The Geezer Factor

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Metalcarver, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    I thought bear was supposed to do that in the woods? Maybe since there wasn't a bear crossing sign the bear decided to create his/her own.
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  2. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Bear and other wildlife crossings over the Trans Canada Highway in Banff. Yes, they do use them. The forest on either side is fenced off.

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  3. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    I think bears use the middle of the road for the same reason some people put a magazine rack in the bathroom. :jive
  4. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    I think you know where I am by Chelan?....Drop me a PM and see if stopping by would work for us....I have hardly been anywhere in 3 months and am over 70..With 2 recent broken ribs the last thing I need is to have a coughing fit..
    I've visited several camps on #12 & 410..usually the only one there...
    All right on rivers.............I have no idea why 2x of 1 showed up... DSCN3485.JPG DSCN3485.JPG

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  5. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    I've only been through that country in 2016 following the Northwest Passage trail. Actually I haven't traveled with anyone else since the eclipse so it might do me good to practice up on social manners and not wipe my hands on my pants and cuss so much. That's a nice sized RV. A while ago we had a class B Born Free but I never quite trusted it on back roads. Duallys are a PITA if you have to change them yourself but that didn't matter because it didn't have a spare.

    I'll put out advance warning if I cross the mountains.
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  6. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    10-4......You sent me a couple of Black & White boids a while ago...Years?..
    So...always welcome if I'm here or not.....Entiat River Road has so many swell trails and roads....
    Close to the Glacier Peak Wilderness....:wings................
    I have road service......Even as a kid weighing 130#.. I'm not lifting no quacking spare..I do have a sweet Michelin...Probably as old as my rig..34 yrs...still has the new things on the side..Better than -0-......
    Ride Fun!..as you do....:rayof.....
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  7. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    I haven't been through any of that country. So I guess I have a re-education camp to attend. Probably after the passes have dried a bit. Think I'm going to go completely around the Olympic peninsula for a 3-4 day trip to test some new camping gear. Then who knows? Might end up in N Washington. Might end up on Calamity Ridge in Utah. Put those magpies back to work cleaning the roads.
  8. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    So a couple three weeks later I poke my head up outta the hole and wo... brand new world. So went on a picture quest. Fortunately I have a pretty cool back yard. Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction Point roads are open!

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  9. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    Amazing sights!
  10. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    ^^^^^^ what he said! Stunning!!
  11. drdubb

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    Ashamed that you don't have anywhere to ride......

    Beautiful pics!
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  12. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    I ended up where I live by just sheer dumb luck. Wasn't even as complicated as a dart board. Warm body + money at the right time. I live down in the tsunami zone and Monday's trip got a total of 30 road miles from the house. The obstruction point road is a park road so it was graded smooth as a baby's butt, about 9 miles of dirt.

    My house is about where the shore line intersects with the slope of the left mountain in this pic. Thirty miles to get ten miles away but sea level to 6k+ ft is pretty steep most anywhere you go.
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  13. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile Supporter

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    Very nice Pic's! I live in the Port Hadlock area and am looking forward to heading up that way. My front shock on my GS blew out and have been waiting for a replacement. Just received it and now to install and go!
    Thanks for taking the time to show us all how beautiful it is in our back yard.
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  14. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    The traffic on US 101 is kind of sucky but pretty much on its whole length there are places to explore. I went up to the Mt Townsend trailhead and then up to the Little Quilcene trailhead.

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  15. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    So if you're sitting there picking at things that should be left alone here's a read that I've recommended before. A different world.

    Across America by Motor~Cycle
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  16. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for re-posting that Metal Carver. I don't remember who put me on to it(geezer excuse), but what an excellent read. A look at our country, in the early twenties, in some detail. I was fascinated by the differences in expectations over the last hundred years. Definitely a pre-Starbucks adventure rider. dd

    "Wearing a mask is not a political statement. It's an I.Q. test." ooooh, ooooh, oooh!
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  17. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    My Dad was born in 1920 and old books written back when people were polite and worked hard tend to flesh out the stories I remember hearing from him. Then reading stories about early 20th century Olympic Peninsula. Very few people had been more than ten miles from the coast and logging never really took off until they built the railroads. And if a modern nurse were to ask them to "rate your level of pain one to ten" those folks might report a 2 or 3 while our stalwart millennials would be slapping the floor screaming "Ten! ten! ten!."
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  18. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    My estimation of what social distancing really is. Dick Proennecke was a kind of tough that you would have trouble describing to our delicate children.

  19. Ladybug

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    I'm not understanding "Social Distance". What's social about distancing ourselves from each other? While we need to keep our distance right now adding the social doesn't make it any easier for me.

    OK I won't say anything more about that and just give you a picture of one of my motorcycles from yesterday's ride.

    2007 BMW F650GS next to the Pend Orielle River - 65,000 miles on it and still running well other than the speedometer quitting yesterday.
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    I wanted to at least say something motorcycle related and a pic is worth a thousand words. :D
  20. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    :clap

    I never got that many miles on a motorcycle. Something always happens...:muutt