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Old 06-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #501
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Wow! Today’s SMC ride was…….Epic!


Was a little before 5pm before I got back to The Dalles. Places visited: Fulton Canyon, Wasco, Condon, Fossil, Antelope, Shaniko, back to Antelope, back to Hwy 218 for a 2nd helping, Antelope, Shaniko, Maupin, Tygh Valley, Sherars Bridge, Grass Valley, Moro, Fulton Canyon and finally back to The Dalles…Whew..

Thanks to SoupSandwich & Gnarly 928 for the ‘Spirited’ pace. We ran a little over 300 miles, much tread was lost, fuel spent, carbon footprint is about the size of Texas. Brrrraaaaahahahahahahaha

Infidel, Mike, Mel, Twoferjuan, GS1200 & others; you guys should have been there!!!

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #502
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Wow! Today’s SMC ride was…….Epic!


Was a little before 5pm before I got back to The Dalles. Places visited: Fulton Canyon, Wasco, Condon, Fossil, Antelope, Shaniko, back to Antelope, back to Hwy 218 for a 2nd helping, Antelope, Shaniko, Maupin, Tygh Valley, Sherars Bridge, Grass Valley, Moro, Fulton Canyon and finally back to The Dalles…Whew..

Thanks to SoupSandwich & Gnarly 928 for the ‘Spirited’ pace. We ran a little over 300 miles, much tread was lost, fuel spent, carbon footprint is about the size of Texas. Brrrraaaaahahahahahahaha

Infidel, Mike, Mel, Twoferjuan, GS1200 & others; you guys should have been there!!!
Epic is an understatement!! It was great to meet you R1 and Mel.... I will definitely sleep like a rock tonight. Hopefully some day I will be able to get fast enough to keep up with you maniacs!

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #503
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Epic is an understatement!! Hopefully some day I will be able to get fast enough to keep up with you maniacs!
Every time I checked my mirrors (not often, I admit, since I was trying to keep in touch with Jackal-man, way out front) you were right there! Didn't seem like you were having any problem keeping up at all.

And thanks, Doug, for setting the pace..that was comforting to be on un-familiar roads but to have a known very good rider who knew the corners to follow into some of those beauties...

The switchbacks down into Maupin on Bakeoven road were covered with the normal gravel...so frustrating...

Don Hanson

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #504
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Hell, every time I checked my mirrors there were the headlights of two Hondas dancing around, never got a chance for a Coke can break (inside joke ~ Cutback is laughing somewhere).

Yep, Bakeoven did have the gravel; Sherars bridge was a little dirty too, but oddly enough Mr. Soup was picking up the pace. Reading road conditions is half the fun ~ trying to pick the best line to ride, not necessarily the best ‘track’ line.

Soup & I were going to run up to Mt. Hood, but looking west, rain & clouds was plentiful.

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #505
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You guys sure know how to make a girl blush

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Old 06-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #506
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[QUOTE=R1 Jackal;2798376]
Infidel, Mike, Mel, Twoferjuan, GS1200 & others; you guys should have been there!!! [QUOTE/]

Sounds like you guys had a most excellent adventure....DUUUUUDE. lol

I'm afraid I'd have slowed you up more than the normal pause though...was a good decision at coffee (with no coffee)... checked the pressure when we got back, and it was down 5lbs since last night. Gonna have to look for the leak before bringing it down to GS's to have the new shoes put on.

Really felt odd not pulling out into the road with everyone, but we had a nice leisurely breakfast, dropped off the tires, and wandered back to the house. There was a wreck on 14 above Wishram (again)...and we were routed through town...so we meandered down to thesteam locomotive. Always knew it was there but never bothered actually looking at it. It's huge. On the way up the hill, we stopped and watched the world longboard championship for a few minutes at the Maryhill curves. Been kickin a quiet evening.... I wanna go ride :(

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #507
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Ya, got your tires Mellesa. Just give me a heads up when you'll have the bike or wheels here. I'm finding that mounting tires normally turns into a social hour or two.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #508
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Ya, got your tires Mellesa. Just give me a heads up when you'll have the bike or wheels here. I'm finding that mounting tires normally turns into a social hour or two.
Lol...I'm sure it does! Oh well...can't be all work.

