late notice ride saturday 8-9. meet in stanwood,wa

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Harold Waikiki, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutof

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    dual sport ride. meet at the freestanding starbucks in QFC pkng lot in stanwood at 6:30am.
    ride 532 to hwy 9 to skagit river road then to 17 then 18 ( maybe some spur roads too) then 530 then cavanaugh
    road then back to camano. pack lunch. easy ride. riding my 950 SE. HW
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  2. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    6:30 :huh

    Trying to catch the right tide? :lol3
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  3. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutof

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    just car avoidance. copper avoidance. its cooler. hwy 9 is way more fun with no cars. cmon up. HW.
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  4. eff naked teeth

    eff naked teeth Been here awhile

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    I was thinking of trying 17 and 18 on Sunday for the first time, is Finney Creek Road the correct start (best option) for getting to 17?
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  5. HH

    HH Hurricane Harry

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    much too early for me, thanks
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  6. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutof

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    There's 3 places I know of to access 17 & 18. I don't know names of roads. Sorry. HW.
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  7. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutof

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    Ok. 7? Just kiddin. HW.
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  8. gorilla2891

    gorilla2891 Been here awhile

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    The finney creek or finney cumberland off south skagit hwy is a good place to start.
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  9. eff naked teeth

    eff naked teeth Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I'll look for that cutoff on the maps.
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  10. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    Close to 4 miles past Day Creek FS 17 heads up to the right.
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  11. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutof

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    Channeling Tom Edison. Pics from today's ride. Rode 7 hours. Ran out of gas. Saved by a couple Germans. Several spur roads were not gated. Very unusual. Air conditioning was on all morning. Felt good. HW. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    An awesome day. Rode past the slide. Had not been there yet. Unreal devastation. Lots of heavy equipment today. HW.
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  12. eff naked teeth

    eff naked teeth Been here awhile

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    I looked for that today, but didn't locate it unless it the right turn that heads up hill that has a second entrance shortly after? There was a stop sign that had a 17 spray painted on the back of it but I don't trust stuff like that. Instead I continued to Finney Creek Road and went up to 17 from there and then veered left to catch 18 all the way down to the gas station on hwy 530. Then took 530 to Lake Cavanaugh Rd to north hwy 9. Pretty fun first outing off pavement. There were a couple pucker moments but managed to not off myself. Need to get used to the off road boots, they were stiff and made feel a little dull when braking and shifting. Fun time overall though. Glad I saved a google offline map before I went.

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  13. Sedro Tom

    Sedro Tom No hurry, no worry

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    If you had turned right when you took the left turn on to FS 18, you would have ended up at the afore mentioned spot. Now you know.
    That is always a fun area to explore.
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  14. bscman

    bscman Been here awhile

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    That's it. Just past Loretta Creek.
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  15. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Cept some one stole the Loretta Cr. sign. wtfo
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  16. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutof

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    prob some guy named loretta. HW.
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