Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    ride far, ride safe
    ride how you want to
    here is to Chapter 3
    may it be all you wish it to be

    you sir are an inspiration
  2. Woland

    Woland Wannabe adventurer

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    God's Speed Radioman:clap
  3. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  4. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Been here awhile

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    awoke at 5am today.... some blue sky after many days of rain...... ready to get packed up so I can start riding tomorrow![/QUOTE]


    START RIDING - - - - -







    WHAT?:hmmmmm
  5. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    Off to a family get together (which carries a whole new meaning after reading all of this...)

    Will hoist a cold one to you and my sincere wishes you have a safe journey!
  6. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    hmmmmm
    wasn't there supposed to be some "news" by this point?
  7. rcook52459

    rcook52459 Been here awhile

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    well said.have a great jounery
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  8. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    On with the next phase. :lurk
  9. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Sitting at Barnacle Bistro having a great meal of world famous fish and chips!
  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Will post up in the AM after we get Camogreg out of the sand :)
  11. FatTirePlease

    FatTirePlease Been here awhile

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    And I almost headed to the Bistro myself after work!!!
    Man, that would have been a surprise:eek1
    Wishin' I would have now!
    FatTirePlease
  12. sector

    sector Long timer

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    I hope you took a pic 'cause I'm missing that place already!! Wish I had been there when you dropped by, Mark! But then, I'm fully expecting you to drop by up North, too! :freaky:D
  13. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    this place?
    http://goo.gl/maps/kDlx
    http://www.barnaclebistro.com/
    http://www.barnaclebistro.com/menu/BarnacleBistro_Menu_Flyer.pdf

    ok....
    i wish i were there
    which size FISH 'N CHIPS did you order:
    Fish 'n Chips
    Made with the finest cod, beer battered in the Irish tradition, and served with a generous portion of sweet potato or curly fries and sesame ginger slaw.
    King Size with 3 generous sized cuts of cod...17.75
    Queen with 2 generous sized cuts of cod... 14.25
    Pawn with 1generous size cut of cod... 10.75

    we want a FULL RUNNING ACCOUNT of your life from now on
    hmmmmmm
    that isn't TOO DEMANDING, IS IT? :lol3
  14. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg Can you see me?

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    What happens in Gold Beach, stays in Gold Beach. :lol3

    I had the king fish & chips....Mark was not a king. :deal
  15. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    good for you... but, i'm NO longer "impressed" with mark... :rofl:rofl
  16. TequilaGirl

    TequilaGirl no mas

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    Mark - so glad I got to see you on Friday and give you a hug before you left on your journey.
    Godspeed, brother.:wave
    Live, love, laugh!
    :rayof
  17. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    hmmmmm
    he already left?
    i thought he was going to give a full run-down on his plans before taking off :D
    ah...
    i know he's having a great time in this next chapter of his life
    i wish he had a SPOT on board so we can follow him
  18. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Not always :lol3

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  19. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    So I had to go to Gartners to get some supplies....

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    CamoGreg and I have been friends since we met years ago on the PDX welcoming of CJ to PDX. We have stayed in touch over the years, and Greg was planning his own adventure and decided to ride on over to start his, and share my new riding adventure!

    We start out with a great dinner on the patio. The guys that are renting my house join us, and help get dinner ready!!

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    It is the warmest day of the year in PDX when Greg arrives.....:deal

    And we will be up early to start riding out to the Oregon Coast to find the most westerly town in the US. Port Orford, OR (Cape Blanco light house is there).

    Here is my starting mileage (on my GS since 2006) for my next chapter!

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    On our way out of town we stop for a quick look at the Spruce Goose at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville (home of Mr Vern).

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    They built this building for the Spruce Goose.

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    They are just about to open the new waterslide that starts in a 747 - 4 stories up.......

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    setting up for the shot!

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    Then off to the coast. Still a beautiful 80 degree day!

    Wahooo.... we can see the Pacific Ocean from HWY 101. I do my best "Motokat" pose :D :deal :eek1

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    Greg had two objectives on the first day of riding.... Get to Port Orford, and the lighthouse at Cape Blanco. Then go to the Barnacle Bistro.

    On the way we got a bit hungry. Greg thought this was the spot!

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    It was very good!!

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    Then we rode "briskly" or "Spirited" as Greg calls it on the nice twisty road to the coast out of Corvalis. :clap:clap

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    Made a quick stop in Yachats......

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    Greg was thinking about Raindog.......

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    Then back on the road...... Camogreg captures this photo in honor of Sunnysideup :D:evil:evil Greg and I were law abiding riders until we rode with Erica :deal

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    Always great to ride HWY 101 along the pacific ocean!! (sorry for the blurry shot...still getting things tuned in.)

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    Heteca Light house

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    Bandon Oregon overlook. (it is also know for some famous golf courses)

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    We make it to Greg's intended starting point, farthest town on the west coast, to the farthest east coast town which is somewhere in Maine.... find his thread when he gets it started!!

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    Then a ride out the to Lighthouse at Cape Blanco. ooops closes at 3:30.:huh

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    Closed gate....

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    That will not stop us :evil

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    Greg out at the Lighthouse!!:evil

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    we both made it!

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    We decide that the rain is starting to move in and there is a great State Campground with Cabins for $39.00 per night with Water view, Showers with hot water, fire pit etc.

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    Then a quick ride down to the beach.... Greg is reminded of CJ's first view of the pacific Ocean and a ride on the beach!!

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    Greg wondering if it was a good idea...

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    But off we go.... Big GS's on the beach riding!

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    Very cool ride along the beach....

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    Softer sand...

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    Heading back.....

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    Deep soft sand...Big GS..... = Stuck :lol3

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    We get it out, and we are on our way again. 4 wheel recommended, but we only have two:deal

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    After that little adventure it was on to Sectors, Barnacle Bistro in Gold beach for dinner..... Finally greg and feel good about the sticker on his bike from the Bistro !

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    Had the world famous fish and chips ....

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    As noted earlier Greg ratted me out as he had the King size and and I had the "queen" size which was more than enough as you can see!

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    Tourist map on the ceiling caught my attention....

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    Upon closer inspection..... Someone in the New Zealand office of tourism must have made up this map.

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    Sun setting over Heteca Light house. Amazing! photo misses the awesome sunset .... Camera set up issues :deal

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    End of a great first day out on the road.
  20. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    ah.... Mark
    i was hoping to see this entry in your thread when i woke up this morning
    looks like an awesome beginning to your adventure
    glad you had the QUEEN size, after all
    you have a long road ahead... avoiding the KING size meals will "pay" you huge dividends in the long run:D

    ride on, mark
    thanks for taking us along