Where to Meet ADV Riders - South Sound

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by GSHighlander, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. getset

    getset Go pop a wheelie!

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    I hope to join you all on future adventures. Missed last weeks, but made it out Sunday on the old GS for a quick loop around capitol forest.

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  2. ride200mi

    ride200mi Been here awhile

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    Look like no ride in Feb. What about March?
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  3. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

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    I'd totally join you but I'm gonna be out of town for a bit. Take some pictures for me!.
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  4. Gootch

    Gootch Long timer Supporter

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    And here is the ride idea for March. I apologize for the late notice.
    We're riding to Raymond tomorrow. Gather at Bayview Thriftway in Olympia at 9:30 for the 10-ish departure. That will allow the cold morning to add a few degrees on its way to what looks to be a very nice day for riding. The plan is to head out Cap Forest way and run through it on the Cedar Creek and D-Line roads. We'll get to the area of Oakville and probably go to Brooklyn via a few miles of gravel road. However, if it has been raining or if the group is uncomfortable with that route, we have the option to take back roads to Adna and head west from there.

    We'll take a lunch break in the Raymond-South Bend area. I'm not sure about sitting in a restaurant there as a lot of recent reviews report that many places are taking little to no safety precautions. Takeout could be an option. There is a Subway and it may have nearby picnic tables on the river. We also have other ways to get alongside the water. Linda's Fish-and-Chips stand with outdoor seating on the way into South Bend that may be an option. (Lunch is mentioned here because the guys were discussing it as we were planning the ride.)

    After lunch, if we came to Raymond via Brooklyn, we'll go back via 6 and the back roads that parallel it (like Menlo-South Park and Rue Creek). If we already did those roads on the way, we'll have options for what we want to ride.

    That's about the mighty plan. It should be a nice day for riding.

    Tod
  5. Olythom

    Olythom Been here awhile

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    I’m in. See ya in the morning.
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  6. NeuroDawg

    NeuroDawg Adventurer

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    If I get spousal authorization to ride tomorrow (which given the weather forecast is of low likelihood), is that route through Capital Forest amenable to road tires (ie. dry gravel/packed dirt)? I'm riding Battlewing tires and am comfortable on dry dirt/gravel, but have to slow way the heck down (~25mph or less) when the dirt starts turning slick.
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  7. Gootch

    Gootch Long timer Supporter

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    The roads through Cap Forest that we'll be taking are paved - potentially a bit rough but paved. We'll get a few miles of gravel road on the way to Brooklyn but at least three of us will be on street bikes with road tires so we won't be blasting along. I kind of like that ride and especially North River Road northwest of Brooklyn (which is paved).
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  8. No-Fret

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    Great day to ride. I wish I could join you all but relatives birthdays to celebrate.
  9. NeuroDawg

    NeuroDawg Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info. Looks like I’m going to miss my chance to ride today. Honeydo list is too long and too much of it is dependent on no rain. I’m giving my wife fair warning that I’ve booked the second Sat in April to meet and ride with this group. Let’s hope that works out.
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  10. Olythom

    Olythom Been here awhile

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    Thanks Tod for an awesome ride today. What a great way to spend a sunny day!
    >Thom
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  11. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    I’ve really got to start putting this on my calendar ahead of time, since I seem to always see these posts about 12-48 hours late. I did get to enjoy a nice ride Friday, but today would have been great for that route. I spent it visiting family and painting a room instead...


  12. ride200mi

    ride200mi Been here awhile

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    Wow I missed this outright. I was hoping to get a little more noticed but I get it. I went out with the SO pretty much what you had in mind so I guess not all was a loss today. I have to keep a sharper eye on the ride info. Hope you all had a great a time as I did today!
  13. Olythom

    Olythom Been here awhile

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    I would recommend just putting it on your calendar and use that as a reminder to check this thread. Tod basically never skips the ‘Second Saturday’ ride. It’s a good group of guys and the routes are always enjoyable.
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  14. No-Fret

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    I wish I could have made the ride with you but I was able to get out late this afternoon.
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  15. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer Supporter

