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Offline pmackie

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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2013, 11:11:31 PM »
Actually, after suggesting the 8-12th, that won't work for me now either. Later is better for me too. Anytime after Aug 20th is best for me.

As for North Cal, I have been there most years in the past 6 or so years. Some absolutely great roads. On this years trip we did 4 nights in Chico and rode the stuff East and South. Hwy 36 is great as well, but some even better stuff just a little North.

The only challenge is that you need a full day+, each way, to get from Ellensburg to anywhere nice, so it can make the trip a little long. Especially, if you want to do some fun roads on the way down. How much time has everyone got? Our trips to North Cal have usually been 9 days riding (8 nights). Day 2 this year went from Wenatchee to LaPine, Oregon. Nice day, but still 700+ kms, and then another 650 kms to Chico the next day.

So...two things to get organized:
1. How many days has everyone got?
2. What date to leave and return?

Then we can plan a route.
Paul
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2013, 01:48:47 AM »
I guess anywhere we go in august is going to be hotter than hell.  :banghead:
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My house would be a good short stop for the northern people.
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 03:04:44 PM »
How about this for dates: Leave on the Sunday, Aug 25th, return on Friday, Aug 30th. We leave an extra day or so in case it takes us extra time. Work for everybody?

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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2013, 10:30:42 PM »
Ping! Let's nail this down

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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2013, 01:19:48 PM »
Timing is fine. Im not sure I can be gone for 5 days though.
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2013, 05:14:10 PM »
I think that will work for me. Still gives me Saturday to travel towards BobCat's. I should have the time :)
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2013, 03:00:10 PM »
I'm in Seattle now, Paul. :grin:

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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2013, 03:04:50 PM »
Works for me!  :thumb:
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2013, 03:08:44 PM »
I'm in Seattle now, Paul. :grin:

Weren't you in Seattle last August?  :headscratch:

OOPS... wrong Paul.  :duh:
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2013, 09:22:33 PM »
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I'm in Seattle now, Paul. Very Happy

Sheesh...!! So I'm a year out of date...are all the phone numbers I have for you toast as well? If so, you'd better PM the new ones to me.

So...is it a full 6 day trip? Hey Mike, can you handle the full week off? Do you want me to work out some potential route options?
Paul
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2013, 12:50:31 PM »
Sheesh...!! So I'm a year out of date...are all the phone numbers I have for you toast as well?
His cell # is still the same.
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Do you want me to work out some potential route options?
That would be GREAT!  :bigok:  I know you won't disappoint.  :beers:
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2013, 04:01:05 PM »
Yep, same cell. And I'd love to hear some ideas on routes. Actually, I don't even need to hear them. I just usually follow you.

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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2013, 12:16:02 PM »
Yea. I am still not sure I can afford a full week of expense and a whole week away from work.
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2013, 03:40:43 PM »
Hey Mike

Do you have dates/length that would work better for you? Maybe include one of the weekends? I'm flexible...

Where are you located? Somewhere in Northern Oregon, IIRC. I will try to plan some route options starting at your location.
Paul
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Re: PNW trip this summer? (2013 version)
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2013, 11:37:16 AM »
Hey Paul - Look at Mike's location under his screen name in the left margin.  :stickpoke:
Battleground, WA is a little north of northern Oregon... barely.   :beers:
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