Where to Meet ADV Riders - South Sound

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by GSHighlander, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. PNWRR

    PNWRR not fragile

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    Took the DRZ out Friday 25 Nov. For anyone wondering, FS 27 from the Lords Lake Loop side is socked in about 3 miles from the big FS 27/FS 28 intersection, I might have tried it if I wasn't alone. :arg FS 28 gets a little slushy at Bon Jon Pass and towards Mount Zion Trailhead but clears up past there, just muddy, lots of water. 2840 was completely passable. Just a little FYI, the days are numbered. HiYa DD.

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  2. dammitdave

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  3. PNWRR

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    ...and no Motorcycle Show to look forward to. I remember that year we were out there in February, lower elevations only. That park by the bridge is only 4 miles from my place, I should have hooked up with you guys, lots of traffic on 27/28 Friday, not sure why, lots of people grabbing Xmas trees. Take care for now.
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    Cabin Fever Write-up


    Skagit Power Sports hosted an informal gathering of Land Speed record bikes in Mt Vernon on Saturday November 19th. While the bulk of the bikes were represented by Sodium Distortion out of Bellingham, there were some independents as well. Jose from the SPS parts department piloted one of the bikes for Sodium Distortion.


    The Green Shark powered by a watercooled and supercharged CRF450 dirt bike engine.
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    The same powerplant powered on of the SD early record attempts.
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    Sodium Distortion Built this Turbocharged Intercooled Panhead. We were told it sports “Loud Pipes”

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    Washington Vintage Motorcyclist member Steve ran this BSA 650 almost 100mph on the salt.
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    This supercharged alcohol burning 125 hails from Sequim, Wa
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    This is a Cushman Eagle that went just shy of 50mph. When you've finished giggling, know that the class record is in the neighborhood of 80mph. This was the builder's first try so there's nowhere to go but up.
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    It was a gearhead fest for anyone wanting to build a bike to it's maximum potential. The participants talked about fuel and jetting issues, gearing choices, oil leaks and the frustration of the limited number of runs to sort things out. To a man or woman they hailed the generous help received from other racers and competitors at the Salt Flats. It was clear that most of them have got the disease bad! dd
  6. dammitdave

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    End of an Era!

    Took a ride down to Quilcene a week or so ago and discovered that Logger's Landing had closed. Food and service had declined and prices had risen, so it was only a matter of time. I've had poor(really poor) service at the brewery cafe around the corner so decided to give the Gearhead Deli a try. The food and service were both very good with outdoor dining and parking behind. They are motorbike friendly and are open to groups with a phone call ahead. dd

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    Next door is the espresso stand....
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  7. Gootch

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    Yep. I rode up to Quilcene Saturday and my heart sank seeing that empty Logger's Landing building. I had a lot of good days start there (and occasionally fuel me for the end of day ride home).

    I just had coffee at the Gear Head Deli but the menu looked good and the people were friendly. That'll do I guess.
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  8. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    It could be a opportunity, Or just never meant to be. Traffic volume, cost to run, versus profit all plays a role in the restaurant biz. Inflated cost of food, regulation, taxes and making a living wage for pouring coffee all contribute to the closing of most mom and pop eatery's off the beaten path.
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    The reviews of Logger's Landing really tanked in 2016. I wonder what happened.
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    Been going to Loggers for the past 25yrs and it seems the last couple they just gave up, bad food/drinks and service,
    I stopped and had a sandwich at Gear Head deli last summer, It was pretty good!
    My favorite place to stop on the canal loop tho is still Eagle creek, Best burgers along the canal.
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    I've been meaning to get over that dam Tacoma narrows and Hood canal bridge and ride around the canal, Just every time I drive over in a truck and look at the expansion joints I chicken out due to the butt pucker factor. Thou I know a guy that rides over it every day.

    I guess i need to put it on my short list, Burger at Eagle creek!

    Wait! Is this the ONLY burger joint on the canal? Is there a lane preference on the narrows? Shit I think I just psyched myself out again....:puke2
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    suminabitch !

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    Wait! Is this the ONLY burger joint on the canal? [/QUOTE]

    No, I can point you to the lousiest burger joint on Hood canal. Only been there once tho.
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    "Wait! Is this the ONLY burger joint on the canal? [/QUOTE]

    Well, if the Hungry Bear hadn't burnt down and if almost all the Crazy Erics on the Peninsula hadn't closed ...
    I do like the Girls Cafe on the way to Lake Cushman but YMMV.
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    I've had good burgers at Eagle Creek and a good lunch at the Girls Cafe with good service at both. The Halfway House in Brinnon is usually ok but sometimes shines with a good special. Pie and coffee there are a safe bet. Quite a few good rides have had their start at Roosters in Shelton. The RV park on the South side of Walker Summit has coffee and pastries in season - if you can slow down in time for the turn.:D dd
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    +1 for the old Hungry Bear. Remember those fries?
    The one on the corner in Quilcene (101 Brewery?) is pretty good.
    Seems like the Chimacum Cafe should be on the list. Its not too far off the Canal loop and you get more riding in by going there. :)
  19. dammitdave

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    Managed a ride to Port Angeles today. 'Mostly cloudy and cold with some sun patches, but the sun came out in the afternoon. No ice on the road but there were still remnant piles of snow in a PA parking lot. I distributed fliers for the WVM Swap Meet to the bike shops, tire stores and parts stores in PA. The vintage bike show and swap meet is Saturday April 22nd at the Skagit Co Fairgrounds in Mt Vernon. Some dealers will have their retro styled bikes on display along with all the vintage bikes that we can sign up. There's a Honda CB125 up for auction along with a CX500 Interstate. The Skagit Street Rod club will fill more than half of the fairgrounds with their swap meet and old car and rod show. More details on the WVM website. dd
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    Cabin Fever


    ?How bad can cabin fever get?


    Welllll, waiting for the rain to let up this morning it hit me. Normally a rainy morning might be filled with old Britney Spears music videos but this morning was different. The sewing kit came down from the shelf above the laundry. The riding gear got hung on the back door and the dining table got cleared off.(That's twice this year!)

    Yesterday I rode to Port Angeles in the cold, cloudy late morning damp. Not wanting to be cold on the afternoon return, the raincoat came out. This created a dilemma as it covers up the hi-viz vest on a darkening afternoon. A triple XL hi-viz vest was the best to be had at Swain's General Store and all around emporium. After lunch in Sequim I pulled the new vest on over the rain jacket and, as expected, it was a bit large. Rolling down the on-ramp:rilla, whilst racing to beat an overachieving Prius to the merge, the billowing vest threatened to ride up and cover a substantial portion of the face shield. Something had to be done.

    This morning I threaded the riding jacket sleeves into the raincoat and the raincoat into the new vest. Straight pins tied the vest to the raincoat and two cups of tea and a dozen bar tacks later it was problem solved.

    Now fella's don't worry about getting drug into yet another chore to keep your kitchen pass. You can do this kind of thing for yourself. When your wife stops laughing and picks herself up off the floor she'll never ask you to sew on another button!:deal


    Here's the riding jacket and vest normally worn.
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    Raincoat and vest over the riding jacket.
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    Tiny bar tacks are all that are needed to tie the bottom of the vest to the rain jacket.
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    The vest and light weight raincoat will probably last about the same length of time but the stitches are easy to remove if you want to re-new the vest. dd