I've arranged to meet the intrepid Mr. COB at the Timberline Cafe in Granite Falls, WA for breakfast at 7AM on Thursday, 8/16. We'll head over N Cascades Hiway 20 to the Republic Rally . All are welcome to join, or if you prefer a different breakfast spot in the north end, I could be persuaded. I regret I couldn't make it to Stanley, but my rear tire wouldn't have made both trips (my Tourances are "in the mail"), and I'd already pre-registered for Republic. Should be a good time at the rally, and lots of fine roads to ride. Hope to see some of you there. Via con Dios! P.S. Here's the extended weather forecast. In other words, be ready for anything: WAZ042-141145- EAST SLOPES NORTHERN CASCADES-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEAVENWORTH...METHOW...WINTHROP 330 PM PDT MON AUG 13 2001 EXTENDED FORECAST... THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR AND HOT. LOWS IN THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S. HIGHS 94 TO 102. FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S TO MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO MIDDLE 90S. SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOLER. LOWS IN THE 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S TO MIDDLE 80S.