Sunday, April 6, 2014

Make’n Guacamole–Murphy 4/6/2014

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Trail Boss - Mark

Loop – 67 miles

I tagged along with some TVTMA members who were marking the FUN RUN course .

First ride in  three weeks and last opportunity to ride before MOAB. Rode KATEEM.

Great day and I rode OK. The KTM looks ready for MOAB.

 

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

JACKS CREEK 3/2/2014

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Loop ~ 46 miles
Trail Boss – Jeff

Riders –15

Great ride- rock crawling , hill climbing , steep loose descents  , side hills, sand washes

 

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The first ~ half mile was rock crawling through this canyon

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Charlene’s photos of us going through the first set of rocks.

 

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End of the rock crawl

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Bob and Marie on side hill.

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Jack Creek crossing

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Single track above Jacks Creek

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

NO KICKY NO TICKY–MURPHY, IDAHO–2/22 / 2014


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LOOP ~ 35 MILES , BUT HIGH DOSES OF FUN

RIDERS – BRIAN , JOHN, JILL , JOHN



WE TOOK OFF FROM THE TRAIL HEAD TO RIDE SOME ROCK CRAWLING SECTIONS THAT THE JEEPS USE.
THE FIRST ONE , BRIAN WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO GOT UP. I’LL HAVE TO TRY AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

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WE THEN HEADED OFF TO RIDE SOME STUFF I RODE WITH SHAN LAST WEEK.
COULDN’T FIND IT , BUT DID FIND THIS NICE LITTLE CANYON.


AFTER WANDERING AROUND IN SEARCH OF MORE LEDGES WE FOUND THIS ROCKY WASH THAT WAS FUN.


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HAD SEVERAL NICE LEDGES TO CLIMB UP.

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LUNCH STOP ON TOP.
WE THEN MADE OUR WAY TO ANOTHER WASH & THE ROAD DOWN TO SKATE BOARD.

ON THE WAY BACK FROM SKATE BOARD WE DROPPED INTO THIS WASH


WHICH EVENTUALLY FED INTO THIS TIGHT WASH

BRIAN & I WERE GOING TO RIDE BACK UP THE TIGHT STUFF. AFTER THE FIRST SET OF ROCKS , BRIAN’S KICK STARTER WAS SPINNING OF THE SHAFT.  HAD TO  TURN AROUND SINCE HE HAD TO BUMP START THE REST OF THE RIDE.
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Saturday, January 25, 2014

DANGER RANGERS RIDE THE VORTEX - GRAND VIEW 1/25/2014

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Loop ~ 53 miles

Trail boss -  Dave
Riders – John , Al ,Gary, Chris ,Butch

Photos- Dave, Butch , John

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Had breakfast at the YBar. Side walks were dry !

 

 

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When we parked at Dead Cow it was in the mid 20’s with a light fog & low clouds.
I should of dressed warmer – fleece vest and warmer pants.

We took took off across the wash.  Gary grabbed too much throttle and looped out his bike about a 100 yards from the truck. He had an awkward hit  but was ok.

On the other side of the ridge we rode on single track that’s never been raced. It was fun but because of the fog I never could get my bearings. We popped out on the Oreana Cuttoff.

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Al threatening a double dog dare.

 

We took some washes toward Doyle Mountain. Decided to get out of the whoops and take a direct path to the Birch Creek canyon. Crossing a little gully I hung up on a sage bush and dropped my bike. When I got going again they were out of sight and I lost their trail. Spent the next few minutes trying to find were they dropped in the canyon.
Never did. I followed a small wash and saw “ them” heading back south . Caught up but it was another group.

I rode back north and followed a wash into the canyon. I rode the trail up the canyon to an intersection with a main trail. No fresh tracks on the way so I back tracked down the canyon. I eventually met Chris. We waited for everyone to to gather up.

 

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Doyle cabin. Damn it was cold.

From the cabin we rode up the south face of Doyle Mountain and finally broke through the clouds !

 

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The sun was fantastic ! I finally thawed my water hose by draping the hose over the radiator.

 

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Doyle mountain trail summit looking west toward Triangle.  We rode down to the single track that heads toward Hog Pen.

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Staring down into the Abyss .

Riding the the deep freeze back toward Dead Cow.

We were riding washes toward the Oreana Cut Off road often riding outside the wash to avoid whoops.
You have to watch for G-outs.  Gary slammed into a square edge of one, hitting his tank and even rolling his handle bars forward. He was jacked up pretty good but was able to ride out and take the road back to the trucks.

Dave, Butch and I rode some trails and washes back to try to maintain some body heat. It didn’t work.

 
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