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Old 08-10-2017, 09:02 PM   #69301
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Got started setting up camp today. It was muggy and hot but took my time and we closer to ready for greeting mutants as they arrive. Then rain ran me inside.

I'm snacking on some smoked salmon we picked up in Newport the other day, and the last of the Rainer Cherries. I do want to spend more time in Oregon... next trip will be a full on slow roll!
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:11 PM   #69302
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Got started setting up camp today. It was muggy and hot but took my time and we closer to ready for greeting mutants as they arrive. Then rain ran me inside.

I'm snacking on some smoked salmon we picked up in Newport the other day, and the last of the Rainer Cherries. I do want to spend more time in Oregon... next trip will be a full on slow roll!
Better pencil in some time in Aug./Sept. for Gold Beach, Rogue River Salmon fishing! Talked to neighbor again today, still many boats, many fish being caught!
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Better pencil in some time in Aug./Sept. for Gold Beach, Rogue River Salmon fishing! Talked to neighbor again today, still many boats, many fish being caught!
We've been in every fishing village from Bandon to Astoria. Seen plenty of fish and carbs coming off boats. I may get to it in Washington on the Columbia River...
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:39 PM   #69304
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We've been in every fishing village from Bandon to Astoria. Seen plenty of fish and carbs coming off boats. I may get to it in Washington on the Columbia River...
When I was with a Seattle startup (worked remotely in CT), the couple of times I went to Seattle, I always enjoyed the seafood offerings from the Pacific. To me, that is some of the best seafood I've had, minus Maine Lobstahs of course!
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If anyone gets a chance to go to the Columbia River Bar Entrance (Google it) you are in for an experience watching the boats coming in. (Astoria, OR)

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If anyone gets a chance to go to the Columbia River Bar Entrance (Google it) you are in for an experience watching the boats coming in. (Astoria, OR)

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Read all about it somewhere in Astoria. We saw several ships moored just the other side of the Astoria–Megler Bridge. The entry / exit is so treacherous there are special pilots. The same people who designed the channel built the roads.
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On another note... It's raining again. It's a good news, bad news thing. Good for fire suppression and clearing the air. Bad for blocking one of the two satellites we were getting. And not too good for getting around outside. I can't even text Tom and Jan to see if they got their cable up and running. They have a carry out. I may need to get one.
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We made it as far as Kent, WA today -- just south of Seattle. Met up with Dennis and Denise early this afternoon and tonight we are parked outside stop #3 of 6 that I have planned before Idanha. I have a 10am appt to have the front end aligned on the Moho, then the next stop will be in Portland. Getting closer!

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Well, my fears were falling true this morning. I went around checking the tire pressures to be sure I'm all set for the launch to Idanha this evening. As I went around to each tire got to the passenger rear inner and nada. No air coming out of the tire! I'm thinking, come on, if there was no air, that tire sure doesn't look flat. So I kept pushing on the air valve and then I noticed something odd. The air valve itself seemed to be loose!!! So I twisted it like a screw and it turned and I though, oh man, what is this thing loose? So after tightening it up I then had air as expected and I'm all aired up, good to go!!! Checked the other side to make sure it was tight as well, all good!
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Speaking of tires. I really can tell a difference in the performance of the new tires. Feel in the steering wheel is "firmer". Less sway when semis go by. Really pleased with the tires.
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Well, my fears were falling true this morning. I went around checking the tire pressures to be sure I'm all set for the launch to Idanha this evening. As I went around to each tire got to the passenger rear inner and nada. No air coming out of the tire! I'm thinking, come on, if there was no air, that tire sure doesn't look flat. So I kept pushing on the air valve and then I noticed something odd. The air valve itself seemed to be loose!!! So I twisted it like a screw and it turned and I though, oh man, what is this thing loose? So after tightening it up I then had air as expected and I'm all aired up, good to go!!! Checked the other side to make sure it was tight as well, all good!


Yep, stuff gets loose!
I have saved 2 tires because of warnings from my TPMS, Carl.
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Well, my fears were falling true this morning. I went around checking the tire pressures to be sure I'm all set for the launch to Idanha this evening. As I went around to each tire got to the passenger rear inner and nada. No air coming out of the tire! I'm thinking, come on, if there was no air, that tire sure doesn't look flat. So I kept pushing on the air valve and then I noticed something odd. The air valve itself seemed to be loose!!! So I twisted it like a screw and it turned and I though, oh man, what is this thing loose? So after tightening it up I then had air as expected and I'm all aired up, good to go!!! Checked the other side to make sure it was tight as well, all good!
Carl, please go and get yourself a TPMS straightaway. We had a slow puncture in one of the tag tires and would not have known about it if the monitor had not screamed at us. I recommend the system made by TST ( as I know Wayne would ). Their system will also cover the toad.
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Carl, please go and get yourself a TPMS straightaway. We had a slow puncture in one of the tag tires and would not have known about it if the monitor had not screamed at us. I recommend the system made by TST ( as I know Wayne would ). Their system will also cover the toad.
The tire pressure itself was fine, it was the extender thingy (that's the part#) that was loose. I've read a lot about TPMS systems and short of a slow leak problem, my opinion is they're more trouble than they're worth. They don't "detect" blow-outs (sort of impossible) and they require more maintenance with batteries, rust, getting in the way of tire maintenance, etc. (I'm summarizing all my feelings so sorry).

I realize loads of people use them and they all mention stories about slow leaks but I feel the attention I pay to my tires at stops every two hours (or so), morning pressure checks, etc. is enough to keep me out of trouble.

Maybe if the dang chassis manufacturers would have a built-in system like the cars have, it'd be less troublesome maintenance-wise, but these add-on systems just seem to provide a false sense of security with more maintenance.
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