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  1. Thread: River House

    by BobMielke
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    River House

    This shot was taken as a friend and I took a ride down Washington's Highway 4. The road curves and twists as it follows the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean.
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    River Road Ride

    I recently road Highway 4 in Washington state all the way from Longview to the Pacific Ocean. Although not a very long ride it's very scenic, especially in the Fall. I've returned to that stretch...
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    Thanks PMonk. I know what I have here and go...

    Thanks PMonk. I know what I have here and go through withdrawals when the normal rainy, dreary Northwest Winter weather is apparent. I jump at the chance for a sunny day ride. I'm still falling in...
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    My 1000th Mile Ride

    Finally, a nice, sunny day. So what if it was 35 degrees when I left home? It was a 180 mile ride from Beaverton, OR to Tillamook, OR via Highway 6, then North up the coast on Highway 101 to Canon...
  5. Actually just the opposite is true. The bike...

    Actually just the opposite is true. The bike holds it's line better than my RT with less input required. The low center of gravity combine with the 300 extra pounds of weight probably accounts for...
  6. My 600 mile observations on a Rocket III

    I took a short ride today back to Cascade Moto Classics in Beaverton, Oregon to say hi to some great folks. It's my first visit since riding off on my new R3T December 30, 2008. I now have 575 miles...
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    I went early Wednesday morning when it was cold.

    I went early Wednesday morning when it was cold.
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    yes it is & snow, ice, sleet or rain will not...

    yes it is & snow, ice, sleet or rain will not kill it.
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    Beauty & The Beast

    Wow! Another dry day in the Pacific Northwest! Trust me when I say that's rare this time of year. Taking advantage of it I got in another 100 mile ride today to Multnomah Falls along the Columbia...
  10. Thread: Cabin Fever

    by BobMielke
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    Again, I can relate. I wanted to ride Friday but...

    Again, I can relate. I wanted to ride Friday but when I left my apartment early in the morning there was a sheet of ice on my car windshield. New Years day it snowed a super warm slushy coat all over...
  11. Thread: Cabin Fever

    by BobMielke
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    Cabin Fever

    Arghhh! I couldn't stand it any more. A brand new Triumph Rocket III Touring in my garage with less than 20 miles on it. It's unholy!

    I had to take a quick drive from work to pick up an...
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    The only thing the touring model has in common...

    The only thing the touring model has in common with the pure cruiser is the tail light & front brake rotors. According to my owner's manual the Rocket III Touring holds 5.89 gallons and gets better...
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    That's the way I like to treat my women. :thumb

    That's the way I like to treat my women. :thumb
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    Rocket III Touring - First Impressions

    Up front I want to say this was a 15 mile ride. That makes this report extremely limited and should only be taken as a first report.

    I picked the Rocket III Touring from Cascade Moto Classics in...
  15. That would be a brand new 2008 triumph Rocket III...

    That would be a brand new 2008 triumph Rocket III Touring with engine guards, highway pegs, solo saddle, adjustable backrest, luggage rack & heated handgrips. :bikes
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    Let's see......bobmielke. It come from BOB...

    Let's see......bobmielke. It come from BOB MIELKE. I is what I is. ;)
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    Personally I'm waiting for the really good...

    Personally I'm waiting for the really good electric cars to come out. I'm watching a Chinese BYD ad that is totally electric. $23,000 with a 60 mile range. Available now.
  18. The answer: a 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring....

    The answer: a 2008 Triumph Rocket III Touring. Merry Christmas to me...Meryy Christmas to me.....Merry Christmas dear Bobby.....Merry Christmas to me. :dance
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    The deal for the Rocket III is back on thanks to...

    The deal for the Rocket III is back on thanks to a late night call from that Triumph dealer. I hope to be on the new bike the week before Christmas week. I'll keep posting here. :)
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    I'm in the Doghouse, it's dark in here.

    I'm in the Doghouse, it's dark in here.
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    As the Monty Python classic Quest For The Holy...

    As the Monty Python classic Quest For The Holy Grail Said...."I'm not quite dead yet" I posted my problems to point out problems with the dealerships not the bikes. I've been asked by many to...
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    Nikon D40X, 18-55 mm Nikkor zoom, Quanteray...

    Nikon D40X, 18-55 mm Nikkor zoom, Quanteray circular polarizing filter
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    I work a compressed workweek by working 12 hour...

    I work a compressed workweek by working 12 hour days, 3 days one week, 4 days the next. Every workweek is followed by that same number of days off. 3,3,4,4. Works for me, at Intel Corp. in Hillsboro,...
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    Yes, we do. :laugh

    Yes, we do. :laugh
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    Mt Hood & The Autumn Folliage

    My ride of the week took me around Mt Hood using Highway 35 out of Hood River, OR. The total ride was 175 miles of Autumn wonder. The golden leaves were literally snowing on me as I enjoyed the 55...
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