10/5: Ride to the Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race

Discussion in 'Kitsap' started by Candiya, Sep 20, 2013.


  1. Candiya

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    Anyone interested in joining me for The Great Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race? These are human powered homemade vehicles that go through mud, sand, water, and up and down hills. The parade is Saturday, 10/5, at noon, followed by the flotation test. It's pretty amusing.

    Meet at Kohls 9:15, KSU 9:30

    This will give us time to park, have brunch (hey, I'm a chick - I like brunch :mrgreen:), and watch the parade. Afterwards, we can stick around for the float test or continue on for more riding...or both.

    Here are the details on this year:
    http://www.ptkineticrace.org/

    Here are my photos from last year:
    http://pnwriders.com/kitsap/177196-photos-little-jaunt-port-townsend.html

    Note: This is weather dependent.

    And note #2: Hey, I just posted my first ride ever! :secret:

    Edit: I'll be at Kohl's at 9:15 instead of 9:00.
     
    #1 Candiya, Sep 20, 2013
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  2. Pavement Tested

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    I would love to join but will be out of town on an annual family motorcycle ralley.

    P.S. where's your ride report? I wanna read all about it.
     
    #2 Pavement Tested, Sep 20, 2013
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  3. Mornin' Candiya-Unknown schedule at this point-but maybe meet you there if things go right?

    Thanks-
     
  4. bcj

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    Cool. I've missed this every year. Only seem to hear about it after the event.

    Like you say, weather is significant 8)
     
  5. Candiya

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    I'm working on it! Got 12 pages of notes so it'll be a long one. No shocker there... Lol

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  6. Candiya

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    Great!





    I think it's the first weekend of October each year...

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  7. Lone Rider

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    Maaaan. Just took a job bringing a ship down from Dutch Harbor. Will be flying out shortly before that. BUUUMMMMER!!!!
    Will tell a few friends about the race though, sounds cool!
     
  8. Of all the weekends there are to choose from. And... I haven't had to work a weekend since June. But the weekend of the 5th, of course I have to work. Bummer! I would gladly be a part of your first posted ride. Just look at all the experience you just got leading a really long ride. I hope the weather holds out for you. Have fun.
     
  9. bcj

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    #9 bcj, Oct 3, 2013
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  10. Well,
    Since I'm one of those lucky individuals that have been furloughed. I might make it after all!
     
  11. Candiya

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    Maaaan. Someday we'll meet!

    Great - see you there. :mrgreen:

    Crossing my fingers!
     
  12. Candiya

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    Foggy in Bremerton now (0 miles visibility), but the news is showing 10 miles visibility in PA so I think it'll clear out after the bridge. If you're on the fence, come on out!
     
  13. On my way in 10 minutes.
     
  14. Sentinel

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    My daughter, who started riding this summer and has maybe 1000 miles under her wheels, rode the Ninja 500 up to PT for the day too. Said she saw a grunch of other bikesters.

    Ended up next to another girl on a Ninja 500 for a bit on the way home.

    Sorry I couldn't go. While she rode I stayed home and did a brake job on her Civic.

    I like the Cool Dad points though, so it was all good.!
     
  15. bcj

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  16. Candiya

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    Thanks for the fun day, Jim and Brian! After the storms of the past week, who would have thought we would have ended up sunburned on an October day? Brian, thanks for leading most of the ride. I really enjoyed the route and learned some new roads. Nathan, it was great meeting you too. (I hope I got your name right!)

    Sentinel, congrats to your daughter on her ride! I would love to meet her.

    Aaaand, here are way too many photos: :)

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    The colorful crowd

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    My new friend

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    Our beautiful coffee spot

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    And our perch for the parade and float test

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    The mountains were stunning with the fresh snow

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    The parade

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    The float test. (All floated just fine, but none could make it back up the beach without assistance.)

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    And some side roads on the way home

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  17. Sentinel

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    talk some more about the flying spy plane please.
     
  18. Candiya

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    It was a remote control helicopter thingy (insert technical term here) that was taking video of the event. We nicknamed it the spy plane. Whoever was controlling it was very good.
     
  19. LivnLife4Fun

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    hey it was great meeting you guys! yes you got the name right.
    Thanks a lot for posting this trip it gave me the motivation to get up early on a sat morn. It was a lot of fun! Went to ft flagler afterwards & watched the kites flying then went thru pt gamble where the fall colors are looking really pretty.
     
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