Palouse Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Spaniard, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    I like my Camry. I bought it about three years ago, since I work in Pullman and live in Lewiston. It gets 31mpg, tires are cheap because they are 14", and I paid $1600 for it.
    It's a four-cylinder LE, so pretty basic. Started life as a rental, I'm the third owner. I've put about 70k miles on it with very little issues beyond normal maintenance. I expect to get at least 250K miles.
    Nope, not fancy. Currently I drop my butt on the start, lift up my sore leg, and swing in. It's pretty low to the ground.

    I save the F150 for hunting trips, towing the quad, camping trips, and the like. I'll probably wind up taking it to the Wallowa Jamboree if my leg isn't miraculously healed in time.
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  2. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    My Camry door was just too small. Butt first, my feet couldn't get between the door post and seat. Lift over the seat and steering got in the way. Yes, I have big feet.
    Right foot first and I couldn't get my head to bend far enough to clear the roof. Once I actually asked for help extracting myself. Thought I was gonna break my neck. Brother thought it was pretty funny.
    Finally learned to go in head first. Hand on console, Rt ft, sit then pry left foot thru. Was always worried I was going to run a shard of broken plastic into my hand. And that was a lot of cheeseburgers ago.
    These days the pick up is big enough, but the altitude. Soon I may need a ladder and grab bars.

    Working hard at losing some weight, that should help.
  3. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    If I can wake up I can do breakfast. Can get you if a f250 or Tuscon is easier for you.

    Macs meeting at 10 am I might try to go to.

    Anyone else welcome too. 1911fan call me after 6 to figure a time if you want.
  4. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    Remember Chuck (RIP) at the meeting... cannot come as have granddaughter's graduation
  5. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    @Idarider I can drive ok, so we might just meet at Mac's at 10.
  6. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    Ok
  7. Captain Hobo

    Captain Hobo Complete Bastard Supporter

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  8. dhally

    dhally Hammerhead Supporter

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  9. Captain Hobo

    Captain Hobo Complete Bastard Supporter

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    Yep. My eyes are no longer bleeding from the sharp emerald hues.
  10. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    I have some Percs.....Sorry can't share, I've been dealing with the same sort of B.S. for years..
    If only I was a bum on the streets of Seattle.....Yuck...
  11. Captain Hobo

    Captain Hobo Complete Bastard Supporter

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  12. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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  13. Captain Hobo

    Captain Hobo Complete Bastard Supporter

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    Another great experience at Mac's getting the bike prepped for the Great Falls rally.
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  14. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    At Groundworks Brewery and there are two ADV bikes in front. Can’t tell who the riders are.

    Talked to them a bit, they are headed for the BMW rally in Helena.
  15. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    riding near Headquarters, ID... pretty cool area...

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    thankfully this guy retreated... came around a corner and OH SHIT!!! Bear... fortunately the bear took off

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    cool trails...

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  16. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    I think I will try to go to the Motorcycle show in Vernon Park Saturday.
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  17. Captain Hobo

    Captain Hobo Complete Bastard Supporter

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    Might stop by on my way to Montana.
  18. Idarider

    Idarider R1200GS

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    Finished mowing the lawn and doing some trimming, now for a nap, then the MC show
  19. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Ali Ali Oxen Free

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    Too hot to leave the AC house for days looking ahead. Bummer.
  20. Captain Hobo

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    Hot. Perfect time to scurry off to Montana to look at a diplodocus' bum.
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