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#1 Quixote

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

Thanks to a lot of advice from some people around here I took a ride from Whidbey over to Port Townsend and west to along hwy 101, then Hwy 112 to the on the Olympic peninsula. Not the greatest day but I have my warm Olympia suit, and heated gear and it still is winter so I'll brave it. I'm the only bike on the ferry, is that a bad omen, hmm.

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Nice ride up hwy 20 from the ferry, little drizzle, like they say, "If you don't like the weather just wait 10 min".
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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.

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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.


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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.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:30 PM

Nice pics. Some of my favorite rides have been in weather like that.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

That makes a nice one day ride! To bad about the added expense, but
hey you helped out the State! :P
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:51 PM

Nice RR, you got the full sample of weather on this trip!
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Good times, gotta love the weather! :)

Thanks for sharing the pics. See your Whidbey thread for, ahem...help with your contribution to the state.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:26 AM

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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!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:30 AM

I didn't get up hurricane ridge, someone on the ferry told me it was closed because of the snow, I saw enough of the snow, it's never that pretty when you are sitting on two wheels. We are going back for a week in Aug so I'll try and get up there then.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

Thanks for the RR and pics. I will be up there in April doing a BMR PO pickups.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:47 AM

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When I looked at this it looked the ocean was spilling into the picture creating the road....very kewl...nice RR. Enjoyed the pics

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