Loop ~ 290 miles
Big Chief – Boise Bob
Riders – 10 including Bob
Bob organized a ride to the Little City of Rocks between Fairfield and Gooding.
The main group was meeting at Boise Vintage Cycle on Chinden , not wanting to ride in morning
traffic I opted to meet them at Bonneville Point on the Oregon Trail.
I was riding sweep becuase I’m slow and I can hang in back for the dust to clear.– on the Blacks Creek
summit a white Dodge flagged me down.
The woman said “ all my friends were riding too fast – all most ran her off the road “.
South Fork of the Boise
Gas stop at the Y-Stop in Prairie. I had 60 miles so decided to top off.
Anderson Ranch Dam
Gate on the two track was locked , so went to plan “B”.
The Fairfield Prairie was wet from the snow melt , had a couple of stretches of mud to ride through.
It wasn’t clay so the wheels didn’t pack up.
Fir Grove Ranch
Looking back at the ranch and valley
Little City of Rocks
Trent was dealing with a leaking with a clutch master cylinder , by now he had no clutch.
He decided to take off to Gooding , but he went the hard way. Bob remembered it being gnarly for a big
bike with a couple of step offs . His wife Michelle followed him.
The group decided to chase them down.
It was any “easy” 4X4 trail but probably as technical I as I want to ride on the 1190.
There were several rocky sections to pick through in 1st gear. Some spots I dabbed through worrying
about dropping and casing the bike.
Canal crossing – wasn’t that deep and slow current.
Dead Horses Cave outside Gooding and Bliss .
Michelle’s KTM 690 started cutting out .
She topped off the gas but it still wouldn’t start . Trent and Michelle fiddled with some wires and it started.
In Bliss they relocated the Power Commander to where it would have more clearance from the seat, seemed