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Been Riding
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:05:14 pm »
I went to  Red River Nm, Grand Canyon, Utah hwy12, Zion NP, Hills east of LA, Up the Sierras to near Lake Tahoe and today made the jump over to the coast near Eureka Ca.  Heading up 101 soon into Oregon.
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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2018, 11:10:16 pm »
That sounds like a great trip!
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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 03:46:52 pm »
Great videos! I cant wait to ride again
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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 02:10:35 pm »
Thanks for taking us along.

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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 01:20:43 am »
North Cali is great.  The coast north of Eureka hard to beat.  Had to stop in Portland because I worked up a leak in my front forks and ate my tires up in 4400 miles on some wow roads.   I am at about 5200 total now and in Kalispell, Mt.  about to try to do some Going to the sun road.  Part is still closed. :(

I try to update a new video or two on most days.  It is to rain tomorrow so I may sit that out.  Been 99% dry on me so far.(knock wood)  Hard to imagine in the PNW.
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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 11:50:17 am »
  about to try to do some Going to the sun road.  Part is still closed. :(

Having ridden it a couple times the Sun road is great for checking out scenery. It's not a ridding road so to speak, but a nice road to say you rode. Traffic speed is about 5 mph when moving, road is always wet & muddy. Being so narrow I'm not sure how they get traffic turned around at closure. Avalanche lake is very nice, but a long uphill hike from the boardwalk at the west side of Sun road.

Bear tooth pass & Chief Joseph Hwy are must ride roads. They are just south of Red Lodge, I lean towards Chief Joseph as my favorite.

Don't miss these two & enjoy the trip Bob!

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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 12:12:37 pm »
Charlie Gary is leading a ride Washington/Oregon area.
If your in the area, maybe join them.

http://forum.cog-online.org/northwest-events/2018-longest-day-ride/msg635726/#msg635726

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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 01:35:03 pm »
I survived!  11 states, 7520 miles and 5 weeks on the road.  If you go to the link in the first post I made a short video scrap book of each leg of my trip.  It may look better if you download depending on your connection. 

I will try to write something up for the magazine.  My back is kind of protesting when I sit for long still but other than that I had about as perfect a trip as you could expect.
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Re: Been Riding
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 02:32:46 pm »
Thanks for sharing the videos and pictures.  That takes a lot of work to do that.

A couple questions, if you have a moment...
  • Did you use a GoPro?  Or some other camera?
  • How did you mount your camera?  You did a good job of moving it side to side on 6_8Zion, but then it swung around back to show you, so it wasn't helmet mounted like my Sena 10C.

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