SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Come on...One little ride never hurt anybody. Did a test ride at CDA Powersports a few weeks ago. Would have to agree with Cycle World on this one.

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  2. Stephenmarklay

    Stephenmarklay Been here awhile

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    That is Dave Russel. Good guy. I sat on the bikes. I should not buy one. I should not buy one. I...
  3. chinook1

    chinook1 Adventurer

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    You've got that right! I became the "unwilling" owner of a 2013 DL650A last November after laying it down on my test ride. Not reccommned. The filpside is that I now have the bike I always wanted, and am only a loan payment poorer every month. It's just money. I really hope to join one of this groups' rides soon. Just went to Palouse Falls myself a couple weeks ago, but came home via the little town of Asotin at the far SE corner of the state. Gorgeous.

    I am curious if anyone here is going to the Gorge Rally over Labor Day weekend? I'll be camping at Memaloose State Park and commuting to the fairgrounds south of Hood River. It'll be my first "rally". Wish I could make the Wallowa meet, but can't:cry.
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  5. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Hey Jeremy,

    Just read your crash report. Least you got one of the new Stroms! I do quite like the 2012+ models. Tried to get one from the Spokane dealer myself earlier this year, but wasn't able to get the loan. Something about not having enough debt... It was pretty ridiculous reasoning to say the least.

    Try and join us on a ride soon! I'm on an '05 DL650 myself and can keep up with the group just fine.
  6. wildlandbill

    wildlandbill n00b

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    Location:
    Port Townsend, WA
    I'm leaving Port Townsend for vacation the last ten days in May. I'll be in Tonasket for two days, near Kettle Falls for two days, then down to the Palouse. I'm looking for some points of interest, nothing to wild since it's just going to be me. Any thoughts or "must see" spots?
  7. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    If anyone likes great cinnamon buns and good company, folks from the Inland Norwest BWM Riders group meet at the Rising Sun Bakery every Saturady morning at 9 a.m. All are welcome. :webers The Rising Sun is located on N. Wall St. between Wellesley and Francis.
  8. Mister T

    Mister T On the dole

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    They allow BMW's at that BWM get together? :lol3

    No seriously...do they then go for rides or is this just a coffee talk event?
  9. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Depends on weather...in the sunnier times of the year, rides often take place afterward. We only had two riders today, due to fear of rain. Most of these guys stay on asphalt for their rides, but several are looking for other DSers.

    Come on down and try it out.
  10. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    More than an hour notice would help. :D
  11. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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  12. MotoNerd

    MotoNerd Adventurer

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    Hello all!! Weather is looking like it is going to be the best of the year so far on May 1. Is there anyone who is off work (or wants to play hookie) and wants to go for a day ride??

    I was thinking something along the line of Palouse Falls, Hell's Canyon (Rattlesnake Grade) or up into Canada.. Always up for input.

    If so, PM me, or email me at robert.dickinson@live.com.

    - MotoChris
  13. Dr. Hemlock

    Dr. Hemlock Honky Mofo

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    Dang! I would be up for it if we weren't having guests from Seattle. Maybe next time.
  14. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    If you get a route together and let me know the details, I'm probably free that day. Depends on if I get over this "cold" (Think it's strep throat).
  15. Road2Adv

    Road2Adv Adventurer

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    What kind of riding are you looking at doing? Bike camping? Car Camping?

    Lots of snow in the hills, most two track out as well around Fettle Falls. Often the first or second week in June before you can ride above the valleys.

    Lots of good road riding in most places. Had snow last couple of days...... Columbia River will be down low....... Not as scenic as summer when full. Seldom full until July 4 weekend.

    Beautiful time of year, to visit. everything green.......

    Ride safe, Change gas often. jerry
  16. chinook1

    chinook1 Adventurer

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    Thanks for the invite emptimind (and all)! I think I'd like to join up with the inwbmw riders Saturday morning. That bakery is just a few blocks from my house and I am free all day for a ride. I've been trying to get some dirt practice, being a complete and utter newborn where the gravel begins. If a route with some non technical dirt could be figured out I'm in for sure. If not, I might take a spin up to Metaline Falls for a bacon cheesburger at Kathy's. So bad but so so good. Good twistys on both sides of the Pend Orielle River and up along Sullivan Lake.

    Chinook1

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  17. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Most of the rides I've taken with these folks are pretty easy going hard pack dirt summer roads. I'm still learning dirt on the pig I ride, but it doesn't take more than a few trips to get more confident. Don't worry about being too slow, just go your own pace. We'll wait at the next turn. I started at about 20 MPH and gripping my handlebars like my life depended on it. Then I realized the bike wants to stay upright, just like on pavement. Long as I plan my turns, I can relax.
  18. chinook1

    chinook1 Adventurer

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    Yeah, I need to figure out how to get comfortable standing. Went out to 7mile orv area to do some drills, and ended up dropping my poor beast at subwalking pace.

    I could NOT pick that thing up. It just kept pushing away in the soft sand! Totally humiliating! I'm a pretty strong guy, so i thought.

    Nice guy came by and helped ("thats a big bike for out here"), but it made me realize I should never go off pavement alone. Hope to see you Saturday!

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  19. EmptiMind

    EmptiMind Stoopid Youngin'

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    Chinook, I'll have to teach you how to pick up the wee. I have had to do it more than any other street legal bike I've owned. Can do it without losing my breath now. Also, I find it much easier to keep it upright at higher speeds. It's too fat to be nimble at low speeds when you're not used to it.

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  20. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    There are a few different ways to pick up a motorcycle.

    Below shows two of those ways. The first technique I've used many times. The second technique I just used last month when I dumped my bike on a loose sandy hill and it worked just fine. I was able to get the bike up and out of the way before other riders used me for a speed bump. :eek1


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    The demo above shows picking up a bike with sidebags which gives an advantage so I found another vid with a tiny gal picking up a bike laying flat.

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    If you have a desire to learn how to ride dirt with out doing it by the fall down and pick yourself and the bike up method. PSSOR has some awesome classes. A few years back I took one of the ADV Training Camps and what a blast it was.

    Here's their schedule: http://pssor.com/pssor-courses


    There is a dirt riding school in the Spokane area too: http://www.dirtbikeschool.org/ I haven't take this one so I can't comment on it other than training is always a good way to go.