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US National Park Ride CA>OR>ID>MT>WY>UT>AZ>NV>CA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by SpecialAgentNancy, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    I can assure you a lot of people are discovering their own backyard these days. I know the trick of weekdays and early morning but the parks were crammed with people.
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  2. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Very cool. When I got there, the whole area had a lot of smoke from Yosemite/Tahoe area. Did look very cool.
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    congrats SAN for completing an epic ride and thanks for sharing it with us.....:thumb lots of miles and beautiful landscapes; this should inspire us to do a similar ride. too bad, winter will be here soon and most of us have to wait for the next spring or fall. hopefully, covid will be over next year and you will be able to travel overseas again. where to next?
    [​IMG]
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  4. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Great ride, report, and photos as usual SAN! :clap
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  5. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    "Not to worry, someone noticed I was there and came out to pump my gas.
    Well actually, remove the lock, hand me the pump then watch me pump my gas.
    It's Oregon. People are apparently too dumb to take the fuel pump nozzle off the gas pump by themselves."


    I get so tired of reading comments like this.
    Please read my comment and pass it along.

    Back in the day when logging got shut down in the spotted owl era, people lost a lot of jobs in Oregon.
    Job loss was wide spread and touched many lives.

    New jobs had to be made for the unemployed.
    One of the jobs that is still employing many in Oregon is the gas pump jockey.
    We Oregon citizens, voted in this job, and are still willing to pay a few cents on a fuel fill up to support our neighbors.

    So, be kind to the Oregon gas pump jockeys, and note a lot more gals now days have this job.
    When you travel thru Oregon, you are helping them keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.
    Think about that when you see people living in tents along the roads.
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  6. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    The original plan was Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and St Petersburg but I think I'll do Canada and visit my family instead. This way I can see the Canadian side of Glacier National Park.
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  7. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Fixed my grammar....blame ESL. :)
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  8. eddie98

    eddie98 Been here awhile

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    Banf, Jasper and Lake Louise are a must.
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  9. eddie98

    eddie98 Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the explanation. I visited Portland last month for the first time and I thought I just visited a "full" service gas station.
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  10. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Noted!
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  11. JasonFL

    JasonFL Adventurer

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    Great ride and 7 is the luckiest of numbers I've heard.
    My birthday 02/27/77
    I'm also the seventh son of a seventh son, where's me pot of gold?
    See you next time!
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  12. Rapturee2

    Rapturee2 Ride often, Pray Hard. Supporter

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    Truly spectacular up there. I've been all over BC and ON. Baniff, Lake Louise are both beautiful places. Last year i rode the entire Selkirk Loop and a couple of it's spur roads. :{)
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  13. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    A work mate and I took a rental car from Oregon to Semicon West Convention in San Francisco last century.
    We get a fill up in the City and both of us so use to the Oregon gas jockeys filling up the car, we just sit there and we get a full service.
    We got the evil eye from a 60 year old lady pumping her own gas with a $1000 suit on.
    Still remember, "That Look".
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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    great alternate plan.

    same here, thinking of Canada and Alaska. though i'm optimistic by July 2021, overseas travel will be less restricted.
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  15. squidchief

    squidchief Long timer

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    Can't "LIKE" this post enough.
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  16. Walkertl

    Walkertl n00b

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    Thank you for this... I have often wondered at the reason.......


    Walker
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  17. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Yeah I remember in Quebec really appreciating people filling the gas tank in 20 below!
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  18. SpecialAgentNancy

    SpecialAgentNancy & your little dog 2!

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    Yes your gas is about half the price of ours in California thanks to our high taxes.
    It would be nice if there was an exception for motorcycles, can't tell you how many times I just had to stand there and wait (twice in the heat and sun) for someone to come over and hand me a pump. I could have been gassed up and on my way in the time I spent waiting.
    Damn those spotted owls!
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  19. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    You might have your way in the end.
    So many people do not know where this employment job came from now days.
    And we can't forget people like you.
    It's fun to ask people why it is a Oregon law, especially the gas jockeys.
    Last jockey lady I asked said because it's the law.

    Go easy on the spotted owl jokes...still a sore subject up here.
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  20. HeyWhatever

    HeyWhatever Long timer

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    I was planning a trip like this a few years back and then got a job here in NC. I am hoping to do most of these National Parks at some point, and am a bit jealous you got to see all of it without the usual crazy crowds... nice report btw... reminds me of my 10 week trip where discovering the random shops, hotels and restaurants was half of the fun! :clap
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