The Ramblings of a Uralogist- A cross country ADVenture on three wheels

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by madeouttaglass, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Hello Captain! Nice to see you're aboard. We hit the coast last night so it will be pictures of the sea in a day or so.
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  2. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Across the Bridge of the Gods and onto historic Rt. 30.
    Sunny, cool and moss covered is the short description. Once again, I honestly think the Ural or a small convertible would be the best choice. When Julie saw these beautiful flowers I just put it in reverse. No way we could have wrestled the GL1800 around or used it's reverse on that slope. (I hope I'm not pissing off any Wing owners. That bike would have been easier than other large bikes I've had.)

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  3. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Then it was an easy uphill ride west to the Vista House.
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  4. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    A month ago someone mentioned that I'd be in the area of the Spruce Goose. I thought "What the hell, that would be cool."
    I had NO IDEA what the Evergreen Museum was like. I can't begin to describe it. It was as good as the Smithsonian in DC.
    Here are a few shots from inside their airplane building.
    Yes, they even had a couple Urals!!

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    The next two are inside the Spruce Goose.

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    The beach balls were ordered by Howard Hughes as extra floatation.

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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Across their huge parking lot they had an equally impressive Space Museum. The heavy helicopter influence is because the founder made is millions/ billions in the helicopter business.

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    They also have a waterpark. Ever slide out of a 747?

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    And we end with dinner at the now politically correct Little Sambos. That was one helluva good Reuben. Too bad my brother Knecht wasn't here to rate it.

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    Pesqueeb Bacon is a fad.

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    Man do I miss the PNW. :cry
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  7. rkop0787

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    OH, I am just so JEALOUS! :cry The photos are absolutely beautiful. Now I know how you felt on my trip. I like being the person on the trip more than the person looking at the photos.
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    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    Me too! I've always wanted to set my eyes on the Spruce Goose! Thanks so much for the pictures!
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  9. Patrick46

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    Hey Tom & Julie...it was awesome meeting you and getting to spend alittle time getting to know you personally.

    oh...and "Thanx!"...I enjoyed getting to 'muck-up' your new buggy for yas!!

    BTW.... (nothing personal here)...but I think I'm gonna stick with MY barber. (yours cuts alittle too close to suit me!) :lol3

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    you kids have a fun trip home, and be safe out there on that contraption!!! :norton
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  10. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Started down the beautiful Oregon coast yesterday. We didn't know what to expect. It was great to say the least.
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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    Next up was Cape Perpetua. An easy turnoff to miss, and we did. Luckily Julie had me turn around. The two mile climb was nice and twisty with moss draped trees. Up top we found some very nice, short hiking trails.

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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    From there we saw that the coast was showing more and more sand. We found our way to Oregon Dunes. We rode in and talked to a nice retired couple that were hosts there. They have been all over the country in various RVs. Not a bad life.
    They highly recommended that our loaded down rig NOT go play in the sand. On the way out I had to try it just a little. Sure enough, the sidecar put the rig sideways when we hit about 10 inches of fluff. One quick yank on the Raceway hand shifter and we had both rear wheels spinning and we were out in two seconds. No need to try out the factory shovel.

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    As we stopped for gas I noticed that my older brother's chain of auto parts stores must have expanded into Oregon.:D
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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    A number of months ago I was reading a RR on ADVRider and saw another Inmate had stopped by a local custom painter for some work. I had PMed Patrick46 and asked about getting some lettering done when we passed by. He said he'd love to and to let him know when we'd be by. We arranged for me to call him and he's come meet us at the local McDonald's and guide us to his shop. As we got near his place our shitty cell didn't have reception. I stopped by a pay phone and called him. I could hear him but he couldn't hear me. This went on over a few calls until he said "I'm guessing this is Tom. I'll be at McDonalds in a few minutes."

    Three minutes later he was there. He guided us to his shop.
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    Patrick hand built this bike, and I mean everything. He showed us pictures of others he's done and you wouldn't believe the talent this man has. I wish I had taken some pictures of the rods and semis he has painted. Simply amazing work.
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    He laid out the lettering to get started.
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    Patrick starting on his magic.
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    The semi finished artwork. I didn't know what to expect, but we are thrilled with it. Thank you Patrick! It was great to meet you and a pleasure shooting the shit with you.
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    Here is the finished product. Patrick's web address is: www.artworks-unlimited.com. He is in Coos Bay, OR.

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  14. panzer

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    I'm really enjoying your trip here, if you keep this up you will have a huge following and a great record of this trip. How many miles have you got under your belt now and how are the tires holding up?:norton
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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    KNECHT! No idea of miles. The odometer is in KMs. It's probably less than you think. There are too many great spots to stop at. Two tires are like new. The rear is about 1/3 worn. I'm told this 2010 has some of the last of the Russian tires that sometimes wear quickly. I can't complain with the weight I've put on that little 4:00 series tire. I'm sure I will come home with no spares strapped on the back.
    More pics in a minute. You will love the old fishing boats here in Port Orford.
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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    I'll have to look up the name of the town we had dinner at.
    The waves crashing at the mouth of their harbor were huge. I can't imaging getting a boat in there.
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    Julie is getting the hand of the ADV tradition of taking a few pictures of the food. No ADV salutes though.

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    madeouttaglass Awful Kanauphyl

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    We spent last night in Port Orford. Not too great of a motel, but the views more than made up for it needing a little TLC.

    This blurry shot is from our room.
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    Looking back towards our place for the night.
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    They have to use these cranes to lift the boats in and out EVERY day!
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    Most of the trailers they use are made of 12X12s or larger and have what looks to be WWI era truck axles U bolted to them. This one is one of the few metal trailers.
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    I hope to get some shots of the boats getting craned in this morning. The sun is just rising. I've been watching them put them in for the past hour while I wrote this. More later.
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    Great stuff, Tom you look so natural next to an SR-71.
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  20. LZFiat

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    Hey T and J

    Well the whole family is glued to your thread. Thanks so much for taking the time to post pics and narrate.
    Who du thunk .......imagine if this was available back in the lot car days..LOL
    We are all so glad for you guys having this fun.
    Oh by the way , Good day Mark. Been a long time. How is everything in NZ?

    So anyway we look forward to future posts and pray for your safe travels.
    Luke
    PS The weather has been just incredible back here and the Wife just looked over my shoulder to say hello.
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