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grizfan last won the day on January 12

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    Troutdale, OR
  • In My Garage:
    16 Aprilia Tuono 1100 RF
    14 Aprilia Tuono sold
    07 CBR1000RR sold
    03 RC51 sold
    03 VFR800 sold

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  1. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    I just sent my rough route to Darren and Rob this morning. We will see what they say.
  2. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    That would work for me. I was planning on going thru Orofino and heading up the Lochsa with my destination being Missoula that day. I was going to throw in some side routes in the Orofino/Kamiah area too. Old Idaho 7, Greer Grade and Kamiah-Nezperce Grade. They are just 5-10 mile up-and-backs. Feel free to pm me with your route and we can work it out. I have something roughed out with stops being Missoula and Red Lodge/Billings, but I am not set in stone after Missoula.
  3. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Yup. La Grande, Oregon. You are correct, the trip down I-84 isn't very long. I have a preferred route through Oregon that zig zags thru the state that hits some amazing roads and it is about a 440 mile day. Key towns are Shaniko, Fossil, Spray, Ruggs, Heppner and Ukiah. In fact, that is the trip I was on last year when I ran into your group in Fossil last summer. Americas Best Hotel in La Grande has always been more than generous with leaving vehicles in their lot for a week at a time. PM me and I can give you more details of my route. Might be meeting up with some other VFRDs in Western Montana. (No details yet).
  4. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    That would be me It was cool to see the herd of VFR's stream into Fossil last year. So this year I will be participating in the V4 orchestra with the Aprilia. I haven't decided if I will be riding from Portland or trailering to LaGrande and riding from there. I knock off almost 900 miles if I trailer to LaGrande. The big Ape has a habit of eating rear tires and the latter option may save my bacon on this long of a trip. The roads to LaGrande are great but I plan on covering those roads on a 3 day trip to LaGrande/Lewiston/Hell's Canyon/Baker City before the Sum Sum. I'm coming up with around 3600 miles round trip not including 2 days riding in the SD area.
  5. 2018 VFRD SUMSUM 4

    Booked! I've been a member since 05' but this will be my 1st VFRD ride. I met some great VFRD folks as their ride took them thru Portland last year. Looking forward to it!
  6. 2016 Aprilia Tuono Factory 1100 - Chinook Pass1.jpg

    I got tired of waiting
  7. Aprilia

    My Italian Adventure after the VFR
  8. Kooskia

    I'll never forget Kooskia, Id.........My ground decided to give up after stopping for a coke (day 3 of a 6 day Idaho trip). I was prepared, I had 2 mechanics riding with me, the how to fix the bad ground printed from VFRD, and a new ground wire to get the bike running........all while trying to outrun a storm that was approaching from the south. Oh the stories we have from taking road trips!!
  9. DSCN1194.JPG

    beautiful bike! Love the RWB. It looks amazing!!
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  11. Hondas

    My workbike and funbike.......which one is which?
  12. Nc35 Rvf400rt Mod

    Can they be made street legal in the U.S? I saw a few when I was in British Columbia last summer. The impression I got from one of the owners I spoke with was that they weren't overly expensive. By the way...........Great looking bike!
  13. Mt. St. Helens 05-05-07

    Mt. St. Helens ride
  14. Before and After

    Stripped rims
  15. Two Bikes Down At The Mall.

    That is hilarious!!! In your blog you were speaking of the silver VFR at Beaverton Honda. I too looked at that bike. It was last spring. I was in the market for a silver VFR and they would absolutely not budge on that bike. I was thinking I could get that one down on price because of the cosmetic damage but to no avail. I actually rode a "non-damaged" vfr and knew that was the bike for me. I was on the fence about getting a 5th or 6th gen VFR. After wasting about 45 minutes of my time haggling over the non damaged bike I stormed out of the store. Not sure what the deal was with that particular bike, but kind of funny. No biggie, I found an 03' with 1500 miles on it and got a much sweeter deal. I rode alot last year and this spring, but boating and getting married have put a damper on my trips up to Windy Ridge. But I will be back in the swing of things this September. I'll PM you at VFRD when I know of a trip I'm taking. I have a couple of buddies that ride 5th gen VFRs. later, grizfan Craig

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