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    Thread: My first tour starts tomorrow, Help me make it through the first stroke

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      05-22-2012 09:36 PM #281
      he rain trying to keep me in Portland. Pfft.... Rain gear mode. Should be in Washington in a few hours. RIding along US-30. I forgot this is a holiday weekend... would suck traveling or hanging with weekenders. So we are going to hit Olympia and then Tacoma.

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      05-22-2012 11:18 PM #282
      I missed a few days being at SoWo. Love the updates!

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      05-23-2012 09:52 PM #283
      30 miles from Olympia. trying to finish it out tonight... playin g in this on/off rain showers.

    4. 05-23-2012 09:58 PM #284
      HOLY CRAP!!!!!

      almost to Olympia!!!!! and you went out West even!

      didja cross the Lewis and Clark (Rainier/Longview) bridge then or continue to on Astoria?

      anyhow, good luck travelling man!!!!!!

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      05-23-2012 10:06 PM #285
      Quote Originally Posted by speeding-g6O View Post
      HOLY CRAP!!!!!

      almost to Olympia!!!!! and you went out West even!

      didja cross the Lewis and Clark (Rainier/Longview) bridge then or continue to on Astoria?

      anyhow, good luck travelling man!!!!!!
      We never went to Astoria. We did cross that freaking bridge though. Holy Cow!!! Logs were everywhere on the bridge, it ruined going down the other side.

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      05-24-2012 02:33 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      We never went to Astoria. We did cross that freaking bridge though. Holy Cow!!! Logs were everywhere on the bridge, it ruined going down the other side.
      Do you mind if I contribute via paypal to help out?
      BSB strikes again

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      05-25-2012 01:54 AM #287
      Currently in Tacoma. Just gotta find a shower and to celebrate.


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      Do you mind if I contribute via paypal to help out?
      Paypal info is in the first post.
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      05-25-2012 02:05 AM #288
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Currently in Tacoma. Just gotta find a shower and to celebrate.
      Celebrate what?
      :gift:

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      05-25-2012 02:07 AM #289
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Celebrate what?
      Third leg was from ABQ to Tacoma.

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      05-25-2012 09:52 AM #290
      Awesome!!

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      05-25-2012 01:51 PM #291
      So what are your plans now? If your travels take you through Spokane, I can offer you a place to stay the night and a hot meal, if you're looking for one. It's not the Ritz, but it beats camping! Plus there is a nice bike shop just down the road should you need anything.
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      05-25-2012 04:52 PM #292
      Quote Originally Posted by Arsigi View Post
      So what are your plans now? If your travels take you through Spokane, I can offer you a place to stay the night and a hot meal, if you're looking for one. It's not the Ritz, but it beats camping! Plus there is a nice bike shop just down the road should you need anything.
      I have to look at the map. for right now -relaxing. Avoiding the holiday madness.

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      05-26-2012 05:13 PM #293
      What great weekend so far!!! An old friend I went to High school with in Germany put us up in a Ramada Inn til Wednesday morning. We are relaxing in Lakewood. I have seen so many Volvo and Volkswagen again.

      And...Wow!
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      05-26-2012 05:17 PM #294
      Just some random pics from 2 days ago







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      05-28-2012 07:22 AM #295
      Awesome inspiring trip and way to document it!!!

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      05-28-2012 01:51 PM #296
      Quote Originally Posted by josuar88 View Post
      Awesome inspiring trip and way to document it!!!
      Here is the next map. The idea is to follow highway 2.

      Tacoma to Brighton, Michigan

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      05-28-2012 02:31 PM #297
      Man your next leg is going to be amazing.... Washington and Montana are the 2 of the most beautiful places in the world! Good luck sir

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      05-28-2012 08:41 PM #298
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Here is the next map. The idea is to follow highway 2.

      Tacoma to Brighton, Michigan
      What happened to the "into Canada" leg?

      Also, are you certain about taking the John Wayne Pioneer Trail? It doesn't look like it's a bike trail, following an old RR bed covered in "Crushed Stone, Gravel, Ballast, Dirt". Or are you planning on walking it (with flat tires)?

      http://www.traillink.com/trail/john-...eer-trail.aspx
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      05-28-2012 09:45 PM #299
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      What happened to the "into Canada" leg?

