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Jun 5th 2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Wednesday Westside Standing Ride 2017

Wednesday Standing Ride is back! Starting Wednesday, June 7, 2017 and running EVERY Wednesday through September there will be a group ride on the Westside.

Details:

Where: Sylvan/26 Chevron at 1850 SW Skyline Blvd, Portland - park along the green fence and do not occupy the handicap parking space.

When: Wednesdays meet @ 5:30, kick stands up @ 6.

Who: Intermediate riders and above - sorry no beginners.

Pace: Moderate to fast, fast in the corners slow in the straights, nobody left behind.

Route: TBD by leader depending upon group and the ride usually runs until dark and ends with dinner and beverages.

There will be a sweep rider on every ride, but it is your responsibility to ride safe. Optional safety gear is encouraged but not required. Ride your own ride. This is not a race and crashing is not fun for anyone. If you feel another rider behind you in the corners waive them by in the straights instead of speeding up in the straights to stay ahead of them.

It is also your responsibility to have a properly maintained bike. Towing is not provided.

Brian Edwards (motorooster) and I (Christopher Slater aka caslaw) will support the ride again this year, but the history of this ride is that it should be able to run itself, with the riders agreeing on a leader and a sweep. Brian and/or I should be there every week, but in the event neither of us can make it, there will be experienced riders that are capable ride leaders present to lead the ride.

Brian is a former Team Oregon instructor and I am a motorcycle accident attorney. Although we cannot open the ride to beginners (we may post beginner rides separately), developing riders with an interest in improving are welcome but are encouraged to become regulars. Brian and I are happy to give feedback to developing riders and we had a few riders greatly improve last year.

So if it's Wednesday, come out, drop one, and lean over with us!

FAQ:

What day is the ride? Wednesday.
Is the ride on this week? Yes.
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Jun 9th 2017, 11:03 AM   #2
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Great turnout for the opener and special thanks to Harout (aka Jupiter) for hosting us for a Rex-Mex-Armenian BBQ after!







Jun 15th 2017, 01:26 PM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
This Wednesday was the best ride so far. We had a smaller fast group of about 10 riders so we were able to do the Klatskanie Loop (160 miles). Thanks to Matt Fellows for sweeping and taking photos!









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Jun 15th 2017, 01:45 PM   #4
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Nice! I'm going to try and make at least a few this year. It's been too long.
Jun 15th 2017, 02:20 PM   #5
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Quote:
Originally Posted by DGA
Nice! I'm going to try and make at least a few this year. It's been too long.
Yes and sticky this thread Mod! :-P
Jun 20th 2017, 06:07 PM   #6
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  May 2016
  Happy Valley area (Clackamas)

  SV650S Silver, HD Sportster
Why don't the ride announcements bubble to the top? Swore they did last season...or was I high?
Jun 21st 2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
The Wedsnesday Standing Ride thread has historically been posted at the top section of the Portland thread.
Jun 21st 2017, 03:21 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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It's the longest day of the year...and the weather is nice. Should be a good one tonight!
Jun 22nd 2017, 01:38 PM   #9
 
  Jul 2016
  tigard

  2013 Ninja 1000
Just looked at that last picture......good thing Matt had the safety vest on so that car didn't run him over.
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Jul 19th 2017, 11:31 AM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Props to Glenn Hoffman and Matt Vartanian for running the Wednesday Ride while Brian and I were down at WSBK at Laguna Seca.

One of the unique things about this ride back in the day was that for a long while it ran itself, with the ride leader selected each week by those who showed up.

Looking forward to getting out on Wednesdays again!
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Jul 20th 2017, 01:04 PM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Great seeing everyone yesterday. Great turnout.

I will keep this short and to the point: if you want to leave the ride for any reason you MUST check out with another rider (preferably the sweep).
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Aug 1st 2017, 10:29 AM   #13
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  Feb 2016
  Portland

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
For the first time I can think of, the Wednesday Standing Ride is CANCELLED due to extreme heat. It is projected to still be 104 degrees at departure time without consideration to the pavement. It just does not make sense to run a group ride in such heat.

Brian and I look forward to seeing you all next week when temps should be back in the frosty 90's!
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Aug 2nd 2017, 11:13 AM   #14
 
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  tigard

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Does anyone know how the guy that crashed last week is doing?
Aug 2nd 2017, 01:49 PM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

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This reminds of the time of year when we used to have the annual T-shirt only rides of old...
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