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Old 04-06-2009, 11:43 AM   #61
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It was good to see you again MV. Did you make it to the marina for any of the free food?
Missed you on sunday. I took off early to take my GF out to ride her bike for the first time. She had a blast.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:58 AM   #62
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It was good to see you again MV. Did you make it to the marina for any of the free food?
Missed you on sunday. I took off early to take my GF out to ride her bike for the first time. She had a blast.
Hey Tim! We made it, although by that time the free food was gone and we were forced to focus our efforts on $1 drafts... Trouble. Thus when I finally got moving Sunday I thought I should head for home. Good to see you. DG enjoying her new bike? Pics?
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:51 PM   #63
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I have got to get internet at home one of these days so I can get in on all these rides that are planned on Saturday for Sunday.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:47 PM   #64
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Todays Ride

I got home at about 10:45 this morning and decided that the bike could not sit idly by with such incredible weather. So I jumped on my silver mistress and just decided to go exploring. I went out passed paradise ridge and the road I was on eventually turned to gravel. Looked good so I kept going.


http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...t=Palouse1.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...GravelRoad.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...untainRoad.jpg

I found some nice windy roads out in the middle of nowhere. It just seemed to be getting nicer and nicer as time passed.
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...nt=MtRoad2.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...ent=FarmRD.jpg
Then, while driving in any direction that looked interesting, I stumbled across a backway to Julietta. I am not from a around here so it was a fun find.
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...ent=BackRD.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...eseeBackRD.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...esseBackRD.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...seeBackRD2.jpg
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...=Gennesse3.jpg
After passing through Julietta I noticed that there was a road going up the other side of the mountain. Since I didn't really have any time restraints I decided to see what it had to offer. Then I found this view.
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...ennesse4-1.jpg
And this bridge.
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...esseBridge.jpg
If you look close, you can see the ambient temperature displayed on my instrument panel. Yes, that is correct, it was a very comfortable 76 degrees down there.
Once I started heading home I didn't really stop for many pictures. But I decided to take a picture of the curvy road that I had been on earlier although the picture doesn't show it as well as I had hoped.
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...eadingHOme.jpg
Then, I saw one more place where I had to stop at for a photo op.
http://s562.photobucket.com/albums/s...nemorestop.jpg
The camera didn't really pick the color up very well, but those hills behind the bike are a lot greener than they look in the picture. It was such a good day that I didn't want it to end.

P.S. I still can't seem to figure out how to make the photos themselves show rather than the links.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:18 PM   #65
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Nice ride. I saw your post earlier today about going on a ride, but I had to much to do around the house and office. But arround 3pm I said enough, and left for Rosailia (last little bit of work to do) and then decided to ride to Steptoe Butte before heading home.
Mondays are usualy lite office days for me... so next time its a nice Monday, I'll try to ride your way.

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I tried to include pics... but I am having less luck than you are.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:15 AM   #66
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Fun looking ride and nice pics. Thanks for rubbing it in the face of those who were working.
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:35 AM   #67
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Run up to Kendridk then out the east end, thru Cavendish to Orofino, is one of my favorites. Really nice evening ride during hay season.


There are a lot of those canyon roads in that area. Julietta to Orofino on the north side of the river and all the way to Kooskia on the south side.

Keep exploring.


It sure is nice to see blue sky again. It's been a very grey winter.
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:59 AM   #68
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Looks like fun, Spaniard! +1 on thetourist's ride to Orifino, that's a fun road. We should all try it sometime. Unfortunately I seem to have far more ride ideas then time to take them on!
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:15 AM   #69
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Good to see you. DG enjoying her new bike? Pics?
Pics coming tonight.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:43 AM   #70
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Ride Today Anyone?!

It just so happens that with the passing of midterms last week, things this week have slowed down to a crawl. The timing is impeccable because, as you can see, today is another gorgeous day. I am planning a ride for around 2:30 or 3:00 this afternoon. Destination: Unknown. Soundtrack: Led Zepplin, Johnny Cash, Dire Straits, Oreja de Van Gogh (Spanish Band), and some other stuff. Is anyone interested?
Also, thanks for the heads up for the ride to Orofino through Cavendish. I have actually made that trip before and then from Orofino I took the back road to Elk River. I say back road because it turns to gravel. If anyone is interested, let me know. The time line is flexible enough that I can wait a little longer before I leave. I can't leave earlier because I have some chores that have to be done before I leave (horses and cows need fed). Extra riders are always welcome so I hope to hear from some interested folks. I only have one class tomorrow and no homework for it. Todays ride can be as long as anyone wants it to be. Tomorrow, Repeat.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #71
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Dang, the rough life of a student. It would be very tempting to skip out and go with you, but I have to take my son to piano lessons later this afternoon - some right brain development. Maybe I could skip tomorrow, you got me thinking....
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:05 PM   #72
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Talking Mr. Vintage

My afternoon class has been canceled for the week so on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I am done at 10:30 AM. If you are interested, ˇvámonos amigo! (that means "lets go friend) And the invite is open to anyone else interested.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:36 PM   #73
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Yesterday afternoon, I decided to make a quick trip to Walla Walla on my '09 KLR 650 to take care of some business. The weather was beautiful. Now I know why some people complain about the comfort of the KLR stock seat. I needed to stop at the halfway point and walk around for a few minutes to get circulation back to the posterior region.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:19 PM   #74
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I normally work 8 to 5, so I am not usually free until after that during the week days.

Anybody going on Ladybug0048's Twofer next weekend? April 18th and 19th.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #75
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Can't Make the Two-fer

Sounds like fun but I won't be able to make it because it's too far for me to make it there that early. Those morning chores have to get done.
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