SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. kimel

    kimel I hit what?

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    Next thing you will be getting matching apparel. ;-)
  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Kimel, I'm missing the joke. Matching apparel might be a joke about Goldwing couples but I don't see where that comes into play here.

    It's the pits when a joke flies over the top of my head. Explain please
  3. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    ... as in matching Baja ride apparel :dunno
  4. kimel

    kimel I hit what?

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    Yep...moto-treks caught it. ;-)
  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    So what the heck is Baja ride apparel? Still not getting it? :confused
  6. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    How about matching jackets, pants, helmets, gloves, boots, shirts, underwear ... well maybe not the underwear but all in yellow with little ladybugs flying around cacti :lol3

    That way, everyone riding with KR in Baja won't get lost..... well, lets not go there either :lol3
  7. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I think I'll pass on the matching apparal that Moto-Treks came up with. :huh

    Christmas arrived early at my house and Santa wasn't wearing red.

    Reading material. :evil
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  8. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    Nice picture. The boat is a nice touch.

    Needs some music.


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  9. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Doug from California will be firing one up shortly.

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  10. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Are you saying I should keep my day job?

    I could spend an hour or two with that DV map :nod
  11. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Looks like you were on the nice list after all. :deal

    Won't ask what Santa was wearing.

    That may be on a "need to know" basis :lol3
  12. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I'll be picking up Benchmark maps for California and Oregon for a trip next June. Unfortunately, it will be in the cage, but should still be a good time. First a wedding in San Jose, then B&Bs or camping through Yosemite, Mt. Shasta, Marin County (wine for SWMBO), Crater Lake, and some coastal driving thrown in for good measure. Forgot the red woods too. Do this with the wifey pooh, then she'll let me go out and play on the bike.
  13. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Personally, I find the Butler maps superior when on the bike.

    http://www.butlermaps.com/
  14. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Be sure to post the link here so we can check it out. I take it your dad, brother and you were all on the ride?

    And who's flat was that? I bet it belonged to a Gunn, they always do.:lol3



    Yes, you most certainly should keep your day job. You haven't bought your DV map yet? When I get done with my highlighters my map is going to be so pretty. :flug


    Of course I was on the nice list, I'm always nice, just sometimes nicer than others. :D

    That sounds like a fun road trip but it would be one heck of a lot more fun on a motorcycle.



    Superior to the Benchmark? I haven't studied the butler maps much but Benchmark seems to have more detail compared to the ones I have looked at. The downside of Benchmark is they are a bit cumbersome to carry. I found the perfect solution for mine, I keep it in the overlarge tool tube I have on the bike. It keeps the benchmark dry and clean plus it's easy to get to. The nice thing about Butler is they are tougher than regular state maps and do have some useful detail on them.
  15. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    Yep...for 95% of the riding most will end up doing when visiting a state. Butler is spot-on IMHO for finding the best overall paved routes. Off road is another story...Benchmark is the way to go if you want to find that obscure logging road you've heard about but can't find on a regular map.

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  16. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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  17. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    Thanks Dick,
    That was our last morning in Baja. Was taken at the campground in San Felipe we stayed at in 08. I set my camera on the block wall by the beach and zoomed in, and waited for the boat to move into the picture. I was suprised how well it turned out.

  18. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Yes...and let me see... yes.. :lol3
  19. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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  20. sorebutt

    sorebutt Long timer

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    That was an impressive ride. I remember back in my younger days doing rides like that. What were you guys riding and did you lower the gearing?