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Title: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 11, 2012, 08:18:07 am
All loaded up and waiting patiently for my wife to finish her hair so she can put her helmet on.   :nuts:

Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, and Washington for at least two weeks.   :thumbs:
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/fdd33820.jpg)
With new duals.  8)
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/2032ebe2.jpg)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 11, 2012, 08:36:43 am
Safe travels Gumbi, you guys are gonna have a blast!  :thumbs:
 
 
Post up some pics through your journey if you have time...
 
 
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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 11, 2012, 08:58:54 am
Safe travels and enjoy.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 11, 2012, 01:30:49 pm
Maverick's Saloon in Bend for lunch.
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/af27fc94.jpg)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 11, 2012, 05:14:12 pm
Day 1 - 330 miles. Done riding for the day. Unfortunately I am done in Burns, OR so there will be no pictures. If you have ever been to Burns you know there is nothing here to take a picture of, and nothing to do either. So I will rest in the room with beer.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: okxd45 on August 11, 2012, 06:09:44 pm
Sounds like a great trip! Have fun sir.......I am officially jealous of anyone that gets to ride in the PNW and the Rockies... ;D
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Bosco on August 11, 2012, 07:25:47 pm
Dquote author=Gumbi link=topic=10210.msg124509#msg124509 date=1344726852]
Done riding for the day. Unfortunately I am done in Burns, OR so there will be no pictures. If you have ever been to Burns you know there is nothing here to take a picture of, and nothing to do either. So I will rest in the room with beer.
[/quote]

Burns, Oregon

Don't miss the Harney County Historical Museum and Riddle Ranch.

:rotflmao:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 11, 2012, 10:24:12 pm
Done riding for the day. Unfortunately I am done in Burns, OR so there will be no pictures. If you have ever been to Burns you know there is nothing here to take a picture of, and nothing to do either. So I will rest in the room with beer.

 :chugbeer: 
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on August 11, 2012, 10:39:22 pm
Safe travels.  Better post more pics tomorrow or else............ [thumb slices across throat].




 ;D
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Dad on August 12, 2012, 07:35:44 am
I signed in, hope this works.  Have a great trip and I look forward to following you guys.

Love,  Dad
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 12, 2012, 10:35:22 am
I signed in, hope this works.  Have a great trip and I look forward to following you guys.

Love,  Dad

Nice! Welcome.  :thumbs:   :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 12, 2012, 12:23:10 pm
I Googled Riddle Ranch, and decided to continue East.

This is why I work. 
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Getting gas in Vale, Or
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Out of Oregon
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I have a strange feeling I have been here before. 
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Mountain Home, ID for lunch. 
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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 12, 2012, 12:28:19 pm
([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/2012%20ride/ae376d39.jpg[/url])

 
Liz's oldest sisters family live in Caldwell and farm sugar beets.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 12, 2012, 03:48:21 pm
Day 2 - 350 miles. Making Sun Valley home for the night.

The only wildlife that would stand still long enough.
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Oops, I forgot to tip the bellboy. He'll get over it.
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A fun town to spend a night out. 
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Time for bed. 
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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 12, 2012, 09:13:30 pm
([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/2012%20ride/cb53f301.jpg[/url])

 
Now you know how I feel...  ;D ;) :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: okxd45 on August 12, 2012, 09:18:41 pm

Now you know how I feel...  ;D ;) :chugbeer:

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 13, 2012, 12:30:35 pm
The gondoola as we roll out of Sun Valley.
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Lava beds across Idaho.
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Spatter cones at Craters of the Moon. Hey Conrad, all those shots you think are coming from Curiosity were taken here. :)
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In Idaho Falls for lunch, then off to Jackson Hole to spend a day or two.
Bike is running like a champ, best bike for a trip yet.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 13, 2012, 04:47:54 pm
 Day 3 - 280 miles

I missed the sign, had to flip a bitch for the photo op.
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Our home for the next few days. Snake River Brewing right behind us.
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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 13, 2012, 06:04:30 pm

Our home for the next few days. Snake River Brewing right behind us.


