SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Here was my ride today. About 120 miles with my girl on the back. Was a bit of fun except when I got stuck behind some cagers most of the north west part of the route. Shame, because that's the best part.
  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Nice to see people getting out and enjoying their bikes. :thumb
  3. Motomedic

    Motomedic Over-caffienated Raconteur

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    Anyone riding today?
  4. airheadbruce

    airheadbruce Uncle Dumbshit

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    I did a loop around Lake CdA yesterday. Roads are dry and no sand, fun, fun fun but then the Benewah Sheriffs and I had a nice visit just outside the park between Plummer and St Maries. The speed limit drops from 55 to 45 kinda suddenly as you drop down into the park. Got off with a warning as they said they had clocked me earlier under the 55 limit but later over the 45 limit . :D
  5. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    That sounds like one bored deputy.
  6. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    I rode with a few friends yesterday. Marc was on his KLX250, Shawn on his DR350 and Kent I were on our KLR650s.

    I had a fairly rotten time on Foothills road due to very slimy mud. There are few things I hate more than the feeling I get when the front end of my 400+ pound, very top heavy, KLR is washing out. Two years ago I went down very hard on the same road surface conditions and my ribs start to hurt just thinking about it. I’m done with Shinko 244 tires on the front of the KLR. I ordered a Pirelli XCMH front tire last night. I have the same thing on my WR450 and it grips like Velcro off pavement compared to the 244 and is also DOT legal.

    Later in the day other guys wanted to check out the Liberty Lake ORV park. Great more mud! I was up there 2 weeks ago on an actual dirt bike and had trouble hooking up. No thanks! I hung out in the parking lot and shot the bull with some arena cross racers that were taking a break from practicing while Marc, Shawn & Kent headed up to the mud fest. My hat is off to Kent for taking his KLR up there this time of year.

    I may go for a short ride this afternoon. I certainly need to hit a carwash if nothing else.
  7. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    The Superbug :pynd and I went for a short ride this morning (22 miles). It sure felt good to be out on a bike, too bad I'm going to work in 30 minutes or I would have done more. Overtime this time of year is a good thing - it gives me the money to play later. :thumb

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  8. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Been riding the last three weeks. Hah, 20 degrees, no biggie.

    Though today is GORGEOUS! GET OUT AND RIDE!
  9. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I would have been out riding today if my bike was fixed :cry
  10. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    EXACTLY! Next weekend hopefully.
  11. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    doubtful...
  12. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    What's wrong with her?
  13. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    I got another ride in tonight. It was my first chance to test the 10 watt eBay LED light pods I recently installed on totally dark roads.
    Pic was taken yesterday
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    They have pretty impressive light output for amount of power they consume. I also used my helmet mounted 12 watt LED spotlight. I was able to see deer in fields 50 feet or more from the road. I'm not sure if it legal to ride on public roads with a bright spotlight on your helmet but since this one is intended for bicycles, and the law says I have to share the road with bicycles, I’m gonna say it's ok.
  14. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Sounds like its broken. ;-)

    Garage day for me. Put a diff rear tire on a friends bike. Little cleaning on ginger.... Misc other stuff.
  15. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    This happened. Back in September, about 1 week after I got my 2013 BMW F8. ~65 mph collision with it's ass end.
  16. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    I hate when that happens!
  17. mcjunky

    mcjunky Adventurer

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    Found some new ground on the klx yesterday after a couple hours of exploration.
    Then grabbed my buddy who blew up his CRF a couple years ago and let him ride the klx while I was on the kx out at 7 mile today. Pretty busy out there! I think it was the motivation he needed to rebuild the head eater:lol3
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  18. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Holy crap, good thing you're still walking. I've got those silly deer whistles on my bike. Too many close calls in my car.
  19. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Is the snow gone from 7-mile or were you guys out playing in the snow? I was out there a couple weeks ago and it was still well covered in the white stuff.
  20. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Great shot LB! Glad you're finally getting time to hit the dirt.