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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2016, 04:08:58 am »
You know it must be Jim because Glena only post relevant things.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2016, 06:40:25 am »
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #52 on: March 26, 2016, 05:03:06 pm »
Looks like Lewis and Clark is full, I got a reservation at Clearwater 12, next last room so all they have left is a smoking single...

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2016, 08:06:29 pm »
Bob Rainey was looking for someone to share his room. I don't know if he found anyone yet.

I'll start checking around for other arrangements.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2016, 08:23:51 pm »
There are 2 more options for Motels. They are both on Hwy 12 in town. They are:

Kamiah Inn Motel 208-935-0040. It is just down the road from the Clearwater Motel.

Sundown Motel 208-935-2568. It is on the west side of town.

I don't know much about either, but I've ridden past them and they don't look too bad.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary LOGO Reveal
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2016, 08:19:46 pm »
Attached is the pocket area and ball cap Logo for the 25th Anniversary!  There are currently 33 folks registered . . . We are going for at LEAST 64 for a new attendance record.  Come on people!  You know you don't want to miss this one!
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2016, 01:40:33 am »
Another teaser for those who can't decide whether to attend. The famous Rattlesnake Grade. It winds 9 miles and 3000 feet down to the Grande Ronde River and then climbs 9 miles and 3000 feet up the other side.




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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2016, 01:56:30 am »
Glena? That you?  ;)
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2016, 02:28:17 am »
ROUTE RECOMMENDATIONS:

I'm starting my route planning for the Bun Cooler. From Lewiston, it looks like the most logical route is to take Hwy 12.  It looks like there is an alternate route of taking Hwy 95 south and then heading north near Grangeville on Hwy 13 and coming into Kamiah from the south.  Any road reports on that alternate route? Might take one in and one out ... I hate to ride the same road twice.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2016, 03:57:41 am »
Hwy 13 from Grangeville is a nice ride. You go down the Harpster Grade to the South Fork and follow that to Hwy 12 and Kamiah. It is a lot shorter than going through Lewiston. Hwy 95 from Grangeville to Lewiston is the only boring road in the area.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2016, 04:07:55 am »
No Mark. That was Jim. I was his navigator today and pointing out where to take the pictures.Basically  I tell him what to do and he does it. :-)

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2016, 04:09:55 am »
I misread your route. I thought you were coming from Grangeville. From Lewiston you want to take hwy 12 to hwy 3, to Kendrick. Then take county Rd. P1 to Cavendish and Orofino. Then take Hwy 12 to kamiah. You will wear any flat spot off your tires when you go down the Cavendish Grade.

I'm riding the Grade tomorrow and will post some pictures. It has great scenery and lots of turns heading down the hill to Orofino.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2016, 12:36:43 am »
Here are some pictures of the lower end of the Cavendish Grade and a scenery picture from towards the top. I took the road pictures from the same place, one up the road and one down.

Those of you who haven't been to this area are missing some of the best riding in the country. The 2 deepest canyons in North American are here. All of the canyons are 2000-9000 feet deep. The roads go up and down the canyons for lots of twisties and great scenery.






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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2016, 06:34:30 pm »
These are excellent roads folks. I believe if you take Freeman Creek Road (Jim correct me if I am wrong)  it'll lead to Dworshack Reservoir. towards the end the road to the reservoir is gnarly!   :great:

And yes bring good tires!  ;)
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2016, 07:18:09 pm »
ROUTE RECOMMENDATIONS:

I'm starting my route planning for the Bun Cooler.  ...

Can you spare two days in one direction, or is it to be a one day transit?
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #65 on: April 05, 2016, 12:20:20 am »
Trying to do 1 day over and 1 day back from Vancouver, WA area.  Can't really spare any more time away from work.
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #66 on: April 05, 2016, 01:06:03 am »
Old Mans trip up. Bringing the SW hoards.
https://goo.gl/maps/CfRYNkC3VdU2
https://goo.gl/maps/HNBdTKnxgcJ2
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #67 on: April 05, 2016, 02:26:01 am »
There Kari, you have 3 more souls from Central Alberta.
Me and my 2 younger Yamaha FZ guys that like to hang around with the generally
older COG crowd are making another appearance.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2016, 03:18:38 am »
These are excellent roads folks. I believe if you take Freeman Creek Road (Jim correct me if I am wrong)  it'll lead to Dworshack Reservoir. towards the end the road to the reservoir is gnarly!   :great:

And yes bring good tires!  ;)

The road ends at the state park. You have to turn around and do it again back up the hill. :beerchug:

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2016, 03:33:14 am »
Old Mans trip up. Bringing the SW hoards.
https://goo.gl/maps/CfRYNkC3VdU2
https://goo.gl/maps/HNBdTKnxgcJ2

Are you riding your KLR? The roads you show going to Garden Valley are unpaved forest roads.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2016, 12:11:33 pm »
Old Mans trip up. Bringing the SW hoards.
https://goo.gl/maps/CfRYNkC3VdU2
https://goo.gl/maps/HNBdTKnxgcJ2

Are you riding your KLR? The roads you show going to Garden Valley are unpaved forest roads.
I don't think the GPX files converted to goggle maps right. :(
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #71 on: April 05, 2016, 06:56:33 pm »
BRAZ - What days are you going? I'm in Camas and am thinking about taking my '99 Connie to this. It's still "missing 5th gear" and I'm chatting with a guy who has a couple of motors that he may part with (one blown w/ good tranny; one unknown that's all together). I'm not sure if I want to take on the transmission repair/engine swap before this happens, or over the summer (I have a ZRX1200 to satisfy my 2-wheel needs while the Connie's down). The guy I got it from said he put 20k on it without 5th; just went from 4-6. I'm tempted to take her to Idaho like that but I just want to make sure that nothing 'catastrophic' could happen in riding it in 6th that way.

In any event, I don't know any coggers in the area yet, and I saw you're in Vancouver so, like, we're neighbors.  :)

You can PM me if you feel so inclined but I'd love to pic some more brains about these Connies. I've wanted one for a long time and now that I have one, I want to start putting some miles on it!  :)

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #72 on: April 11, 2016, 03:45:25 am »
BRAZ - What days are you going? I'm in Camas and am thinking about taking my '99 Connie to this. It's still "missing 5th gear" and I'm chatting with a guy who has a couple of motors that he may part with (one blown w/ good tranny; one unknown that's all together). I'm not sure if I want to take on the transmission repair/engine swap before this happens, or over the summer (I have a ZRX1200 to satisfy my 2-wheel needs while the Connie's down). The guy I got it from said he put 20k on it without 5th; just went from 4-6. I'm tempted to take her to Idaho like that but I just want to make sure that nothing 'catastrophic' could happen in riding it in 6th that way.

In any event, I don't know any coggers in the area yet, and I saw you're in Vancouver so, like, we're neighbors.  :)

You can PM me if you feel so inclined but I'd love to pic some more brains about these Connies. I've wanted one for a long time and now that I have one, I want to start putting some miles on it!  :)

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016 now filled
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2016, 04:59:43 pm »
I have an open room in case any one needs to share. I was hoping to bring a guest but he is not committing with his broken Gold Wing.

I'm in rm 101 at Lewis and Clark. 
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Re: Bun Cooler 25th Anniversary Information - May 13 - 15, 2016
« Reply #74 on: April 14, 2016, 04:18:16 am »
There Kari, you have 3 more souls from Central Alberta.
Me and my 2 younger Yamaha FZ guys that like to hang around with the generally
older COG crowd are making another appearance.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again.


Looking forward to seeing all 3 of you at the cooler -  :beerchug:  - er.... I mean the Bun Cooler!

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