Good thing you don't drink beer...  :-X ;) :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 13, 2012, 06:58:09 pm
Town Square in Jackson.
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Did I mention how awesome highway pegs are on the Connie?
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 13, 2012, 08:15:53 pm
So how is the newly installed (the day before the trip) reflashed ECU and full Muzzys dual system doing?
 
How's mama doing on the back? Is she comfy on the Corbin with backrest?
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 13, 2012, 08:53:54 pm
So how is the newly installed (the day before the trip) reflashed ECU and full Muzzys dual system doing?
 
How's mama doing on the back? Is she comfy on the Corbin with backrest?
Keep it at cruzin speeds and the Muzzy's are barely noticeable. Drop two gears, crack open the throttle and I can make the guy on the Harley behind me cry.

3rd day both of our @$$'s get sore and tired after 200.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 14, 2012, 03:31:23 pm
Day 4 - 85 miles. We did the scenic Teton Park loop. Not a good day for pictures, too much smoke from the wildfires in Idaho. 

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Oh ya, did I tell you how bad ass highway pegs are?
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Happy birthday to me. BBQ'n and drink'n beer at the cabin, life is good. 
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 14, 2012, 03:58:49 pm
Happy birthday to me. BBQ'n and drink'n beer at the cabin, life is good.

A great way to spend your bday indeed bro!  :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 15, 2012, 07:33:37 am
I was expecting to wake up to morning showers and it looks like this :)
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West Yellowstone here we come.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 15, 2012, 03:58:12 pm
Day 5 - 130 miles. Another short day with many stops for pics. 
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Woohoo, Big Sky Brewing. 
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Look at the size of this BMW motorhome. 
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This cabin is not quite as nice as the last one. Oh well, gotta roof and a bed. 
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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 15, 2012, 09:00:31 pm
Very cool man, I'm jealous...
 
Mama looks like she needs one for herself in that pic eh.  ;)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: stevewfl on August 15, 2012, 10:10:12 pm
nice thread right here, thanks for sharing the pics =)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 16, 2012, 06:52:06 pm
Day 6 - 210 miles of beautiful Yellowstone Park. Long day but the scenery is worth it.
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(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/2012%20ride/4DD8AB99-45FE-4319-AAA8-08E72FA1FEAF-792-000000C05CF79236.jpg)

After I took this picture three Rangers and an ambulance went flying by. Somebody must have pissed him off.
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Great day, but I am really looking forward to tomorrow and the trip up the Beartooth Hwy. :)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 16, 2012, 07:26:09 pm
Very cool.  8) :popcorn:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 16, 2012, 09:09:43 pm
Beartooth Hwy is a great road. Ran into rain a few weeks ago and stopped at a little place called 'Log Cabin Cafe' for a really good soup and salad lunch, less than $10 and outlasted the wet stuff.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 16, 2012, 09:37:29 pm
Someone is watching over that weather thing for my birthday ride this year.

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 I am in a cabin, gotta bunch of wood to knock on. :)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 17, 2012, 04:30:19 pm
Day 7- 165 miles to Red Lodge. Another day of riding through some of the most gorgeous country in the states. The bison slowed us down more then the construction today. We sat here for 20 minutes then the FedEx guy had enoigh and cleared the way for us. 

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Could of been clearer but its still hard to beat these kind of views. 

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More later, just got my oil changed and now we need to go get the laundry. 
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 17, 2012, 06:34:44 pm
Over the Beartooth. 

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Only in Montana is the speed limit 70 going down a pass with MANY hairpin turns. 

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The local pets here at Red Lodge. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 17, 2012, 06:49:04 pm
stopped at a little place called 'Log Cabin Cafe' for a really good soup and salad lunch, less than $10 and outlasted the wet stuff.


Mac, I skipped breakfast in West Yellowstone thinking this is about half way and it would be a great stop for a late breakfast early lunch. Boy was I wrong. If anybody is in this area and hungry I suggest you go a mile or so East to Cooke City. The service was absolutley terrible and the food was worse. The highlight was the roll with the soup and salad, I bet I could of thrown one of those things from left field to home plate, and you know its bad when you have to go in and ask for your credit card back. Oh well, the ride made up for it ten fold.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 18, 2012, 09:06:56 am
Big Timber MT for breakfast, gonna try to make it to Cut Bank for the night. That may be a bit to optimistic though.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 18, 2012, 04:26:44 pm
Day 8 - 400 miles. A stop in Great Falls for a milkshake, and one stop to get a picture of the Crazy Mountains.

