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Old 05-10-2011, 03:07 PM   #511
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Buell XB12X stranded on Free Bridge Rd

I just got a call from my brother, he was broke down on Free Bridge Rd. We had a bad connection but I think he had tire problems. If any of you are close it would be nice if you could have a look. I'm working on the problem from my end too so it's not an emergancy. Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:17 PM   #512
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I just got a call from my brother, he was broke down on Free Bridge Rd. We had a bad connection but I think he had tire problems. If any of you are close it would be nice if you could have a look. I'm working on the problem from my end too so it's not an emergancy. Thanks.
I'm in Parkdale, a healthy hour of slab from Freebridge Rd.
I hope something works out for yer Bro', XB12R.

Let us know......
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:41 PM   #513
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Thanks AJ, Craig called me too. My brother got half way down Free bridge right where that first 300' drop off is and had a flat tire. He said he got into some barb wire. He walked to the top of the hill so he could use his cell phone and called his friend in TD. They trucked the bike to Fun Country for a new tire. I always told him to carry a pump and plug kit when he's out like that, maybe he'll buy one now. I know my tire kit has saved my ass a few times before.
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:32 AM   #514
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I don't think it'll matter how long I live here, and how many pictures I take of that mountain.
I'll never stop gawking in awe at the sight of it.
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couldn't agree more, the magical land of hood. Thanks AJ for the pic fix, perfect timing. Traveling for work, arg!
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #515
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Eek Wet

Wet wet wet!!! More after I warm up.... And I hope TourPro's phone is still working, mine's not!
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #516
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Damn

Wet is one way of saying it. At first I thought it was am unusually hard rain. I was right because it was FRIKKIN HAIL

Luckily the Iphone is still working (Sorry to hear about yours Craig).

So I am an idiot (I know shocking news and no you all will argues the fact and tell me I am a genius but no I am an idiot) that decided when we left on this ride that I will just go casual. Just a t-shirt and a summer riding jacket a pair of Dickies and some regular hiking boots with my helmet.

We were just going to ride up and watch a bit of the Rally Cars. Well a couple of hours later a light sprinkle. Then we decide we should get before it became more. Well it was less than two minutes and the temp dropped BIG TIME and the rain became hail and then as we dropped in elevation it became a never ending hard rain all the way home.


But hey we were riding

So now it is time for some Cabo Wabo with Island Cool Capri Suns to warm up.

Craig has pics
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:40 PM   #517
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So TP, did you take a sec to think about all the people hanging out on Fir Mt. Rd. watching the rally? Bet they were having some fun when that storm came in! No where to run & no where to hide.... And one tent.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:42 PM   #518
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Got home from a bike ride up to the snow level on Lake Branch Rd. about 30 minutes before this storm hit. Would have been real ugly on a peddle powered machine

Glad to hear you guys made it home safely
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #519
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Fack

So much for the Iphone being ok. It works but has a couple of glitches..
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:12 PM   #520
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So much for the Iphone being ok. It works but has a couple of glitches..
try putting it in a baggy of rice. I've heard that works with other cell phones. Take the battery out?
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #521
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Wicked Photo's

So, just went to watch a little Rally action and got caught in the mother of storms! They are now calling for up to 3" of rain in the next 12 hours... TourPro's words I think went something like "Holly sh** this fu***** hail stings"

Anyway, went to watch this.

And do some of this (TourPro's dry )

And some more fast cars. It was here that we started to look at the sky and both say "Looking a little dark" that was about the time the first lightning hit near by.

That is about the time it let loose and started to poor and shortly after that the hail started! Then TP pulls over and asks if I had somewhere dry for his phone (Giant Loop tank bag ) but did I put my phone in there also, NO...
A very wet TourPro!!! Nice pant's, ATGATT!
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:16 PM   #522
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try putting it in a baggy of rice. I've heard that works with other cell phones. Take the battery out?
Already done! It's taking another rice bath It's not the first time...
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #523
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Wet is one way of saying it. At first I thought it was am unusually hard rain. I was right because it was FRIKKIN HAIL
We had GREAT weather yesterday, sunny, warm......
Then it started raining, just after we got our tents set up last night.
An never stopped.

Today, for the ride home from the Olympic Peninsula....
Rain. ALL the way home. Nasty Rain for 300+ miles. Yuck.
I love hot tubs
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:40 AM   #524
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you sly dog, any pics? Does this imply the 990 back safe and sound?

sounds like you still beat the odds though, given that it rains consecutively around Forks area almost 2/3rd's of the year. Did you have a chance to check out Neah bay?
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We had GREAT weather yesterday, sunny, warm......Then it started raining, just after we got our tents set up last night.An never stopped.Today, for the ride home from the Olympic Peninsula....Rain. ALL the way home. Nasty Rain for 300+ miles. YucI love hot tubs
I rode home from Port Angeles in several inches of standing water Saturday evening. Here in the "rain shadow" it rained from 5 o'clock Saturday evening to 6 am Monday morning. 2", or roughly 10% of our annual average, fell in 36 hours! dd
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