Dickin Around in Doug's Garage

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rtwdoug, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Yes, the "rapids" meaning is probably something English speakers came up with, likely as a euphemism . The name was given by French-Canadian trappers, and the story I heard was that the original meaning was "The Gutter." Apparently, gutters back home were commonly called after the flagstone (dalle) lining them, and the rocky trough the rapids ran through reminded them of that.
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  2. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I learn so much here.
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  3. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Wonder why they didn't run it across southern SD...if i remember right better riding than what is shown...but then my memory is about shot...
  4. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    :lol3
  5. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    no, seriously. Ive driven thru 'the dalles' and I was wondering wtf a 'dalle' is.
    and now I know.

    of course I learn alot of useless BS around here as well.
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  6. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    On this trip through, you might want to keep your jacket zipped over that shirt; the Indians are still pissed about Celilo. :D
  7. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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    The AdvRider collective is a wealth of useless information.
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  8. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    well you better send up some smoke signals and tell cochise to calm the fuck down.

    on the last cball, we left durango, colo in the rain. as Im too cheap to buy a fancy roll chart holder, I had the turn by turn route sheets held on my tank with a magnet.
    of course the rain made em hard to read, and I missed a turn. I mean I really missed a turn. 30 miles later, Im looking for the road I was sposed to turn down, which was sposed to be about 35 miles from the previous turn, and stop at 4 corners.
    no road. hmmm....
    I finally figured out that I musta missed a turn (which would also explain why I hadnt seen anyone else in awhile.)
    I had seen signs for Shiprock, NM, & knew it was close.
    I got to town, & thought they misnamed it, shoulda been Shitrock.
    it wasnt a pretty place.
    I did notice alot of indians (not hindu)
    and then I realized I was seeing ONLY indians.
    and I needed gas
    and I'm a longhaired paleface on an old noisy bike with INDIAN written on it.
    I was a bit nervous, as Im 30 miles off course, and they may be a hostile tribe.
    I see a shell station with 8 bays. so I pull up to the far side of the far bay to get some gas, and try to figure out where in the hell I am.
    withing 30 seconds, 3 indians walked up to me.
    oh shit......
    then they pull out phones, asking if they can take pics of my bike, where Im from, where Im going, how did I get to their town, etc
    You couldnt ask to meet nicer guys.
    So of course I got a drink, and hung out for a few. I'm already off course and lost, fuck it.
    by the time I got ready to leave, I musta talked to 20 guys. I asked em where the hell I was, and how to get to hiway 84 and Page, AZ.
    One points to the road next to the shell, take that, it runs right into 84.
    So I did. that road was rougher than a night in a mexican jail. I was worried the frame was gonna break. Great view tho, went down into a canyon & up the other side.
    I hit 84, and 10 miles later, I had the last flat tire of the cball. But I was back on course, and the sweep truck was behind me, so no problem.
    it coulda been worse. :D
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  9. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I'll call Tom Jeffords, maybe he can work something out.
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    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    The 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack was the food poisoning of 751 individuals in The Dalles, Oregon, through the deliberate contamination of salad bars at ten local restaurants with Salmonella. A leading group of followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known as Osho) had hoped to incapacitate the voting population of the city so that their own candidates would win the 1984 Wasco County elections.[2] The incident was the first and single largest bioterrorist attack in United States history.[3][4] The attack is one of only two confirmed terrorist uses of biological weapons to harm humans since 1945, the other being the 2001 anthrax attacks across the USA.[5]
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  11. flatlandjohnny

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    What are the CB overnight cities in the midwest going to be? It says they're on the CB Facebook page. I must be blind.
    I'm betting Anamosa and Spirit Lake, IA are stops.
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    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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  13. Ladybug

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    Have they told you yet where the end location is in Portland, OR? I'm hoping it's a larger area than the one at Carlsbad, CA in 2016. I felt bad for all the riders that were struggling to get through the people to park their bikes and get off them as they were sweating in the heat. It was a nice place just not enough room. I ended up parking in a no parking area near a construction fence and crossed my fingers that I didn't get a ticket. Within about 2 minutes I had other bikes join me so I was hoping there was safety in numbers. Must have been, none of us got a ticket.

    The Grand Finish in Tacoma was perfect and I hope Portland, OR can match it.
  14. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I hear starbucks is pretty big out there, maybe thats where we will end at.
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  16. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    More gutter talk.
    Dalles: The name given by the Hudson Bay Company to deep chasms in rock forming a narrow passage for rivers. A French word meaning flagstone / slab also a spout of water or trough. The most famous dalles are on the Columbia River, Oregon. The word dalles signified to the voyageurs, the turbulent rapids flowing swiftly through a narrow, trough like channel with high sides. The name is common in America, and dalles are found on the Saint Louis, Saint Croix, Wisconsin and Columbia rivers.
    This info is from a Oregon Geographic Names book, compiled by the McArthurs.
  17. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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    Do you see what I am talking about? I bet you could put up any topic in the world and some inmate can explain it and some extraneous trivia as well.:deal
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  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Great falls , Mt. home of the Sip 'n Dip Lounge . Right behind the bar is a huge tank where Mermaids swim as you enjoy your tasty beverages. worth it ? Hell yeah , it's worth it ! Where else in Montana are you going to find a full tilt Tiki Bar with swimming entertainment.
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  19. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    real mermaids dont wear tops, I think those are fake mermaids.
    sorry to spoil it for you.
  20. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I talked to a couple of them outside , they seemed to like their jobs in show-biz.
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