2012 West Coast Discovery

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DockingPilot, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer

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    Wonderful photos guys!!! I loved the Ruby Grade video from the GS. That can be a workout on the little bikes but a GS would be cardio. Keep it comin'!!! DD
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  2. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Great pics, enjoying your trip. Thanks for posting :thumb
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  3. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Well I did come close a time or two! Here is a short clip of the run up the 'Jungle' I catch a rut about 10 seconds in and have to do a little course correction. :lol3
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  4. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Riding through the Wenatchee NF North of Carlton.
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  5. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Well I did come close a time or two! Here is a short clip of the run up the 'Jungle' I catch a rut about 10 seconds in and have to do a little course correction. :lol3

    Hey Mike. I like the camera angle. First time I've seen the video. What strikes me most is how "relaxed" you are on the bike. I know that's one of my biggest obstacles. I'm still a bit tense and fighting the bike a bit.

    JB
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  6. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Riding through the Wenatchee NF North of Carlton.

    I remember this stretch. I was behind the big GS. I had Mike in sight for about a minute - then he was gone. I couldn't keep up:cry
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  7. Yani

    Yani b00b

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    Hey Frank

    Great RR so far! Noticed you rocked the Revit Sand gear on this ride. How did you like it after 2 straight weeks in the saddle? Still liking my Sand gear, unfortunately though it hasn't been put to test like yours was here. Most of my riding since I got the gear has consisted of the commute to work and back. :cry

    Marc
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  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Hey Marc!
    Yea, like it alot. You do know when the temps drop in it though.
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  9. Rockaway

    Rockaway Gregtiger800

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    Thanks for taking the time to send us desk jockeys all the pics and dialog. I'm sure the are more guys than myself that would like to meet up as you cross into Oregon. There's a great place called the Charberger, just across the bridge of the gods outside of Stevenson Washington.

    Have a safe trip!!

    Greg


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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hey Frank, most of those burned areas are just logged clear cuts, we used to burn them after logging so you can get back down to dirt to plant new trees. They call them 'meadow restoration projects' now, people don't like the term 'clear cut' anymore. :lol3


    Enjoying the ride...


    :lurk
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  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Thanks Rob!
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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I just had an entire entry typed out when...........

    :cry
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  13. true grip

    true grip Been here awhile

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    Please don't get discouraged. I'm waiting for more. You guys take great rides and thanks for sharing your knowledge:clap
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  14. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Happened to me once too. An hours work- poof! :becca
    Keep them coming please. There are plenty of us with cold and snow outside right now. This helps us dream of warmer times and riding.
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  15. Catastrophic Failure

    Catastrophic Failure Catastrophic Failure

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    Looks like an awesome ride, great start to the report and super photos! Reading the RR makes me wonder why I ever leave the state! You hit the weather perfect, as Washington set a record last fall of 90 days - no rain from July through September. :brow
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  16. bigdon

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    Thanks for the Report Guys :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    I was beginning to wonder? :evil:rofl:rofl:freaky
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  17. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Ah yea, trailside ear unplugging.
    After taking a small break and solving the worlds problems, we saddle up and press on.
    Wenatchee was our target for tonight.

    And for the 1st time Washington Sates magnificent volcanic mountain come into veiw.
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    And this is what it was like fellas. Just a ribbon of dirt that threaded through in the shadow of the Cascades.
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    Now, as the afternoon wore on Mr. ISDE was well ahead of us.
    Somwhere.
    Not that it mattered, we love the indepence of an untethered ride.
    However, when we popped out in Wenatchee, Brucee was nowhere to be found. But knowing the gentle giant like I do I put my GPS to work looking for his weakness.
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    And we found him :1drink
    Eating an ice cream cone
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    After an orange vanilla twist, large of course, we check in at the local Holiday Inn.
    And unpack
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    And then do what we do best
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    Hey!, YOU THINK THIS IS EASY ? :lol3

    After we unwind and rewind the day in our minds, minds that are slowing letting go of the clock, the schedules, honey do lists, basicy letting NJ drain away,
    we go for Mexican! :dg
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    Here's the old man telling us how "back in 32' I won the ECEA grand championship on a bicycle with a lawn mower engine bungie corded into it"
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    After a few Coronas, a fitfull sleep set us up for what day 4 would bring our way.

    NEXT UP:
    Day 4, Snow capped mountains, the unrelenting rock gardens of Bethyl Ridge and we answer the question "will they camp" ?
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  18. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Looking forward to more, thank you for sharing, I've always enjoyed your RR's. :clap
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  19. byways

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    Did anyone else notice the Lost Coast teaser in Bemitten's video??? Can't wait ...
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  20. Shooby

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    Nothing like the Cascades in good weather. Ride On!:lurk
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