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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2008, 01:23:54 AM »
We don't usually firm things up until the night before.  :wink:

But yeah, I'm still a go for those dates.

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2008, 01:33:27 PM »
Is this a camping situation or hotel or what?

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2008, 03:49:39 PM »
I don't camp. Fleabag motels all the way.

But, if others want to camp, we can make arrangements to stop for the night where we can find campgrounds and crap motels.

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2008, 03:17:53 PM »
Whoo HOO.

Finally found this thread. I was looking in the rides section :duh:

I wanna come!! Can I? Huh? Can I?
Gonna have to bribe the wife cuz my anniversary is the 17th. Wont be a problem though.
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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2008, 03:37:12 PM »
My favorite mechanic for all things that float.

I would be pissed if you didn't come. Rope Freddy, Scott, and Ed in too.

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2008, 03:23:50 PM »
 :welcome: (back) Mike!!!  :clap:
Hope you can make it!

(I replied to your PM before I saw this post.)
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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2008, 12:26:04 PM »
:welcome: (back) Mike!!!  :clap:
Hope you can make it!

(I replied to your PM before I saw this post.)

Unless a bomb goes off, I am in.
I am trying to rope Freddy to. Scott is out as he is already doing a multi state ride. Got to call Ed though.
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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2008, 12:02:40 PM »
Well. It is getting closer. Who is getting excited?
Firmed up and plans yet?
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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2008, 12:42:37 PM »
Hmm. I live in Idaho falls, and that's even a long way for me. LOL!!!

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2008, 01:03:22 PM »
So, just to confirm... our dates are Fri-Tues, Aug 15-19th, right?

Is the plan to meet at Bobcat's on Friday morning, or would Matt prefer somewhere else?

Then redezvous with others (Canadians/Spokaners) in Lewiston on Sat morning for the trip over Lolo?
Where should we meet up in Lewiston? How about the Old Spiral Hwy pullout on US 95, north of town?  What time?
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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2008, 01:51:38 PM »
That sounds good to me. Can someone provide a map to that pullout? I've not been down there at all.

Who else is coming from spokane or through spokane for this? I'd hate to ride down all alone.

The trip from spokane to lewiston is 2:15 on the slab, or longer off the slab (much preferred). If I get my act together I could be in lewiston between 9 and 10 depending on the fun level. But I could probably make it earlier if I had to. That said, the later time, 10ish is much better.... Hmm... or I could come down friday night, though that'll cost me brownie points with the wife. She'll be stuck with the three kids...

Have you guys done this before, and is there sort of a preferred route? It looks like there are a *lot* of nice roads around there.

one question, gas. My range is, ummm... limited. What's the gas scenario over the pass? It looks like it's 134 miles from Kooskia, ID to Lolo, MT. That's at the end of my range. Is there gas anywhere in between? It looks like there's gas just outside of Kooskia, maybe around Syringa, that puts it down to 122 miles, which might be better. Maybe I should bring a siphon tube :wink:.

And one more stupid question, at over 5000' I wonder if I should lean out the jetting a bit...would help with the gas mileage too, I suppose.

As a side thing, I wouldn't mind trying the short route from greer to fraser if it's paved. Can't tell from the photos.

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2008, 03:07:35 PM »
August 15th-19th are the final dates.

Happy to have everybody meet up here Friday morning. We can head south and find a few good roads.

My address:

220 Meadow View Dr.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Andrew, the map for the Spiral highway is here: http://maps.google.com/maps/mm?ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=46.462162,-117.011604&spn=0.033464,0.075703&z=14

When we went through Lewiston last time, it was for a quick pit stop, and then we were headed east. We didn't spend much time exploring in the area.

As far as gas goes, Google maps doesn't how any stations along 12. Paul will siphon for you if need be.

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2008, 03:14:05 PM »
I'm in the process of figuring out what my real range is. According to the math and spec tank size, it should be 136 miles to reserve and then 14 to dead on the roadside. I never go over about 100 on a tank, so I don't know where it really lies. And, with the new tires coming on, I may lose a little mileage, but those miles will be longer... maybe that's a wash. Anyway, I'm going to run it down to reserve a couple of times and see what I get. Maybe it's not all that much of an issue, but I'll bring a hose anyway.

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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2008, 03:51:02 PM »
From the looks of the Greer-Fraser road on Google Earth, when zoomed in, it looks pretty brown... not the asphalt color of US 12 nearby.

As I recall, there was a gas station near the 77 mile sign, and that's ~90 miles out of Lewiston.  However, that was in 2004, so no tellin' if it's still in business today.  You shouldn't have any troubles though... you can always draft behind Matt and let his Happy Bus just suck you along and really save the gas!!  :bandit:

The Old Spiral Hwy pullout is on the plateau outside of Lewiston on the north.  There's a roadside tourist sign (on the suject of steamboats), an old roadhouse and just past it, there's a truck scale/rest stop/brake check area.  If you click on the sattelite version of Bobcat's link, you can see it... it's across from what looks like a MX track (I didn't know that was there). The old road goes down between the little and huge patches of green on the south side of US 95.

If possible, try to get down in the area Friday night.  (When we made the run in '04, we came down from Couer d'Alene on US 95.

If we can get cell #'s of everyone, perhaps we can meet all the travelers for dinner and/or beverages Friday night.  :beers:
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Re: PNW Bandit Tour 2008
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2008, 03:55:24 PM »
You shouldn't have any troubles though... you can always draft behind Matt and let his Happy Bus just suck you along and really save the gas!!

Bring a strap, and I'll pull you over the pass at 140 mph.