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PostSubject: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/28/2010, 3:18 pm

hey, kinda short notice , but i am thinking about ridding on sunday. weather should be nice. could meet at the north end star bucks on north wenatchee ave at 8 or 9:00. and then going up jump off/wenatchee heights area. or possibly the behive area too. i am open to about anything. will have to be back early/mid afternoon, wife has some plans.

let me know if you want to go !

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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/28/2010, 8:10 pm

what kind of riding ya talkin about there shane?? dirt road, nasty single track?? have to work tomorrow, but if all goes as planned i might be able to go . i guess my question is 990, or 650?? how bout the palasades, ''w'' tells me you can go through there an come out by soap lake?
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/28/2010, 9:13 pm

it will be dirt road. dont know how nasty it is up there do to all the rain we have been getting. some of the roads can get pretty rough. i realy dont have a game plan, was just wanting to get out and ride. do some exploring. its been a couple years since i have been up jump off ! and even then we didnt even come out were we wanted to. (ok we kinda got lost) but i have a GPS now ! probably head back to town around 1:00 or 2:00.


the palasades,i know you can come out at soap lake (or some wear over there), but i have never done it.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/28/2010, 9:56 pm

well, let me see how tomorrow goes, an what weather is gonna look like for sunday, but i'd like to go for some kind of ride, will get back with ya tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/29/2010, 9:54 am

I'm pretty sure that after all this rain, the Jump-Off area is going to be nasty. A co-worker and I are headed out to sagebrush country, Palisades/Alstown etc. tomorrow. Yes, you can go up Palisades and come out at Soap Lake or Ephrata, it's a nice ride. Maybe up Badger Mtn road, through Alstown to Ephrata? I'd rather go out thataway than up into the mud, as my riding skilz in mud are nonexistant and the 990 is too heavy too pick up often.
Breakfast at Smitty's?


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ETA: A friend just called, took his Jeep up past Beehive. Said there was still snow in the corners.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/29/2010, 4:53 pm

slippery mud an 990 are not a good combo, my tires are more of a road tread but do good on dirt roads. in mud the front is down right scary. it's raining here right now, but tomorrow is supposed to be fairly decent according to that lieing s.o.b. of a weather man. what time would you be leaving, an from where?? if the weather doesn't look to bad in thr a.m. i would be up for a 990 trip.takes me about 2 an a half hours to get to wenatchee, so don't make it to early.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/29/2010, 6:54 pm

i dont think i have time for a ride to soap lake or ephrata, and if it is to muddy in yhe hills i might just hold off ! maybe we can see what next weekend will bring. this weekend went in the sheeter anyways !
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 7:56 am

weather is lookin good here, didn't look good at 6 a.m., but to the south looks good. don't know if i'll see anybody today or not but am heading for the palasades. gonna try to find my way to soap lake or ephrata, or get lost ,which ever.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 3:52 pm

i actually got out for about 3 hrs today. went up #2 canyon, into mission creek and back up to behive to wenatchee. the weather was nice and there was hardly any mud. i should have kept to my original plans! i still had a good time. wish it couold have been longer.

jer, give a good ride report, i would like to do that ride sometime. how long did it take you to get to soap lake from wenatchee do you think ?
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 5:45 pm

We had lunch in Ephrata about 2pm and I got back to Cashmere at 4:30 or so, comoing back across Sagebrush Flats and down the Palisades. We didn't make it all the way to Soap Lake though. Jer took pics and will probably post them, I took all of one pic and might post it later, but it's a dupe of his.


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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 6:49 pm

1911fan wrote:
We had lunch in Ephrata about 2pm and I got back to Cashmere at 4:30 or so, comoing back across Sagebrush Flats and down the Palisades. We didn't make it all the way to Soap Lake though. Jer took pics and will probably post them, I took all of one pic and might post it later, but it's a dupe of his.


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what time did you guys leave wenatchee? there is a great little cafe/deli in ephrata that we ate at on are way to odessa desert 100. maybe we should try to make it a group ride !
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 7:27 pm

[img][/img]well shane ya missed another good ride. i had 392 miles by the time i got back home. here are a few on the fly pics, an acouple sittin still pics.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 7:31 pm

this is some old train tunnel, kind of different takin a pic while riding in a tunnel
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 7:35 pm

this is in the palasades, pretty little valley,
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 7:40 pm

the bikes, an thanks 1911 fan and rod for the tour today, it was a fun ride.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 7:46 pm

i think it was about a 100 miles round trip from wenatchee, i don't know how long it took for sure. we just cruised an stopped a couple of times. it was a good day, not to hot not to cold, an very little dust
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 8:06 pm

I live vicariously through your pictures and story telling. Keep riding, take lots of pictures and post regularly.


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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 9:05 pm

yes, nice pics. time was the limiting factor for me today. if i did over 300 miles on the DR, i think my ass would become one with the seat. and that wouldnt be pretty ! thanks for the pics i only took 1 and it wasnt even a cool one.
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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   5/30/2010, 9:42 pm

We went out of East Wenatchee towards Quincy, then north up Trinidad Canyon to Sagebrush Flats Road, dropped into Ephrata for lunch. Back westbound across Sagebrush Flats, then down Palisades Canyon and back through East Wenatchee. Rod lives there, Jer and I rode to the north end bridge across the Columbia. I went home to Cashmere, Jer stayed north to Oroville. If we'd gotten an earlier start I was going to take us up to Banks Lake for lunch, but we didn't leave East Wenatchee until noon. Rod and I were both hung over after an oyster-and-beer binge Saturday night, with whiskey for dessert. Ooog.
Jer's right, weather was great. A few more degrees would have been ok, but I was never cold and we didn't get rained on: Good day for this spring! I saw one bunch of deer on the westbound leg. In the picture with the two 990s, that's Jer's in front (with the bags on) and me on mine in back. Rod was on his Honda 650, visible in some of the pics.
Big Jer, nice meeting you!


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PostSubject: Re: wenatchee, sunday morning the 30   6/2/2010, 8:44 pm

That looks fun, I love it out in the Palisades and Moses Coulee. I wonder how comfortable I would be doing that on my 525, maybe ok if I stuff some egg crate foam in my shorts, those EE super soft seats are only good for so long... I may try that if it ever stops raining!
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