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Jul 13th 2017, 10:48 PM   #1
 Reaper Rides's Avatar
 
  Mar 2017
  Woodinville

  09 Triumph Daytona 675
Gauging interest...

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to gauge interest in a ride from the Woodinville area up North to Concrete via Hwy 9. I was thinking of meeting at a coffee stand just outside of Woodinville on Hwy 9...getting coffee and B.S.ing for a minute before heading North on Hwy 9 into Sedro Wooley and then East on Hwy 20 into Concrete, grab some lunch and then head back. It's a great ride full of twisties and beautiful scenery so it would be nice for all kinds of bikes and riders. I've been wanting to do the ride again myself and also looking to meet some new riding buddies.
Jul 14th 2017, 08:59 AM   #2
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
When are you thinking this might go down?

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Jul 14th 2017, 11:48 AM   #3
 Reaper Rides's Avatar
 
  Mar 2017
  Woodinville

  09 Triumph Daytona 675
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Originally Posted by fiveohford
When are you thinking this might go down?

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Hopefully an upcoming weekend. Likely a Saturday. That's why I'm trying to gauge interest. If I can get some people interested in the idea than I will go ahead and plan something.
Jul 14th 2017, 01:21 PM   #4
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
Sounds fun, we'll see what my calendar holds, July and early August are getting busy

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Jul 14th 2017, 07:54 PM   #5
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  Mar 2016
  Bothell

Think about hitting 530 off Hwy 9 and around to Concrete that way. Can be nicer than up to Sedro.

Post a date and time.
Jul 14th 2017, 09:52 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
An interesting route is to go up Hwy 9 two miles past the town of Clear Lake, and then, before crossing the bridge, take South Skagit Hwy east all the way to the stop sign at its end. Veer right and continue onto Concrete-Sauk Valley Road to Hwy 530. You can then take Hwy 530 back south to Darrington and on to Arlington.

The South Skagit Hwy and Concrete-Sauk Valley Rd are great roads - much more enjoyable than Hwy 20.
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Jul 15th 2017, 09:37 AM   #7
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  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Ya know I am down for this ride, if it falls on a day where I do not have a camping trip planned.
Jul 16th 2017, 11:15 AM   #8
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  Apr 2016
  Bellevue

Ditto Spydrmon's and Marv's comments. Hwy 9 is boring as all get out until at least Hwy 530. Unless you like riding straight streets with lots of stop lights, I'd suggest something with more curves like riding the back roads through Monroe, by Lake Roesiger to Granite Falls then Jordan Rd to Arlington. Here's a simple yet fun route: https://goo.gl/maps/XipU3cwaKcm
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Jul 16th 2017, 12:41 PM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Muklilteo, WA

  Suzuki DL1000, Honda XR650R, KTM 250 XC-W
Sounds fun, but got a lot going in July/Aug.
Jul 17th 2017, 04:10 PM   #10
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Why stop in Concrete? Go all the way up to Diablo and the overlook. And I agree with Diva. Traffic on I-5 Friday was so bad that the roundabouts on 9 were faster... and the 25 mph residential streets were faster still.
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Jul 17th 2017, 10:32 PM   #11
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
Why stop in Concrete? Go all the way up to Diablo and the overlook. And I agree with Diva. Traffic on I-5 Friday was so bad that the roundabouts on 9 were faster... and the 25 mph residential streets were faster still.
Why stop there? Go all the way to Mazama or Winthrop, past the Diablo overlook are some of my favorite sections.

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Aug 22nd 2017, 10:05 AM   #12
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  Mar 2017
  Woodinville

  09 Triumph Daytona 675
I was just thinking Concrete for riders that either don't have ALL day or don't ride a couch. LOL. I don't know about the rest of the sport bike riders but at about two hours of solid riding I start to get a little uncomfortable. I figured a two hour ride up, lunch/break, two hour ride back. Those of you who ride couches are of course welcome to kick your feet back and ride however far you like.
Aug 22nd 2017, 10:58 AM   #13
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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I was just thinking Concrete for riders that either don't have ALL day or don't ride a couch. LOL. I don't know about the rest of the sport bike riders but at about two hours of solid riding I start to get a little uncomfortable. I figured a two hour ride up, lunch/break, two hour ride back. Those of you who ride couches are of course welcome to kick your feet back and ride however far you like.
Concrete would be an OK stretchy break, but you miss the best part of the north cascades highway if you stop before you get to the north cascades. I'd go at least to Mazama, gas up and come back, or all the way out the Met-how valley and join Hwy 2 for the return. A long day, but worth the saddle time. Mind you, I did a 1000 mile long weekend in June on a Daytona 675, do my perspective may be biased towards Iron Butt.

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Aug 23rd 2017, 10:11 AM   #14
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by fiveohford
Concrete would be an OK stretchy break, but you miss the best part of the north cascades highway if you stop before you get to the north cascades. I'd go at least to Mazama, gas up and come back, or all the way out the Met-how valley and join Hwy 2 for the return. A long day, but worth the saddle time. Mind you, I did a 1000 mile long weekend in June on a Daytona 675, do my perspective may be biased towards Iron Butt.
I might do that ride this weekend. Or maybe the Triangle of Fire...

I've been thinking about a trip to Canada, but that will take a bit of planning.
Sep 19th 2017, 07:17 PM   #15
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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Originally Posted by HalcyonSon
I might do that ride this weekend. Or maybe the Triangle of Fire...

I've been thinking about a trip to Canada, but that will take a bit of planning.
Haha, said trip I did in June was in BC. We specifically did as little planning as possible; basic route planned, first night in Canada booked to alleviate any "where are you staying" headaches at the border, and the rest was pretty much point and shoot. Best weekend with the boys I've had in a while.

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