Category Archives: Motorcycles and ATV’s

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Furrer Farms Is Coming Along

It always seems like it is the proverbial “two weeks” away, but the house on the farm is finally seeing the end of construction. Cabinets and counter tops are installed, the Tulikivi mass fireplace is in, most interior painting is done, carpet goes in next week, etc. My new target date for move in is now the end of July, mainly due to us being gone for vacation the middle two weeks of that month.
House Getting There
Farm wise, the old barn has been restored, the big “fun” barn has been enclosed and the recoding studio is nearly finished. We have a huge learning garden planted and our hay has been cut. I have been doing a lot of research about what kinds of crops, animals or services we can grow and provide, but have not made any real decisions about what the business model will be.
Old Barn Remodel
We are going to have an open house 8/2/2008 with a live bluegrass band, Heidi’s Darn Good Burgers, Ninkasi beer, and a short Procrastinators set.

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Beautiful Fall Motorcycle Riding

I was busy when Dad called and wanted to go riding, but I said yes anyway, and I’m so glad I did. We did a quick 100 miler to Monroe on all back roads. The picture in the middle of the valley is over by Irish Bend on Old River Road.

It was mid October, but the temperature was 73. We have been having rains, so it was not too dry. Awesome!

Wow, Can This Thing Really Pull This?



Here we are on our first trip to the Winchester Bay Dunes riding area with the new Road Trek. The motorhome looks kind of spindly here, and I was a little worried about how it would handle the 2,500 pound trailer, Rhino, and Raptor. I needn’t have worried, it came through like a champ. It would easily handle 70+ MPH on the freeway, and I routinely cruised 60+ MPH on the back roads. Climbing the Coast Range, it held a steady 50+ MPH on the steepest hill before the tunnel.



It has been years since our family had the time to go riding at the Dunes. We should have kept doing it. Even when it is a busy weekend like this, it is extremely fun. Very family oriented, our group had four kids under 10 years old, plus one twleve, plus Allison. My Dad came over, so our little caravan had three generations of riders in one group.