Palouse Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Spaniard, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    There is a lot of snow in the high country. Field Springs has 20". I bet Shumaker is plenty sloppy on top.

    2 good rides this time of year on nice days are to Elk City and Lolo Pass. The rivers are beautiful with all the snow. The roads are usually dry.
  2. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    Sloppy can be fun too:D, I knew that when I put that route down.

    I always like the water crossings along the river,:clap.

    Hit fiels springs near noon so there is no ice on the road and you get ll the fun stuff on the far side, maybe up to the snow line on Cougar creek ?
    Or just up Redmond grade and around by Flora or Crouse flats up to the snow line...

    If I head up the river it will probably be the Pierce loop.
  3. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I gather you will be riding the DR rather than the GS. I remember the fun we had in slop a couple of years ago when you were on the GS.
  4. LetItRoll

    LetItRoll ForwardAholic

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    Not sure if i'm familiar with that one? (not by name anyway). Where does that come out on the Grande Ronde in relationship to the Restaurant at the bottom of Rattlesnake grade?
  5. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    It is a dead end road that comes out several miles down stream. You come off the top and drop down to the river. It is a nice ride.
  6. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    Type " shumaker rd, wa" into google earth and it comes up, as sorebutt says it is a nice ride in the spring if you want a little bit of everything, usually a little snow on top , hopefully not on the road, and three nice tight gravel hairpin corners on the way down/up. Little traffic and a pretty river at the bottom.

    If the weather looks good I think I will pack my chair and some weenies and have a weenie roast along the river, maybe get fancy and do chili dogs . I love a good hod dog roasted over a stick fire :clap.

    Maybe I can tempt restlessrider out , is there anything that a vegetarian would roast over a fire? Roasted peppers maybe?
  7. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    I went riding with an ATV group when I was in Arizona and every day at noon they would stop for lunch. They would pull out propane tourches and cook hot dogs.
  8. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    If I want to cook a marshmallow that is what I use, roll it around on the metal cooktop with the torch , perfect every time.:evil
  9. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    you eat too many marshmallows,,you begin to look like,,,,
  10. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    But I can always lose weight...:lol3

    Luckily, I don't eat them I just give them away. :D
  11. zaptoad

    zaptoad just a guy

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    I love the campfire thingie too and would love to come if ok with you. I have never been down that road, wondered many a time in passing. Still got snow at my place, another 8" over the weekend, so not even sure I can get out. If/when you go, which would you be taking...GS or DR? Makes a difference what I try to get started first, things have been sitting for awhile here.
  12. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    I will probably be starting from the 1st Saturday of the month club meeting at Mac's Cycle in Clarkston . Generally been 10-16 riders there the last few times, lots of good conversationa and probably several rides starting there this Saturday. I will be posting to the club blog to see if any want to come along.

    I am pretty flexible and either bike would do for anywhere we would be going. If I end up taking a bunch of food I will tend to use the GS since it packs stuff better. More comfortable too.
  13. zaptoad

    zaptoad just a guy

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    link?
  14. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    An informal group that meets on the first Saturday of the month at Mac's , has donuts and coffee, talk about cycles, sometimes et a presentation from the shop.

    Macsbeemerbunch

    I will PM my #s
  15. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    What time do they meet?

    I bought my 800 GS there and they never said a thing about the club or meetings.
  16. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    10 am, store opens at 9:30
  17. RestlessRider

    RestlessRider Been here awhile

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    Idarider, Sorebutt and I went for a little ride on Saturday after meeting down at Mac's cycles. I think it was a 80-90 mile round trip. Rode from Clarkston to the Oasis restaurant at the bottom of the Rattlesnake grade. Snow at the higher elevations but nothing on the road except for some gravel and small rocks. On the way back we went on Montgomery ridge road and Couse creek road. Wonderful views of mountains/canyons in the distance, as we were riding towards them. The GS riders waited for me patiently during the ride. Shumaker grade next time, next weekend? :-)
  18. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    It is getting close to spring and I need to spend a weekend prepping my new camper for April 15 turkey hunting. That being said, I may still go riding. :evil

    I am hearing rumors ( talking to myself maybe) that the 41st Starbuck International Chilidog festival will be in Pomeroy ? on March 30th this year featuring cherry wood smoked german sausage dogs and Stagg chili (no beans).
    Probably need to find new grand marshalls for the parade ?
  19. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    A month and a half to get a camper ready for turkey season? It only took me 3 days to get my camper ready for 2 months in Arizona. I had to load bowhunting gear and cloths for hunting javalina, shotgun gear for quail, golf stuff, regular cloths, atv stuff, electronics for sat. TV, etc.

    The chilidog fest. sounds like fun. I'm sure the weather will be sunny and warm.

    Do you have time to ride this weekend if we have a nice day?
  20. RestlessRider

    RestlessRider Been here awhile

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    I am planning on riding two up with my wife to Walla Walla this weekend. The general plan is to stay over on Saturday night and return by Sunday evening. If you have interesting roads I should try or would like to come along let me know.