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Jul 11th 2017, 05:29 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Winthrop to Conconully via NF37

So last Friday afternoon, a buddy and I decide to ride from Bellingham to Omak via NF37. A couple of weeks ago we rode to Conconully the long way on 153 since hwy 20 is still closed for a slide.

While we were in Conconully on the last trip, we saw where NF37 came out and briefly thought about going that way on the return, but nixed the idea.

So Saturday we gave it a go. After we went through Winthrop, we missed the right turn and wound up NF5160, which was a pretty cool road, cratered pavement then gravel. After crossing a single lane bridge and a quick consult with the gps on my phone we turned around and found NF37.

Highlight of the trip was a bull that was standing along the side of the road. On one side of the road was a steep hill, the other side was a drop off, so the bull had no where to go. As my buddy rides by, the bull starts freaking out and making a weird bellowing/screaming noise. I just kept an eye on him and a steady speed ready to crank the throttle if he decided to charge. Fortunately, he just stood there making that noise while I rode by.

We soon ran out of pavement. I am guessing that we had about 30 miles of gravel road before returning to pavement. Not Ideal on a Tuono. Every time we would hit a section of washboard, I was jealous of my buddy's Triumph Tiger 800. I can see where you adv/dual sport and sumo guys have a lot of cool riding available that is not conducive to sport bikes.
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Edited by Tripledij on Jul 12th 2017 at 04:27 AM Reason: spelling
Jul 11th 2017, 08:45 AM   #2
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  Mar 2016
  Maple Falls

  '02 ZX6R
Aprilia Tuono as an off road bike....nice!

I did a little riding like that with my old ZX11 a few years fun...
Jul 11th 2017, 10:40 AM   #3
 Tripledij's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Yeah, I was glad I have bars and not clip-ons.

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