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#21 SeattleTy

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:09 PM

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news folks but this ride will have to be rescheduled. Forest Service road 25 will not be open until after July 4th this year. See the Gifford Pinchot National Forest web site for more.

Due to the heavy snowfall in February and March the passes will like open later than normal with 20% to 50% above average snowfall in the Cascades.

This just sucks. It is March 17th today and it is snowing at my house this morning. I live at 250 above sea level near Seattle.


Went by there on my way home and the bridge is washed out on 25 also about 12 miles up from Randle.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

Will meet you all at the top with my new bike...
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

Will meet you all at the top with my new bike...


So tell us about your new bike!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:58 PM


Will meet you all at the top with my new bike...


So tell us about your new bike!

Hi there Fontanaman,
Spring Tech Meet post link
scroll down a little for my two Tuono pictures.

It's definitely no FJR when it comes to long distance comfort, but honestly a bunch more fun when it comes to easy leaning.
The Rotax V twin is a pretty cool engine, I've been mostly running it between 3 and 7k rpm so far, slowly creeping up towards using more of the possible 12k range. If you really want to know what WOT does above 5500 or so, it fast gets kind of scary and you have to work hard to keep the front down. All that being said, it's been a phenomenal bike for me so far, and more fun AND more comfortable then I ever imagined it could be. :D
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hello BLUFJR,

What's the chance a FNG can tag along? You said the day before the road opens and usually a Friday?

Lee

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 10:11 AM

Dang, got to work on my font size.
When I bought my bike I asked my wife if she wanted me to get her a helmet and jacket. She said that she would wait for a year or two so I had plenty of practice. I laughed and told her "Hell honey, I'll be dead in six months". Didn't help out the situation with that one.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:19 PM

The Volcano Ride is a self motivated and instigated effort. If you can find someone to Tag along with, that is fine. Saturday is the 30th and suppose to be the first for this years rides to Windy Ridge. The current schedule by the Gifford Pinchot folks looks bleak. look here is indicating July 14th to be opened to Windy Ridge. That puts the Day Before Ride on Friday the 13th.

I may try both days.Posted Image June 30th and July 13. Why? Because I can.Posted ImagePM me if you want to do the same and want to Tag along.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

Ah... crap weather forecast now.
That's the kind of weather that makes me miss my FJR the most. Not sure about making it tomorrow now.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:35 PM

I made the effort to go to Windy Ridge but was held back at FR25/93 where I found the gate locked. Interesting thing was that there was a Subaru on the other side of the gate that drove down from Randle. The driver said that the road was clear of snow and there was only debris from the trees in the roadway. Good sign that FR 25 will be open this week. Maybe the 4th as they indicate.

I backtracked to FR 25/90 and took 90 over to Curly Creek and then Meadow Creek. Stopping at McClellum Viewpoint to eat lunch, said hi to a number of people, then came on home on Hwy 14.

Didn't get rained on until I got to Camas and that only lasted until I got to I-5. So it was a nice ride, which is the idea behind the Volcano Ride anyway.

No one else showed up or I didn't see anyone on another FJR.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

According to this link;

FR 99 opens after 7/14/12, but it looks like that was posted on 6/14/12.
FR 25 may open 7/2/12 according to a 6/28/12 posting





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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

According to this link;

FR 99 opens after 7/14/12, but it looks like that was posted on 6/14/12.
FR 25 may open 7/2/12 according to a 6/28/12 posting


Day before ride is Friday July 13th
Washougal at 12 noon. Ride to Windy Ridge.

All are welcome to try.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

I'll be in wood village that wknd for my BRT class to get my endorsement. Maybe I can go on the next time around.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:47 AM


According to this link;

FR 99 opens after 7/14/12, but it looks like that was posted on 6/14/12.
FR 25 may open 7/2/12 according to a 6/28/12 posting


Day before ride is Friday July 13th
Washougal at 12 noon. Ride to Windy Ridge.

