Riding Around the Hood

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Apple Jam, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    I set out Monday about noon to find a forgotten grave site near Bonny Crossing. It took a while but I found it. I love searching for points of interest.

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    On the way home I stopped at the Friend School. It looked like an ADV ass hat had been there before, wonder who that could have been.

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    I like to visit pioneer grave yards, this one is in Kingsley, near Friend. I read every marker and thought about their lives and challenges. So many were very young when they died. So much history, so much to appreciate.

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    I got back to The Dalles around 6:00 traded the WR for the GS and rode 90 miles North to my place in Zillah.
  2. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Yeah i find it interesting too. This headstone looks familiar, at the Lonepine cemetary sth of Wamic? I stopped in there 1 day, spent hours reading them all. A lot of hardships on there journey across the country! I often marvel when i'm camping on the Barlow, how the pioneers would have done it. Like how they used to take the wagon wheels off at days end, when by a river, & soak them in the river overnight to tighten the wood to the steel bands. It's so easy to load the bike each morning & hit the starter!
  3. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    I'd heard rumors that motorcycles could park anywhere in Hood River and not get ticketed. We have spots that are labeled for motorcycles that are free. Today, while getting ready to leave work the parking nazi happen to be walking by so I asked him. And hell yea! parking is free for motorcycles outside the designated motorcycle parking spots. :clap This is something that has never been publicized and I'm pretty sure not too many riders know about.

    So if your in town visiting don't worry about feeding that meter. Just another reason to ride to Hood River I guess.

    Oh, and parked next to me was fellow inmate TwindDuro who was passing through on his way home from a nice little adventure. Nice meeting you and thanks for the chat. Safe travels today getting home. Tried talking him into coming back down for TP's party.
  4. Red0ktober

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    Yes! I had overheard that while browsing through 2nd Wind Sports downtown. Nice to have it verified. I still usually park in the motorcycle area, but it's nice to know they're all fair game. :D
  5. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Many countries have dedicated bike parking (usually near the front of the stores), at many malls, main streets & grocery stores. It's about time America adopted that attitude, i've often thought of approaching the state about it...especially as more & more bikes are being used for commuting, & will continue to as fuel prices match that of other countries. :deal
  6. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    No, this one is on Hix Road near Friend. It's the Kingsley Catholic Cemetery. If you need the GPS location, let me know.
  7. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    I'm sure the hood guys know (we were there at the church/school a few weeks back), why don't you post them anyway.

    Thanks, Neil.
  8. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Those old cemeteries can be pretty interesting. Years ago a couple of us were exploring the old Dufer cemetery and we stumbled upon two large families that all died on the same day back in the late 1800's. We were puzzled as to what could have happened to take the lives of 10-12 people on the same day. Fire? Gun fight? Multi covered wagon pile up on the Old Dufer Rd.? It's also interesting to read at what ages people died back then. A lot of kids died young, which I guessing was usually some form of sickness. And if they did make it out of childhood, adulthood didn't last very long for some ether.
  9. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    The books that i've read, talk of river crossing drownings with the youngins, copper pot cooking hampered alot of them also, the odd gun fight on the Barlow, & child birth complications...not to mention just general sickness from the winter travels.

    FUCK we have it good!!
  10. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Wandering through the streets of Hood River (for the first time in my life BTW), I decided I needed to take a look at the map and have a drink of water, and look who I ran into:

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    It was great to meet and talk with you ladukebob and I appreciate the invite to TP's party! The evil clutches of work might not let me out of their grasp this weekend, but if something changes... :deal

    I _really_ enjoyed the Hood River area and am definitely planning on coming back sooner rather then later. I had a great extended weekend adventure aboard my XT225 starting in Tacoma, going down the coast, cutting over to Colton, heading up to Hood river, eventually ending up in Randle and then back to Tacoma. 750 miles aboard the XT225 was a hoot, and I can't wait to do it again. The 225 was great fun on Lolo Pass too!

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  11. asrvivor

    asrvivor Rabies Cure ????

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    Hey hoodies, glad to see some ride pics! Scott, Jesse and I are half way thru the ubdr. Sorry cant post pics from this crappy I phone! We are rockin. Have fun. See ya soon
  12. Squishy

    Squishy Positively charged...really!

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    Very cool, have fun, hope you are taking heaps of photos for your RR. Which Scott? Scott PDX?
  13. Craig McCurdy

    Craig McCurdy BIGMAC

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    Got a little riding in this afternoon!
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  14. Apple Jam

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    The cool little trail up to Black LK :norton

    Shelly and I saw you two coming back down Dee Hwy tonight.
    We were in a silver Dakota cage.
  15. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Looks like the Gate Cr. trail? If we're ever up there together I show you where the hidden irrigation screen is that I helped design and install
  16. Ryel

    Ryel Been here awhile

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    Irrigation? some of that 'meadow grass' need waterin?
    Ryel
  17. Red0ktober

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    Is this why you guys told me to carry a patch kit? :p

    Thankfully my dad spotted it before the head wore off, I never would have noticed it. Looks like a roofing tack, both of us had our houses roofed recently. It was all the way through, but didn't seem to be leaking.

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  18. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    If it was me tellin' ya, I woulda told you to carry a spare TUBE..... AND a patch kit, and a 12v pump.
    The patch will likely fail in the heat the tire creates.
    But,,,,if it's yer second flat of the day.....a patch might still get you home :deal

    DAMHIK...:wink:
    ( I recently had some experience on that very subject )


    HEY!! Are you and Boardforever comeing to the ADV gig in my sig line this weekend? Starts tonight....
    You know that you should....541-eightOsix-thirteen-ninetytwo
  19. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    I don't think I can make it, I would love to but it is getting a little too close to the due date of my wife and I's first baby. Might get a chance to get out and ride Saturday but no overnight excursions for me right now.
  20. Red0ktober

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    It's been a busy busy summer and I don't think I can spare a weekend. My dad and I are gearing up to ride through Glacier next week. I finally got him talked into buying a bike, first one since his two-stroke Suzuki 185 that he sold in the mid-80s. He got a DL650 as well. I tried to get him to look at the KLRs, he owns a Kubota so I figured that would be a natural progression, but he was more comfortable getting a bike like mine.

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