Walla Walla Area riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by richard.bessey, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. timbercat

    timbercat Texas ADV Rider

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    I'm considering another trip to my home state next year. Still in early planning but during research I found this site.

    http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/WABDR

    My question to all you Walla Walla area riders. Have any of you ridden this route and if so, would it be doable on my Triumph Tiger 800xc? How much time would I need to realistically do the complete trail? Is there plenty of fuel available each day? The tiger is good for 150 to 200 mile.
    What would be the best time to do this?

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  2. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    timbercat, you might try contacting Tom Mahren of SoundRider.com
    tmehren@mm411.com

    I talked to him this summer and he was familiar with the route and I think he said he had a better one that you can do on your bike. The WABDR had some bad washed out areas that hadn't been repaired and may never be with the bad economy and all. rj
  3. timbercat

    timbercat Texas ADV Rider

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    Thanks rjmorel.


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  4. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    Merry Christmas and God bless everyone, rj
  5. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    Happy new year to all our local riders. We need to set up another lunch meeting. I couldn't make the last one.
  6. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    Happy New Year to all Walla Walla and area riders.

    Lunch sometime would be good. :freaky
  7. greatnortoni

    greatnortoni Been here awhile

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    DANG RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I haven't been on the forum for quite a while, we should have got together during the holidays for some egg nog!
    I agree that it would be great to get together for a lunch meeting, maybe we can get the weather right and we can all ride to it - wouldn't that be a blast!

    greatnortoni:dg
    super enduro battery is resting peacfully on the tender!
  8. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    Anybody have a preference for what day or place works the best for a lunch meet up ???
  9. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    I'm thinking that during the week would be hardest for most working folks. Sunday am hard for us church goers but 2-3 pm could work. Saturdays ok if we all get our chores done :) This weekend I may be in Spokane seeing son. What say everyone else? rj
  10. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    Saturdays probably best for me. Either desayuno or almuerzo.
  11. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    I have Fridays and Saturdays off so during the winter most Saturdays I'm free.
  12. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    So tomorrow is saturday, what time and where ? Suppose to be 37 deg and clowdy, just right for a winter short hop of a ride for hot chocolate. rj
  13. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    Does 11:30 at Mr Eds work ??? I'm not sure if I will be riding the klr or the Roadking.
  14. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    I'm in unless someone else has "a plan" rj
  15. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    I have some stuff to do this morning but I will check back and make sure the meeting place and time hasn't changed. Otherwise I will see whoever can make it at 11:30.
  16. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    11:30 today at Mr. Ed's. See folks there.
  17. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    Is anyone still riding to Eds ??? I see the high is going to be around 33 and I have 28 now.
  18. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    I rode New Years Day and don't need to freeze my fingers again this month. I'll be there in my truck.
  19. walla walla Bob

    walla walla Bob Been here awhile

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    Well I'm still thinking on it so it will either be the KLR or my car.
  20. Smithee

    Smithee F650 Beemerider

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    Bob, good seeing you, RJ and Dan today.

    This is the RR of Kedgi, aka Dwight, who is riding So America on a KLR. He left New Brunswick in October and is in Ecuador currently.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832336