Crater Lake, Oregon

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by wachs, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Kurt W had a great idea to ride the big bikes to Crater Lake as it was 'motorcycles-get-in-free-weekend' and it should be cooler up there than it is here in the Bend area.

    We both wanted to get an early start and I left my place just as the sun broke.

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    As I was on the parkway headed to the gas stop/meeting spot, I thought that KMA should’ve come along with us.

    And there he was on the Vee.

    Nice surprise.

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    This thing though . . . more about that later.

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    Jim and I swapped bikes which was fun, never ridden a VStrom before. Now I get it, it’s a nice bike.

    Cruised some road to Davis Lake. It was great to not even be a part of the route finding at all, just following.

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    Jim turned around at the Crescent Cut off. Kurt and I got on 97 to fuel in Chemult then on into the park.


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    Spectacular - yes?

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    Then we went to the lodge and Kurt got this bowl with toe (to be added later :lol3).

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    I had a sandwich in the tank bag.

    Then we rode around the lake.

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    Kurt gave me signals off his extremely accurate Tuono at 55, 60 & 70 mph and the 950 was no more than 2 mph over, not the 10% over as I'd been told. Now I know why I have a speeding ticket in my wallet.

    Headed towards home.


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    Beautiful day. Stopped to arrange another bike swap.

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    These guys roared by.

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    Yeah ! Party on !!

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    And then I got to ride my first sport bike and it blew my mind and I should never have one of those for sure.

    The End.
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  2. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Very cool!
    So pretty there!



    Sportbikes are fun.
    For about 20 min :lol3
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  3. omeier

    omeier Been here awhile

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    Gorgeous.

    Can't wait to make it down there.
    Try out my new Great Basin too!
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  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Fantastic - I fell in love with Oregon this spring. Good to see more of it, and make a not of places I want to check out in person. Thanks!
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  5. Humunn

    Humunn Moto Prozac

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    Nice!
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  6. brinboise

    brinboise Been here awhile

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    Great RR, I like that area of Oregon...and your pics are excellent
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  7. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    I gotta stop reading these ride reports. My bucket list is getting way too long:deal
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  8. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Thanks for the positives - haven't done much road riding and the 950, while a very competent street machine, was begging to take the dirt route.

    Next time.
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  9. BusyWeb

    BusyWeb Adventurer

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    :clap
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  10. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    hey, we must have just missed you guys (and the free weekend)!
    BigWan and I were at Crater Lake on friday the 13th.

    That is one incredible lake.
    You oregonians are so lucky :D
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  11. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan motorcycle addict

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    Great RR and pics!

    The last time I was there I stopped to pay the admission fee and was trying to convince the dude that $20 for a 14 day pass was not what I wanted. I was just 2 people on a motorcycle and would be riding straight through. A few hours at the most. I wanted a discount. I mean their price was the same for an RV full of people for 14 days as for a motorcycle for a couple of hours.
    Anyway, the whole time we were discussing the price, a really huge, ugly beetle of some kind was slowly crawling down the side of the building toward him. I mean this thing was BIG AND UGLY!! Like 6" long!
    So I decides that if he gave me a break, I would give him one and tell him about the monster bug that was now getting very close to his stubborn head. He never did. I had to pay full price.
    He gave me a funny look when I said "I hope you two have a great day together" as I left.
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  12. Land

    Land Wanderer

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    Nice RR, David!

    It was nice meeting you at WestFest.

    Chris
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