Seattle backroads
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Hooked
GTS300ie
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
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Location: Seattle
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:48 pm quote
Views from some of Seattle's Vespa-friendly backroads.

http://tinyurl.com/22kx3h8

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GTS 300 'Albert'
Joined: 01 Mar 2010
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Location: White Rock Canada
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:53 pm quote
Beautiful pictures. Those look like some amazing roads to travel. Are they always that quiet?

How about posting a map to show where in relation to Seattle these were taken?
Ossessionato
LX150, GTS300(black & white), GTS300(red)
Joined: 25 Dec 2008
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Location: Menifee, CA. (Land of the Dirt People)
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:54 pm quote
Re: Seattle backroads
Pacnwfoto wrote:
Views from Seattle's Vespa-friendly backroads.

http://tinyurl.com/22kx3h8
How can you ride in all that traffic????? Beautiful pictures.
Hooked
GTS300ie
Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 384
Location: Seattle
Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:30 pm quote
>... amazing roads to travel. Are they always that quiet?

There is local traffic from the farms and homes, and motorcyclists travel them, but they are usually quiet.


> How about posting a map to show where in
> relation to Seattle these were taken?

Then, they wouldn't be quiet anymore.
Enthusiast
GTS 300 'Albert'
Joined: 01 Mar 2010
Posts: 52
Location: White Rock Canada
Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:40 am quote
>Then, they wouldn't be quiet anymore.

Good point. Enjoy
Ossessionato
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Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:40 pm quote
Washington has some of the best scooter riding anywhere. I've always enjoyed going down there. I haven't made it in a while and I do miss it.


Dave
Ossessionato
2012 BV 350
Joined: 19 Aug 2008
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Location: Vestavia Hills, AL
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:19 pm quote
Chetwynder wrote:
Washington has some of the best scooter riding anywhere. I've always enjoyed going down there. I haven't made it in a while and I do miss it.


Dave
Never done either by scooter, but both Washington and up the Canadian Rockies are marvelous roads and vistas. Mt. St. Helen's is one of the most incredible places I've ever been, but my favorite place, bar none, is the Banff/Lake Louise area. Beautiful vistas in all directions, great hiking trails everywhere.
Hooked
GTS300ie
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Location: Seattle
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:12 pm quote
I've added more images to the slideshow. Round trip from a garage on the east side of Seattle [Bellevue], all these roads can be ridden in one casual day and add about 200 miles to your odometer. They span an area from Fall City to Monroe. Don't be mislead by all the sunshine, we usually get about 240 overcast days per year. The vegitation is green because of the Seattle Rain Festival, September to May.

http://tinyurl.com/22kx3h8
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Joined: 26 Dec 2008
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Location: Inland Empire, California
Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:44 pm quote
Love the pictures....makes me want to travel to WA state and this time scoot the roads Thanks!
Ossessionato
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Location: Vestavia Hills, AL
Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:24 pm quote
I have some Portland friends touring the roads in Washington this weekend. They were at Mount St. Helen's today and completely awestruck. The destruction was massive and it's amazing to see it slowly returning, naturally (I'm glad it was decided not to reforest that entire area).

I was very fortunate with weather whenever I visited Seattle. The summer days were beautiful and with only short rain showers on occasion. Winter was gray, with rain, very similar to here much of the winter. I really enjoyed Seattle Sea Fair, watching the Blue Angels fly over Lake Washington and over the city.

Your photos capture much of the beauty I remember in that area and bring up a flood of good memories on my visits. I really do like the PNW.
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