SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister

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    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    I gave up on summer about three weeks ago when everything was on fire and covered with a layer of smoke. Yuck. At least I had one good ride this year. :D
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  2. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Between rock bottom & sky high

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    Muchu Chhish
    I sort of did too, Bug. Not exactly our best summer here in the Inland NW. As some are saying, maybe a late rally indian summer will be our best chance?
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  3. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    We had 81 days with no rain , that's a pretty good summer.
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  4. Scoutman

    Scoutman To The Far Blue Mountains

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    North Idaho...Sorry, No Vacancy
    Mrs. Scoutman's Gal Pals are inbound from the West side today with little bikes in tow. The girls are looking for some easy to moderate single/two track to play on for some short day rides from the house (Spirit Lake-ish). I was thinking Bunco would probably be the easiest/closest, but I have never ridden out that way. Any suggestions as to which trails would be good ones to have them try? Certainly open to other suggestions as well.

    Thanks

    Phil
  5. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    Hoodoo Mtn.... Blanchard cutoff to NF2550 > Dufort Road...

    Didn't we ride into the first week of November last year.... :scratch
  6. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    I left for Arizona the first week of November.
  7. Bgunn

    Bgunn Mucha distancia

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    Sounds like a good plan to me...:lol3
  8. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer

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    That was a great ride! Warm this weekend and no smoke so there is more riding to do.
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  9. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    Rode in to work this morning at 530, holy crap it was cold this morning!
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  10. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    37 degrees.... Hmmmm don't know why...
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  11. smithe

    smithe Been here awhile

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    And foggy too, good times!
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  12. Scoutman

    Scoutman To The Far Blue Mountains

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    That is a good road ride and is definitely on the list for tomorrow. They are hauling logs off the north side of Hoodoo, so be aware of truck traffic.... Thanks for the idea!
  13. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister

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    Just before 5:00 when I was ready to go to work my windows were covered with frost. At about 8:00 this morning when I looked out the office window I saw Mt. Spokane with lots of snow. Luckily it melted by the time I came home from work so maybe winter isn't here.
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  14. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Been here awhile

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    You have to get up @ 5 AM?....Ah..I remember now...B/4 I retired..Now I still get up @ the same time..Hit the bat-room and back to bed till 10 AM.....Sorry...Your day will come.....:-)...........
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  15. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister

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    Actually I get up at 3:00 am and am usually getting to work about 5:00. I like to get up early enough so I have time to shower, get coffee and enjoy reading what everyone is doing on ADV before going to work. I enjoy early quiet mornings and prefer going to work fully awake. I'm a morning person so I don't know that I will ever sleep in too much. I like watching the sun come up and early morning riding in the middle of summer is the best. I'm done with my day at about 7:00 pm though so I'm not much for partying. :D

    What is everyone doing this weekend?
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  16. Happydance

    Happydance Adventurer

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    Beautiful Ride out to Tekoa, Spangel, then back to Spokane Valley, yesterday! With my hubby JSX. Totally random ride, not planned. 20170923_143742.jpg 20170923_181958.jpg
  17. Happydance

    Happydance Adventurer

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    JSX and I yesterday. Chilly but perfect. Limited dust, and Beautiful skies. Thankful for my heavier riding jacket and those tiny hand heater packets. Stayed warm and enjoyed the ride.
  18. Happydance

    Happydance Adventurer

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    More like what are your plans? Decided yet?
  19. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    A few snapshots from today's 165 mile ride...
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    Meadow Lake -- some cool camping spots up in that area
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    Roads to explore...
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    cattle to moo at...
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    Nice fall ride... hope the rest of you got out and rode today!!
  20. big jer

    big jer Been here awhile

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