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    greetings from vashon island

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    hello all from the NW
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    hansamania

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    Never heard of Vashon Island. As a matter of fact the only Vashon I've ever heard of was on Hawaii Five-O, a 3 part story entitled "V" for Vashon. Needless to say the Vashons where the bad guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hansamania
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    hello all from the NW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bop Bop
    Never heard of Vashon Island. As a matter of fact the only Vashon I've ever heard of was on Hawaii Five-O, a 3 part story entitled "V" for Vashon. Needless to say the Vashons where the bad guys.
    I grew up on Vashon! Graduated from High School in '73! That was before the new school was built. I left it in '74 and have only occasionally visited it. Nice place though. It is the home of K2 bicycles now. When I lived on the rock, K2 made skis, I worked for them through my senior year.

    Vashon exists!

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    I'm assuming that's off Washington? Anywhere near BC??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedal
    I'm assuming that's off Washington? Anywhere near BC??
    Slightly south and west of Seattle, in the middle of the Puget Sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus Riley
    Slightly south and west of Seattle, in the middle of the Puget Sound.

    boy oh boy gus ,such a pretty place and here we sit smack dab in the middle of corn and bean fields.lol
    i would love to go to the northwest again. was out there when i was driving a truck.really beautiful country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter
    boy oh boy gus ,such a pretty place and here we sit smack dab in the middle of corn and bean fields.lol
    Yes I have thought of that many times...funny how and where we end up...of course I'm not ended yet, maybe some day I'll relocate in the direction.

    Lofter, you and I aren't that far apart...I'm northwest of you...18 miles the other side of Havana...so you got the corn and bean fields spot on!!
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    yeah i know gus, we'll have to get together and do a ride some time .all i got right now is a mtb so im only doing bout 25 to 40 miles at a time .yeah i know the area, we'll be in that area next weekend my wife likes the spoonriver thing .we specially like bernedette town its just pretty .
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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter
    yeah i know gus, we'll have to get together and do a ride some time .all i got right now is a mtb so im only doing bout 25 to 40 miles at a time .yeah i know the area, we'll be in that area next weekend my wife likes the spoonriver thing .we specially like bernedette town its just pretty .
    Bernedotte is on one of my training routes, there are a couple of good hills in the area. On both the Spoon river weekends I'll be over at the Cuba American Legion selling some butterfly pork chop sandwiches...there is a pretty good chance you'll catch me there.

    I'll not be riding in this area during the drive weekends! Too many elderly ladies driving around in their Yank Tanks for me. I'll ride over in Macomb area if I ride.

    Maybe we'll see you!
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    sure ill come look you up , probably be hungry by then too lol. no way would i even try to ride those roads then it would be suicide
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    hansamania, im sorry welcome to the forums . what a ditz i am for not saying hi and welcome sorry bout that
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    Hmmm, I have used Vashon clay for sculpting, nice and buttery. I'm on Vancouver Isl.
    Not too far away, welcome from a fellow Pacific N.Westerner.
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    I know Vashon Island very well. I live south of Vashon in University Place (suburb of Tacoma). My wife's parents have lived on the Island for many years. One is active with horse breeding and another is active with his plane at the local airport. Was just there for the annual airport potluck on Labor Day Weekend. I get the chance to ride on the island a couple times a year. Some good hills and if you include Maury Island it makes for a nice hilly 50 mile ride. You can then do it in the opposite direction for a very hilly century from my house to and from the ferry and a loop of Point Defiances five mile drive on the return.

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