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post #1 of 27 Old 01-08-2017, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Any year round riders for day trips in western WA?

Hello to all,

I'm fortunate to have a schedule that allows time off during the week, and end up more often than not taking day trips around western Washington. I ride year round when road conditions allow, and am looking for any that may want to join me.

If anyone is interested, please either tack on to this thread or PM me. I'm also hoping to hear about routes that folks may have to suggest.

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post #2 of 27 Old 01-09-2017, 03:45 PM
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I'm in - Sammamish , WA - always looking for a nice day ride - I've been riding in the Western Washington area for a long time - so have covered quite a few of the routes - but some are well worth the ride again - Hurricane Ridge comes to mind...any way - once we get out of the "freezing" weather and looking at a reasonably dry day - let's go for a spin.


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post #3 of 27 Old 01-09-2017, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Absolutely.

I was hoping I could jet out today and take Green Valley out to Cumberland, but the sun never came out to melt off the slick roads (**** you Rich Marriot). Doesn't look any better for tomorrow, either.

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I'm a year round rider but on the wrong coast.
A few years back I was working in Kennewick, WA. (or maybe Pendleton, OR) I forget.... But there was this overlook on the edge of the upland desert that I thought was really cool. On one side was the desert, the other had cows, houses, trees and water. Would've been excellent on two wheels.
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In Colorado I ride all year. You just have to stay out of the mountains. I will have one of the bikes out today after getting 8 inches of snow last week.
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In Colorado I ride all year. You just have to stay out of the mountains. I will have one of the bikes out today after getting 8 inches of snow last week.
You Sir, are a true motorcyclist.

My issue that's keeping me off these last couple of days is the frozen surface water on the roads, just waiting for that part to end. It's looking promising come Friday/ Saturday.

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After 3 degrees on Saturday, it was 78 degrees yesterday. Wanted to go ride after lunch, but work calls. Finally get home at 5pm, got on the GSA and did about 25 miles of dirt. WooHoo! Good therapy.

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I am retiring Feb, so until then pretty busy, plus I am fixing bike.
After Feb, will be open for lots of rides.
I too have road this area for 30+ years
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You guys have inspired me. Was some cooler today, but managed to put in 98 mi on the Kbike before dark. Came over a rise just before sundown, to find 4 mule deer does and one buck grazing beside the pavement. The brakes on this bike work great 👍! The deer 🦌 just stared at me, did not run. Guess they wanted to check out the GTL.

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