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Chewin the Fat Boy: July, 2017

Before jumping into what’s happening, this goes out to folks who’ve expressed interest in the Pend Orielle River Valley, my home in the middle of nowhere. To preview this wonderful NE Washington riding country, a local Metaline Falls fellow Ted Hawk has created a YouTube channel where he posts drone videos, capturing some exceptional footage of the region. He made ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: June, 2017

It’s a glorious spring day—mild temps, warmer than we’ve seen. From my loft office overlooking the 1912 barn and greening fields I see Matt has the forestry tractor front forks on and is bringing compressor, ladder, nail gun and a pallet of shingles to the pump house. Today is that 10’x12’ building’s sheathing and end to advertising Tyvek house wrap ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: May, 2017

When anyone of any age suffers loss, it’s a painful ride to find one’s footing. But when it’s a child, there’s no accurate way to gauge the despair, particularly as kids seem to be navigating with resiliency. ABATE of Cowlitz County is honoring a former member who passed in 2004 by doing something about it. They’re welcoming you to join ...

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Chewin the Fat Boy: April, 2017

Bayview, Idaho, is alongside Lake Pend Oreille; the deepest, biggest and least noisy body of water statewide. This makes for the ideal location for research and development on stealth technologies for the US Navy’s submarines, doing this work much more affordably and with greater environmental controls than would be possible in an ocean setting. Bayview, Idaho, is also where a ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: March, 2017

March is here and for riders in coastal climes that’s a fair bit more meaningful than those of us perched (huddled) inland. But there are signs that warmer days are ahead. Right? Having spent the first dozen days of February on the equator side of the Baja Peninsula with about 40 friends, young and old, family and acquaintances thereof, spring ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: February, 2017

Our world seems divided these days and it’s difficult to know what’s real versus imagined. What is worth worrying over, really? What can we do to improve the human condition? Maybe it’s time to shut off the noise and turn our attention to living on purpose… It’s easier than you might think to get involved… I grew up in Seattle, ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: January, 2017

Happy New Year greetings from the Pacific Northwest, where folks on the coast are still enjoying balmy 40-degree days and nights and those in the Inland NW have seen single digits and early snowfall. My Fat Boy, like the scoots of most riders east of the Cascades, is parked for the duration, nicely topped off with special winter sauce—non-ethanol supreme ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: December, 2016

The ever industrious and accommodating folks at Lone Wolf Harley-Davidson in the Spokane Valley of far-eastern Washington are gearing up for December 10 where for a $5 donation or new unwrapped toy destined for Toys for Tots is all that’s asked to have your photo taken with Harley Santa at the dealership from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The same day is ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: November, 2016

For about a dozen years now, I’ve been dropping hints to column readers, that when they’re passing through Pend Oreille (pond array) County in the remote Forgotten Corner of NE Washington State, should the impulse strike, for Pete’s sake, drop-in. I’ve further suggested that, provided adequate lead-time, there might even be a piece of pie in it for travelers… Those ...

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Chewin’ the Fat Boy: October, 2016

The first time I rode State Highway 20 from Western to Eastern Washington State was the year it opened, in mid-September, 1972. That ride, on a 380 Suzuki, was ample affirmation (then) that Washington State is a beautiful landscape, and the NW a great place to ride. Like a lot of riders, I didn’t get off the bike and take ...

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