Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Finally the Palouse area (WA state) adventure ride

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Finally the Palouse area (WA state) adventure ride

Old 03-25-18, 10:29 AM
  #1  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
Thread Starter
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,754

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
Finally the Palouse area (WA state) adventure ride

I posted this thread a few years back after riding Cino Heroica and doing a training ride in the farming country I grew up in - known as the Palouse. Three years of softball coaching took my time away from riding or doing this ride again. I'm now a backup coach and am definitely going to do this ride again. I welcome anyone to join if they want.

Ride name: Tour de Palouse (haven't been able to come up with anything better). This is just an informal and fun get together.

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9 am start

Ride: Rolling mixed gravel/pavement (one downhill with some washboard) including a climb to the top of Steptoe Butte - there's a couple of steep stretches but the view is fantastic

Ride stats/route: Just shy of 60 miles, 4500 ft of elevation gain See it here

Bikes: whatever you want - vintage L'Eroica style, mtbs, modern cross bikes, etc (would recommend 28mm minimum tire width), If an mtb, you probably wouldn't want anything much wider than 2.1" tires otherwise the pavement would be pretty slow. I rode it on my PX10 and the bike did great.

Starting location: Colfax, WA, Schmuck Park

Where to stay
: There are a couple of hotels in Colfax. Pullman is about 20 minutes away and has hotels too. Spokane is an hour away.

Food: haven't given this much thought other than folks should bring their own and I'm sure I can arrange with my dad to meet us around the mid-way point for a lunch stop.

This would take care of Saturday. If folks wanted to ride on Sunday I would recommend doing the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. I will more than likely need to drive back home on Sunday afternoon or early evening depending on available vacation time.



I know there were some that expressed an interest years ago including @northbend, @Drillium Dude, @Roger M, @The Thin Man. I'm sure there were a few others but I can't remember right now.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979





Last edited by scozim; 03-25-18 at 10:37 AM.
scozim is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 10:56 AM
  #2  
Drillium Dude
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,394
Mentioned: 255 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2586 Post(s)
Liked 4,803 Times in 1,707 Posts
The date works for me; I'll tentatively throw my hat in the ring.

DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 11:12 AM
  #3  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 12,896

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 278 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3663 Post(s)
Liked 4,115 Times in 1,958 Posts
I don't think that weekend works for me, but July is waaay beyond my realistic planning horizon. Should be good for weather considerations by then.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 01:09 PM
  #4  
The Thin Man 
Senior Member
 
The Thin Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 1,367
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 162 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 99 Posts
Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
The date works for me; I'll tentatively throw my hat in the ring.

DD
Same. This looks and sounds awesome.
The Thin Man is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 02:34 PM
  #5  
Reco Very
bikenut
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sprague, Wa
Posts: 274

Bikes: too many to list

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 28 Times in 18 Posts
The date works, the location works, now as long as the body works...
Reco Very is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 03:00 PM
  #6  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,644

Bikes: Pegoretti, Merckx ProSLX, Pelizzoli, Cannondale, Schwinn Tempo, Canyon, Richard Sachs, Davidson

Mentioned: 226 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2072 Post(s)
Liked 3,026 Times in 1,087 Posts
You know, that might just work for me, too. I guess fly from VA into Spokane and ship the bike ahead.
Worth it for two good days of riding with new friends...
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 04:16 PM
  #7  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
Thread Starter
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,754

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
Originally Posted by rccardr
You know, that might just work for me, too. I guess fly from VA into Spokane and ship the bike ahead.
Worth it for two good days of riding with new friends...
What size bike? I'm sure there must be something your size here in the PNW so you don't have to ship one.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 06:23 PM
  #8  
ryansu
Senior Member
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,870

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, 1989 Specialized Allez Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 72 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 796 Post(s)
Liked 520 Times in 366 Posts
This year's not going to work for me for a variety of reasons BUT thank you @scozim for putting yet another someday tour on my list -I do have family in Spokane and the Okanogan so I could make a trip of it. I did check Tour De Lopez off the list in 2017 so some progress is being made again the someday list, it was on there for a decade. That looks like a fun ride -enjoy,

Lopez
IMG_0668 by Ryan Surface, on Flickr
ryansu is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 07:10 PM
  #9  
Drillium Dude
Banned.
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,394
Mentioned: 255 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2586 Post(s)
Liked 4,803 Times in 1,707 Posts
Originally Posted by scozim
What size bike? I'm sure there must be something your size here in the PNW so you don't have to ship one.
No ****, right? Hell, I have a pretty good range of sizes in my living room

Just bring pedals!

DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 08:40 PM
  #10  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,401

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1270 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4539 Post(s)
Liked 5,274 Times in 2,121 Posts
Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
No ****, right? Hell, I have a pretty good range of sizes in my living room

Just bring pedals!

DD
Hey, I've got some inside info on Doc's frame size...



Double D, I think you two are pretty close.

