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Old 07-13-2009, 07:29 AM   #1576
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I'm a big fan of the whitewalls on the V-strom -- very sharp....Coincidentally with Dave, I just removed Roadriders from the Thruxton because I could shake them loose on the pavement (?you want loose?!, try 5 year old Michelin's) I found my new Bridgestone Battlaxes(If only they could be made skinny enough for classic bikes) much better for, ah, "aggressive" riding.(ya' hooligan!) Do like the Gripsters on the KLR though. Need to get them out on the dirtier stuff with you guys soon.(Absolutely)
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?I see snow around Lonsome Lake, what's the elevation there? Good action shot of the Big-V roughing it. Thanks for the RR. Dave
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:00 PM   #1577
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?I see snow around Lonsome Lake, what's the elevation there? Good action shot of the Big-V roughing it. Thanks for the RR. Dave
I think the elevation is around 4,900 feet.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #1578
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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.
We didn't get to talk to any public employees at the lookout tower. But we did get to speak with a nice young man employed by the govenor driving a shinny new white suv . Didn't cost us any points or $$. Nice guy he was
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:38 AM   #1579
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Rode the 29 road West of Port Angeles last Saturday and then took Dennis up the 3040rd on Sunday.

Here's the Kloshe Nanitch LO newly fenced in response to the vandilism that we saw last time we rode there.


They even posted a notice listing all of the Draconian punishments for trespassing here.


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Actually, it is gated off because the structure is in need of repairs (dry rot) and the FS doesn't want someone to fall through the deck, or fall through the railings. It's a long way down....
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:44 PM   #1580
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I'm headed to the dry side tomorrow morning for the Triple T ride. My buddy Paul and I will be on the 9:25 am Kingston to Edmonds ferry if anyone wants to join in.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:53 AM   #1581
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went camping by clear lake off hwy 12 this weekend looks like some good riding over there.
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Old 07-23-2009, 11:19 AM   #1582
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This was getting too far down the second page so I'm bouncing it up.

It's interesting that we were doing so much riding in late winter and spring (and dealing with a lot of snow) but us South Sounders are hardly getting out (at least as a group) during the so-called "riding season." I'm guessing it's because there is so much other stuff going on during summer weekends. I have a big family gathering this weekend and it seems like a lot of weekends have these sort of things this time of year.

I do look forward to whenever we next run up the hills in the Olympics or other interesting places.
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:55 PM   #1583
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Melissa and Brian aka atomicfuze and myself are doing the oly loop trip on aug 7-9 so we will be up there then
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:10 PM   #1584
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I just got back from riding in Idaho, I miss the Olympics.

Brian I'm looking forward to our Griptwister tour in a couple of weeks! I need to buy this years still.

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Old 07-23-2009, 07:53 PM   #1585
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This was getting too far down the second page so I'm bouncing it up.

It's interesting that we were doing so much riding in late winter and spring (and dealing with a lot of snow) but us South Sounders are hardly getting out (at least as a group) during the so-called "riding season." I'm guessing it's because there is so much other stuff going on during summer weekends. I have a big family gathering this weekend and it seems like a lot of weekends have these sort of things this time of year.

I do look forward to whenever we next run up the hills in the Olympics or other interesting places.

I think you hit the nail right on the head!

Here in the northwest we try to cram so many things into such a short few months that we are always frantically planning what were going to do on the next upcoming weekend.

Weve been out boating, camping, riding the Harley, etc...literally every weekend, taking advantage of this excellent weather weve been having.

Gotta get it all now before the hibernation season sets back in, a.k.a. winter...yuck.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:19 PM   #1586
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:34 AM   #1587
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Atomic I have this years disc if you are not able to get yours in time let me know
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:04 PM   #1588
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I think you hit the nail right on the head!

Gotta get it all now before the hibernation season sets back in, a.k.a. winter...yuck.
If you look at all the snow and mud photos in this South Sound thread, you'll recognize that a lot of us South Sounders don't have a hibernation season. However, summer is certainly better for assertive street riding .

You Olympic loopers -- have a good time; I'm envious.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:55 PM   #1589
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I'm already planning for this year, trying to get these puppies from Europe.

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Old 07-24-2009, 08:51 PM   #1590
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you could do some real damage with those but I hope we do not need them for a while
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