RTW the Jamie Z Way: Winter Hiatus

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jamie Z, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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    Maybe find a travel agency and ask there? Or the Bellingham airport?
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  2. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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  3. wetwider

    wetwider Been here awhile

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    A Bellingham friend suggested going to:

    TestDirectly.com/Whatcom

    She also sent:
    COVID-19 Testing | Whatcom County, WA - Official Website
    Register for an Appointment. For individuals with symptoms or exposure to confirmed cases ONLY, you can make an appointment in two ways:. Online at TestDirectly.com.Use the TestDirectly How-To (PDF) for a user guide. (Also available in Spanish and Russian).; By phone at 360-778-6075: this number is ONLY for individuals with symptoms or exposure to confirmed cases.
    whatcomcounty.us

    or:

    https://whatcomcounty.us/3388/COVID-19-Testing

    Good luck!
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  4. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Airport it was! Got tested again; they claim 24-hour turnaround.

    So hopefully either Walgreens or TestDirectly will come through.
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  5. falcofred

    falcofred aka Beer Scout Supporter

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    I see you shaved.
    I grew facial hair when I was young to look older, and shaved it off years later to look younger
    It works for you also :nod
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  6. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Jaime just great stuff!!

    Keep going!!
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  7. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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    Fingers crossed......
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  8. SGrider

    SGrider I give up

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    The Zebras were on a ranch in this area.
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/4...1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d40.3472161!4d-124.3341802

    I was riding south on Mattole road in 2017 when I just spotted them off in the field, I had no idea they were there it was just a lucky occurrence I saw them. I googled searched about them when I got home and found out that some asshole had shot and killed one a couple of months before I came through.
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  9. Desert John

    Desert John Desert John Supporter

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    Go online ASAP, there are lots of clinics with immediate results.

    I’ll be in Bellingham tomorrow, jumping on the ship to Skagway Wednesday, The clinic in Skagway will give me the (written) results immediately so I’m planning to be in Whitehorse that night.

    Smoke in BC is awful, just like my last two days riding the 5 in CA and OR ‘cause I’m just slabbing to my ship Wednesday night.

    I’m be leaving my GS in Anchorage in two plus weeks and storing it ($75/mo) there until the spring—I will NOT be slabbing it home to Palm Desert!
  10. radmann10

    radmann10 Old fart Supporter

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    Great RR Jamie!
  11. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    If I can take a moment to be serious, I think most people vastly underestimate the amount of work and time it takes to put together a really interesting ride report (I've certainly failed at that enough times to have some idea...). Trying to keep one up on a nearly "live" basis for an extended period of time is even more work and one ends up devoting a lot of trip time to working on the report. I know we're all enjoying this already, but now it's on each of us to enjoy it just a little more ;)


    Because of an incompatibility between our OP's schedule to reach Canada and when I had to be at work, I didn't think I was going to get to meet Jamie this time. Fortunately a quick call to Revzilla requesting they "misplace" his tires for a few days paid off, and Laura found this guy wandering our driveway just after I got home from Portland. She brought him in for some dinner, and after he had a bit of a chat with our boy he got to work on his report.

    Here he is at 1am - seriously.
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    And here is eight hours later (also seriously). I spent most of that time sleeping. He says he did too, but there were no witnesses.
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    He did a little work on the bike,
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    We did a little drinking* and route planning,
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    *Jamie seems like an ok guy, but he turned down my best tequila, so...


    We looked at some water,
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    took some selfies to put on the Instagrams,
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    remembered to put safety first,
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    and contemplated the architectural diversity of Seattle's post-war skyline.
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    I was lucky (pushy) enough to get invited (invite myself) to the Ram tour, after which I got Jamie to add a sticker to the GS,
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    and then he was gone.
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  12. wetwider

    wetwider Been here awhile

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    Assuming you get across the border ok and head east on Canada Highway 3, a great place to stay for not much is the motorcycle-friendly Sal-Crest motel on the edge of Salmo, B.C., which is a spit n' a chew east of Castlegar. Run by a very nice young couple, there's a concrete pad on the lawn with a hose bib, curled hose & nozzle by a sign saying "Hog Wash" - and fresh towels, bucket & soap are gratis, or were when I stayed there before the pandemic. Simple, clean rooms, good showers... and a steak house across the road. The town's nice too with cafes and a bar or two, a dandy place to base for loop rides north, east & west.

    Best to ya, and thanks again & again for the great report!
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  13. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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  14. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer Supporter

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    In the South , they're called Fried Pies. I love them , everyone loves then. Apple , Blackberry , Peach , bring them on !
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  15. AVPU

    AVPU Forever Noob Super Supporter

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    Jamie had editorial help at my house!

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  16. Boneheadnw

    Boneheadnw Been here awhile

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    I just saw the last several pages of this thread. "A day late and a dollar short", as my dad used to say. I would have loved to spend time with Jamie showing him around my area. Best of luck to you sir!

    Bone
  17. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    @Jamie Z Enjoyed reading your RR. After riding all over the United States, Mexico and Cuba, do you have any thoughts or comments you'd like to make about the CB500X? Seems to have proved itself a pretty capable Half-Rica Twin, right?
  18. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Negative test results just came in. Time to pack up and head north.
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  19. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    Stay in BC as Alberta is cold and rainy for the next 10 days
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  20. MrBob

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    Carefully following this part because I plan to cross into Ontario in a few weeks.
    Question: Are you happy in your choice of the CB 500, given what you've been asking it to do? I'm thinking of my next bike and a mid-weight is on the list.