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 05:39 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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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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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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How Far Is Too Far?

Posted 04-17-2010 at 06:56 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

After spending a few hours at work yesterday I finally was able to sneak out for a ride. I had a couple of errands to run in Everett, but the rest of the afternoon was mine. Once my "Had-To's" were done, I pointed the front wheel north and followed it. After some aimless wandering, I ended up at my wife's work in Arlington about four o'clock.

We spoke for a few minutes and it was decided that I would be buying her dinner when she got off work. So, I had an hour and a half...
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A Hungry 606

Posted 03-20-2010 at 07:06 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

Got a few moments for a quick story? Good!

I was suppose to go riding with my buddy, Kenny, all day yesterday up on the hills east of Wickersham. We had made plans early in the week and sealed the deal Thursday night.

Friday morning...? All that came flying apart. Abbie, our tortoiseshell tabby cat, was not sounding good at all. You see, for the last week or so she has had a cold. Friday, when I got up, she was wheezing and her breathing was extremely labored. I knew...
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Works Well Under Pressure

Posted 02-09-2010 at 07:13 PM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)
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(It occurs to me that I've never tried to post a YouTube video in a blog post. At least I don't remember... )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgIC9nfSfBg

Tucker decided he wanted to "help" his pa with lowering April's KLR.
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PNWRiders.com 2010 mileage survey - Tacoma/Seattle

Posted 01-06-2010 at 08:06 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)

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Since last year's mileage contest, er survey, was so much fun, let's do it again.

Everyone in this forum section and sub-sections riding any motorcycle is invited to participate.

I'd very much like to have some group rides organized to help other riders (participants and non-participants alike) enjoy riding more miles this year than last.

Same simple rules as last year, but with a little more flexibility.

Anyone who wants to join in needs
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And That's A Wrap!

Posted 01-01-2010 at 11:33 AM by Gamuru (The Path Less Traveled)
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Starting Mileage: 27,848

January: 426
February: 1,007
March: 492
April: 1,424
May: 1,708
June: 2,513
July: 1,187
August: 1,548
September: 1,653
October: 278
November: 250
December: 199
Total Miles Ridden: 12,685
With a click of the camera's shutter button, I closed out the 2009 Motorcycle Mileage Study after yesterday's ride up to Deming and around Lake Whatcom. How many miles did I log, you ask? 12,685!...
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