Sunday, January 14, 2018

Winning !!!!- Grandview (not a shithole) 1/14/2018

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1st ride of the year !
1st ride with Donald !
1st ride after suspension serviced by  BRAAAP !

Loop ~ 50miles
Riders – John, Scott

Had a couple of senior moments before I got on the bike :

*I forgot to empty yesterday’s coffee when I started a new pot – the pot overflowed .
*As we got to Dead Cow I had to make an emergency deposit in the Iranian “food bank” behind
  a tall sage brush .

Despite the bad omens it was an awesome ride , blue bird skies and hero dirt.
The bike worked much better with the serviced suspension .Hill climbs and descents
were much easier .


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Almost ready to ride.

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Doyle Mountain

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Spode Daddy

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We stopped at Doyle Place for lunch. Cheetos of course .

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Owyhee Mountains

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Badlands

Sunday, December 10, 2017

BIG FUCKING LOOP–WYOMING BIG HORNS

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DAY 1 BOISE – IDAHO FALLS
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~350 MILES

POINTS OF INTERESTS :

ARCO-MINIDOKA ROAD
SOUTHERN BUTTE                
ATOMIC CITY
HELLS HALF ACRE

DAY 2  IDAHO FALLS -  THEMOPLIS

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~ 355 MILES

POINTS OF INTEREST :

LOUIS LAKE ROAD
THERMOPLIS

DAY 3   THERMOPLIS-STORY

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~ 225 MILES

POINTS OF INTERESTS :

BIG HORN MOUNTAINS
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DAY4  STORY-CODY

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~ 215 MILES
POINTS OF INTEREST:
BIG HORN MOUNTAINS
MEDICINE WHEEL 
Bighorn Recreation Area

             
DAY 5  CODY-DILLION

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~300 MILES

POINTS OF INTERESTS :
CHIEF JOSEPH HIGHWAY
YELLOWSTONE
REDROCK VALLEY

DAY6  DILLION-ARCO

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~200 MILES

POINTS OF INTEREST :
BANNACK STATE PARK
GILMORE

Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns


DAY 7 ARCO-BOISE

POINTS OF INTERESTS:

GOODING CITY OF ROCKS







Sunday, November 26, 2017

SOCIAL JUSTICE LEAGUE–JACKS CREEK 11/25/2017

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Loop ~ 45 miles
Riders – Loyal , Scott, John , Spode Daddy

Loyal put out a call to ride Jack’s Creek on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the conditions were forecasted to be 
warm and moist.

It was long day for me.  I got up at 4am to take #2 son to the airport , then met the crew at the Albertsons parking lot
at 9AM. There was a stiff breeze in Boise , but when we unloaded it was still and the ground was wet.

I had a few spills -

Went down in two inches of water when crossing Little Jack Creek , then fell down again when I stood up !

Somewhere I bent my front rotor which contributed to my spill in the creek .

High sided in rock garden when I went to dab .

Tried a “Robbie Maddison” hitting a mud puddle at ~ 50 mph ( sudden deceleration ).

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Unloading

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Volcanic ash pit – geological evidence of sudden climate change

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Chalk Hills
Loyal had just made the big climb

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Above Little Jack Creek

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Jacks creek Crossing

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BIG JACK
Single Track that hugs the rim of the canyon .

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I lost most the mounting screws on the Voyager and had to improvise

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Sunset on the drive home .

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I need these lessons !

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Devil’s Birthday Ride –Indian Hot Tub 10/28/2017

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Loop   – ~ 210 miles
Riders – John , Byron

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Bruneau is pretty close to a libertarian paradise …. no city government .


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We had lunch at the 1 STOP .  We got to  visit with a rancher and his grandson. He was hauling a load of road mix
to Mountain View .

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One of my objectives was to find Indian Bathtub hot spring.

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Well we rode right to it , turned around without realizing we were there .

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Roberson Trail – didn’t have time  to ride to canyon , we  were on a tight schedule .


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Another view of the Bruneau Canyon .

Using Google Earth you can see several tracks to the canyon edge . Can’t wait to go back during the next warm spell.

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Mock tank battalion in the desert , part of the Air Force bombing range .

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Ventured to the top of the Cinder Cone Butte for the first time . It’s about 400-500 feet above the desert floor .


This might be the last big bike for a while , 50F is about my limit for highway riding even with GORTEX.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Box Canyon Bust 10/8/2017

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Loop – 280 miles

Bryon and I had plans to ride through Hill City cut back across the
mountains to Bliss then work our way to Box Canyon.

As we climbed Immigrant Road I decided to change the route  through the valley since the
mountains looked like they might have weather.

We had strong cross winds that would blow you off the road if you
stood on the pegs .


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Google Earth showed a row to the canyon edge .
Cool ! I’m not going to hike to the bottom but should get some nice pictures
from the top.
However you have to park just off the pavement and hike a couple miles to the
canyon. The wind was still blowing 30+mph and I was in motocross boots .
It was big UGH UGH.


We decided to loop back to Hagerman for lunch.

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Shoestring hugs the cliffs above the Snake River between Bliss and Glens Ferry.
Great views.

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