The Path Less Traveled


Welcome to my blog! I'm committing this space to my adventures with motorcycles and activities related with them. This will include all sorts of stories about repairing them, going on trips, learning different riding techniques, meeting other riders, etc. In other words, a general dumping ground for whatever strikes me. Hope you enjoy the read.

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Watching it Rain

Posted 10-19-2011 at 04:27 PM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

Wow! I last posted here in March. Pardon the dust.

Since then a whole riding season has came and went. I got a little riding in, but not as much as I thought I would back in March. I wanted to do a portion of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route. That never happened. I wanted to do some riding up around Twin Lakes and Mount Baker. Don't think I made it north of Sedro on two wheels.

Why? Hiking, or, more accurately, mine exploration. It's been my new passion. I've...
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Getting Closer

Posted 03-16-2011 at 05:29 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

Daylight Savings Time is here? √
Snow is melting from the mountains? √
Parked Motorcycle Syndrome is intolerable? √
Motorcycle is ready to go? √
Weather has shaped up?

Almost there...
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And the PMS sets in.

Posted 12-02-2010 at 04:39 PM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

Next sunny day... I'm gonna wreck that biatch!

(It's been far too long since I've ridden. Just saying.)
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Something New at Bosworth ORV Park

Posted 09-22-2010 at 02:35 PM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

I went for a cruise after work last night and ended up at the ORV park south of Lake Bosworth. It seems the DNR folks have been busy removing and/or replacing culverts in the park. Here's what I ran into about mid-park:


(This is the stream draining from the beaver ponds.)

If I could make a request of my dirt bike and quad riding friends. Can you guys...
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Hey Allstate!

Posted 09-03-2010 at 08:10 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

Enough already with your slow-motion commercials of motorcycles crashing into things. You're killing me smashing up all those perfectly fine riding machines.
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Cosmic Signs

Posted 08-23-2010 at 07:03 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

I don't know about you, but I'm not a superstitious person ...normally. However, since I started riding I pay close attention to the "cosmic signs". And when those signs seem to point to potential danger, I heed their warnings.

Their signs appeared last Saturday. I got my gear on and went out to fire up the KLR for work. Pulling out of the drive I immidiately felt something "off" with the bike. After turning the corner I felt the ass-end wobble a bit. I pulled...
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Bosworth ORV Park

Posted 07-24-2010 at 09:12 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

One word: WOW!

I had a blast! I'm feeling it this morning, though. A little sore from yesterday's escapades, but man, what a ride.

Just recently, I was tipped off to the location of an ORV park just south of Granite Falls by a customer of mine. After some poking around in people's backyards, I finally found a way in and discovered a little slice of heaven on Earth. The park is criss-crossed with tons of single track trails with most of them in the woods...
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MVUM and You

Posted 07-11-2010 at 07:36 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

MVUM? What the hell does that stand for?!? Well, let me tell ya... Motor Vehicle Use Map. And you better have one with you the next time you decide to set a motorized tire on the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. That's right. Much like going fishing and hunting in this state, you'll need to have your lawyer on speed dial so you can consult with him before you turn down that gravel road or turn up that overgrown path. Is it really all that bad? Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? Grab...
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NFDRd 28

Posted 07-03-2010 at 07:02 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

I ended up with just shy of 200 miles on the clock and I'm feeling it.

Rider Alert: If you're riding the gravel part of the Mt. Loop Highway be aware they filled in the potholes with marbles. This means every corner must be taken with caution: Pucker Factor 3.7.

Here's a rough map of where I went...


Here's the pics...

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A Minor Change

Posted 07-03-2010 at 06:40 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

Here we are seven months into the new year and I totally flogged the dog on the Mileage Survey. So, out it went. (It was on the left-hand sidebar) In it's place I put a link to my Facebook page.
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