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Post Some scooter camping.
Over the weekend I met up with some of the guys from the scooter club I ride with in Portland for a bit of scooter camping.
Met them in Sandy and showed them the back way to Hood River over Lolo Pass. Was a great ride. Only about 5 miles of gravel (I wish there was more....). We had some food in Hood River and then decided for ease of getting supplies to just camp at a nearby campground along the river. Sunday we had some breakfast and headed over to WAAAM http://www.waaamuseum.org/ to check out the machines. They take just about every single plane, car, and motorcycle (and they have a few old scooters) out once a month and drive, ride, fly them around. Pretty cool. We missed the monthly "learn to drive a Model T day" by one day. They have two of them that they take out and show people how to drive them so you can take 'em for a spin.
Then it was back up Lolo Pass and home. Had a great time and just cooked my contra spring. Once it gets warm now I can only climb at about 10mph with the engine totally bogged. Got a white Malossi one the way to me and am going to come up with some kind of case venting I can still do stream crossings and ride through deep mud with. Thinking I'll have to snorkel it with a tiny 12v fan forcing air through. (Maybe I should have just bought a big cross terrain bike for the type of riding I do..... But the 50cc is just too much fun!)

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Me on the way up before my contra spring turned to mush. Funny how the mountain is only like a mile away but looks like it's 20.
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Near the top. That little Metro was out climbing me..... the shame. (Though he has done a lot of little tweaks to it)
the owner of it has ridden his 750 Kawasaki to Yellowstone from Portland and said it was not nearly as tiring or fun as taking a scooter to Hood river.
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Camp taking shape. Had to move tents around to get all 4 in the site.
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"Dirty Gatorade" (Fierce grape and whiskey)
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Packed up sunday morning. We lost the Bajaj but gained back another rider that met us out there.
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A few pics from WAAAM.
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Back up at the top of Lolo on the way home for a stretch the legs and fuel break.
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Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:03 pm
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Post Re: Some scooter camping.
Looks like a hell of a fun trip. I would love to take a trip like that, I can just never seem to get the time off work to do it. :mad: Maybe next summer though.

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Post Re: Some scooter camping.
It was good times. :) Hauling gear on the Zuma was not as bad as I thought it would be. I've just gotten so used to long backroads trips in the 4x4 that I had to re-think my gear list a bit.

I only ended up covering about 160 or so miles. Easy day trip as well. (I'll proly end up making the run one day to try out the scoot after I rework the trans.)

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Post Re: Some scooter camping.
This is exactly the reason i wish scoots we're more popular in my area. I've seen a couple around but they are all much older than I :p I agree with you on te gravel road thing, we have this road Valle the fire line and it's a maintained gravel road that stretches at least 30-40kms, so awesome :) I'll post some pics when I get my baby back up and running again.

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Post Re: Some scooter camping.
Yeah a good gravel road is a blast to ride on.
Something a little technical can be a good time too if you are in the mood for it.
I've been on some that were not so fun though....

China Hat road (FS-18) in Central Oregon.
When I rode that on my CV trip it was deep loose gravel on the sides. And the worst washboard I've ever seen everywhere else for about 47 miles. The rest of the road was better but that 47 miles......
That was a miserable ride. The rest of that trip was a blast though. Other gravel roads were great, and the paved stuff was epic. :)

Get some pics. I do like to see Zumas off the pavement. ;)

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Post Re: Some scooter camping.
Hi, I want to post ride reports along with photos of some of my rides. What is the best way to upload? Can I write the article in office word, then cut and paste, or should I simply re write my stories here and insert the pics as I want them? My photos are on my pc, not stored on a website.

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well i wasn't up at midnight. some of us get early in the morning

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the on call sucks. i changed positions and turned in the cell phone. haven't had to worry about for the last 5 years and i like it that way.

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being used to it and liking it are 2 different things

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Post Re: Some scooter camping.
TeamCatFlap wrote:
It was good times. :) Hauling gear on the Zuma was not as bad as I thought it would be expert référencement Paris. I've just gotten so used to long backroads trips in the 4x4 that I had to re-think my gear list a bit.

I only ended up covering about 160 or so miles. Easy day trip as well. (I'll proly end up making the run one day to try out the scoot after I rework the trans.)

I really thought it was camping scooter literally speaking, so caravan and scooter. But here the images amaze me.


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