All are welcome to try.


So that puts you at Windy Ridge roughly when? I would come over from Kelso/Longview (Going up HW30 to Rainier bridge), so I would still like to try to meet up at the Windy Ridge Parking Lot...
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:52 AM



According to this link;

FR 99 opens after 7/14/12, but it looks like that was posted on 6/14/12.
FR 25 may open 7/2/12 according to a 6/28/12 posting


Day before ride is Friday July 13th
Washougal at 12 noon. Ride to Windy Ridge.

All are welcome to try.


So that puts you at Windy Ridge roughly when? I would come over from Kelso/Longview (Going up HW30 to Rainier bridge), so I would still like to try to meet up at the Windy Ridge Parking Lot...


I will be looking for the Tuono?



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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

According to the link, and posted on the 3rd of July, Route 25 is now open. What date is the new date for the Windy Ridge ride? I would like to join up for this still.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

According to the link, and posted on the 3rd of July, Route 25 is now open. What date is the new date for the Windy Ridge ride? I would like to join up for this still.


The Volcano Ride was last Saturday and the next one will be in September. Now if you missed the official ride, and are interested in going on another motorcycle ride to Windy Ridge, you might try July 13th. As noted above I will be riding up there on that day. Now remember, the official date to open FR 99 is the 14th of July, so you may not make it all the way, but in the past we have been able to do so. We call that day "the day before ride" meaning it is literally a gamble. You see, I don't care if it is open or not as I will do it on another day too. You may want to do the same. You are welcome to tag along with us on the 13th. We are meeting at Washougal at 12 noon.

Side note: The Volcano Ride was originally set up to be a destination point, not necessarily a group ride to and from. There are lots of good roads in the area and one might want to investigate them to and from. Like you may want to leave in the morning and ride to Trout Lake for huckleberry pie then follow FR 23 to FR 90 to FR 25 to FR99 to get to Windy Ridge and then you may want to go home by way of Mt. Rainier????? Lots to do and explore.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 08:23 PM


According to the link, and posted on the 3rd of July, Route 25 is now open. What date is the new date for the Windy Ridge ride? I would like to join up for this still.


The Volcano Ride was last Saturday and the next one will be in September. Now if you missed the official ride, and are interested in going on another motorcycle ride to Windy Ridge, you might try July 13th. As noted above I will be riding up there on that day. Now remember, the official date to open FR 99 is the 14th of July, so you may not make it all the way, but in the past we have been able to do so. We call that day "the day before ride" meaning it is literally a gamble. You see, I don't care if it is open or not as I will do it on another day too. You may want to do the same. You are welcome to tag along with us on the 13th. We are meeting at Washougal at 12 noon.

Side note: The Volcano Ride was originally set up to be a destination point, not necessarily a group ride to and from. There are lots of good roads in the area and one might want to investigate them to and from. Like you may want to leave in the morning and ride to Trout Lake for huckleberry pie then follow FR 23 to FR 90 to FR 25 to FR99 to get to Windy Ridge and then you may want to go home by way of Mt. Rainier????? Lots to do and explore.


Ken, I guess I didn't quite understand your last posts either. "Day before ride is Friday July 13th" - I thought that meant the actual ride is on Saturday!

I didn't think there were any takers for the initial Windy Ridge ride day? Thought it was a bust, and you were trying for a second time this coming weekend. Didn't you comment on not seeing other FJRs? Anyway, so know I understand that you will only go on Friday the 13th, and not at all on Saturday.

I personally can't go Friday, but still want to go up there (badly!!!), so I will try the Windy Ridge on Saturday the 14th around lunch time, at least as long as the rain stays away. I'd be happy to meet up with anybody else also making it on Saturday rather than Friday.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:30 PM

Ken, I guess I didn't quite understand your last posts either. "Day before ride is Friday July 13th" - I thought that meant the actual ride is on Saturday!


Sorry about that, I can read it that way too.Posted Image

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