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Old 06-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #21
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Gannonjf: I can't tell if you are being serious or not yourself, but to give you the benefit of the doubt (and maybe answer questions others may have who want to go on this ride): No, this probably won't be a noobie ride due to the hours on the road and all the twisties. Yes, this is subject to the weather. I'm not a fair weather rider, I'm just tired of riding in the rain (hail, snow, ice, etc. as I have) when I don't have to. But we should be good in late August and I really, Really, REALLY want to ride this route, so keeping fingers crossed.

This will be a spirited ride, how spirited depends on who's in the ride. I've set a good pace that ducs were happy with, but I don't treat the streets like my personal race track.

Rides like this I tend to do in what I call 'Sport Touring' fashion where we have the more spirited riders up front with me and the more casual riders toward the back. Before we make a turn after a long stretch, I make sure everyone's together before moving on. My experienced sweep will not leave anyone behind. I kinda like doing rides this way so everyone can feel comfortable riding at a pace they want and still feel like they are riding with a group. And if I'm going to slow for you, I have no problem with you jumping ahead and letting you know when the next turn's going to be. It's all about the ride!

Lastly, to make sure everyone's on the same page about the ride and riding in a group, i do a pre-rode spiel before we head out. Sorry, no wheelies, no spin outs. Maybe on the Marauder 800, but not my 1600.

HTH.

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:56 AM   #22
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FWIW saw a bunch of whales from the San Juans last weekend. Hope the weather works out for ya'll.

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Old 06-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #23
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Here's the location of the Woodinville Oreillys. Both great starting locations, IMO.
Was actually considering Ride West or the Shell on Paradise Rd in Woodinville (something close/right off 522) since the friend I'm planning this ride with lives in this area, but that would cut out Union Hill and Snoqualmie Valley Roads.

Thanks for the article, video and photos. Loved the photos and that post with the green one was funny, though it looked more shark like to me, but still cool. LOL.

The starting time's noted in my original post, but it's just an approx. It will be set once we decided on a starting place. I'm not big on early morning start times, but will bump it up an hour or 2 (ugh...) if I have to. We have some other rides (Mt St Helens, Trike Flying/Cascade Loop, Vancouver Island, etc.) we're working on that's happening before then (and after-such a busy summer), but want to get things finalized about a month or so before the ride.

Appreciate that you want to 'bury the hatchet'. I didn't get your PM, please resend. Though I joined this forum in 2009, I just returned after about a 2-3 hiatus and don't really know the members well enough to know when then are being serious or teasing. So some of my replies may have appeared being a smart-ass when I was actually replying to comments at face value. Also some of my events are copied/posted on other forums and I haven't changed the wording specific for this audience, but I don't like to assume. Anyway, I do appreciate you cutting me some slack, and if you see me at Backfire this Wednesday, do say 'hi'. At 6'0", I'm hard to miss.

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:57 PM   #24
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Is anyone interested in staying the night? If so, PM me for hotel info. Just got finalized tonight. Yay!

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:53 AM   #25
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In, but only for the ride. I already see enough whales.
Rep'd rofl.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #26
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UPDATE
The meeting point and time are now set:
8/25 11am
Paradise Lake Shell
21525 Bostian Road, Woodinville, WA

Arrive gassed up (or early to gas up there) and ready to go. Planning to have have 1 gas stop which include a snack break, so bring something with - not planning to stop at a restaurant, but can all grab a bit after we get to Blaine before people head back.

This route says it's 150 miles, 5 hrs. Sorry, link still too long to post but see highlights of roads we'll hit in the original post. Have cut out the High Bridge section in part because I've heard it's chip sealed/gravel and a 10 MPH limit posted. The other part was that I needed to trim it a bit. It's all good.

This is not a novice ride.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #27
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Don't understand you post. How else would I knw the miles and time if I didn't have the route planned. :s.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:30 PM   #28
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Thin ice courier....

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #29
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I would like to go but dont want to hold anyone back with my slow riding lol But might reconsider depending on the weather

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #30
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I would like to go but dont want to hold anyone back with my slow riding lol But might reconsider depending on the weather
it's o.k. she's on a sport cruiser. i think you'll be fine on your r1.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #31
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I promise you we won't go over 120. :( LOL

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #32
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I promise you we won't go over 120. :( LOL
is that what your sport cruiser tops out at?

and why would you advertise going double the legal limit on a public forum?

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:39 PM   #33
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Boys, boys, boys. *shaking head* :D

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Old 08-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #34
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Im pretty sure ill be OK i just pretend i know how to ride that R1 anyways lmao

Ok let me check my schedule and see what the weekend looks like. I would really like to join the whale watching but the website u posted the link to its Sold out.. Any idea how much it would run to join the boat??

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #35
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Yeah the deal is done and I also heard the cruise is sold out too, but you can check via that deal link. Island Mariners I think is the tour company. And remember the ride is Saturday the whale watching is Sunday, so you'll need to get a room if you want to stay over. Mine's full.

Hope the weather holds getting a little better than what it was predicting before.

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #36
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Oh if I can get the day off work I am so in for the ride part. But my bike tops out about 105 ( at the track ) lol. I'll go with the slow group..

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Old 08-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #37
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Where is the irony emoticon?

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #38
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Yeah the deal is done and I also heard the cruise is sold out too, but you can check via that deal link. Island Mariners I think is the tour company. And remember the ride is Saturday the whale watching is Sunday, so you'll need to get a room if you want to stay over. Mine's full.

Hope the weather holds getting a little better than what it was predicting before.
eh not worried about room ill prob, head back of not ill find a cheap hotel (Military discount) lol As far as whale watching goes.. If anyone is willing to take my camera and snap a few nice pics for me ill b good.. As long as they bring it back

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Old 08-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #39
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Also want to clarify, 11am is KSU time (kickstands up). People are arriving at 10:30 with a pre-ride spiel about 5-10 mins before we leave, to make sure we are all on the same page about group riding.

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