SPOKANE Area Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by PNW Buttercup, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. airheadbruce

    airheadbruce Uncle Dumbshit

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    Just a short after thanksgiving ride, 38 degrees, no wind,rain or snow. Went to Spirit Lake for breakfast, new spot at the north end of town,:puke1 homefries were pretty greasy. Backroaded it to CDA and along Lakeshore drive, noted that the eagles are back in town. Lots of people watching them, none of the eagles were close though or flying over the lake that I could see. Only saw 1 other bike out, Toes are all that really got cold, guess I need to block the wind better or go to heated socks.
  2. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Bruce is that ST new to you? You sure seem to be out riding it a lot lately. Either way...GOOD JOB riding while most are putting their machines to bed around here! :clap
  3. airheadbruce

    airheadbruce Uncle Dumbshit

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    Yes the ST is new to me, got tired of the HD "experience":lol3 I owned a 99 St1100 and only sold because I was going way too fast. I have matured a little since then, 3 years ago, and realized that wrist control is all mental.:huh 50 miles per gallon, 7,7 gallon tank, 300 mile range, shaft drive and a great fairing. Its a perfect spring and fall bike, then ride the dr650 in the summer or when on vacation down south.
    I think the st is pure function, the HD more style. But I did pick up more chicks on the HD.....:rofl
  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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  5. kenidaho

    kenidaho n00b

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    Well not to ridding or Spokane but new to Adventure ridding I have lived in Spokane for 30 years, I rode a Sususki 370 thumper in College in the late 70s took 20 some years off and started to ride Street I had a 2005 concourse that I traded for a 2008 wing which I still own. I completed two Iron Butt SS 1000s I also road in a Iron Butt style rally 2011 , It was only 32 hours 1500 miles I have 4 ATVs that I ride all the time near priest river

    In October I bought a Triumph Tiger 800 XC and have about 1000 miles on it. I won't be riding tough trails any time soon but I do enjoy dirt roads and logging roads. I'm interested in finding some easier dirt rides,
  6. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Ken, you seem like a very nice fellow. Please heed this warning! Give me the keys to the 800XC and save yourself a lot of grief. I assure you I will ride it frequently and write glowing reports about its capabilities and the joy it gives me. You will save lots of time for playing video games and have extra gas money for trips to the mall. Really, I'm trying to do you a favor. Trust me. :evil
  7. kenidaho

    kenidaho n00b

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    That is very kind of you but I would hate to trouble you that much
  8. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Ken,

    I'm of a similar ilk (nice ADV bike - 1200GSA in my case) but not into looking to conquer the toughest trail or prove anything to anyone. If you want to ride some of those logging roads, etc. shoot me a PM. I have put a fair amount of miles on local logging and gravel roads, etc. so I could lead on at least a few excursions. I bet there are plenty others out there who feel the same way about their roads of choice and probably some who know the back roads much better and could show us around!

    Curt
  9. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Count me in!
  10. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Kenidaho, Welcome to all the fun of ADV. Watch this thread for meetups, they are sporatic but when there is one come out and meet everyone.

    There are a few people that still have their bikes out and doing a little riding so maybe you all can get together for a ride.
  11. sunquest

    sunquest Adventurer

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    Any one heading to Mexico.

    Heading out for Phx from Sandpoint on Monday hauling the bike then ride from there.
  12. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Yup, it was there for a week or two
  13. Smedley

    Smedley sshhh, don't tell my wife

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    Hey WU7X....that wasn't you I more or less blew off Thanksgiving day at Little Spokane and Midway was it???
    Was focused on going down to look at that property with the for sale sign and seen a motorcycle (I think) with this thing hanging off the right side of it.... :rofl

    If it were, or someone else from the forum, sorry wasn't trying to be a a$$hole, just was tunneled in on swinging around at that intersection without getting pasted by a cage....
  14. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Nope it wasn't me, so you're safe for now. :lol3

    My parts just came in the mail today. So tomorrow afternoon I hope to be installing the new hydrallics and rebuilding the front brake system. Then you'll have to be on the lookout for me. Hope this weather holds as it is my favorite time of the year.
  15. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Hey Dale,

    You need to get another bike, one that you can ride more and work on less. :deal
  16. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    LadyBug, I keep telling that to Nanc, but she doesn't believe me! Seriously though, I am kinda, sorta on the lookout. A friend may be selling his wife's F800ST which I am interested in. I am also looking at Buell Ulysses bikes. But realistically this year has been a tough one on my kids and we have helped them though some issues. So the $$ just isn't there at the moment.

    SWMBO may not be interested in a new moytorcycle, but she certainly threw a great Thanksgiving dinner for several friends and me yesterday. We ate out hearts out and waddled to bed early. So we had Thanksgiving two days in a row here. Nothing to complain about that!

    Hope everyone else had good times with family and friends also.
  17. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    I am flying to Yuma on wenesday and leaving for Baja on thursday(have a bike there). Are you going to Baja or the mainland?
  18. Smedley

    Smedley sshhh, don't tell my wife

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    Will do!!!!
    Gotta head back over there today....and it will be on TBB!!!! Gots to get some info of those for sale signs.

    Think I might take the loop around Hazard out to Monroe/Half Moon area and then come back around..... :D
  19. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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  20. airheadbruce

    airheadbruce Uncle Dumbshit

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