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    My ride to the other side....of the mountains.

    Broke my own rule and rode the TW from Whidbey Island over Washington Pass to the Winthrop area. I have a rule that I will not make that trek during the months of July, Aug. or Sept. because it is just too danged hot. Oh well, first day the ride was nice since it was an evening ride. On Saturday a friend and I set out and took a NFR, #37 from the Winthrop area over Baldy Pass and ending in Conconully. We had lunch in Conconully then rode over to Okanagon and eventually back to camp in the Winthrop area. Was a great day even though it was hot.
    I am throwing in some pictures of my ride back home through Washington Pass, it was so hot I was delerious for hours telling myself I was done riding, not cut out for it and selling both bikes and buying a car with air conditioning. I think I had heat stroke because once I got home, got a good nights sleep and cooled off, I came to my senses. If only I had followed my rule and not ridden over that pass to the other side in July....

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    A few more pics going home through Washington Pass, if you have never ridden through this way you are missing out.

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    We're glad you went! Thanks for the pics Dette!
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    Rules are made to be broken right? From the looks of your picture's, I'm glad you broke your rule! Very beautiful ride that's for sure!

    When I first saw this photo, it reminded me of my 3 Fingers Gulch ride and 3 Finger. Not really that close, but it did remind me of it. And as I remember, it was warm the day we rode a few months back. I wouldn't even attempt the 3 Finger ride in today's temperature's. Guess I won't break your rule down here for the foreseeable future!



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    Your photos are great. This is the area I have thought of riding my TW. I will wait for cooler weather. Thanks for the update.
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    [QUOTE=dette;128707]A few more pics going home through Washington Pass, if you have never ridden through this way you are missing out.


    Very nice Dette!

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    Looks like a great place to ride!
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    Great pics - thanks for sharing!

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    beautiful ride!
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    It is a beautiful ride. I have to say Dette, you have grit. That is quite a ride on a TW. Just a few weeks ago I went to Twisp and back, but on a goldwing with trailer. It is a beautiful ride over and even better on the way back. The scenery is so much more incredible heading west.

    Looking forward to getting together again with some western riders this summer. I know you are a busybee, An overnighter as the weather is nice would be great.

    Any riders up for a run? East side might be out for a while as the fires are out of control.
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