The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > REGIONAL FORUMS > United States of America > Northwest > Washington
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Active Threads
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 3 Minutes Ago
Replies: 48,960
Views: 7,941,506
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 5 Minutes Ago
Replies: 24,407
Views: 2,495,409
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 6 Minutes Ago
Replies: 18,938
Views: 1,123,770
0 Fork Brace worth the bucks???
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 7 Minutes Ago
Replies: 159
Views: 25,443
0 Installing jugs finally but another Q
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 298
0 Li/Ion battery in '03
Last Post: Eric Von Zipper
Posted On: 11 Minutes Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 2,104
0 Late-model stator on rigid-mount bike?
Last Post: Curbside
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 1
0 ....1
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 17 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5,933
Views: 341,929
0 Hydrostatic fuel gauge
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 21 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 33
0 Hot Chicks on Hot Bikes
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 53 Minutes Ago
Replies: 11,393
Views: 2,290,831
0 Maxi fuse removal while runnng ..
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 704
0 Are There Still Sober Riders On The Forum?
Last Post: Desertfox
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 180
Views: 57,007
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: ~Grind~
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,781
Views: 249,780
0 Which motorcycles do you wish you kept or would like to again own?
Last Post: 83XLX
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,372
0 1968 ex barn dweller thread
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 763
0 Sifton cams on stock 74 XLCH
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 452
0 Opinions on Mallory unilite ignition
Last Post: Heff
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 215
0 my sunday driver...
Last Post: 84rzv500r
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 6,393
0 Microsquirt?
Last Post: Curbside
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 145
0 S&s
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 120
0 Better Brakes
Last Post: RicThompson
Posted On: 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
0 Scrambler, Dirtster, Dual Sport , Adventure Sportster picture thread
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 18 Hours Ago
Replies: 110
Views: 91,739
7 Ironhead yes or no
Last Post: exexpat93
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 3,845
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,305
Views: 645,421
14 It’s good to be back after 13 years...
Last Post: iBloke
Posted On: 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 691
0 Food porn
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,154
Views: 439,055
0 fork oil change with Ricor intiminators
Last Post: mikeLI_77
Posted On: 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 115
0 New HD lithium battery issues
Last Post: npaisnel
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 53
Views: 10,662
0 Tools
Last Post: denguy
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 870
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: cal43
Posted On: 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8,207
Views: 1,769,087
More...
Members Birthdays
wlm (57), Greg81XLH (55), saylor01 (54), Alicia (52), latnyte (51), antonini (43)
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 24th January 2019
Yakcm2's Avatar
Yakcm2 Yakcm2 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in the city, yuck!
Posts: 1,017
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS 1000 Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1982
Reputation: 980623
Yakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ed_in_az View Post
Yakcm2, I was at the base of Rainier last summer and unless you work for the Forest Service nobody lives there.

My son and his family moved to Lacy June '18. Beautiful country up there. Rainier was awesome. You can see it from anywhere there's an opening in the forest ... or the clouds.

Our summer trip had beautiful weather. With Rainier and Hurricane Ridge near Mount Olympus I've seen glaciers so no need for me to travel any closer to the arctic.

We circled the Olympic peninsula and even made it to Victoria Canada.

Winters are almost too cold to ride here in Arizona though, so I'm stayin'.


Ok ok ok Ed, ya busted me.

When you were there last year did ya go to “Paradise” on Mt. Rainier?
If so then you went through the BIG city of “Ashford” (pop. 200)
I’m just outa town towards Rainier in the woods, by road it’s 13mi. To
The base at “Paradise” but, as the crow flies I’m only about
2mi. From the mountain.
I’ve lived here all my life and sometimes I take for granted the
Beautiful scenery we have here but, it sounds like you got too see a fair chunk of it.

Kevin
__________________
and that's my 2cents worth...
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 24th January 2019
ed_in_az's Avatar
ed_in_az ed_in_az is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,071
Sportster/Buell Model: Nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Reputation: 1492376
ed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yakcm2 View Post
Ok ok ok Ed, ya busted me.

When you were there last year did ya go to “Paradise” on Mt. Rainier?
If so then you went through the BIG city of “Ashford” (pop. 200)
I’m just outa town towards Rainier in the woods, by road it’s 13mi. To
The base at “Paradise” but, as the crow flies I’m only about
2mi. From the mountain.
I’ve lived here all my life and sometimes I take for granted the
Beautiful scenery we have here but, it sounds like you got too see a fair chunk of it.

Kevin


We hiked up from Paradise a bit in July. Before we got there we stopped for lunch at a restaurant and equipment rental, guide operation in a small town ... Ashford perhaps? This was just before Mt. Rainier. Stunningly beautiful area. I took nearly 1,000 pictures on our 2 week trip.
__________________
2008 Nightster 1200 Convertible: Touring/Bobber SE Stage I
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 25th January 2019
Yakcm2's Avatar
Yakcm2 Yakcm2 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in the city, yuck!
Posts: 1,017
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS 1000 Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1982
Reputation: 980623
Yakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ed_in_az View Post
We hiked up from Paradise a bit in July. Before we got there we stopped for lunch at a restaurant and equipment rental, guide operation in a small town ... Ashford perhaps? This was just before Mt. Rainier. Stunningly beautiful area. I took nearly 1,000 pictures on our 2 week trip.


