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Okay.... time to get ready..... leaving for Colorado Saturday next...... Over the Columbia, up the Snake, around the bend at Lewiston/Clarkson, down Highway 95 on the trail of the Fighting Nez Perce, meet Motorcycle Pete somewhere at or near McCall, then it's the Sawtooth National Recreation area and hopefully meeting up with JLuvs and Exavid, then Craters of the Moon, Bear Lake, and either the Flaming Gorge or the High Unitas.... and then through Grand Junction to Montrose!

Pretty good ride just to get there! Camping on the way, and then a fleabag motel once there...... got a new rectangular down bag that packs small, small, small -- either as a supplement to throw over our old Wiggy standards, or for Red to scrunch up in herself..... gotta keep a warm wife, you know...! Better hook up the electric vests, too.......

Second big trip of the year.... I could very easily live on a motorcycle..... matter of fact, I think I do! All the living that matters, anyhow.....
 

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Have a good trip Jack. I hope to someday make a trip out there on my wing. I was stationed in ft lewis in the 73 but have not been there since. I have only been to denver colorado but that was in 73 when I left ft ord to go home from basic training and it was only to switch planes.
 

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Thanks, bwssr! Weren't those Ft. Lewis morning formations something? "Roll call in the rain,"........!!!!

Hope you get out here again, soon..... When you do, try Hwy 12 over White Pass from Yakima, Hwy 123 through Mt Rainier Park and over Cayuse Pass, and then back to Yakima over Chinook Pass and Hwy 410.... some of the best roads in America in 220 miles! Call me up when you do it.......
 

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I see you have been there. I was on north fort. I may have been on some of those roads in my 65 T-bird as we liked to get off base allot. If I ever go out there again I will make sure to pack rainsuits. I also hope to have one of those fancy smancy 1800 wings by then.
 

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I guess I ought to just stay off this forum until I get my Wing back from repairs. Just gives me the blues to read such. :(

Wish I could go too.
 

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I get the same feeling every winter so I know where you're coming from. I do allot riding but mostly down the same road back and forth to work. I would like to take a longer trip like Cj but don't have the time or money for it.
 

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I see you have been there. I was on north fort. I may have been on some of those roads in my 65 T-bird as we liked to get off base allot. If I ever go out there again I will make sure to pack rainsuits. I also hope to have one of those fancy smancy 1800 wings by then.
Yeah, I was there..... in 1965, we were staging for Vietnam, but none of us knew it.... we knew we were going somewhere, and we figured it to be Vietnam, but we didn't know for sure. They were still letting us go during the weekends, and I was seeing a girl in far-off Portland, Oregon. I had an old rear-engined Renault Dauphine (for which I'd paid $50) parked off-base because I didn't have insurance. It would just about make it to Portland and back, burning four quarts of oil in the process! One cold weekend, I planned to zip down to Portland and get warmer! I figured I might be late getting back to Monday morning formation, so I asked several guys in my unit to answer-up during roll call just in case I wasn't around...... several guys....... wanted to be sure and cover it, you see.....

But I did make it on time, barely, hung-over and morose, but there. And when the First Shirt called my name, six or so different voices, including mine, said: "Here!" "Here!" "Yo!" and "Here, Top!"

The whole unit started laughing in ranks. The old, wise First Sergeant lowered his clipboard, glowered at all of us, and said:

"Will the real Specialist Goudge come and see me 'Mosh Scosh' right after this formation? Ifthe real Specialist Goudge isreally here, that is.....!"

I'll never forget that! Got a bit of rear chomped off, but that was all....... he was a good man, that top......!
 

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And when the First Shirt called my name, six or so different voices, including mine, said: "Here!" "Here!" "Yo!" and "Here, Top!"
:cheeky1::cheeky1::cheeky1: Thanks for the chuckle.

You have a PM. See you in Montrose or enroute. :action: Ride safe Friend!

John
 

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Hey, it sounds like your gonna be in my neighborhood. If you are going to be staying in the Bear Lake area, maybe we could catch up and ride along for a while.

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Have a good trip Jack. I hope to someday make a trip out there on my wing. I was stationed in ft lewis in the 73 but have not been there since. I have only been to denver colorado but that was in 73 when I left ft ord to go home from basic training and it was only to switch planes.
Wow! You a CJ make me seem old. I was stationed at Ft. Lewis in 58 and 59.

Pretty country.
 

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CJ,



Sounds like a great ride...and as far as compressing the sleeping bags, the bride found compression bags (somewhere on the Internet) that really get them down to easy trunk packing size.

And we're also anticipating our next trip...going to Biloxi, MS for a little fun with some family, and then taking the Natchez Trace on to Nashville for a little fun there as well.

Post pictures when you get back!
 
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