4 days of PNW wandering: Hood River or bust!

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by TwinDuro, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost Lost

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    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed your report and photos! :clap

    My wife and I rode through a lot of the same areas this fall on a nine day trip. I look forward to spending some more time exploring more of the back roads around the Mt. St. Helens area. :beer
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  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Terrific ride report. It looks like you had a great ride and enjoyed the scenery along the way. :thumb
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  3. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    Awesome ride report! Thanks for sharing - makes me want to plan a similar trip - the whole West coast is so great to explore. :)
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  4. DaveWave

    DaveWave It is what it is.

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    Thanks for the photos…I grew up near White Salmon and covered a lot of miles on dirt bikes under the BPA power lines in that neck of the woods in the early to late 80s. The spot where you took the photo of the Hood River bridge used to be a huge blackberry patch before all the development took place…remember my mom dragging us down to pick blackberries by the bucket load when I was a kid…makes great jam!
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  5. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thanks everyone, I'm glad you all enjoyed the RR and am glad that I could share it... :D

    Can't wait until warmer weather (I'll take anything 50F and above) comes back to the PNW... We've all got some riding to do! :deal


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  6. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    Check out Sound Rider and the 5 days in the gorge run, you will love it!
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  7. Starbuck21

    Starbuck21 Manly scooterist!

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    Great ride report and pictures! Looks like a GREAT trip maybe I can join you at some point. Anyway, cya in Moreno Valley in April! :wink:
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  8. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Thanks Glenn and looking forward to seeing you in Moreno Valley. Should be another great year of tiddler fiddling and tom foolery! :evil
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  9. alcanrider

    alcanrider alcanrider

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    I sped through that part of the World once in a cage, and can't wait to get back there on a moto. I was only 11 when Mt Explody went off, and I can clearly remember going outside a few days later and seeing a super fine layer of ash on my old man's pick up truck. Considering we lived in West Virginia, that totally amazed me volcanic ash could travel so far.
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  10. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Nicely done, TwinDuro! :thumb
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  11. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    Hey Cory, I knew you were here somewhere. Great ride report & pictures. Got my XT running great now so maybe some summer you, Glenn and I can get together and ride NE Wa. together. Had some problems with my XT but got it together now, if it would only warm up. Got the rack you recoomened and some oversize pegs, god them stock ones are small. Can't wait for Moab in April, to bad you can't make it. Oh, and I think Tech Days is the same wk-end. Oh well can't do everything. Keep the rubber side down, Craig/Tuna.
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  12. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Hey Craig, also good to see you on ADV and thanks! Good to hear your XT is running great and you, Glenn and I will definitely have to go riding on the dry side one of these days, asap. Good to hear the TCI rack fit the bill and I know what you mean on the "smallest ever put on any motorcycle" stock foot pegs.... Somehow, I still have the stock pegs on my XT, and now that I am using motocross boots, I'll have to change 'em to the oversize units so I don't put my foot into the ground at an unexpected moment! :eek1

    I wish I could make Moab in April... too many darn things happening in the same weekend! :bluduh
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  13. Comrade Art

    Comrade Art Working stiff

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    Nice ride :thumb
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  14. uh72pilot

    uh72pilot Adventurer

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    What make/model is that windshield?
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  15. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Just a regular old, universal Slipstream S-06 Spitfire:

    http://www.bikebandit.com/slipstreamer-s-06-spitfire-sport-shield-windshield

    It came with the bike when I got it, and I was skeptical if it would do any good... The buffeting was bad at first, but after I put on some 1.2" Tusk bar risers and flipped the mounts around, it works like a charm. Granted, I'm about 5'9", so keep that in mind... Here's a photo from behind the bars:

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    For me, it makes a world of difference when cruising at between 50-65mph...
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  16. tuna101

    tuna101 Been here awhile

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    Cory, Did you have enough cable lenth for those bar risers?
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  17. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Yes indeed, no problems with cable length with the stock handlebars with the 1.2" (30mm) Tusk risers. :D

    The risers make a huge difference in riding comfort (no more leaning forward), make it eaiser to ride while standing and appear to be well made. As an added plus, they're pretty affordable.

    I highly recommend them. :thumb
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