Wtrlogd's Puget Sound Saddlesore attempt

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by wtrlogd, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. wtrlogd

    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    It was a long and fun trip. The idea of a straight line from Seattle to Butte didn’t excite me much, even though it would be easy to document and no problem to complete in 24hrs.

    Always one to over complicate things, I choose a large loop within Washington which basically consists of a loop in Eastern Washington blending into another around the Olympic Peninsula. The eastern portion included crossing the Columbia River twice, three Cascade passes (Snoqualmie, Chinook & Cayuse) and riding through the open lands between Ritzville and Pasco. The western loop around the peninsula, in addition to seeing the Pacific Ocean and rain forest, provides for some fun riding.

    I did my best to document all the “corners” not an easy thing with two loops.Wish I could have figured an easy way to add some more miles, in retrospect, Silverdale in lieu of Bremerton would have be easy, too late now.



    The 2005 Triumph Tiger’s odometer was more accurate than I’d have guessed:

    1021 miles per Odometer

    1014 miles per GPS

    1028 miles per the original plan (same route) using Mapsource.

    Time ended up being 21 hours and 3 minutes. The only breaks, other than gas & couple photo stops, were breakfast at Whistlin’ Jacks (40 min) and climbing the look-out tower at Westport.



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  2. wtrlogd

    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    Chinook Pass:
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    Whistlin' Jacks

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    I went up the tower, just so my wife wouldn't think I spent the whole day sitting on my ass :D

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    Westport

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  3. wtrlogd

    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    Can I be a DRIP, too?
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  4. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    Yes, yes you may.
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  5. gentry

    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    Welcome! :thumb
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    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    Oh yeah, I forgot. There are two initiation requirements. You have to buy Johnny Drunkard an 18 pack of his favourite suds and survive an hour alone with Toothygrin..... :evil
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  7. wtrlogd

    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    The beer is no problem, but "an hour alone with Toothygrin"? :eek1
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    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    I should have added:

    Trip started from the Boeing access road, South Seattle @ 2:30am on 9/14/05 completed at the same place 11:30pm 9/14/05.

    Documented stops along the way:
    Ellensburg
    Ritzville
    Pasco
    Whistlin' Jacks (Cliffdell)
    Morton
    Raymond
    Westport
    Forks
    Brinnon
    Shelton
    Bremerton
    Fife
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  9. Guaglione

    Guaglione Country mice

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    I hear he likes to play checkers. :rofl

    Boeing access road? You must live near me. I'm on south Beacon Hill.
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    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    Dont worry.... "Toothy is funny in a "there is a guy sleeping on your front porch funny."way." - Johnny Drunkard



    :lol3
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  11. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Up Yours PoopSicle

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    good report, next time you drive right past my house stop by for some coffee.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72941

    I'm seriously thinking about doing a 'around washington's perimeter' within the next month, how many days do you think it would take?
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  12. wtrlogd

    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    For years, while in the PNW4WDA, I helped with the beach cleanup there every Sep. Driven several jeeps on that beach, never took a motorcycle on it though.
    Would be fun on my ATK.

    More than a 24 hour ride, that's for sure. :D
    Couple of full days worth of just riding time, add to that all the site seeing time, throw in some dirt roads, could be a week, easy. ( unless you a trying for an Iron Butt certificate )
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  13. wtrlogd

    wtrlogd IBA#23793

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    Yea, live 1/2 mile from Boeing access road. Let know when you're riding, I'm usually up for a ride anytime. Was very tempted to join the Duvall ride today, but I have work to do in my basement this weekend, been putting it off too long already. So far, I bought some supplies at Homede'poor but still stalling, sitting here on the 'puter.
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