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Offline Daboo

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High Bridge Road
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:49:59 pm »
I rode out to the prison this morning.  Had breakfast with some of the other volunteers at 0630 hrs.  We have areal flood warnings up for the rain coming through.  But as I pointed out to the other guys there at breakfast, I would be drier walking out to my bike than they will be walking to their cars.  And with heated gear, I am comfortable immediately.  So with a little RainX to keep the visor free of rain drops, I enjoyed the ride.

I took the High Bridge road home.  It's a nice curvy and hilly road.  Surprisingly, there were only a few places where there was gravel or mud on the road, even with the rain we've had.  The back end did step out a couple times.  Nothing serious though.





I got a chance to practice what it is like to ride a real adventure bike, a GS.    Like a good GS rider, I stood up.  I realized afterward though that I only got off the seat, not the full standing position required to be a real GS rider.  It was more of a "sport-touring" pose, probably because I ride a F800GT, not a GS.
 I should go back to practice this and get it right...







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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 12:31:15 am »
Nice pics!

Looks like a cool ride...

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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 01:00:11 am »
I rode that stretch once with my son on my ZX-10 and he on his TL-S when he lived at the base of the prison. It was summer, but I swear every other on coming car crossed the line into your lane as if to punish you for riding...I hated it . Good on you for riding today, tomorrow in the basin it looks to be dry and nearing 50 so I plan on giving the C-14 battery a charge.
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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 04:12:26 am »
Aww yeah! Thanks for sharing. Part of me enjoys riding in less than ideal weather. Especially with the proper gear, and by the time you get inside and undressed, seeing people realize just how warm dry and comfortable you are.
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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 01:35:09 pm »
Thanks for sharing Chris! Luckily when i did a ride out from Carnation through Duvall and Monroe *before* the rains I didn't see any of the flooding yet. But I was going to ride the same loop this weekend and may pass since we're getting more rain.
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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 08:27:17 pm »
Great way to start out the year's posting on the forum!!
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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 10:59:37 pm »
Thanks for sharing Chris! Luckily when i did a ride out from Carnation through Duvall and Monroe *before* the rains I didn't see any of the flooding yet. But I was going to ride the same loop this weekend and may pass since we're getting more rain.
I think that spot floods every year.  I wouldn't worry about it. 

High Bridge Road was in far better shape than I expected.  I didn't go down the Ben Howard Road.  In the past, I've seen mud on the main road that has come off the side roads from cars, etc.  I wouldn't let that stop you.

If I wasn't going to the prison on both Saturday and Sunday, I'd offer to meet up with you.  It'd be fun, and I'm always open for a ride.

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Re: High Bridge Road
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 01:25:15 am »
Nice Chris you seem to have a real knack for photography  :You_Rock_Emoticon:
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High Bridge Road and Ben Howard Road
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2019, 08:23:20 pm »
Left the prison in Monroe on Saturday morning and decided to ride across to the Ben Howard Road.  In the summer, it is frequented by a lot of motorcyclists...and LEOs.  I don't think I saw either one on this trip.











Going to the prison tonight again.  Maybe I should get them to give me a bed there???

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