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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Good Food, Great Friends, and Some Super Riding

Dave McNeil called and suggested that we go for a little ride for lunch. Dave knows almost every road in Washington and Oregon and I always say “yes” when he invites me along. I joined him at Mt Baker Harley-Davidson (previously named “Bellingham Harley-Davidson”) where he had run into Ed Daniels and invited him along for the ride and lunch. Good call—Ed made for a good riding companion, and he regaled us with tales from Chicago and California over lunch. We took Chuckanut Blvd south, through Edison and Padilla Bay area and onward across the Skagit Flats to the Conway Tavern for some of their burgers. (If you go, choose the “Justin” burger from their huge array of offerings…) Enroute, we saw lots of bald-eagles, ducks, geese, hunters and the usual great scenery—“usual” but never boring! And, really, I will try to remember to take a camera along on future ventures.

After lunch we crossed the freeway headed for highway 9 where we turned north, stopping at the Acme Store for a pit-stop and coffee. Then, on to Mt. Baker Highway and to Smith Road to Ferndale via Axton Road, where we waived Ed off onto the freeway heading North to his home in Point Roberts. (For those of you not from here, Ed has to cross the Canadian Border twice to get to this sort of isolated part of Whatcom County—check it out on a map!)
A fine way to spend and afternoon…

Circumnavigating Whatcom County, Washington---Sort of...

Had a few hours available, and a bit of sunshine, so I took out the Tri Glide for a ride around the contiguous edges of Whatcom County, Washington. I left Ferndale and took back roads to Birch Bay State Park and on through Birch Bay toward Semiahmoo to Blaine and “H” road to Sumas. Gassed up the RD VXN and headed on to highway 9 and South. I stopped at Everybody’s Store in Van Zandt where they sell some pretty amazing sausages and cheese. Picked up a snack and bottle of water and got back on the road, South. Turned on to Park Road and headed around the lake and through Alger to Chuckanut Drive. Great day! Headed North on the twisties to Bellingham and the back way through to Gooseberry Point on the Lummi Indian Reservation where a few bald eagles were waiting for the tide to make dinner available. Then home, right ahead of the rain…well drizzle, anyway.

Next time I’ll take pictures for those of you who aren’t from around here (those of us who live here travel these particular roads on a regular basis).

Thursday, January 21, 2010


It wouldn't matter if you were riding a trike, a motorcycle, or a cage when you looked at these road signs. Anyone would be confused!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sidecar / Trike Education Program

Evergreen Safety Council offers both a basic and an advanced trike / sidecar safety class. Click on the link to find out more information on class availability.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tri Glide Trike Hearse

Going out in style! Click here to read more:

Looking for the Unique Tri Glide Trike Bridal Carriage?

Looking for a unique way to celebrate your wedding? Click on this link to find out how to rent a Tri Glide Trike as your personal limousine:
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