And I'm tentatively in.
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is online now  
Old 03-25-18, 10:44 PM
  #11  
poke em
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Coeur d Alene
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I live close, I might be able to do this ride.
poke em is offline  
Old 03-25-18, 11:13 PM
  #12  
northbend 
Senior Member
 
northbend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Bend, Washington State
Posts: 2,869

Bikes: 1937 Hobbs; 1977 Bruce Gordon; 1987 Bill Holland; 1988 Schwinn Paramount (Fixed gear); 1999 Fat City Yo Eddy (MTB); 2018 Woodrup (Touring)

Mentioned: 289 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 531 Post(s)
Liked 3,291 Times in 603 Posts
I'm in! The palouse is a beautiful area for riding
northbend is offline  
Old 03-26-18, 02:40 AM
  #13  
ModeratedUser17082018
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Interested! However, I can't commit at this time.
ModeratedUser17082018 is offline  
Old 03-26-18, 09:12 AM
  #14  
Mr. 66
Senior Member
 
Mr. 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 3,215
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1031 Post(s)
Liked 1,500 Times in 844 Posts
I'll have to check my calendar. I have a piece of the rock in not far away Walla Walla.
Mr. 66 is offline  
Old 03-26-18, 09:30 AM
  #15  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
Thread Starter
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,754

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
Originally Posted by northbend
I'm in! The palouse is a beautiful area for riding
I figured you'd be all over this one.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Old 05-11-18, 08:22 AM
  #16  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
Thread Starter
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,754

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
Ok - 2 months out. Training is picking up although weekend rides for me will be slim in June with weekends away for softball tournaments all over the place.

So far we have 11 either in or expressing an interest. Let's do this. If you're interested PM me your email address and I'll create a distribution list so I can email everyone with updates and hotel information in the area. We can also discuss logistics.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Old 05-11-18, 10:21 AM
  #17  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,644

Bikes: Pegoretti, Merckx ProSLX, Pelizzoli, Cannondale, Schwinn Tempo, Canyon, Richard Sachs, Davidson

Mentioned: 226 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2072 Post(s)
Liked 3,026 Times in 1,087 Posts
I think I can swing this.
PM incoming!
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 05-11-18, 03:35 PM
  #18  
Lascauxcaveman 
Senior Member
 
Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 8,000

Bikes: A green one, "Ragleigh," or something.

Mentioned: 193 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1616 Post(s)
Liked 615 Times in 351 Posts
Put me down as a maybe, summers are pretty full for me (being in the tourist hotel biz). Pics that Scott has posted in the past make me think I'd like to brave the heat and ride this thing. This sounds like more than a one-bottle ride.

I've also got a bike for Doc -- and mine's a Cannondale! But I'm sure someone else can fix him up too. I know a couple of you guys ride his size and just might have a extra bike sitting around.
__________________
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro ● 1979 Motobecane Grand Jubile ●1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1988 Schwinn Voyageur ● 1989 Bottechia Team ADR replica ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Technium RT600 ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ●

Lascauxcaveman is offline  
Old 05-11-18, 04:46 PM
  #19  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
Thread Starter
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,754

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman
Put me down as a maybe, summers are pretty full for me (being in the tourist hotel biz). Pics that Scott has posted in the past make me think I'd like to brave the heat and ride this thing. This sounds like more than a one-bottle ride.

I've also got a bike for Doc -- and mine's a Cannondale! But I'm sure someone else can fix him up too. I know a couple of you guys ride his size and just might have a extra bike sitting around.
Heat should be ok - maybe in the 80's by the middle of the day but we're also getting an early start. I had two water bottles with me. The advantage is we'll have my dad at the half way spot with our lunches and refills for the bottles.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Old 05-11-18, 04:50 PM
  #20  
gugie 
Bike Butcher of Portland
 
gugie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,401

Bikes: It's complicated.

Mentioned: 1270 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4539 Post(s)
Liked 5,274 Times in 2,121 Posts
I'm thinking...

could it be...

an opportunity for...

Magic Bus Redux?
__________________
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
gugie is online now  
Old 05-11-18, 11:37 PM
  #21  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,644

Bikes: Pegoretti, Merckx ProSLX, Pelizzoli, Cannondale, Schwinn Tempo, Canyon, Richard Sachs, Davidson

Mentioned: 226 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2072 Post(s)
Liked 3,026 Times in 1,087 Posts
Talked to Mrs. Doc last night and confirmed that the calendar is free that weekend. I'll be there.

Appreciate the offer of a bike but will probably bring one of my own.

Fun!
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Old 05-11-18, 11:42 PM
  #22  
The Thin Man 
Senior Member
 
The Thin Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Corvallis, OR
Posts: 1,367
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 162 Post(s)
Liked 221 Times in 99 Posts
I'm still working on confirming a "yes" but I'm in enough to get on the list!

I'll connect offline, Scott.
The Thin Man is offline  
Old 05-12-18, 01:30 AM
  #23  
Dfrost 
Senior Member
 
Dfrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 1,963

Bikes: 87 Marinoni SLX Sports Tourer, 79 Miyata 912 by Gugificazione

Mentioned: 163 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 493 Post(s)
Liked 417 Times in 242 Posts
Please put me down as a definite “maybe”. Sounds fun, gorgeous area for riding. Need to work out family commitments.
Dfrost is offline  
Old 05-12-18, 07:56 AM
  #24  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
Thread Starter
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,754

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
Ok, Google group started last night for this and initial members added. Just need PM's of email addresses and I'll invite you to the group if you are interested or want to monitor how it's going.

Good suggestion on the RV ride Gugie. If you do that I would recommend the Steptoe RV Park about 10 miles north of Colfax. It's right next to Hwy 195 and nicer than the little one Colfax has in town.
__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Old 05-12-18, 11:00 AM
  #25  
Roger M 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 2,978
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 458 Post(s)
Liked 2,358 Times in 628 Posts
Im planning on it, hopefully riding tandem with one of my kids.
Roger M is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.