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#1003571 - 01/13/18 05:15 AM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Recently visited at the Hospital in Port Angeles and they mentioned that the subs can sometimes be seen transiting the Straight of Juan de Fuca just outside the hospital,presumably to or from their Pacific patrols.
Interesting little side benefit,if I decide to work there in future.

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#1003572 - 01/13/18 06:18 AM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Another Oregon road that I always enjoy is the run up along the Umpqua River Hwy 138 from Roseburg to Diamond Lake. From there it is a short run to Crater Lake and you can then go down along the upper Rogue River, Hwy 62 (Crater Lake Hwy).


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#1003583 - 01/13/18 04:06 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Bud:

I know we have PM'd about this, but it may be of some use to other individuals.

There used to be a sticky in the FAQ section that I can't find any more, but I frequently use the America's Byways, Butler Maps or Motorcycle Roads Northwest resources to decide what I want to include. Then I ask for advice about suggestions to get from one "must ride" road to another.

But I have the advantage of living close by and I can go in September after the traffic has fallen off.

Mike


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2004 Kawasaki KLX 400 SR

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#1003672 - 01/15/18 09:40 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: szurszewski]  
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Photos posted are all favorite places Marina and I enjoy riding. Thanks for reminding me on reasons we live here!


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#1003928 - 01/19/18 04:07 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Hey Bud, I came across this on ADV this morning:

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I live in Sequim ( olympic peninsula ).
For the next two years they will be doing road work around lake crescent which means all traffic has to use Hwy 112 to access the coast or wait in line for who knows how long only to follow a long line of cars and motorhomes around the lake.


That makes the loop around the Olympic Peninsula longer and slower.

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#1003933 - 01/19/18 05:44 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Dennis Andress]  
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Originally Posted by Dennis Andress
Hey Bud, I came across this on ADV this morning:

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I live in Sequim ( olympic peninsula ).
For the next two years they will be doing road work around lake crescent which means all traffic has to use Hwy 112 to access the coast or wait in line for who knows how long only to follow a long line of cars and motorhomes around the lake.


That makes the loop around the Olympic Peninsula longer and slower.
facepalm


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003934 - 01/19/18 05:46 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: MikeRC]  
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Originally Posted by MikeRC
Bud:

I know we have PM'd about this, but it may be of some use to other individuals.

There used to be a sticky in the FAQ section that I can't find any more, but I frequently use the America's Byways, Butler Maps or Motorcycle Roads Northwest resources to decide what I want to include. Then I ask for advice about suggestions to get from one "must ride" road to another.

But I have the advantage of living close by and I can go in September after the traffic has fallen off.

Mike


Mike,

Does the traffic fall of right after Labor Day, or later than that?


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#1003950 - 01/20/18 01:57 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted by Bud
Originally Posted by Dennis Andress
Hey Bud, I came across this on ADV this morning:

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I live in Sequim ( olympic peninsula ).
For the next two years they will be doing road work around lake crescent which means all traffic has to use Hwy 112 to access the coast or wait in line for who knows how long only to follow a long line of cars and motorhomes around the lake.


That makes the loop around the Olympic Peninsula longer and slower.
facepalm


Slower. With lots of wildlife, a less-then-ideal road surface and some unmarked curves. Keeps you on your toes and the brakes close to hand/foot wink

But it has rewards:

[Linked Image]

If you go on to Cape Flattery you can take the short hike to the view of Tatoosh Island and the most north-west point in the contiguous US.

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#1003951 - 01/20/18 02:08 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Originally Posted by Bud
Originally Posted by MikeRC
Bud:

I know we have PM'd about this, but it may be of some use to other individuals.

There used to be a sticky in the FAQ section that I can't find any more, but I frequently use the America's Byways, Butler Maps or Motorcycle Roads Northwest resources to decide what I want to include. Then I ask for advice about suggestions to get from one "must ride" road to another.

But I have the advantage of living close by and I can go in September after the traffic has fallen off.

Mike


Mike,

Does the traffic fall of right after Labor Day, or later than that?


Bud:

The traffic starts to fall off the third week of August since some kids are back to school at that point. Labour Day weekend is very busy, so account for that in planning/reservations.

I did the following 10 day/4,800 mi trip from the Thursday before Labour Day to the following weekend. The only really significant traffic slowdowns were on the Friday night and Monday of the long weekend. And of course in California during afternoon commuting hours.

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Mike Cassidy


2013 R1200GSW
2002 Silver R1150RT (gone)
2004 Kawasaki KLX 400 SR

I wish I could be 1/4 the rider this bike deserves.
#1003955 - 01/20/18 04:21 PM Re: PNW - Where would you go? [Re: Bud]  
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Have to say that I've become a little bit overwhelmed with all the choices and the available time. Excellent suggestions from everyone.

Looks like I will need to cut back on some of my expectations to make this manageable and not turn into a stressful trip by trying to do too much. The quandary is going from the UN to Washington/Oregon, there are so many good roads and sights to see along that way that I could burn up three weeks just getting there. It's hard to go by so many good motorcycle roads w/o stopping along the way to ride them all.

I will slab it back home with a stop in Denver at my son's house.

It's good to have this kind of problem grin


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