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Gonna bust out of here and head north through Seattle to buzz around Mt Vernon this weekend. Ever since I saw that movie “3000 miles to Graceland” and they showed where what’s his name kept his boat up there, I’ve wanted to see that area. I’m not worried about the rain that’s forecasted, just wanna ride this weekend.
Anything up there worth checking out other than the scenery?

 

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Chuckanut Drive, just north out of Mt. Vernon. Kind of a slow, winding two-lane through the Chuckanut Mountains, along the Puget Sound. Beautiful run. Goes all the way to Bellingham.

That is also the site of the annual Oyster Run. Couple of good oyster places along the way, or you could just stop at The Archer in Fairhaven when you get to B'ham. Great food, great taps.



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Glider, I hope you had a nice trip north. I was going to invite you to stop in Chehalis at our humble abode for a pit stop, cup of coffee, etc., but we had to head out early for Tacoma. My newer bike was in the shop, and I had to pick it up. The weather was not great, but I lucked out and caught a window with little rain. We'll have to meet up soon. We pass through Portland every once in a while, since my children are in Salem.
 

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Raining when I got up Sat morning, I just love starting out a trip in the rain. 3 and a half hours riding and only found a few dry pockets for about 30 minutes. Got into Snohomish and it was dry, unloaded the bike and hung my rain suit out to dry under the car port. Had dinner, called it a night and it rained hard all night long. Sunday morning and the storm passed and it was dry. Rode out to Mt Vernon, La Conner, Anacortes, down through Whidbey Island, hopped the fairy over to Everett and rolled back to Snohomish. Beautiful day’s ride. Rode home early Monday morning to beat the jackass RV’s, and minivans with kids. Got hope around 11:00 am and saw it the news… Hwy 84 closed with an active shooter on the freeway trying to car jack someone. 3 accidents along the I 5 corridor that I just rode through, traffic was a nightmare.

Nice thing about ridin in the rain is it cleans the bugs off the fairing, keeps my lips moisturized and with the water running down my face, and into my mouth, I stayed hydrated. I have an 8 inch wind shield but I think I’m going to get a taller one for winter riding. That should really help stop the rain from blasting into my face.
 

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Raining when I got up Sat morning, I just love starting out a trip in the rain. 3 and a half hours riding and only found a few dry pockets for about 30 minutes. Got into Snohomish and it was dry, unloaded the bike and hung my rain suit out to dry under the car port. Had dinner, called it a night and it rained hard all night long. Sunday morning and the storm passed and it was dry. Rode out to Mt Vernon, La Conner, Anacortes, down through Whidbey Island, hopped the ferry over to Everett and rolled back to Snohomish. Beautiful day’s ride. Rode home early Monday morning to beat the jackass RV’s, and minivans with kids. Got hope around 11:00 am and saw it the news… Hwy 84 closed with an active shooter on the freeway trying to car jack someone. 3 accidents along the I 5 corridor that I just rode through, traffic was a nightmare.

Nice thing about ridin in the rain is it cleans the bugs off the fairing, keeps my lips moisturized and with the water running down my face, and into my mouth, I stayed hydrated. I have an 8 inch wind shield but I think I’m going to get a taller one for winter riding. That should really help stop the rain from blasting into my face.
Fixed it for you. Don't be hopping on any Fairies. Ride the Ferry lol
 
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