I expected, no monkey-butt or chafeing anywhere. The Avon's are delightful, with better stiction than the Michelins that used to be on the bike and really good manners on the gravel, even with higher pressures for puncture resistance. Spooky thing, on the way home I got behind the same two FF's driving 5-10mph under that I passed on the way down! This is the second time in a row that I've had this happen on the Canal! weeooo, weeooo, weeooo I lashed all 70 horses into a frenzy and left that Sunbird gasping in my dust! (or was it oil smoke???) Had a great ride up to Logger's Landing for lunch then up Center Valley where a late model Land Rover passed me and ran two oncoming rigs onto the shoulder. That was "adventure". 200 miles, 46 mpg, burned 150cc of oil, no pics, Great Test Ride. bump
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:02 PM   #1571
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Greenwater Area Ride

I went for a nice ride yesterday afternoon in the Greenwater area with DANRIDE. After a quick ride down Mud Mountain road,
we headed out on Hwy 410. Then we road up FS75 and FS7530 to Lonesome Lake.









The we back tracked down FS7530 and FS75 to FS73.


Steam on FS73.


DANRIDE coaxing his V-Strom through a small washout on FS73.

We continued down FS73 and headed up FS7315 to Suntop Lookout.


View of Mt. Rainier from Suntop. If only the clouds would drift away.


Suntop Lookout.

The we rode back down to Hwy 410 via FS7315 and FS73.
We finished off the day by riding up FS72 to FS70 and the back to Hwy 410.


DANRIDE on FS72.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:05 PM   #1572
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nice ride!!
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:54 PM   #1573
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Suntop Lookout.

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Is that look-out still in use??

It would appear that it is by all the shudders being open and the flag thats proudly displayed in the breeze there.

I didnt think the Forest service still utilized fire look-outs anymore?

Just curious...
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #1574
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Is that look-out still in use??

It would appear that it is by all the shudders being open and the flag thats proudly displayed in the breeze there.

I didnt think the Forest service still utilized fire look-outs anymore?

Just curious...
Suntop Lookout is still used, but it is staffed by volunteers. There are a few lookouts that are still staffed by the forest service, but they use satellites for most of their fire detection.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:23 PM   #1575
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DANRIDE on FS72.
I'm a big fan of the whitewalls on the V-strom -- very sharp.

Yesterday, the little Oly Triumph group (with a Honda and Suzuki) tried out Lost Valley Rd off Hwy 6 and took in 101 north from Raymond, then Blue Slough, Satsop, Matlock-Brady, Boundary, and the like. We had a lot of fun, one near miss with a LEO (I think he was out of the car relieving himself), and good food in South Bound. No photos of anything.

Coincidentally with Dave, I just removed Roadriders from the Thruxton because I could shake them loose on the pavement when leaned over while cornering hard (a bit frightening); I found my new Bridgestone Battlaxes much better for, ah, "aggressive" riding. Do like the Gripsters on the KLR though. Need to get them out on the dirtier stuff with you guys soon.
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