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So we made it to Cut Bank, MT to spend the night, now we can enjoy our Sunday in God's country - Glacier.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Sgt Mac on August 18, 2012, 04:58:45 pm
Mac, I skipped breakfast in West Yellowstone thinking this is about half way and it would be a great stop for a late breakfast early lunch. Boy was I wrong. If anybody is in this area and hungry I suggest you go a mile or so East to Cooke City. The service was absolutley terrible and the food was worse. The highlight was the roll with the soup and salad, I bet I could of thrown one of those things from left field to home plate, and you know its bad when you have to go in and ask for your credit card back. Oh well, the ride made up for it ten fold.

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Sorry to hear that. My experience was the complete opposite. Great food and good service. What a difference a couple of weeks can make. Looks like I owe you a beer.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 19, 2012, 06:37:01 am
Great pics Gumbi! My wife is looking and she says to tell you that she's jealous! Me too!
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 19, 2012, 03:28:38 pm
Gotta give a shout out to my buddy Two Dogs in The Dalles.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 19, 2012, 07:29:59 pm
Day 9 - 220 miles. Best day yet for scenery. Carrie can't believe how it gets more and more beautiful everyday. We went from Cut Bank up to Babb and did the 12 mile road to Many Glaciers then back to St. Mary to do the epic Going to the Sun Rd through Glacier. Found a home in Whitefish to unload the bike then a quick trip to Kalispell to see the town. Lots of pictures today. 

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We'll start with the goat. I could of reached over and pet this guy as he went by me. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 19, 2012, 07:35:31 pm
Pictures of me. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 19, 2012, 07:41:32 pm
Pictures of Carrie. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 19, 2012, 07:46:38 pm
Pictures of the Connie.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 19, 2012, 08:03:57 pm
Pictures of Glacier.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: okxd45 on August 19, 2012, 08:14:22 pm


Those  pics of GNP are amazing! Gotta go there someday!
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 19, 2012, 08:45:17 pm
An absolutley awesome thread here Gumbi, thanks for sharing!  :thumbs: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 20, 2012, 06:54:16 am
Glacier is so awesome we are going to stay another day. We're gonna go back over Logan Pass the opposite way then run the South side of Glacier on Highway 2 back into Whitefish. Stay tuned for pics.

Looks like another great day in the PNW.
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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Stubby on August 20, 2012, 07:52:47 am
If you have the time stop at avalanche creek ( its on the lake McDonald side ) not a bad little walk but the water running through  and carving the rocks is very cool. Also look for the big horn sheep and more mountain goats at Logan's pass.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: slerickson on August 20, 2012, 02:27:26 pm
I took this shot between Whitefish and Kalispell
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 20, 2012, 06:50:40 pm
Day 10 - 210 miles. Jay, I bet I've rode more in the last ten days then you ride all year. :)

Stubby, I went through Avalanche creek area, but after slerickson thread on the Bear Attack I was not about to leave the bike. Cause we was packin samwiches each day. 

Not really liking this Photobucket app. After I crop and enhance pictures on my phone it uploads the original. I will have to fix pics when I get home. 

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Next stop Sandpoint, ID. 
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Tahoe C14 on August 20, 2012, 08:04:50 pm
Very nice......again thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 20, 2012, 10:10:06 pm
Was going through Carrie's 317 photos of Glacier and it seems she is a better photographer than me, even sitting on the back of a high speed black Connie.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Stubby on August 20, 2012, 10:37:24 pm
Ya hate to say it but she is better at taking photos just saying....... I have been over that road twice in cars next year is the time for the bike. Thanks for reminding me of why I really like that place.
If your going to Sandpoint you should have to come through Bonner's Ferry nice little town and while your still in Montana going along the river you will see signs for some falls ( can't remember the name right now ) but its a nice little walk and there is a swinging bridge if I remember right? Good times in that part of the country.

