not suitable for work (NSFW), then COVID came and i escaped to ID, MT, WA & OR

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Rudy. enjoy ID, Stanley is a cool town and lots of stores to get supplies.

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    i think it was meant to be viewed from the sky.....:D


    bd803, thanks for following along.

    love to go back and spend more time. instead of staying in an area for 1-3 days, make it 1-3 weeks.
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Looking at it again, it wasn't too bad. Could have done a side mirror check and wandered.

    From what I've been experiencing this summer is people with their inside tires into my lane around corners.

    I'm still amazed at the colors of Washington on clear summer days. Beautiful.

    Thinking next year I may look at doing a trip up there.
  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Day 19, 2020.07.06 - Mountlake Terrace

    took a break from riding, stayed in my room, did laundry, and planned next day's ride.

    highly recommended. relatively new construction, excellent wifi, clean and quiet, $70/night
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    Day 20, 2020.07.07 - Steven and Snowqualmie Passes (Cascade Loop)

    mountain roads, twisties, small towns, and scenic on the most part
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    sign is big enough to assures me i'm in the right direction
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    very clean Malibu parked next to the store
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    didn't bother me getting bored following this camper with a small Husky on the hitch. enjoying the sceneries all that time.
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    this city is interesting!
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    more of the city here on their live webcam
  4. NSFW

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    Day 20 continuation

    roadside businesses selling fruits and coffee
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    sign should say "fun"
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    crossing Lake Washington into Seattle
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  5. NSFW

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    Day 20 continuation - Seattle
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    free camping
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    stopped here to say hello to a couple of friends and found out they're working from their homes
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    always wanted to see the Seattle Fish Market
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    almost all are closed and plenty of empty parking spaces
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    of course, i have to see the Space Needle
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    bright colored smokestacks less smoke
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    before i went back to my room, bought fresh fruits and food
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    at one of the turns, he went wide and took Handcannon's inside line. he should be hugging the right white strip.

    we forgive! that brings up having a dashcam running has benefits (hope not post mortem).

    WA has become one of my favorite states to visit.


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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Day 21, 2020.08.08 - Olympic Peninsula

    riding towards Edmonds-Kingston Ferry
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    it's $6.50 with concessions (in UK, that's the single word to describe senior citizens, students, handicappeds, unemployed)
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    got there early and had a chat with an inmate working at the booth
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    the weather situation now i'm facing
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    boarding time
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    view from the bow
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    Kingston ahead
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    got my camping reservation booked ahead of time
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    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    love to go back and spend more time. instead of staying in an area for 1-3 days, make it 1-3 weeks.[/QUOTE]

    I'll be ready for you!
  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Day 21 continuation

    still early and i decided to check out Port Angeles first, instead of heading directly to the campground
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    says draw bridge but how?
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    i see now how from Google
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    picture borrowed from Google
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    downtown Port Angeles
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    signs from the past
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    then rode to the residential areas
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    had lunch in town then headed back towards Kitsap. stopped here to see the whole bridge
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    zoomed in
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    after i crossed the bridge, took a side road
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  10. Ladybug

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    WA Ferries are great, I love that Motorcycles board and exit first. There are ferries in E. WA that are free, they are smaller and with open decks which I enjoy a lot.

    Next time you come up be sure to shoot me a PM and I will give you some tips on places to visit you might enjoy.
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    good deal...:y0!thank you!

    Bill, i know how tough for you guys dealing with the fire at the moment, and the difficulty seeing friends' properties and good portion of the forest gone.
    hope the situation will get better and becomes under control.


    "will work for lodging"

    as long there's no snow, i would like to help, bring my chainsaw and clear some of the fallen or still standing dead trees. could also ask another good inmate @CCer who is USFS certified chainsaw operator to come along. of course, i will have a bike or 2 with me.

    also a 2 smoker and orange
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    thanks LB and will sure do.

    i like ferries. something about them, not sure why. on a moto, going through time is fast then it's the ferry that slows us down and makes us breathe deeper and enjoy the 360 surrounding.
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    I have gone to the PNW, Spokane in particular, every year taking a different route every time to see something new. I'm drawn to the PNW...

    Joel... completely forgot about the coffee stands all over WA state until I saw this photo... they are ubiquitous all throughout WA...
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  13. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    Rudy. admit it, you're addicted to coffee.....:jump

    lots of them in WA and i think @Ladybug gets a royalty for every cup sold....:D

    always busy. i wonder why?
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    Day 21 continuation

    back in camp
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    dinner....my neighbor across gave me a box of smoked salmon, french bread, an apple and cherries.
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  16. NSFW

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    Day 22, 2020.08.09 - Around Olympic Peninsula

    i wanted to see Neah Bay, northwest tip of the peninsula but a sign saying for locals only so that didn't happen.

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    think that's Mount Olympus
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    the road was fun
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    while inside the park, took many pictures and this is the only one i could find. the campground is covered with tall trees and foliage. doesn't look like the sun could get through
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    Grays Harbor
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    almost 400 miles and over 9 hours. didn't really stop a lot to explore the areas which was a mistake.
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  17. NSFW

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    Day 23, 2020.07.10, Kitsap - Mount Rainier

    there's a shorter route south through Tacoma but decided to take the 101 but i don't have to take the same highway twice
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    Shelton WA
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    as usual, not a lot of vehicles on the road
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    in Ashford, stopped here to buy gas for my stove
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    went straight into the park hoping to find a spot in the campground
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    went to 2 of them and they were full and some sites were closed due to "hazard trees"
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    i did a quick ride and took some pics. tomorrow, i will take more time, but first find a place to sleep.
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    looking at this one, seems my pants and jacket are too big for me
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    back in Ashford, found a place that rents out camping in the property for $20/night. property owner leading me to the campsites
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    home for the next 2 nights
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  18. NSFW

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    Day 24, 2020.07.11, Mount Rainier

    morning came, going back to Mt. Rainier
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    in town, shopped for food supplies
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    back into the park
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    neat foot bridge above
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    suppose to be a great loop but i found out they closed the entrance from the southeast due to snow

    rode back to town for dinner
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    planning for tomorrow's route and destination
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    So many great pictures and places. What an awesome ride so far.
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