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The Tiger Store (Historical Center)

Posted in Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Historic Sites, Old Buildings, Washington, FLHTK, Blacksmith, Historical Center, General Store on October 16, 2017 by DRF

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We made a stop here at The Tiger Historical Center.  It’s Located 85 miles NE of Spokane, WA at the intersection of Hwy20 and SR31.  It was built in 1913.  From 1986-1996 it was a museum.  It is all that remains of the town of Tiger.  The town and area once boasted a population of 2,000.  I found some information from this link on the web.  Lots of nick nacks and goodies to be found here as well as a freezer in the back of the store that was full of Ice Cream Bars.  So that’s what we went for!

 

A Ferry Boat Ride across Puget Sound, WA.

Posted in Boats, Ferry Boat, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, River, Washington, Water on September 30, 2017 by DRF

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Getting ready to board a ferry boat in Mukileto, WA.

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All loaded up with a few other motorcycles.

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The ride across Puget Sound didn’t take very long.

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I’m enjoying the ride on a nice and cool sunny day.

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Arriving in Clinton, WA.

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Front row seat on the front of the ferry.  We’ll be heading East now through Washington.

Northern California and Southern Oregon – A Few Photos

Posted in Beach, Boat, California, Motorcycle, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, Railroad Track, Ship, Ships, Trees, Water, Wood Chips on September 24, 2017 by DRF

On my way from Northern CA to OR.  I didn’t take many photos this day, just a few.

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I don’t remember exactly where I was when I took this photo, somewhere in Northern California getting close to the Oregon Border.  I remember it went from hot to nice and cool riding through here with the shade from the trees.

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Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.

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Along Highway 101 in Southern Oregon.

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Another nice view of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 101 in Oregon.  (I really should keep notes of exactly where I take my photos!).

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This was taken in Coos Bay, Oregon just South of North Bend, Oregon.  It’s a ship from China taking on a load of wood chips.

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I was told me these wood chips were being taken to China to be turned in to paper.

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Looking North along a railroad track by the Chinese ship.  Heading North towards Washington now.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Posted in Boats, Bridge, California, Clouds, Fog, Golden Gate Bridge, Hwy 101, Jetty, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, U. S. Coast Guard, Water on September 20, 2017 by DRF

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge.  It was an adventure riding over it on my motorcycle.  It was so windy I couldn’t hold a straight line.  I must say it was a little nerve racking to say the least!

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A view from the North side of the bridge on the East side looking South

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Another view with a jetty and a few boats below the bridge

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Another view with a few of the jetty and a few boats

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U.S. Coast Guard boats

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A closer view of some U.S. Coast Guard boats

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This was taken on the North side of the bridge on the West side looking down.  By the time I got up here, I was only able to get a glimpse of the bridge for a few seconds due to the clouds/fog.  It was very windy day.

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It was a pretty nice day here in San Francisco.  Too bad the bridge got fogged in when I went up the hill to try and get a photo looking down.

Alice’s Resturant – Woodside, CA

Posted in Alice's Resturant, California, Food, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Parking, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Restaurant on September 17, 2017 by DRF

This place, Alice’s Resturant has been on my “bucket list” for a few years now.  I finally made it.  It’s located South of San Francisco in Woodside, CA.

It’s my understanding this restaurant was named after the song by “Arlo Guthrie” titled “Alice’s Resturant Massacree”, most commonly referred to as “Alice’s Resturant”.  The song is based on a true story and was released in 1967.

For those in my age bracket!, you know it…  “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Resturant…”

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Not many people here this morning.  It get’s very busy on the weekends though.

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By the time I left, a few bikes and cars were arriving.

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It’s a nice restaurant with a lot of memorabilia on the walls.

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The food was excellent here!

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Of course I has to get a shot with my motorcycle in the frame!

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As you can see, by bike is loaded down for this trip.  Next stop San Francisco, CA.

 

Pismo Beach, CA – Nice Ocean View

Posted in Beach, California, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Rides, Motorcycles, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Pacific Ocean, Pismo Beach, Scenic View, Water, Waves on August 31, 2017 by DRF

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Here’s a few photos near Pismo Beach, CA along the Pacific Coast Highway.  It was a nice warm sunny day.  Next stop will be Morro Bay, CA with a few photos of Morro Rock.  Sure was a nice day for a motorcycle ride!

New Motorcycle Tires

Posted in Arizona, Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Motorcycle Maintenance, Motorcycle Tires, Motorcycles, Phoenix, Phoenix AZ on July 18, 2017 by DRF

In preparation for my upcoming 4000+ mile trip, I decided to have a new set of tires installed.  My old tires probably would have lasted another 2,000 miles or so, but I don’t want to have to stop somewhere along the trip and have it done.  My father told me a long time ago, he always made sure he kept good tires on his car since they’re so important.  Motorcycles even more so with only 2 wheels!

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For anyone in the Phoenix, AZ area, I recommend this place, “Mototire“.  This is the second time I’ve used them.  Fast and friendly service.

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I had an appointment at 9:00 am, and the tires were installed in about 45 minutes.  I had the original tires put back on, Dunlap.  Same tires I would have got at the dealer, except about $50 cheaper.  Plus as a bonus, Dunlap has a $50 rebate going on right now on the purchase and install of a set.

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A whole lot of tread going on here!

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This was parked out front!

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Here’s the business card for Mototire.  This is NOT a paid endorsement or anything like that, I’m just sharing the information for the business that in my opinion provides a good service at a fair price.

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