      ...... It doesn't look like it's a bike trail, following an old RR bed covered in "Crushed Stone, Gravel, Ballast, Dirt". Or are you planning on walking it (with flat tires)?
      Canada is after Michigan. The interesting thing about this adventure .....it is about adventure. If we get there and I deem it impassible, then like in life - adapt.

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      05-29-2012 05:27 AM #300
      rack rack rack city ...

      The repair.

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      05-29-2012 06:34 AM #301
      Quote Originally Posted by Arsigi View Post
      So what are your plans now? If your travels take you through Spokane, .....
      Sent you a PM. need address to have some gear sent ahead of us.

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      05-29-2012 02:59 PM #302
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Currently in Tacoma. Just gotta find a shower and to celebrate.



      Paypal info is in the first post.
      Paypal sent. Good luck!
      BSB strikes again

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      05-29-2012 02:59 PM #303
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Sent you a PM. need address to have some gear sent ahead of us.
      Just got that a little while ago - hopefully not too late!
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      05-29-2012 07:44 PM #304
      Quote Originally Posted by Jabrio View Post
      Paypal sent. Good luck!
      Just realized you are the young lady at Issaquah, We ought to be through there Thursday some time.

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      05-30-2012 02:36 PM #306
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Just realized you are the young lady at Issaquah, We ought to be through there Thursday some time.
      We are leaving tomorrow for Vegas so we won't be able to put you up
      BSB strikes again

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      05-30-2012 04:34 PM #307
      amazing man, keep up the good work! Just a heads up that the only way to get to Canada from Michigan (other than by car) is crossing at the Blue Water bridge connecting Port Huron, MI to Sarnia, ON, and you will need a passport. Unfortunately Detroit/Windsor hasn't gotten its head out of its butt enough to make bicycle crossing possible here yet.

      Safe Travels east!
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      05-30-2012 06:38 PM #308
      Quote Originally Posted by Jabrio View Post
      We are leaving tomorrow for Vegas so we won't be able to put you up
      No worries. Seattle is giving me a headache. These roads suck. Finally picked up a bike map of the area. The rack is not cooperating today. I have had to readjust it 3 times today.

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      05-31-2012 12:17 AM #309
      Nothing going right today. Broke my camp stove, rack shifted AGAIN!!!, lost trying to follow I-90 trail on Mercer Island. , and it is getting dark. oh, the gear changes are acting funky - probably my fault.

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      05-31-2012 01:20 AM #310
      Nice dome-piece Wilson. So you're hitting up Michigan, then CA over towards toronto towards me? Or are you aborting to Zach's wedding? I saw some chatter about that.
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      05-31-2012 02:28 AM #311
      Quote Originally Posted by haenszel View Post
      Nice dome-piece Wilson. So you're hitting up Michigan, then CA over towards toronto towards me? Or are you aborting to Zach's wedding? I saw some chatter about that.
      All the above, I think. and take a look at this madness http://theepicenter.com/camping_hiki...FQhahwodFVnRWg Fire powered USB ???


      i wont be at Michigan until mid July I think. Original plans were to enter Canada in August. I'll have it figured out in a few days after I cross the Cascades ....again.

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      05-31-2012 02:36 AM #312
      wow that's totally bitchin. If only it wasn't so big. Can it be used to actually cook stuff, also?
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      05-31-2012 06:19 PM #313
      Quote Originally Posted by haenszel View Post
      wow that's totally bitchin. If only it wasn't so big. Can it be used to actually cook stuff, also?
      haha. Seattle Brian fixed my stove by take one he had apart and swapping parts.

      *I lost my laptop last night and passport. Not sure how often updates will be now. Seeing as everything has worked itself out... maybe this will too.

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      06-01-2012 12:07 AM #314
      RIP Chuck Brown

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      06-01-2012 01:56 PM #315
      Sorry to hear about the losses!

      Something is in the works that might result in me having a house full of unexpected guests around the time you were thinking of passing through here. I won't leave you hanging, though - if that does turn out to be the case, I will spring for putting you up in a motel for a night instead!

      Haven't seen your package yet, by the way - is the person who was sending that on here?
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