United States Oregon Corvallis
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My Adventure Story
Yesterday, Saturday the 12th, we just hung around the house in the morning talking and decided what we were going to do as we ate our breakfast. Our host Robin Brown prepared lox, cream cheese, capers and bagels. A great way to start the day. Robin's 09 1200GS was ready for a valve adjustment so all three of us started on the job. It was like having a tutirial in a class environment. All went very smoothly after we figured out how to find the TDC. It is amazing that BMW made the little arrow on the right side camshaft sprocket so tiny we had a hard time to see it. Actually, we used a dental mirror to locate it. Anyway, after an hour valve adjustment was done but I was not convinced that we had to find the TDC the way we did. After some investigation on the internet I realized that we were doing it right.
I was trying to figure out a way to make it easier for Robin for the next time he adjusts his valves. I removed the front plastic cover which gives access to the alternator belt and after bringing the engine to TDC Robin put a mark on the crank pulley and the front housing with white enamel paint. Now, he will not have to find the little arrow on the cam sprocket. Mission accomplished and everyone was happy.
By now we were getting hungry and also we had to take Jack's rear tire to BMW of Eugene to be replaced. Robin drove us to Eugene and we dropped the tire to be replaced and we headed to a Texan Barbecue place to have lunch. They had a great menu and we all ate to our hearts content.
After lunch we picked up the tire and came home where we hung around and Jack installed his tire. Robin was going to cook for us but we did not realize that it was going to be a feast. He prepared Shish Cabobs from chicken and steak. It also included green peppers, mushrooms and many other veggies. With our tummies happy we talked more and went to bed happy what we all accomplished. By the way Saturday was sunny and warm.
Sunday, came with sunshine and we decided not to waste any time and go riding. Robin has been talking about Mary's Peak since we got here so he decided to take us there. First he took us to an old restaurant in Philomath called CD&J where we had breakfast. This place has been there since the 1800. Home cooking. As the sign claimed everything was delicious.
Mary's Peak is at 3800 ft with great twisting roads going to it. Scenery was fantastic after we started to climb the mountain. There were water falls along side the road tall trees of all kinds all around us, We reached to peak and Robin showed us all the surrounding areas which were now below us. On the west side of the mountain there was heavy for but the rest of the mountain was clear where you can see for miles. To the north we can see Mt. Hood and north east we could see Mt. Jefferson with their snow capped tops.
After we spent some time enjoying the 360 degree scenery we decided to head down the hill. Robin had another surprise for us when he took us to Alsea falls. According to Robin there are 3 or 4 on Alsea river. We spent sometime venturing around and taking pictures we rode home and decided to rest and watch sports on TV. I think we are going to eat leftovers and stay indoors tonight. Tomorrow laundry day and get ready to ride to John Day. We had a good day and hope you did too. Have a great week. Stay happy and healthy.