I was trying to find a place that wouldn't be in your way, so move them if ya need to Trav enjoyed the TajGarrage view lol.

Trav is looking to have his done to, and it sounds like Jackal is due as well. Trav will be back up on the 13th, so we were hoping you might be available that Saturday. I have a rear stand coming in, but I'll need to borrow Jackal's front stand.

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #509
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Sorry I missed the EPIC ride :( Next week should be better!

I did get out later in the day for a bit. Made it all the way up Canyon Rd to Glenwood. There isn't much gravel before it's back to pavement

The Dalles

I even picked up a huckleberry milkshake in Trout Lake! (so good!!!)

Not quite as epic, but fun!

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #510
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ill be absent this week as well. vegas baby!

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Old 07-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #511
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Saturday Repeat?
We had so much fun last Sat. that I, for one, am doing a repeat. I think some may be doing an ORP track day, so I am going to stop there on the way back after Shaniko, or maybe with a short run to Maupin first...depending.....

I'll be swinging by the SMC spot about 10am, then off to Wasco, Condon, Fossil, Shaniko, a stop by the ORP for a look-see at how many people Moto Fit has booked for this weekend, and then back TD.

If you haven't been on that loop...you owe it to yourself...

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:21 AM   #512
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Peaceful at the PP this morning. Im the only ass hat here. One day I'll have all the chores done so I can go riding like you guys.

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #513
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Sorry Ron!! I'm in the Valley... the boys went out in a scouting ride early this morning... how dare they mess with SMC. They're grounded! Lmao

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:45 AM   #514
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One of the biggest disappointments in Vegas was seeing all the sport bikes with fat chicken strips. Such a shame I bet they've never seen proper corners. Can't wait for next Saturday!

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:53 PM   #515
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We had so much fun last Sat. that I, for one, am doing a repeat. I think some may be doing an ORP track day, so I am going to stop there on the way back after Shaniko, or maybe with a short run to Maupin first...depending.....

I'll be swinging by the SMC spot about 10am, then off to Wasco, Condon, Fossil, Shaniko, a stop by the ORP for a look-see at how many people Moto Fit has booked for this weekend, and then back TD.

If you haven't been on that loop...you owe it to yourself...

Don Hanson
Just got in from sort of the ride above. Since nobody was around at PP...I was about 10min past 10..I just took off up 8 Mile to Tygh Valley and filled at the general store there with premium no alcohol, then out Sherar's Bridge to Kent, Shaniko and on to Fossil..reverse of last Saturday.

Boy Howdy! are there some fun corners on those roads! I didn't swing by ORP as it was over 100f air temp....I know that shade is at a premium at the track there and the moving air was the only thing keeping me cool...
About 250 miles, about 3.5hrs of ride time..fancy classic cars at Fossil made for interesting moving Chicane riding near the town..

No pics, so it maybe didn't happen..
Don Hanson

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:20 AM   #516
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Why hasn't anyone posted anything in the thread in so long? Well anywho Twoferjuan, Soupsandwich, and I did the St. Helens ride yesterday. It was a blast. Perfect weather and awesome roads. We did about 300 miles. Here are some photos of the action. Next time more of you guys need to come.
The Dalles
The Dalles
The Dalles
The Dalles
The Dalles
The Dalles

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:32 AM   #517
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Great pics
Those pics turned out great.... it was well worth all the stops to have some proof of such a great ride. Thanks for the shots.

Soup (and Half a) Sandwich

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Old 07-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #518
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pm me your email and I will get you full size shots and that video

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Old 07-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #519
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Aww yeah. Good to meet you soupsammich

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Old 07-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #520
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Even if I had known about the ride, I probably wouldn't have done it. The first time I rode to Windy Ridge was on a weekend. The Harley Owner's Group was there. "Moving road blocks" as far as the eye could see...

Motor homes, camping trailers, sight seeing dingbats crawling along, the roads were PACKED... you get the picture. :

So from that time on, I've taken a day off work and had the roads nearly to myself. Maybe you guys didn't run into lots of traffic, if not, you lucked out!

Glad you had a good time!

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