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Old 09-30-2003, 04:39 AM   #11
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Default Re: MO writer in Okanogan Country, WA

Cars do suck:

- They suck resources,

- they suck funds out of local, state and federal budgets due to wear and tear on our roads and bridges,

- they suck the brains and commonsense out of normally fine human beings and

- they suck the life out of everyone who drives one.



They do have a purpose: if there's ice on the road it helps to have a cage around you and four wheels under it, if more than two people need to take the baby to the doctor, if a weeks worth of groceries need to be purchased, etc. but in most cases a good M/C can accomplish most travel requirements much better than even a "really good" car.

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:49 AM   #12
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Default Re: MO writer in Okanogan Country, WA

Amen to that. I love my SUV and my pickup. For utilitarian duty, often times my bikes suck. But I love all of them dearly. The attitude that if one is good, the other must be bad, just does not make sense. It's a much more enjoyable world if you broaden your perspective a wee bit.
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:56 AM   #13
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my wife and i travel this country several times a year from our home in idaho. if yourself in this locale, with no cabin to find, or even if you are riding east from seattle go over the north cascade highway if it's summer time. don't ride snoqualmie.

loup loup is a fine stretch of road but it pales when compared to the north cascades highway. the author was within about twenty miles of the pass. going west to east it may have increased his time by a couple hours at most with a huge benefit.

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:59 AM   #14
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I just shipped a bike from Alabama to Arizona with Allied Van Lines. They put it on a pallet, and strap it down with tiedowns. The service is door to door, and if you ship to and from a business address as opposed to residential, it costs about $150 less. In my case the total cost was $463.
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Old 09-30-2003, 06:02 AM   #15
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You've obviously never ridden a VFR.
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Old 09-30-2003, 06:42 AM   #16
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heh, I wondered why the pics looked awfully familiar! Shipping via Allied is a very good thing. gives me/us lots of very unique bikes to stand and oggle while the boss man is looking the other way. Your "foooooork!" operator was probably John. I'm going to have to print the story out and show it to the guys.
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Old 09-30-2003, 08:20 AM   #17
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Haven't ridden an SV650 or a Concours either.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:08 AM   #18
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Good writeup. It's also fun reading about our backyard, those are my regular summer rides from Seattle (got property in Winthrop, down the road from Twisp.) Too bad it'll be inaccessible in a few months, until next Spring. At least by any bike without spikey tires.

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Old 09-30-2003, 05:21 PM   #19
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Nice job. It's refreshing to get so much info on the gear as well as the road and the bike. A great read.



You got me so excited, I may just have to check out the parkway this weekend. Hmm, Fall might be starting up there.



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Old 10-03-2003, 09:53 AM   #20
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Darn useful article. Even the MOron chatter was (except for the car silliness on both sides) useful. Seems that there is a little life after Burns.
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