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Title: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on December 10, 2021, 12:18:30 PM
I'm looking for new places to take some day rides.  Need some new scenery to see and new roads to conquer.  Suggestions? :4w:
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: KFhunter on December 10, 2021, 01:47:46 PM
Have you done the WBDR?
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: KFhunter on December 10, 2021, 01:48:41 PM
https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on December 10, 2021, 02:01:43 PM
https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/

593 miles.  Iíll need to break that up (and wait for the snow to melt) but it looks like an awesome ride.  I'll put it on the list for this summer.  Thanks.

Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: cooltimber on December 10, 2021, 03:16:00 PM
I'm looking for new places to take some day rides.  Need some new scenery to see and new roads to conquer.  Suggestions? :4w: 3 pass blast,stevens,Blewett,snoqualmie. take exit fall city hi way 203 to monroe. pm for more loops
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: MADMAX on December 10, 2021, 03:21:52 PM
Go south out of Randle to FR 25 it pops out down near lake merwin then go west
Closed in winter
Asphalt scenery and curves
Fun rd
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Stein on December 10, 2021, 07:20:47 PM
Throw it on a trailer, drive it up to Disgusta, MT and drive it through Glacier.

I like driving on the Olympic Peninsula as well.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Scvette on December 10, 2021, 08:03:05 PM
What are you riding should of been the answer. Youíre not taking a street bike on any Bdrs.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: jackelope on December 10, 2021, 08:23:58 PM
https://ridebdr.com/wabdr/

593 miles.  Iíll need to break that up (and wait for the snow to melt) but it looks like an awesome ride.  I'll put it on the list for this summer.  Thanks.

Itís broken up into sections for you.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on December 16, 2021, 08:32:02 AM
Did a lap around south Whidbey on Tues.  Weather was iffy and there were patches of black ice to deal with.  Maybe not my smartest move but I made it home alive.

Maybe Chuckanut next dry payment day.

Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on January 23, 2022, 06:40:34 AM
Chuckanut - awesome ride.  I highly recommend it.   :tup:

Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Ghost Hunter on January 23, 2022, 07:49:08 AM
Go south out of Randle to FR 25 it pops out down near lake merwin then go west
Closed in winter
Asphalt scenery and curves
Fun rd

Extend that by turning east on FR90 before Swift Reservoir, over Curly Cr. Rd. to Carson and Hwy 14 west to I-5.  More asphalt scenery and curves.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 23, 2022, 07:51:58 AM
Go south out of Randle to FR 25 it pops out down near lake merwin then go west
Closed in winter
Asphalt scenery and curves
Fun rd

Extend that by turning east on FR90 before Swift Reservoir, over Curly Cr. Rd. to Carson and Hwy 14 west to I-5.  More asphalt scenery and curves.

Both areas here are good rides, just be careful as there is some asphalt heaving in some areas.😉
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 23, 2022, 08:46:49 AM
What kind of riding? Gravel ,pavement, trails? Are you street legal or enduro
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on January 23, 2022, 09:23:47 AM
What kind of riding? Gravel ,pavement, trails? Are you street legal or enduro

Street legal.  My bike is dual sport and is quite capable in gnarly terrain, my old body however, not so much.  I prefer blacktop, hard packed gravel or dirt.  Iím not a fan of miles of loose gravel and Iíd rather not ride roads where I need a mouth guard to keep my teeth from rattling.

That said, Iíll probably do some of the Joe Watt when that opens.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: pianoman9701 on January 23, 2022, 09:27:19 AM
Go south out of Randle to FR 25 it pops out down near lake merwin then go west
Closed in winter
Asphalt scenery and curves
Fun rd

Extend that by turning east on FR90 before Swift Reservoir, over Curly Cr. Rd. to Carson and Hwy 14 west to I-5.  More asphalt scenery and curves.