Safe travels

Dave
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Dad on August 21, 2012, 03:30:01 am
Tom,   Looks like you are having a wonderful trip.  Great pictures.  Maybe I finally figured out how to post a message to you.  Travel safe.
Love,  Dad
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: gPink on August 21, 2012, 04:16:22 am
Hi Dad, Welcome to the forum. You're going to have to talk to that boy about using 'high speed' and 'black' in the same sentence.  ;)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 21, 2012, 05:16:11 am
Hi Dad, Welcome to the forum. You're going to have to talk to that boy about using 'high speed' and 'black' in the same sentence.  ;)

It's all relative G, he don't know no better.    ;)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 06:46:52 am
It's all relative G, he don't know no better.    ;)


Oh, I know better. I know its fast enough to beat the rain to Sandpoint :)

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 08:14:05 am
Good morning Chaz, I hope you are following along with us. Maybe next year you will get a bike and be able to take a road trip with us.

Wildlife across the street from our hotel as we were leaving Whitefish.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 08:21:36 am
We are stopped at McGregor Lake lodge for breakfast and there is a moose wandering around across the street. There is a calf out there but it laid down. Carrie is so excited to finally see a moose.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 08:58:07 am
If your going to Sandpoint you should have to come through Bonner's Ferry nice little town and while your still in Montana going along the river you will see signs for some falls ( can't remember the name right now ) but its a nice little walk and there is a swinging bridge if I remember right? Good times in that part of the country.

Safe travels

Dave

Hey Dave thanks for the tip but I going to go Route 2 skipping Boomers Ferry. I am hoping going through the forest will be more scenic and a better ride.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 12:41:58 pm
Hey Dave thanks for the tip but I going to go Route 2 skipping Boomers Ferry. I am hoping going through the forest will be more scenic and a better ride.

Ya, I was wrong!

Sittin on the side of the road 12 miles East of Sandpoint with a flat rear tire. I am glad I upgraded my AAA this year.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 01:27:41 pm
Good thing we's packin samwiches. Tow truck gonna be an hour or so.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 21, 2012, 01:32:42 pm
Dohhhhh, sittin on the side of the road 12 miles East of Sandpoint with a flat rear tire. Boy am I glad I upgraded my AAA this year.


You didn't pack a tire repair kit and a mini compressor on a trip like that?   :o
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 01:43:33 pm
You didn't pack a tire repair kit and a mini compressor on a trip like that?   :o
I have all that C, but do you see the size of the rock? That is the size of the hole, no patch would hold air long enough to get me 12 miles.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 21, 2012, 01:55:20 pm
I have all that C, but do you see the size of the rock? That is the size of the hole, no patch would hold air long enough to get me 12 miles.

Oh crap, you're right. Stupid rock! You still waitin?
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 02:01:54 pm
Ok, had to try. No luck, still waitin :(

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 21, 2012, 02:20:59 pm
That's a HUGE hole!
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 03:51:05 pm
Carrie found a little bracelet charm turtle right after she stepped off the bike. She says it was good luck and kept us safe.

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I rode the bike up the flat bed.

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Not so sure I would recommend  this, but it works. I was stressing for 12 miles, and it got worse with every bump.  Kootos to MCEnterprises and their well built tip over protection.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 05:06:04 pm
Well got a new tire and we are mobile again. I will tell you this though, not a good idea to break down in Sandpoint, ID. If you do don't deal with Diane at the Yamaha shop, she just charged me $260 for a Diablo Rosso II tire and then 1.25 hours in labor. With tax I just paid $375 for a new rear tire. Rant complete.

I am glad we are safe and still riding.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 05:14:39 pm
Here is the culprit for this whole ordeal.

And I also have a busted tire pressure senser. I don't know if riding it up on the flat bed did that or the kid that changed the tire broke it. It makes me wonder though cause he asked if I had the manual when he took it in the shop. How do you accuse or prove that? I don't, aaarrrgh.

Does anybody know if it will cause any problems with the computer to ride without the senser?

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 06:23:26 pm
Day 11 - another 200 mile day. Long day after waiting on the side of the road for tow truck then bickering with the $&@"$ at the Yamaha shop.

Gonna take tomorrow off from riding. Going to go play at Silverwood Amusement park.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 06:29:50 pm
Oh, I know better. I know its fast enough to beat the rain to Sandpoint.

