SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    I'll seeya there.
    Might want to bring some raingear, just in case. We will have shelter (heated even) there.
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  2. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    Do I look like I'm made of SUGAR? HA! :lol3

    The kids might need some raingear, good old fashioned REDNECK raingear .... blue tarp special....:lol2
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    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    If the weather holds this weekend I would like to take a SUNDAY ride... anybody interested?

    Dirt roads preferred!
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  5. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Sunday's are bad for me. Lots of church stuff going on. And Monday I get to go in and get four caps inplanted at the dentists. Whooooiiiieee! Great way to start the weekend.

    When/where are you planning on starting from? Maybe I can sneak away??
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    I'm going to do some exploring up Deer Lake Road to 2805 to Buck Creek -- just to see where it goes and where it ends.... No map, No GPS,... just what I can remember from the visual :evil

    Meet in Deer Park at McDonalds at 10:00 a.m. If I don't have any takers, I'll by-pass Deer Park.
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    LB I'll be your date.... er I mean Body Guard! :wings Think you could stay up that late? :lol3
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  9. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    OK now all I need to do is figure out which thread to use for this meet up. :lol3
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  10. DAKEZ

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    Link to a little sample loop of the ear blast you should expect.

    http://www.tripleshot.us/

    :rilla

    :beer

    Looking forward to meeting some Spotuckians.
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  12. PNW Buttercup

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    Another Trials competition at Diamond LakeSUNDAY... anybody going? I may ride up taking a back road... (Fertile Valley/Tremain/Tree Top/Smith Rd) and providing I'm not lost, will be there around 10 a.m. Sounds extremely easy to get to via Hwy Routes.

    Lamotovita -- you are competing I presume?
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  13. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I'll have my first anniversary as a rider on October 1st. Bought a '02 Dakar from a super fellow up in Newport. I thought I'd never get the hang of it at first, and had three slow-speed drops (two at stop signs - shudder!) just learning how to get my feet in the right place at the right time. Things slowly got better, and I think that Westfest in Darby, MT, was the turning point. Nanc came with me and we made a lot of new friends and I was able to go on a couple fun rides with them. Nanc learned that some very nice ladies enjoy riding. She even took the first ride of her life there!

    So three weeks ago, I fly down to Boise and ride back with a nice shiny blue R1150Rt, hoping that the two of us can get into riding together. So far, she has trusted me with one ride behind me, and promised more in the future.

    To be honest, at first I thought the RT was superb on the road, but a bit of a pig while riding in town. Six hundred pounds is a lot of bike for an old fart! :lol3 But things are coming along pretty well now. Stop and go traffic is getting easier to manage, and smooth shifting is showing up. But the braking still needs some finesse.

    The best thing about riding the RT is that it has shown me just how agile a dualsport can be. I'm suddenly able to handle the Dakar like it was 200 lbs lighter! Well I guess it is, compared to the RT.

    At any rate, I can't imagine getting rid of either one at this point. Now all I have to do is spend more time on both; getting better on the pegs on "Precious" and doing some more road miles on "Blue". Hopefully with Nanc riding behind me.

    p.s. sold my truck...two wheels are more fun!

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  14. lamotovita

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    Wow, I got lost just reading your route plan! Any one who wants a good remote road ride should follow this lady.

    Yes I'll be riding the Trial. The last one of the year for me.
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    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    hee hee... it's ALL about the adventure, the risk, the fear (OMG do I have enough GAS for this ride!?)
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    I don't know if I'll go or not. I still don't have the Superbug:pynd back, it's waiting on parts. I could take my 650 but lost on it isn't as much fun as lost on the Superbug:pynd .

    I can't find the link for trials website, could one of you post it?
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    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads..

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    These roads are likely just backroads... but I dunno..? They show up on the map.
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  18. lamotovita

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    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Nanc and I met up with some of our Beemer buddies at the Wandermere Starbucks. We get together every Saturday around 9 a.m., so come join us. The weather was initially wet and foggy. but by the time the coffee was gone the roads were beginning to dry up and the temps were perfect for a ride.

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