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Kitsap Rides, meetups, regional discussions | Bremerton, Poulsbo, Bainbridge Island, Port Orchard, Silverdale

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May 3rd 2017, 06:25 PM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Was Sick Today So I Went for a Ride

Left around 9 from PO.

Ride took about 8 hours including 4 stops for: snack and looking at Satsop, visiting Beach 2, lunch in Forks, and a cappuccino in Port Angeles.

Interesting factoids at Satsop: an entire shitload of Army dudes with many, many trucks. They were loading containers onto trucks and driving them around. Also some SPECOPS types in a dune buggy with lots of gear. They kept to themselves and did not bug me, but I did not want to push my luck so I didn't photograph them.

Factoid two at Satsop: every VW in the world is parked at the biggest parking lot you can imagine there. All of them used diesels. ALso, the lot I parked in for my snack and photo-op was being fenced in by two dudes. They said it was for more VW's. They said the cars are awaiting a ship to send them to wherever VW is going to re-sell them: Mexico was one place they were certain of, but also Asia.

I asked fence-men about the Army and they said those dudes would not talk to them even though they'd been there for days. The Army was camping out all over the place there. Weird.

Near Humptulips a cop lit me up, but he was going one way at around 60 and I was going the other way at...a bit more than that, and I don't think he thought the required closure rate was worth it.

A lesson I learned today - radar detector: yes. Paid for itself several times. Also - GPS: yes. Super nice to be able to follow your nose for a while and then just hit - GO HOME.

The beach was beautiful. A gently rolling fog under a bright blue sky and no other humans.

Burger at Sully's in Forks was adequate, fast, and cheap. Nothing to write home about, but it was calories. Also, Forks is depressing.

The weather went from a low of about 51 in the moist parts just north of Aberdeen up to almost 80 on the highway at Gorst as I creeped in shipyard and subase traffic coming home.

Another lesson I learned today - if you are gonna go for a long ride, you really, really want a Concours 14. Just saying.

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Edited by Sentinel on May 3rd 2017 at 06:31 PM
May 3rd 2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  NW

It was a nice day... I should have called in sick too..
May 3rd 2017, 08:50 PM   #3
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  Sep 2016
  Port Townsend

  BMW R1200RS
Any vampires?


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May 3rd 2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Was there suppose to be pictures? Cuz I don't see any.

Good day for a ride!
May 3rd 2017, 09:36 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
No pics, so it didn't happen!
May 3rd 2017, 09:51 PM   #6
 
  Jan 2016
  Newcastle, WA

  1995 Suzuki Katana
Should have grabbed the Kitsap photo tag and then set the new one out along the coast somewhere...
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May 3rd 2017, 10:02 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Triumph Street Twin
Nice! Lots of riders happened to be sick today. Fascinating phenomenon of medical science...
May 4th 2017, 06:51 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
If my avocation (I will not say the word "job" because I'm retired, and only getting extra cash flow for mountaineering gear ) was not to train the future riders who are going to call in "sick" I would have been tempted to grab some coffee in Neah Bay myself.
May 4th 2017, 07:41 AM   #9
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon

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May 4th 2017, 08:17 AM   #10
 
  Feb 2017
  Poulsbo

  2013 Ducati Diavel Carbon Red
looks like a solid day!
May 5th 2017, 04:52 PM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  pnw

That's a great ride sentinel, thanks for sharing. Reminds me of doing it a few years ago on the r1.
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