Out n Washington

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by thirsty 1, May 24, 2016.

  1. thirsty 1

    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    Rainier National Park


    Mountain Loop Hwy


    Dusk point - olympics


    Needed a therapy session.....
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    mauroarriagada Been here awhile

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    mauroarriagada Been here awhile

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    And the mountain loop hwy is graveled where?
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    After you get through granite falls you'll follow the hwy approx 45 minutes until the gravel starts. Beautiful ride up and down that road.

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  5. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    Thanks for taking us along on your therapy sessions

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  6. Duanob

    Duanob Been here awhile

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    Alright Thirsty! Nice vids. The Mt Rainier trip looks inviting. My buddy and I rode from Wenatchee to Sand Point via Republic last Friday. Awesome roads and scenery but he couldn't get his vid cam to work for more than 10 seconds at a time. Then Saturday we got chased back by the weather. HWY 2 was kind of a let down after friday's roads. :( straight as an arrow....
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    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    So, if one were to base camp and ride various roads etc. Where would the mid point be to be able to reach the best ones?

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  8. thirsty 1

    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    Hey Dude what's happening? Were you guy's on the vintage Honda CB's? You should have taken hwy. 20?? It's open, I was up to Lake Diablo on Monday. Same day as the rain forest vid.
    Diablo Dam
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    I agree that 20 across the top of Washington is the place to be. West of Republic is some nice riding, along with the East for that matter.


    Wacha ridin Buttercup? I got a big GSA so I generally ride at least 1 hour if not 2 to get out of the city. I like the Olympics, the Cascades, and Desert. I know, not much help. lemme give it some thought..
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  9. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    Cb500x and mountain ranges, little traffic preferred...forest roads ideal

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    Well now! that looks like a fun bike. http://powersports.honda.com/2015/cb500x.aspx :drif

    Still thinking...You're going to have fun in any of the mountain ranges. I still need to do a lot of exploring myself. The Olympics have been good to me (dusk point), The Gifford Pinchot National Forest, that has some superb riding for days (think Mt st. Helens).
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  11. PNW Buttercup

    PNW Buttercup Dancing with dirt roads...

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    Mt St Helens.... Isnt she becoming a little more active..?

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  12. Duanob

    Duanob Been here awhile

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    LOL I think you will get plenty of warning before she blows! The roads around St Helens and Adams are phenomenal.

    Thirsty, we started from Wenatchee but yeah the North Cascades HWY is a must do. The road from Grand Coulee up to Republic was a highlight reel. The road I really wanted to ride was the canyon road from Yakima all the way to Cle Elum but maybe next time. I was on my old CX500 my buddy is on an 80's K75 Beemer. Are you using a GoPro? My buddy bought a Garmin cam but he's had nothing but problems with it.
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    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    This is a GoPro Hero 3 Black with a Bluetooth remote set to 1080p 24 frames/sec. I've been on that canyon road on my old K1200rs. It's really nice. I have another one North of Grand Coulee Dam that's the absolute shit for a street bike. I'll post up a route a little later.
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    Superb Road on an indian res. so there isn't much for police. Twisty Fun!!

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Gra...bb1808341!2m2!1d-118.1973729!2d48.2970435!3e0
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    longrides1 Been here awhile

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    Thirsty 1 what's your attraction to Felix running with the bomb?

    I live on North Casacades HWY, best in the west.
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    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    That's a tattoo I got for my brother. He likes to blow shit up :kboom

    And it's one of my favorite cartoons.

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    longrides1 Been here awhile

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    I was attached to VF-31 F-14 squadron from 1988-1990, and that was our logo " We get ours at night"

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  18. nzedjared

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    My favorite mountain range base lately has been between Leavenworth and Ellensberg - i.e. Blewet Pass. I went over Table Mtn Road from Ellensberg for the first time on Tuesday and it is in great shape and laced with dirt roads in every direction. Nobody but one pickup truck was seen the whole time.
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    Ps - I avoid I-90 to keep the fun factor high. i90 has canyons and bumps in the roadway that when surrounded by traffic going 75-80mph make it not nearly as fun as Steven's pass where curves rule and beckoning side roads north and south abound.
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    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    I started up the WABDR a couple weeks ago but ran out of time and had to turn back to hwy 410. That's at the crossing to Ellensburg from 410. There's a small route right there that's few hours ride. I also have a something out of FS70 I'd like to try. I'm on my way back from the Wallowa Jamboree right now. Unfortunately I need to work on Monday morning. Early.

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