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    I got out for the first long ride of the year with three other riders from Port Townsend. I made it to the ferry, just in the nick of time, for a ride with a buddy to Skagit Co and found myself elected in abstentia to lead my buddy and two unexpected guests. We rode North on Whidbey, across Deception Pass, to Hwy 20 at the refineries and East to Bayview Rd like anxious commuters late for work. Starting after a frost delay meant we were in search of lunch at the Edison Cafe with a serious hunger. Convoys of twitchers(bird watchers), alternately flogging their Prius' and slamming on their brakes at any flapping of wings over the wetlands, made me bolt for Farm to Market Rd and the straight shot to Edison. Incredibly, the cafe was closed. Fearing a mutiny, I rallied the troops with a promise of burgers at the Alger Bar and Grille. We strung together Bow Hill, Ershig and Colony roads for the scenic route to Alger. Alas, they were also closed. "I swear guys, it's only eight miles over to Acme and a killer cafe!" I made that claim knowing it was twice that far and I had a full tank of gas if the diner was closed. They were open, accommodating and the food was great. I had the breakfast scramble smothered in gravy and endless coffee to keep me awake after.
    We sat marveling at the beautiful Spring Teaser weather and soaked up the mountain beauty across Hwy 9. Out of coffee and pleasantly sated we headed out for a spirited run up Mosquito Lake Rd. Five minutes into the ride two pickups pulled onto the road and only went "really slow" in the corners. The other fellas got fuel at the Mt Baker Hwy and we began our return riding back to Hwy 9 and South to Upper Samish River Rd. We rode West on Prairie Rd past the casino and on the Bow and Edison. Bayview Edison Rd was virtually lined with twitchers hoping to see a Wilson's Philarope through the lens of their 800mm telephoto or artillery binoculars. The cool air and lack of solar gain in the afternoon brought a chill as we picked our way through the poorly parked randomly turning cars and suicidal pedestrians. The cool air did, however, provide lots of horsepower to the UJM we had overtaken in the congestion. Holy crap that bike got in a hurry, and what a sound!
    Returning to our harried commuter role we made quick progress to the Shrimp Shack just South of Campbell Lake where we came to an abrupt halt. Construction on the DP bridge combined with absolutely all of us out in the sun made for stop and go driving from there to the light at the State Park entrance. The Ault Field, Crosby and West Beach route put us back on the highway right behind the sleepy Lexus suv we had tried to get past three times already. I tried again through Coupville, only to be thwarted by local traffic balled up at the grocery store. We rolled into the Keystone terminal 5 min after the ferry left and had a good laugh about our karma, Prius drivers and all the hillbilly homesteads strung out along our rural 175 mile ride. The ride was such fun that I didn't stop to take a single photo.(I'll make up for that) Thanks Paul(my Basquo cuz), Brooks and Jim the New Guy on his Himalayan!
  16. Gootch

    Gootch Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks Thom. It was good to see and ride with you again. I enjoyed the whole day but the highlight for me was the North River Road northwest of Brooklyn - what a blistering experience. Not a lowlight at all but a new experience to me was hitting that pothole on Oakville-Brooklyn Road so hard that it took all my clearance and actually popped off my seat. I was standing at the time (the Shiver is actually good for that) so the seat had nothing to stop it exiting the bike.

    We threw every conceivable curve that we could into this ride and we enjoyed affogatos in the sun in Pe Ell. What more could you want?

    Tod
  17. Olythom

    Olythom Been here awhile

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    I got to ride more (brisk) curves in that one trip than I’ve ridden in the last year and a half. You chose a great route (again).
    >T
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  18. PNWRR

    PNWRR A study in Mopishness

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    You guys have all the fun. WFC

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  19. No-Fret

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    Awesome report!
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  20. 3bangin

    3bangin 2014 tiger 800, 2018 tiger 800 xca Supporter

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    So, April 10th is the next ride?
    I now live on the Hood Canal and leaving my drive means north or south.
    I'll keep this on my calendar and if I'm here I'd like to join in.
    Bob