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Old 09-02-2012, 02:31 AM   #21
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This! Warning:Langlois Mtn. Rd. a few miles south of Bandon. (Turn left onto it at the Langlois Store) A hungry ditch tried to swallow my bike last week. Other than that, great twisties and an awesome view of the ocean from the top.
Couple local trolls guard the road feeding it, in this case tasty R1 morsals.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #22
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If you're going to be around Monday you should go to Astoria for the r/pnwriders meet up!

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Old 09-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #23
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If you're going to be around Monday you should go to Astoria for the r/pnwriders meet up!
Anymore info about this?

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #24
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Agree with everything but wildwood. They were closed when we went through at around 11. Talked to some locals at the platina store. Aparently the guy who bought the wildwood from bob is running it into the ground.
I don't know where the locals got their info. A friend and I went down to see our friends in Redding this weekend. While out riding Hwy36, we stopped in at the Wildwood store yesterday. The lady working the grill looked familiar to me from my past visits to the store. I asked her if the store had changed hands recently and she told me she didn't know how that rumor got started but the store has had the same owners(I belive she was the owner...or at least part owner) for the last five years.




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Well guys, I tried to head out today but had a luggage malfunction. So now I'm back home and all of my stuff still intact.

Now what? How to save my week off? Perhaps I should just go by car...

GO! Even if you have to take the car, you can still enjoy the area. The only negative is it's a bit smoky from the wildfires. If you don't go, you'll be missing this....

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #25
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Alright, guys. Thanks for the encouragement. I stripped down the number of things I brought to throwaway/old socks/underwear/shirts, chain cleaner/brush/lube, credit cards, laptop, cell phone, and chargers. It all fits in my backpack. I left Sunday afternoon on a mission to save my week off.

And now, on to my first two days of riding.

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I'd rather wash my hands with vinegar than dry my hands on these.
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Pulled into a hotel and parked next to these guys' bikes. Started cleaning and lubing my chain and these come out and we start a short conversation. They were nice enough to give me a free beer... pretty sure I forgot to say "thanks".

More to come.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #26
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Good to see you went ahead with your plans.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #27
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Nice pics! Looks like fun.

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #28
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Yee haw! Glad you took our advice.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #29
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Definitely glad you went ahead with it.

Zrex... The guy bought the wildwood store from Bob and Judy. Can't remember their last name, its on the tip of my tongue. Judy worked for the forest service in Platina, she was there for years. Knew her for the 5 years I worked out if that district. The former racer bought it from them approximately 5 years ago. Just after I left the area. Bob and Judy kept their house behind the store.

The way the store used to be was awesome. Bob was all about service, and a helluva guy to talk to. Time goes by differently there. 5 years is recent for them.


Eta... Hanvold. Knew is remember it.

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:59 AM   #30
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Talking US-101 to CA-36 complete!
Safely returned to Everett, WA a few hours ago. Glad I did the trip. My goal was to see a lot of US-101 and ride CA-36 at a spirited pace, which I did! Now onto the rest of my terrible photos!

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I thought I had reached the top! I was extremely wrong...

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More ridiculous, "yeah, I did it" photos.

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That burger place you all mentioned. Nice how my camera couldn't remove the saturation. My fault, I guess.

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...this picture is the best of the 6 the Harley rider took. I'm trying to give a "thumbs up". But it's so blurry. I guess his hands were still shaking after getting off his bike

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Coming down CA-36, going east. I'm pretty worn out by this point. What a road...

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The cockpit, aka slab torture chamber

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Now I show I was actually there...

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The sign.

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That's it. Going home.

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Oh wait. Mt. Shasta forest fires? The smoke was visible from as far south as Red Bluff.

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Talked with this guy at the gas station. He's in his 3rd year of retirement after 25 years teaching severely mentally disabled children. Now he just travels with his wife (and without, I imagine) and does the occasional odd job, like delivering this dog to his daughter in Montana.

After this trip, I couldn't help but wonder what it'd be like to do the same trip on an ST1300...

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #31
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You had mentioned earlier that you had a "luggage malfunction" when you initially started your ride. Your luggage will be much more secure if you use nylon straps you can cinch down, rather than elastic bungee cords.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #32
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You had mentioned earlier that you had a "luggage malfunction" when you initially started your ride. Your luggage will be much more secure if you use nylon straps you can cinch down, rather than elastic bungee cords.
There aren't many convenient ways to tie down things with nylon straps on an R6. Using the passenger foot pegs pulls luggage forward, squishing the rider's testicles into the gas tank. This is the drawback of trying to use a Wolfman duffle bag; the straps do not fit into the loops provided in the stock R6 pillion seat, so it's very difficult to prevent any forward-rearward motion.

But, I can see how a thinner strap with similarly-sized fastening mechanism would be workable. Maybe I'll see if Walmart has a cheap set I can play with.

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