e enjte, 16 gusht 2007
This place , along with the Espresso shop next door, has been open about a year, but today was the first time I went inside. What a find! This is approximately 3 blocks from Captain John's Motel in Charleston. Over a hundred local Artisans have items there, as well as a lot of other interesting things..clothes, books, food, etc..The owner said she would have some kind of coupons or a special for VROC members during the rally.
e hënë, 16 korrik 2007
This is more about the last ride I'll take on the Harley than the rally
. That's SAG (Steve Gunn) , he rode it down to Bandon with lunch with Chuck and I. It's going to a good home...another VROC family member. I won't say who yet, I'm sure he'll be posting soon on the main forum. Looks like I'm down to the Gold Wing and the Helix now.... This is a couple blocks from rally headquarters. The PNW folks are moving right along putting things together. I'll be out of town most of the winter and Spring, so won't be involved in the rally at all. I will be there, and will lead one ride. It's going to be a good one! Was in the mid 70's today, very little wind. Perfect for riding!
e mërkurë, 20 qershor 2007
Click on the picture to see the detail. You'll never see it this plain again
. There is some major cosmetic damage, and a lot of small blemishes that I'll take care of. Will add some chrome, some paint and pin stripes, a CB radio, Sirius radio and a few other goodies, and it will be ready to travel. It runs fine. I'll order some new tires tomorrow. The OEM tires look like new, but they have been sitting for over 3 years, so it's time to replace them..I'll stick a 70 series on the rear. It's going to take a lot of work. I'll remove a lot of things from the other 03, then offer it at a very reasonable price. If anyone wants it with all the goodies on it, let me know now, or they will end up on here soon.
e martë, 19 qershor 2007
This is where several of you have made reservations. There's room for a lot more! We'll make this a pre-ride today..now that it's over, I'll be doing several changes and some refining to make it a little shorter. We didn't take a while lot of pictures in the interest of time today. Here 's enough to give you a little idea of what the country is like. Feel free to offer suggestions or ask questions.. my email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are about 22 miles from Captain John's now, entering Bandon By the Sea. We have crossed some hills and followed a ridge through a lot of clear cut timber. It's on it's 3rd cutting since the old growth came down in the early 1900's. About every 30 years it's ready to harvest for lumber again. We saw some cranberry bogs and farms. The Bandon area has a log of cranberry farmers, and a large Ocean Spray processing plant just on the south side of town.
We stopped here for a late breakfast. They specialize in 5 egg omlettes and other huge servings. I had a 5 egg cheese, rye toast, a large mound of potatos that I didn't eat, and coffee for $5.95. Pat had a very large bowl of home made soup, and some of my left overs..total bill was 9 bucks...and remember...in Oregon, you NEVER pay sales tax. What it says is what you pay.
We made a wrong turn a few miles back, and climbed this mountain. Beautiful scenery, but it was going the wrong way. We ended up on a dirt road, and it cost us almost an hour before we figured out where we were and got back on track. The first time in my life I felt a GPS would have been good. We didn't have a MAP with us, and some of these roads aren't on a map anyway. However, we saw things we wouldn't have seen other wise, and managed to find out way. So...maybe we didn't need a GPS...:-)