Scratch that, she's fast but there are two things you can't out run, Mother Nature and radios!
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Dad on August 21, 2012, 07:22:42 pm
Tom & Carrie,   Sorry about your breakdown.  Brings back my motorhome days.  All the breakdowns and expenses I had on the road.  Sure I'm enjoying following your trip.  Would like to do it on my bike someday, before I'm to old.  Where is Silverwood Amusement Park?

Dad

Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2012, 08:49:53 pm
Would like to do it on my bike someday, before I'm to old.  Where is Silverwood Amusement Park?

Dad

you will need to buy a bike with a motor in it. That pedal thing you ride is not gonna do for a trip like this.

Silverwood is South of Sandpoint.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Rocket Therapy on August 22, 2012, 04:37:07 am
I don't own a Connie........YET, but I been doing a lot of looking and getting my Triumph Rocket III ready to sell or trade, whichever comes first. I just wanted to tell you, great thread, great pics, and great ride. I wasn't sure about highway pegs on a Connie but from owning cruisers and taking some long trips, I was gonna find a way to get some on there, by the way, how's those highway pegs????
LOL,

John
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 22, 2012, 04:41:32 am
$375 and a broken sensor? Nice...
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: slerickson on August 22, 2012, 06:29:13 am
Good thing we's packin samwiches. Tow truck gonna be an hour or so.

Be careful packin samwiches......  Just saying.  8)

Oh, did you not see that rock.  :o  Glad you had AAA.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 22, 2012, 09:34:38 am
And I also have a busted tire pressure senser. I don't know if riding it up on the flat bed did that or the kid that changed the tire broke it. It makes me wonder though cause he asked if I had the manual when he took it in the shop. How do you accuse or prove that? I don't, aaarrrgh.
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I thought about this all night. The kid handed me the valve stem and pressure senser when he was standing at the tire machine. If that was already broke the valve stem would be long gone after loading the bike on the flat bed, driving 12 miles, and then unloading it. Hmmmmm. I called our friends in VA this morning (the ones that offered the extended warranty) and the sensor costs $187 and labor to install and program it to the ECU is $180.

I am waiting for that shop to open this morning. How do you think this conversation is going to go?
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 22, 2012, 09:56:19 am
I thought about this all night. The kid handed me the valve stem and pressure senser when he was standing at the tire machine. If that was already broke the valve stem would be long gone after loading the bike on the flat bed, driving 12 miles, and then unloading it. Hmmmmm. I called our friends in VA this morning (the ones that offered the extended warranty) and the sensor costs $187 and labor to install and program it to the ECU is $180.

I am waiting for that shop to open this morning. How do you think this conversation is going to go?

Oh I KNOW how it's going to go and I'll bet that it won't be your way... That's gonna be one hell of an expensive rear tire by the time it's all said and done.  :o
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 22, 2012, 10:26:17 am
Oh I KNOW how it's going to go and I'll bet that it won't be your way... That's gonna be one hell of an expensive rear tire by the time it's all said and done.  :o

Well it went better then I thought, only because I bit my tongue and walked away after she sat there and told me she was out in the shop watching the kid as he changed the tire and the valve stem stayed on with nothing holding it on from the inside. Hmmmm

Gotta pick my battles, not gonna let this one ruin a great trip.

You are correct Conrad, a very expensive tire.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 22, 2012, 10:30:27 am
Well it went better then I thought, only because I bit my tongue and walked away after she sat there and told me she was out in the shop watching the kid as he changed the tire and the valve stem stayed on with nothing holding it on from the inside. Hmmmm

Gotta pick my battles, not gonna let this one ruin a great trip.

You are correct Conrad, a very expensive tire.

That's the spirit Tom, don't let that rock, and the Yamaha shop, ruin your great trip.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 22, 2012, 03:58:28 pm
 :( Ugh... Sorry to hear about the flat Bro, good thing for the AAA indeed!
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on August 22, 2012, 04:17:22 pm
Wow!  I cannot believe how bad the yamaha shop bent you guys over!  There is no way that you broke the sensor, just by getting a flat and riding the bike onto the flatbed.  It is obvious that he either hit it with the bead of the tire or a tire iron.  I wouldn't care what the manager said, I would have went postal if they treated me like that.  Absolutely uncalled for!  [rant over]


Great pics, looks like you guys are having a memorable trip.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 22, 2012, 06:45:24 pm
Wow!  I cannot believe how bad the yamaha shop bent you guys over!  There is no way that you broke the sensor, just by getting a flat and riding the bike onto the flatbed.  It is obvious that he either hit it with the bead of the tire or a tire iron.  I wouldn't care what the manager said, I would have went postal if they treated me like that.  Absolutely uncalled for!  [rant over]


Great pics, looks like you guys are having a memorable trip.

