Friday, July 22, 2016

BFR–Gas Stations

 

Day 1 – Boise – Almo

Boise Stage Stop

Mountain Home

Hollister  ~ 150 from Boise Stage Stop

Oakley , ID ~ 80 miles from Hollister

Day 2 -

Malta

Malad City – 72  miles

Preston  - 28 miles

Paris  -  72 miles

Cokeville -

Day 3 -
Alpine – 105 miles

Victor ,ID

Aston , ID

Day 4-

Island Park , ID

Dubois , ID – 100 miles

Salmon , ID – 140 miles

Day 5 -

Challis –80 miles , 100+ if we do Twin Peaks LO

Stanley – 140 miles

Thursday, July 14, 2016

No Sauce No Drama–South Mountain Lookout 7/13/2016

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Loop – 245 miles

Riders –Chris , John
Took advantage of the cool temperatures by doing a desert ride.
I had a PT appointment in morning for a gimpy hamstring and Chris said he could get the afternoon off.


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We met in Oreana . I was a few minutes late due to making an “emergency pit stop” .
I suspect the previous night’s guacamole was having unintended consequences .
Chris saved me by having a bottle of Imodium. The goal was making it through the day without any “sauce”.
We routed up Bachman Grade through Triangle then Flint Creek.   

 

 

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View of South Mountain from Flint Creek .

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Flint Creek is fun to ride . It winds through small canyons , drainages and ranches .

 

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 South Mountain Lookout is operated by the BLM. Elevation is 7800 ft.
A more primitive road leads through a mining operation to the lookout . There was a four wheeler  parked at
the lookout but we didn’t see anybody. There was a bit of haze otherwise clear views.

 

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The Great Basin Institue  was counting flowers , even had tape measures out.

 

Jordan Creek was a lot more fun without traffic .
The Idaho Hotel in Silver City was closed so we snacked at New York Summit and made a phone call.

 

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As we were about to leave Chris noticed my fork leaking oil.
By the time I got to Dan’s Ferry Service it dripping out.
When I got home my boot had been sprayed with oil. I suspect  the fork is empty . 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Bourgeois Virtues - Lime Creek 7/4/2016

 

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Loop- 49 miles
Avg   - 18mph
Max – 60mph


In accordance with the new  USFS Ecosystem Directive IdaSpode & Spode Daddy did their
part to make sure the European influence in the West does not disappear.  


We celebrated July 4th doing a quick easy loop on Lime Creek.
We made up for the “easy” by going off the trail and dropping bikes.

It was my first dirt bike ride in 6 weeks, David said he couldn’t remember  his last ride.


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When we arrived at the corrals it was 65F, breezy and rain on the other side of Iron Mountain.
I decided to put a t-shirt on and pack a rain jacket.

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On Roanhide I cased going over a rock then spun the rear wheel off the trail.
It was an easy section but I couldn’t get the bike up the steep creek bank by myself.
David also went off the trail a few hundred yards up the trail with the bike on top of him.
I could hear him working the bike. After he recovered he came back to assist me.

With David pulling on a tow strap and me on the handle bars we were able to walk the bike back on the tread
in just a couple of minutes. 

 

 

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Top of Coyote

 

 

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Bremner

 

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Dear Park at the base of Iron Mountain

 

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Undocumented Visitors  

 

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Presidents Trail

 

 

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Robbie’s Tree ?

It was a great day, temperatures ranged from 65-85F. Cloud cover provided a few sprinkles and a reprieve
from global warming.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Senior Moments–Atlanta 6/30/2016

 

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Loop ~ 230 miles
Riders – John , Byron

First ride in 4 weeks ( due to Barry’s Big Holiday ). 
Byron is now a man of leisure and wanted a weekday ride to celebrate .

I had a few senior monuments leading up to the ride :

1) I woke up at 4:30AM for an 8:00AM ride.

2) I decided to take an emergency shower after an emergency biological event
     to prevent a potential case of Monkey Butt

3) I “lost” my motorcycle key in my Riding Jacket  

First World Problems are so stressful .

We had a nice loop and little traffic the day before the Holiday Weekend.

Rocky Canyon – Robie Creek – Hwy21 – Edna Creek – Crooked River – Middle Fork Boise – Lunch in Atlanta

James Creek – Featherville / Pine – Beer in Prairie – Blacks Creek.

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Rocky Canyon Summit

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One of the views from Crooked River Road.
It’s a nice 15 miles stretch for an Adv Bike – twisty single lane road

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End of Crooked River

Lunch at Beaver Creek Lodge

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James Creek

Rocky Bar

Prairie Restaurant 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Meeting of the MRA ( Men Rights Advocates ) Little Smoky 5/22/2016

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Loop ~ 280 miles
Trail Boss – Lance
Riders – Robbie, Steve, John

I got invited to join Lance & Robbie on Lance’s AT break-in ride .

 

 

Trail 500

Lance took us across the Danskins Trail 500.

I hadn’t ridden 500 since the latest round of ATV trail work.
Most the time I dirt bike out of Willow Creek TH .
It was easier than what I remembered and no whoops .

First time taking the 1190 off-road.
I set the MTC to “Dirt” , ABS to “OffRoad” and the Hero Dirt made it seem well mannered .
I chugged along in 1st & 2nd gear.

 

 

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Steve and Lance

Robbie rode sweep and got some Spode Daddy off-road action on the 1190.
Yeap I ride slow but I don’t care , I just don’t want to have to pick the beast up.

 

 

 

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The African Twin 1000 DCT. Lance rode in automatic mode the whole day.

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Spode Daddy

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After fuel and food in Fairfield  we did a loop over Wells and Couch Summit

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Worswick Hot Springs

 

I got to ride the African Twin over Couch Summit .
My first impressions :
The cockpit felt small – I would need to adjust seat height ( maybe a taller seat ) , bar risers & position-

The DCT is weird sensation and would take me a day to get use to it but I could jam the brakes and bike
would down shift and not stall . The suspension had a sure footed feel.

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Neals Bridge South Fork of the Boise

 

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Steve's photo’s of the  slack waters of Arrow Rock Reservoir

 
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