Round Way Round! Fishy's 2012 Adventure ride!

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Mr. Fisherman, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  3. FES

    FES Been here awhile

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    ROMA VICTOR :clap!

    Glad you had fun and it ended good. Hit me up when you get home, maybe we can do a quick ride. Cleaned up my carburator but I still have to do something on the bike. I assembled/ disassembled my bike so many times now that I can do it VERY FAST! Been riding to work for the last week again.
  4. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    So, I will add a little more before the summary...

    I arrived home just in time to sleep in my own bed for the first time in 8 weeks then I was fortunate enough to get together with Radioman for a quick ride around the hood before he heads back to South America to continue his ride around the world.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689134

    The next day I Rode my GS down to Springfield for some custom work, more on that later.

    From there my wife joined me and we went to Coos Bay and stayed at the Mill Casino. Had a great stay and really enjoyed the complementary campaign and the center cut ham steak breakfast is not to be missed...

    The next day we went to the West Coast Game Park to see the big cats then headed South to Crescent City for the night. We wanted to stop in at the Barnical Bistro but it was Sunday and they were closed so we opted to come back this way later and went to Stout Grove to see the giant Redwoods. We even took a short hike in this very cool grove.

    After our visit we headed inland for a Southern Oregon wine country tour. We stayed at Lithia Springs the first night where we enjoyed the therapeutic mineral water then moved camp to Ashland Springs to recover after the wine tour.

    I can not recommend Lark's restaurant as both the wife and I were sick the rest of the night and it had nothing to do with the wine tour. We won't be going back to Larks.

    We had enough of the heat and decided to head back to the coast. We took Bear Camp road over to Gold beach as we were eager to return to the Barnical Bistro for a delicious meal... but they were closed due to vandalism. Unfortunately someone had broken the door knob and lock set with a rock. We were bummed and went to the Porthole instead. We were very disappointed with the food there and won't be back. We headed back North as we needed to pick up the bike in Springfield in a couple days. We found ourselves back at the Mill Casino... we really enjoyed our stay there and the get away deals were great.
    We visited the beach and toured around a bit while there. We enjoyed a great meal at Little Italy and look forward to returning again sometime... actually anytime we are near the area... it was that good.

    From there we went to the elk refuge and saw elk on our way to Elkton where we enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary then picked up the GS in Springfield.

    On the way home I saw a bike in the Southbound lane of I5. He was obviously broken down. I rode 28 miles before finding an exit with a Southbound entrance.

    It turns out it was Dave from Canada. He was on his way to San Francisco to a music festival. His bike had been low on oil and he had added a quart from a friendly passer by. The bike had a red light lit under an oil symbol and would not start. He said it lost power and he coasted to the edge of the road where I found him.

    He didn't have a cell phone and my battery was low. I called around trying to find someone with a trailer and to find information about local shops that might help him. We called a tow truck and I waited until the truck got there before leaving. I made sure he had a couple names and numbers of people and places that could help him and that the tow truck driver would make sure he was delivered and ok before leaving him.

    The return trip home was uneventful.

    Pics and more later...
  5. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    You have a unique way of making peoples lives better. Good on ya!
  6. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Ok, my very favorite plumbing pic...

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    Turning for home...
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    On my ride with Radioman we stopped by a memorial for Laptraffic that we put together for our fallen comrade earlier in the year. We miss you Wes :cry

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    Then it was on the the Hood River area. It was so different being on the big bike after being away from it for so long...

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    It felt a little like this...

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    Summit Lake

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    The riders...

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    Timothy Lake...

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    My beautiful big bike...

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    My Kuluu hat from Radioman...

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    Others...

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    Big cats at the West Coast park...

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    Lithia Springs...

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    Refreshments...

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    The Wine Tour...

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    Bear Camp Road...

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    beautiful...

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    the other side...

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    Hiking in the Stout Grove...

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    Skullduggery?

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    Disappointment...

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    Helping a rider that was broke down...

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    Just a little custom work :D:eek1:lol3

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    He also repaired the trailer from my extensive "testing" :lol3
  7. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Is that like not burning down someones garage? :lol3

    Not sure what you mean but I'll take it as a compliment... :rofl
  8. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    This-
    "On the way home I saw a bike in the Southbound lane of I5. He was obviously broken down. I rode 28 miles before finding an exit with a Southbound entrance"

    Is what I meant :clap
    Not something I forgot about long ago
  9. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Up Yours PoopSicle

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    Great report!
  10. GhostRunner

    GhostRunner Been here awhile

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    Good report, Ray, enjoyed all the Idaho scenery too. Glad you're still in one piece after that adventure.

    Nice to see and talk with you at the Radioman meetup the other night. :1drink

    Mick
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    What tipi is it you are using? Looks very light and nice.
  12. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    This was a Kifaru Sawtooth with a medium stove. It was perfect and packs as small as my 2 man tent... I will be discussing this and the rest of my gear and upgrades after I get the rest of my pics sorted and loaded and finish the report... my cable is hiding from me...
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    etingelefunts retem-odo

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    Got a link to your gear and upgrades discussion?
    Looking forward to it :clap
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    etingelefunts retem-odo

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    Did we miss it?
  15. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    No, the images are still in my camera thanks to a lost proprietary cable.

    And, I have been dealing with some health issues.

    If you have specific questions ask away and I will answer them.
  16. beemerron

    beemerron machine washable

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    Hi Ray

    I just found your RR. Good job.

    I see you have a hitch carrier on your mh. How do you like it? I'm looking at getting one for my 33' Aerbus.
  17. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Hi Ron, Thanks for the kind words.

    It is a Hitch Hauler and I like it fine. The KLR was too heavy for it but the little WR works fine. There are others with a higher weight rating. Do yourself a favor and opt for the kind that snugs to the receiver so it doesn't squeak and shake so much.
  18. mtbdemon

    mtbdemon Long timer

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    Yes, very cool ride report. I'm thinking that trailer should be in my future!! Would you happen to have any GPS track that you can send from the riding adventure. Looks like a ton-O-fun!!

    Ken
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    We can sit down with the benchmarks and I can trace it out for you...
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    Sounds like more fun than clicking a mouse:freaky