Jeremy she was the owner not the manager. I mentioned to her it was not a good way to run a business, but she told me she does not come to my shop and tell me how to run it. Yes, it was hard not to go postal on her.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 22, 2012, 07:37:06 pm
Day 12 - 75 Miles. Good day to hang out in a theme park. I think I like riding my bike more than these roller coasters though. It lasts longer then a minute and a half. Hard to justify an hour wait for that quick of a ride, but still fun.

Hung out in the lazy river the majority of the day. I feel and look like a burnt raisin. 

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I feel like a little kid on rides :)

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For some reason I thought this ride was called Vortex. Wrong park, this one is called Aftershock. Fun ride but the big wooden one called Tremors is more fun. 

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Shout out for 2nd Avenue Pizza in Sandpoint. Home of the 7lb pizza. We got a small I think it weighed half that. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 23, 2012, 12:48:59 pm
Rode 95 to the Old Spiral Hwy into Clarkston, WA. Great ride rolling wheat fields as far as you can see.

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Going to continue on to Walla Walla, WA for the night.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 23, 2012, 04:37:50 pm
Day 13 - 270 miles of wheat fields. 

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Home for a night. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 24, 2012, 09:36:21 am
Back in Oregon riding down the Gorge to The Dalles to visit my buddy Two Dogs. 

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 24, 2012, 08:37:26 pm
Great pic of me and Two Dogs.

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 25, 2012, 06:11:35 am
Day 14 - 160 miles. We have a short ride home tomorrow.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 25, 2012, 10:06:13 am
Leaving Two Dogs Ranch this morning. 

Mt. Adams

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Mt. Hood

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Dinner

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Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 25, 2012, 12:20:25 pm
Day 15 - 110 miles. Total = 3,220 miles, NO TICKETS, tons of scenery, 1 very expensive rear tire, met lots of good people, 40 MPG what an awesome bike.

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HOME, thanks for taking care of everything MOM.

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Mom even bought me a new sign for my birthday.

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ANOTHER EPIC ADVENTURE,

Tom & Carrie
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: novacon on August 25, 2012, 05:03:02 pm
Great RR ..  really liked  the pics in Oregon riding the Gorge (page 6).
Is that the C. B. Ultra tour windshield? The dark tint is awesome. Would look good on my 2010.
I have the same trunk  and was thinking about getting the luggage rack as well. How much weight would you say you had stacked on it and was it a wind catcher ?
tony
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 25, 2012, 06:30:08 pm
Great RR ..  really liked  the pics in Oregon riding the Gorge (page 6).
Is that the C. B. Ultra tour windshield? The dark tint is awesome. Would look good on my 2010.
I have the same trunk  and was thinking about getting the luggage rack as well. How much weight would you say you had stacked on it and was it a wind catcher ?
tony

Ya, its the CB Ultra windscreen, I love it.

The luggage rack was great for this trip. I zip tied the sleeping bag to it. I try not to put to much in the rear trunk and I would not strap anything more than a short case to the rack :). As far as wind, hard to say when I was riding two up.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: ZG on August 25, 2012, 07:01:38 pm
Great thread, read, and pics Gumbi, thanks for sharing.  :thumbs: :thumbs:
 
Welcome home, good timing, we just got back from vaca a couple hours ago as well, always nice to come home.  :)
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 25, 2012, 09:21:53 pm
Welcome home, :)

Back at ya bro. Home cooked meals, love it.
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Gumby on August 26, 2012, 01:29:11 pm
I tried to make a map of our trip.

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Did I mention how bad ass highway pegs are on the Connie?
Title: Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
Post by: Conrad on August 27, 2012, 05:08:38 am



Did I mention how bad ass highway pegs are on the Connie?

You don't say?