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Dec 22nd 2017, 06:56 PM   #1
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  Columbia Gorge (Hood River/The Dalles)

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Saturday Morning Coffee (SMC) 2018

Saturday Morning Coffee (SMC) 2018

Calling all riding enthusiast that are interested in meeting fellow riders in the Columbia Gorge, join us for Saturday Morning Coffee. Everyone is welcome, no matter how long you’ve been riding, if you’re experienced, just learning or want to learn.

SMC is an opportunity to meet some of the other riders you wave to everyday on your way to work, you pass on a weekend ride and you nod to at the gas station. A chance to share stories, experiences, ask questions, offer advice or just chat. We always discuss, plan and setup weekend rides, trips and group events. If you want to ride with a group this is your chance to meet the folks from the forum.

Typical meeting schedule:

During the winter months (November thru March): During bad weather, few will show and the usual suspects take a break from the sport. But usually we’ll get despite and want to chat up motorcycle issues.

Riding season (April thru October): Every Saturday morning.

Rotating SMC location: For the months of April thru September, the SMC gathering location will move to different towns each month. For April ~ The Dalles, May ~ Hood River, June ~ The Dalles, July ~ White Salmon/Bingen, August ~ The Dalles, & September ~ Goldendale. For the towns other than The Dalles, locals can (and are encouraged to) suggest a good coffee/SMC locale.

Check the latest post for location, times and recent announcements.
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Edited by Lena on Feb 12th 2018 at 10:14 PM Reason: Rotating location
Dec 25th 2017, 02:55 PM   #2
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  Washington

Motorcycles; coffee.... sounds like a good combination.
Dec 29th 2017, 10:16 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Rock Dodger
Motorcycles; coffee.... sounds like a good combination.
Oh yes, an excellent combination.

Thinking of mixing it up this year. How about for the summer months (May thru August), we locate SMC in a different location for each month. For example, for May its in The Dalles, June - Hood River, July - White Salmon/Bingen, August - The Dalles. We have to discuss at the next SMC.
Dec 29th 2017, 04:36 PM   #4
 
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Moving the meet and greet place sounds like a great idea to me- for selfish reasons.

Makes it a bit easier for me to connect with the group if the meet up is closer to HR or WS since I have a standing Saturday a.m. gig from 7:30-10 ish.

Plus, you may even discover some great roads closer to the Hood and WS that the younger riders might not be familiar with. I assume the geezers in the group know them. Geezers are like that.
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Jan 6th 2018, 11:34 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Bugaboo
Moving the meet and greet place sounds like a great idea to me- for selfish reasons.

Makes it a bit easier for me to connect with the group if the meet up is closer to HR or WS since I have a standing Saturday a.m. gig from 7:30-10 ish.

Plus, you may even discover some great roads closer to the Hood and WS that the younger riders might not be familiar with. I assume the geezers in the group know them. Geezers are like that.
Sounds like a plan Bugaboo. We'll craft up a rotation schedule and edit the 1st post.
Feb 8th 2018, 05:28 PM   #6
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SMC for Saturday February 10 is at The Riv, 401 E. 10th St. in The Dalles, 9:00 AM. The coffee is good there...

Quixote
Feb 8th 2018, 07:52 PM   #7
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SMC for Saturday February 10 is at The Riv, 401 E. 10th St. in The Dalles, 9:00 AM. The coffee is good there...

Quixote
That's The Riverenza, for those not familiar with the cool lingo used by the hip locals.

It is, IMO, the best place to meet, just not as easy to find as the other two places where SMC meets.

Drat! Now I don't get to use my recently acquired secret decoder ring!!

Edited to add: I stand corrected. I found out that the meeting place is, indeed, named "The RIV". Quixote made me aware of the change this morning at SMC. The new owners changed the name.

Edited by Rock Dodger on Feb 10th 2018 at 12:32 PM
Feb 10th 2018, 05:17 PM   #8
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PSA: It was cold as ah, er, heck this morning going to SMC! Crime free Klickitat was 27* when I headed out. It was really frigid all the way to Lyle (14 miles), where it was quite a bit warmer, due to the river and lower elevation.

A good time was had by all at SMC.

R1J, I just don't know about your new avatar; we really don't want to scare anybody off, do we???
Feb 11th 2018, 10:48 AM   #9
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R1J, I just don't know about your new avatar; we really don't want to scare anybody off, do we???
There you go R.D. Shouldn't scare anybody with this one.....
Feb 11th 2018, 12:35 PM   #10
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There you go R.D. Shouldn't scare anybody with this one.....
Maybe not, but gee, there might be a better alternative...somewhere.
Feb 13th 2018, 07:43 PM   #11
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Ok, rotating SMC schedule has been posted on the 1st post of this thread. My thanks to Lena for editing

If anyone has a SMC location suggestion for one of the towns listed ~ post up!
Feb 13th 2018, 09:14 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
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Originally Posted by R1 Jackal
Saturday Morning Coffee (SMC) 2018

Calling all riding enthusiast that are interested in meeting fellow riders in the Columbia Gorge, join us for Saturday Morning Coffee. Everyone is welcome, no matter how long you’ve been riding, if you’re experienced, just learning or want to learn.

SMC is an opportunity to meet some of the other riders you wave to everyday on your way to work, you pass on a weekend ride and you nod to at the gas station. A chance to share stories, experiences, ask questions, offer advice or just chat. We always discuss, plan and setup weekend rides, trips and group events. If you want to ride with a group this is your chance to meet the folks from the forum.

Typical meeting schedule:

During the winter months (November thru March): During bad weather, few will show and the usual suspects take a break from the sport. But usually we’ll get despite and want to chat up motorcycle issues.

Riding season (April thru October): Every Saturday morning.

Rotating SMC location: For the months of April thru September, the SMC gathering location will move to different towns each month. For April ~ The Dalles, May ~ Hood River, June ~ The Dalles, July ~ White Salmon/Bingen, August ~ The Dalles, & September ~ Goldendale. For the towns other than The Dalles, locals can (and are encouraged to) suggest a good coffee/SMC locale.

Check the latest post for location, times and recent announcements.
For the White Salmon/Bingen SMC meeting spot, I would recommend Mug's Coffee in Bingen. It's on SR14 right next to the Sinclair station (used to be Hatts. BTW, non-ethanol premium is available there). Officially, the address is 120 West Steuben Street, just to make it confusing.... Nice atmosphere, enough room for us, food, coffee, etc.

In Hood River, my vote would be for Dog River.

Edited by Rock Dodger on Feb 14th 2018 at 10:10 AM
Feb 15th 2018, 10:19 PM   #13
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Good suggestions there R.D. We'll put Mug's Coffee on the short list to check out early in the season.

Weather is forecast to be rainy for the 2/17 SMC, so we'll be at The Riv if anyone wants to show.
Feb 23rd 2018, 09:33 AM   #14
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Back to the Riv for 2/24 SMC
Feb 24th 2018, 08:52 AM   #15
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Back to the Riv for 2/24 SMC
We’ve got 3” of snow here in crime free Klickitat, so won’t be making the journey today. Have fun. Wish I could make it.

(Nice to get the notifications, BTW.)
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