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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #60 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.

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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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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #61 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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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #62 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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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #63 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
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #64 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.

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #65 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?
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #66 on: August 21, 2012, 02:01:54 pm »
Ok, had to try. No luck, still waitin :(


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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #67 on: August 21, 2012, 02:20:59 pm »
That's a HUGE hole!
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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #68 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.



I rode the bike up the flat bed.



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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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #70 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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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #71 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.

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #72 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!

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #73 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?

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Re: Vaughan 2012 Ride
« Reply #74 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.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2012, 09:22:04 am by Gumbi »