Ride from Whidbey Island to the olympic peninsula
Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:15 PM
Nice ride up hwy 20 from the ferry, little drizzle, like they say, "If you don't like the weather just wait 10 min".
After Port Angles it's down onto HWY 112, I was expecting some washouts and there was evidence but really a nice ride, the road to myself and a few surfers, I thought I was nuts for being out in this weather but they were in the water, that's nuts. Then a little hale, then sun then rain, then wind but when the road is dry it's a sweet feeling.
Now the ride back, up hwy 113, then HWY 101, the fun starts whe it's starts snowing, isn't i suppose to be spring. I had some leeway with the timing so I just take it real easy, it's wierd to be pulling over to let the cages pass but I'm trying to be smart and thanking God for my heated gear and grips, It's showing -2 C on my air temp so it's time to be cautious. Then the sum comes out again and I've got a big grin on my face.
Back to the ferry, wierd project for someone, glad it's not mine. I don't think my wife would be impressed, A good day and an amazing sunset from the ferry.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:30 PM
Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:43 PM
hey you helped out the State!
Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:51 PM
06 FJR1300A, 04 R6
Previous Bikes: 00 Honda ST1100, 97 Triumph Tiger, 83 Suzuki GS1100E
I'M SLOWER THAN SOME, FASTER THAN MOST
Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:26 PM
Thanks for sharing the pics. See your Whidbey thread for, ahem...help with your contribution to the state.
'12 Super Tenere
Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:26 AM
That shot made it all worth while! That's a good day on the bike!
Did you ride up Hurricane ridge or is it all snowed in up there? I imagine that it is. I hiked the Hoh rain forest outside of Forks, WA several years ago and I've been wanting to go back ever since. The Olympic Peninsula is an awesome location. That looks like good Starbucks coffee weather right there!
I don't do rallies. I don't like flat land or riding in straight lines. I have no interest in Iron Butt rides and I try to avoid Interstates as much as possible. I'll choose mountain twisties, off the beaten path routes, overlooks, waterfalls, quaint small towns, two lane roads and the quiet solitude of nature every single time!
Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:30 AM
Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:16 PM
#1 05 FJR abs: 143,331 miles. 04/05 Deer Slayer. Engine died.
#2 05 FJR abs: 36,000 miles (-7,890 prior), 05/05 Naked Donor Bitch still In service. Soon to be reborn.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:47 AM
When I looked at this it looked the ocean was spilling into the picture creating the road....very kewl...nice RR. Enjoyed the pics
2007 FJR1300A - crashed- 2006 Kawasaki Concours-sold