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Sep 20th 2017, 10:40 PM   #1
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
OYSTER RUN SUNDAY Sept. 24

Well, I was prodded to post up something for the Oyster Run this weekend seeing as how the other person didn't post...
It's a big shindig. Lots of Milwaukee's finest and a smattering of more interesting rides (Urals, Japanese, Italians, classics, etc). It's worth going to just for the bike building and customizing ideas and off-the-wall bikes.

Officially there's no start or finish but in reality, I think Sunday is the main showing of peeps and most folks are getting out of town by 4 or so.
If the weather is sunny, this is PACKED! We shall see.

I might throw a meet up place here if there's anybody interested in riding down about 10:30 or 11.
Sep 20th 2017, 11:38 PM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
That was a lot of fun last year. I wish I could make it this year too, but if I do not go to work they will not pay me
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Sep 21st 2017, 11:08 AM   #3
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  Guzzi Cafe Classic
Where is it?
Sep 21st 2017, 01:34 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
The Oyster Run is held in Anacortes. To avoid the crowds associated with The Oyster Run, one club always held an ABTOR ride at the same time, (Anywhere But The Oyster Run).
Sep 21st 2017, 02:04 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
your arm can get worn out with all of the waving to other bikers...even if you don't ride a cruiser it can be very empowering...lol
Sep 21st 2017, 03:37 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by chadams66
your arm can get worn out with all of the waving to other bikers...even if you don't ride a cruiser it can be very empowering...lol
...if you only wave to those not on Hardley Davidson your arm will do fine!
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Sep 22nd 2017, 08:46 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
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Post up if y'all want to group ride down. I'm going to plan on going down anyways...
Sep 23rd 2017, 01:32 PM   #8
 
  Sep 2017
  Ferndale

  '00 CBR600rr
Anyone riding in from Ferndale?
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Sep 23rd 2017, 03:46 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
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So some peeps called and I'll told 'em we'll meet up at Starbucks Sehome.
kickstands up @10:45. With the slowest most scenic ride to Anacortes ever on sport bikes!

P.s. My buddy called and said he'd counted 9 policia this morning on his way to Shell!
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Sep 23rd 2017, 06:09 PM   #10
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
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9 policia this morning on his way to Shell!
EDIT: LOoked at routes and times, ferries especially, and damn, i don't know if the stress is worth it. Think I might go ABTOR.


I remember a few years ago all the Hogs sitting by the side of the road on that hill just out of town from overheating.

I also remember a sore clutch hand from the parade that leaving town becomes.

I think in and out early is probably a good idea. That, or else bring a valium and take a nap in the park until well after dark.

And the wait for the ferry going back to Port Townsend is loooooong. I remember sitting by the side of the road in the ferry line freezing my ass off for hours waiting for the boat, and then the next one, and then the next one.

Edited by Sentinel on Sep 23rd 2017 at 06:19 PM
Sep 24th 2017, 07:44 AM   #11
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  Aug 2016
  Bellingham

  Superhawk 996, zx6r 636, zzr 600
Going through the back way from Ferndale on the Kawasexi. Should be a warm day but still going to pack an extra layer.
Sep 24th 2017, 09:03 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
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Recap!

Fun times! Saw some great bikes, crazy bikes, super-duper fast bikes, and a ton of cruisers. 502 Boss Hoss with 550-600 N.A. hp running a 100hp nitrous bottle?!! Suzuki Hyabusa turbo'd with nitrous?!!
GSXR 1000 race bike on nitrous?!!
There were some real diamonds but ya had to lookat 100 others to find them... Fun seeing those that were down there (you know who you are, and frankly, I don't know the screen names for ya)!
That was the biggest showing I think I've seen in the 8+ years I've gone. It'd be interesting if there were actual numbers of people. I'd guess over 40k go on the weekend. It's certainly crazy big for a little town like that...
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Sep 25th 2017 at 05:14 PM
Sep 25th 2017, 07:43 AM   #13
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  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
would you say it was without question the largest crowd ever?

cracking myself up.

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Sep 25th 2017, 05:14 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
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would you say it was without question the largest crowd ever?

cracking myself up.

Yup...Had to be!
Sep 26th 2017, 05:52 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  V-Star 1100 Custom
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would you say it was without question the largest crowd ever?

cracking myself up.

Ah, the difference three hours can make.
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