Originally Posted by sanjaun2
Ken and Ernie,
Give me a holler if you guys are planning on doing some GT points this weekend. I am feeling under achieved since I only have 2 so far!
So we don't continue to hijack the other thread I thought we could start another one.
I'm in Midland Texas tonight visiting family of two of my riding buddies. We are not doing the GT on this trip because I'm the only one of this group participating and Pauline is home alone on this outing (yes, I'm going to pay big time for this week away
). Our iitinerary
is taking us from Midland to Flagstaff, AZ tomorrow (Tuesday) and from Flagstaff to Reno on Wednesday. From Reno we are taking 89 to Quincy and across 36 to 101 then North to home (weather is supposed to be crappy in Northern Cal and Oregon
Now the GT checkpoints for the weekend... Pauline and I are heading south on I5 to the Wolf Creek Inn on Saturday night (I told you I was payin' up
) and going to get the Talent checkpoint on Sunday morning (I don't have my book and I'm hoping they're open). There is another checkpoint west of Roseburg in Camas Valley that we will come back and get on the way to spending Sunday night in Yachats on 101 (I'm hoping they are open on Memorial Day weekend). We are then planning to get Garibaldi and Clatskanie on the way home on Monday. This will mark 785 miles in 3 days after a 4.8k ride to Texas and back, but a small price to pay for the fun I've had.
If anyone wants to meet up with us on part of this ride, post or PM, and we'll make a plan to meet up. The ride from Garabaldi to Clatskanie up the Miami River road and Mist is not to be left out of your plans regardless when you decide to ride.
BTW, the Carlsbad Caverns are the best caverns I've seen so far (Shasta and Oregon being the other two). I wish we could've hooked up with some of the Red River group but we went through the vicinity a little too late (Sunday afternoon we were in Taos, NM) We saw a bunch of riders coming out through Taos and heading North and South. We met a bunch more north of Taos earlier in the day and had a good run with some later on the south side. Everyone was riding their best and obviously having a good time. That's what this is all about.