move along..nothing to see here

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by raindog, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. MotoKat

    MotoKat Whine Cooler.

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    Out.

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    Ride safe:wave


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  2. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    There is nothing more glorious than cranking some opera in the headphones and riding the avenue of the giants...it really is like church.


    when I go for a ride like this i have a hard time not trying to make time and knowing when to stop. I also have a hard time pulling over to take a photo..or circle back..I think it is a genetic pre-disposition. Tonight I decided to stop at 6:30 rather than keep going to SF. I told myself..relax it's the closest you are going to get to a vacation in a long time and i have all day tomorrow to fart around SF. I pulled into garberville and got a room along with about 20 other motorcyclists:lol3

    shitty connection waiting for pics to upload.

    Really nice to spend all day in the saddle though and the bike was dialed in..running like a top.If I could figure out a way to make my daily commute the Ave of the giants..that would good.

    I'll post some pics asap.
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  3. IdeaWife

    IdeaWife Been here awhile

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    Beautiful area...more redwoods coming down the road. There is just something magical about the redwoods. We camped just down the road at Benbow on the way to your party in Hood River. Ideaman took a beautiful ride around there somewhere but I couldn't tell you how to get there. PM him if you are interested. He's in Dawson City tonight and may have internet. While he was riding the boys and I swam in the river...awesome! There was a cool rope we could swing out over the lake and jump in.:rayof Very fun!

    Hang in there and enjoy the ride!
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  4. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    first I had my mechanic give the bike a full pre-ride inspection
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    he gave it the thumbs up and I was good to go
    I look like I'm half drunk on wine coolers in this pic:lol3
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    I decided to take a friend with me on this ride.
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  5. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Damn, dats a sexy bike.

    Tell Dylan I said to kick his Daddy in the slats.
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  6. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    so as usual I hit the coast on 101 and didn't bother stopping except for gas until lunch time. It was the perfect oregon coast day perfect blue from sky to Ocean..but that also meant a lot of motor homes and an incredible amount of roadwork with some 15 minute waits. I live here ..so I tend to not take pics of it anymore..:lol3dumb I know.

    speaking of road closure waits. I'm in a long line of cars behind a nice retired guy on his HD elctra glide ..retired from Arizona doing a loop around the country..on his way home from sturgis..and the guy next to me is from medford on a sporty..riding it like a motherf*ckr in a sweatshirt and tennis shoes:lol3

    anyway I bring this up because just because we chat about our travel plans while waiting for a road escort it does not mean that you can share my lane with me like we are Jon and Ponch running down the 05 to fight crime somewhere. keerist a few miles down the road and I'm behind a PU with a trailer that decides he needs to make a left RIGHT NOW. He practically locks em up trying to make his turn accross oncoming traffic..I 'm getting ready to punch it and go to my right around him and there's HD retirement glide..with his front tire right at my foot peg:huh I recover and throw an anchor down to stop..but it takes me another mile before I get a break in traffic to wick it up and get away from Ponch..WTF

    anyway i was running for the Kebab house per Johnny Drunkards instructions when I realised I needed to stop at The Barnacle Bistro.. a great restaurant owned by our very own Sector. She wasn't there but Lunch was great and i met the staff and a guy from BC who is a vendor Kawidul or something.
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    I was so hungry i forgot to take a pic of the Tuna melt with pesto but it rocked
    oh look they had a sticker left
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    no lanyard for the camera but some on the fly shots neer Gold Beach
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    I don't know what happened here but I like it
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  7. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    I washed it for the first time since I got it and i swear it's happier and faster:lol3
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  8. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    I didn't stop again until hitting AOG where i desided i would try my first peach shot but the road was too busy:lol3

    I look like I'm pulling a flug here:lol3
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    less fluggish
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    I think I have the same pic from last year but really who cares this is my church
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  9. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    who would have thought a drunk 60 year old hippie chick would turn me on to the best restaurant in town. She came out of this door..so i don't think it is a strict policy

    [​IMG]Did you know Gerberville has a true to life Cajun Restaurant and it is great I had the BBQ Shrimp with extra bread because the sauce was that good:D
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  10. Deacon

    Deacon Ready, shoot, aim

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    Damn...

    enjoy the ride, I need one too!

    Deacon
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  11. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Good that I decided to stop by. Great photos, great story.
    Good luck on your LA business.
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  12. NoPoChicken

    NoPoChicken LCRC

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    so you're Jon, right?
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  13. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    well yeah..isn't ponch gay..not that there is anything wrong with that:lol3
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  14. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    we need to go for a ride together it's been like 6 years I think:huh maybe we'll get elastic bovine and go hit crater lake and beyond some time soon
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  15. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    things are getting weird.
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    the gopro wide is not flattering to my amorphous helmet head

    whatchyolookingat
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    more forgiving in B&W
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    I've got some AOG video I'm trying to download and hopefully will get it on here in the next day or two:D
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  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    +2 :nod
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  17. raindog

    raindog dharma bum

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    I've ridden with Deacon..I've only heard about your exploits:lol3

    with you two it would be called going for a "race"
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  18. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Bananaman rides on!

    :gdog
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  19. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    I have dirt tires... they don't go fast :lol3


    And I am a slow old fat man :1drink
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  20. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Hey Raindog, :wave

    Mind if I tag along for a bit? I'll slow Fishy down for you. :lol3 It been a few weeks since I've been on a bike and I sure could use some time on the road. :ricky

    Wishing you smooth travels ahead........
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