Be careful on FR 90 between Cougar and Curly Cr. Rd. It's a great stretch if you need to dislodge a kidney stone.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 23, 2022, 11:39:47 AM
One ride comes to mind is head up by lake wenatchee and come down to Entiat.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on January 23, 2022, 01:55:37 PM
Thanks.  I absolutely will be doing some riding in the Lake Wenatchee area when the snow melts. 
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: brewzer13 on January 23, 2022, 02:08:28 PM
Any place away from the idiotsticks along the I-5 corridor!! The 101 loop around the peninsula is always a great ride and plenty of places to stop and relax. Taking Hwy 20 all the way to the border and then Hwy 2 back is also a great weekend ride, take some backroads or the old hiways away from the congestion.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Alchase on January 23, 2022, 07:39:54 PM
 :yeah:

The 101 Loop is a great ride from Aberdeen up the coast, plenty of side trips like Neah Bay, Sekiu, etc.. then around through Brinnon and down Hood Canal. Then east around to Belfair.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: KFhunter on January 24, 2022, 09:17:36 AM
I kinda want that new T700  8)
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on January 24, 2022, 11:10:59 AM
I kinda want that new T700  8)

It's waiting for you.
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: Ghost Hunter on January 25, 2022, 06:49:11 AM
Here's a new one, exclusive to motorcycles.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/wyoming-backcountry-discovery-route-opens-february-1-2022/ar-AASVDo7?ocid=msedgntp
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: HntnFsh on January 27, 2022, 06:28:30 PM
:yeah:

The 101 Loop is a great ride from Aberdeen up the coast, plenty of side trips like Neah Bay, Sekiu, etc.. then around through Brinnon and down Hood Canal. Then east around to Belfair.

That stretch down from Sequim to Shelton past Brinnon scares the hell out of me and I dont even ride bikes. Every summer I see or hear of at least a couple riders getting killed on that stretch. More seriously injured. Couldnt tell you how many times Ive seen Life flight at Dosiwallups park taking out bikers.  And a lot of those arent the riders fault! If you take that route, please be very careful!
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: SeaRun1 on January 27, 2022, 08:03:44 PM
I kinda want that new T700  8)

It's waiting for you.

I have one that I picked up in December.  It is a fun bike to ride.  Fits an interesting niche.  Planning on camping with it a lot this spring and summer.

SR1
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on January 28, 2022, 04:53:49 PM
I kinda want that new T700  8)

It's waiting for you.

I have one that I picked up in December.  It is a fun bike to ride.  Fits an interesting niche.  Planning on camping with it a lot this spring and summer.

SR1

Sweet looking bike,  :tup:.   That should get you anyplace you want to go.


Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on April 06, 2022, 06:03:58 PM
awesome day for a ride.   :tup:

Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: jeffro on April 06, 2022, 06:15:08 PM
I got the KLR out of the garage for a quick trip around the perimeter of Camano, for a shake down.
Stopping at view spots and parks. Saw whales (greys?)
Great little ride, got a couple tune ups to do and might do a Darrington loop tomorrow
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on April 06, 2022, 06:47:35 PM
Cool.  Looks like we have about 24 more hours of good weather, makes sense to get out and take advantage it.

 
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: KFhunter on April 06, 2022, 07:21:36 PM
Laat summer I thought I was gonna ironbutt a ride to my Idaho hunting spot, made it 50 miles + a good bit of side excursions, and my butt and back was hurting bad.

Had to rethink a BDR trip  :chuckle:

XT250 w stock seat, too low of bars, and undersprung suspension  :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: KFhunter on April 06, 2022, 07:25:08 PM
But then a 100 miles straight on an old dana wideglide bone stock, with zero wind protection and I was done
Title: Re: Motorcycles: Best places to ride in WA?
Post by: CP on April 07, 2022, 07:43:30 AM
Laat summer I thought I was gonna ironbutt a ride to my Idaho hunting spot, made it 50 miles + a good bit of side excursions, and my butt and back was hurting bad.

Had to rethink a BDR trip  :chuckle:

XT250 w stock seat, too low of bars, and undersprung suspension  :chuckle: :chuckle:

Iíve scratched the BDR off my list of perspective rides after watching a couple Youtube vids.  Seems like itís just a commercialization of the sport to sell farkle to doctors and dentists so they can trick out their BMWs and subsequently drop $30K and 600lbs of bike down a nasty gravel hill.

Maybe 30 years ago, with a proper enduro bike.

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