Yep, sounds like “Whittaker’s bunkhouse” if it was, that’s in beautiful downtown Ashford... we moved here when I retired about 5years back from the so. Seattle area, Omg, what a difference!
I used to like the “city life” not anymore! Get’n old an crotchety I guess, LoL.

Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 26th January 2019
ed_in_az's Avatar
ed_in_az ed_in_az is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,071
Sportster/Buell Model: Nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Reputation: 1492376
ed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yakcm2 View Post
Yep, sounds like “Whittaker’s bunkhouse” if it was, that’s in beautiful downtown Ashford... we moved here when I retired about 5years back from the so. Seattle area, Omg, what a difference!
I used to like the “city life” not anymore! Get’n old an crotchety I guess, LoL.

Kevin


I looked online for photos to compare with those I took. I didn't see the climbing rock my grandkids were all over, but the menu inside the restaurant looked the same (good food too). And there was the espresso shop too (I love espresso) but it was lunch time so I skipped it. So it must be Ashford.


I'm also a fan of Rainier Cherries. When they arrive here (Az) in season I keep buying bags till they're gone. On our trip to Rainier I stopped at a family's roadside stand. Wonderful stuff.


You definitely live in a beautiful spot Kevin.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 28th January 2019
Yakcm2's Avatar
Yakcm2 Yakcm2 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in the city, yuck!
Posts: 1,017
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS 1000 Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1982
Reputation: 980623
Yakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
I'm also a fan of Rainier Cherries. When they arrive here (Az) in season I keep buying bags till they're gone. On our trip to Rainier I stopped at a family's roadside stand. Wonderful stuff.
You definitely live in a beautiful spot Kevin.

It’s funny, now that ya mention cherries I realize that I’ve
Never tried “Rainier” cherries, been here all my life and never had’em,
Lol, more of a strawberry and grape person myself.
Yeah, your correct about the beautiful scenery around here
I really need too take some pics this year when I’m out riding, it’s just so damn hard to stop sometimes, having too much fun riding, lol.

Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 28th January 2019
ed_in_az's Avatar
ed_in_az ed_in_az is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,071
Sportster/Buell Model: Nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Reputation: 1492376
ed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I was never a fan of cherries ... until I met Rainier. I love strawberries too, and I'm eating red grapes right now.


Honestly the next time you find Rainier's on sale buy them immediately!


And report back. PM me.


I have the same problem while riding, zooming past what would have been a great picture. Still I'd recommend doing some photo threads of your favorite rides. I'm sure they'd be Epic!
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 5th September 2019
ed_in_az's Avatar
ed_in_az ed_in_az is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,071
Sportster/Buell Model: Nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Reputation: 1492376
ed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi Kevin. We got back last week from our Year #2 trip to Washington to visit family.

Stopped at Whittaker's for ice cream after Rainier. I want to rent a cabin next year to try and get a clear day for hiking and pictures.

We took a loop drive through a different canyon this time. The family all fit in a 3 row SUV but it would definitely be a great ride on a bike.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 5th September 2019
Yakcm2's Avatar
Yakcm2 Yakcm2 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Back in the city, yuck!
Posts: 1,017
Sportster/Buell Model: XLS 1000 Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 1982
Reputation: 980623
Yakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond reputeYakcm2 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ed_in_az View Post
Hi Kevin. We got back last week from our Year #2 trip to Washington to visit family.

Stopped at Whittaker's for ice cream after Rainier. I want to rent a cabin next year to try and get a clear day for hiking and pictures.

We took a loop drive through a different canyon this time. The family all fit in a 3 row SUV but it would definitely be a great ride on a bike.


Awesome, it’s definitely a beautiful area of the state, and yes imo best enjoyed on a bike!
My wife an I sadly had to move back to Des Moines, Wa.
(Citylife...yuck)
but, at least I’ve got a bigger garage to play in now.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 6th September 2019
ed_in_az's Avatar
ed_in_az ed_in_az is offline
Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,071
Sportster/Buell Model: Nightster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2008
Reputation: 1492376
ed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond reputeed_in_az has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yakcm2 View Post
Awesome, it’s definitely a beautiful area of the state, and yes imo best enjoyed on a bike!
My wife an I sadly had to move back to Des Moines, Wa.
(Citylife...yuck)
but, at least I’ve got a bigger garage to play in now.

I'm not a city fan either but all of western Washington is beautiful. My son lives in Lacey and would like us to move there. I think spending time each summer works for me.

We've all got a favorite beach trip to Ruby Beach with a stop at Amanda Park for pizza and wings at Dino's. It's got a very similar vibe to a small Arizona town … only green!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 1 Week Ago
exexpat93 exexpat93 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 25
Sportster/Buell Model: Roadster
Sportster/Buell Year: 2019
Reputation: 10
exexpat93 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Moxee WA near Yakima. My Roadster is in storage at Rattlesnake in the Tri Cities as it is starting to get cold. No pictures because of that. Summertime is Riding Country around here.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC