Sunday Suggestion

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by cfimike, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. cfimike

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  2. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Sounds like fun, maybe in.
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  3. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  4. cfimike

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    No Scott, my GasGas is torn apart with a broken fork clamp, and I haven't done an event in years. But, dang they are fun to watch! I am thinking about riding over in the rain from Salem on Sunday. Are you heading over? Is Squishy?
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  5. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Hey Mike, i PM'd a few last night to see who was in. Watching the weather at this stage, hoping to ride there Sunday, poss even Sat arvo & camp around the camp fire?:1drink
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  6. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Sunday ride over to watch the trials event.

    Meet in Troutdale main st at ???am, ride 84 to Cascade Locks, over to Wa 14 & head east to the event.

    Who's "IN" ?
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  7. cfimike

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    In! Squishy shamed me into it. He seemed a little "off" at the Hood River Rally. Choosing to ride in a monsoon confirms it. Still, he did start the official "Organization of Mike" so I have to support his lunacy. Name the time for Troutdale and I will meet you there. Thanks for the nudge Squishy!
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  8. Apple Jam

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    Have a good ride, boys!!
    I'll be riding with you, even if it's just a piece of my soul :norton
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  9. rockyroad

    rockyroad Been here awhile

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    Okay count me in. I'm really looking forward to watch those guys do there thing.
    Where and when is the meetup Squishy?
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  10. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    What's the ETA on departure and return????

    I am all over getting wet tomorrow!
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  11. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    8am along the Troutdale main drag...just look for the dirty bikes.

    (That's the old main St through the arch...not the gas station cluster f..k right off 84).

    If we don't see a good breakfast spot there, we will head out to Cascade Locks & have brekky there.

    The weather will hold until Monday, good enough for us brave souls...this time of year.
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  12. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I'm in! I need to be back in town early afternoon, so I may ride back solo.

    Thanks,

    Dave
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  13. Squishy

    Squishy Elastically-kinematic.

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    Sweet!

    Free event...should be fun, great excuse for a ride:D



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  14. Scott_PDX

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    Can't make it darnit, but take some pictures...if you have a waterproof camera.

    Let's see some skillz

    -= Scott
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  15. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I'm out Squishy, tweaked my back lifting yesterday and I'm still pretty stiff.

    Ride Safe!

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  16. cfimike

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    Well Squishy, I'm nuts but not that nuts. Been watching radar for an hour. Solid slug of heavy rain from Salem to Troutdale. I think I am just going to drive over to The Dalles. Want me to pick you up?
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  17. Squishy

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    Well, we met up via texts @ a coffee joint in Troutdale...although, some guy from Salem drove a truck:huh:D, he was saying something about warm seats, drinking coffee & how the occasional drop of rain didn't run down the back of his neck...but neglected to see the power wires going to both of our heated clothing set-ups...toasty:D.

    We headed along towards Larch mtn (on top of the gorge past Multnomah Falls...where we could've dropped down to the highway), but got turned back to Corbett with road closures. We dropped down to 84 @ Corbett, & ripped up to a nice little river stop, south of the highway, to view the Salmon spawning. On further to Cascade locks, to the "Char Burger" for brecky.
    As we were a bit behind on the time, we carried on out east on 84 to The Dalles, over the bridge to Dallesport, to the RV park, & the Trials event.

    Threecows eagerly looking on.
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    Gary, Kary & Mike (the truck driver).:D
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    The pros, taking their turns.
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    Sweet bikes, Kary kindly allowed me to hop on his knarly bike for a little play...i promptly refrained from critiquing any other riders after that! :shog :D
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    This was an aweful rock double step-up, which was causing some trouble...think it was the fact i was standing there flashing my camera.
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    This guy stepped it up nicely.
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    The cagers had to get a photo of the keen ones to brave the weather...self & Threecows.
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    "The Cagers", Slow-Joe, lovely wife Donell? & Mike the cheeky bugga.
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    Great to meet up with Joe & Donell, who suprised us with a visit.
    Glad i went out & thanks to Gary joining in on the ride, didn't get alot of rain on the way out, none at the event...but had to put up with the spray of the trucks etc on the trip back to Troutdale on 84. Still, for some bent reason...i love it out riding in all the knarly elements & braving all that mother nature spits at me!:super

    Great day!
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  18. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Been here awhile

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    :huh Who's the guy havin' a siezure standing next to my wife? But we did have a great time.

    Joe
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  19. Scott_PDX

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    Way to get out there guys. Looks like fun - how'd the tiger do on the course? :D
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  20. Apple Jam

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    Nice!! Good turnout....good weather, despite the forecast!

    woulda been nice to go, but I got more house electrical done, and parts ordered for the bike,....inside....while it rained all day up here near Parkdale :deal
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