Sunday, January 19, 2014

Riding with the Homers - Grand View , Idaho 1/18/2014


Loop ~ 45  miles , Dave and Butch did a few more
Riders – Dave, Butch, Chris , John

Met for breakfast at the YBar Café in Grand View. Nice sunny day when I left Boise , but as I dropped into the Snake the fog was set in and it was around 18-20F.


Looked like Dr Zhivago at the Dead Cow wash and just as cold. The other 3 had ice screws. I had decided to ride the BERG w/o screws and my trials tire. I was extra cautious riding thru the fog on the frozen ground. Traction was actual quite good, but it was way too cold to try to carry any speed.






Finally we broke out of the fog where Birch Creek crosses the Oreana Road.

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We followed Birch Creek all the way to the single track track on Doyle Mnt.

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Just below the crest of Doyle Mnt.

Not much snow, just a few small drifts to cross.

The back side has packed snow and few ice slabs. I just rolled thru most of it with no problems.
When we got below the snow line Butch realized he had left his pack back on the rocks. Chris & I waited while Dave & Butch retrieved it.


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The only spill I had all day was walking out of the YBar. I slipped on ice and busted my phone I was carrying in my hand.

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