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Lycan1 11-18-2012 01:00 PM

My 2013 Tour of Idaho
 
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Here is the gpx file of my proposed route (south to north) for the Idaho guys to have a look at. Let me know if this looks doable for large dual-sports. Looking for gas stops along the way, in the more remote areas as well.

Thanks

http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/a...ngtonroute.jpg

This is not to be confused with the "Tour of Idaho Challenge". This is my own route put together for a big dualsport trip, and as yet untested.

spudlake 12-28-2012 09:15 PM

Great plan.

A few suggestions. At Henrys lake ride up 87 to the ID-MT border and ride the divide to red rock pass. This is a beautiful stretch of the divide. And when you ride by the red rock lakes, go on the south side. The north side has miserable sand dunes. Like riding through 2 feet of flour.

Not necessary but if you want more back roads in MT you can cut from painted rocks lake to the nez perce road, as a slower but shorter route. Later you could look at cutting accross Dorshack resevoir at Dent or Grandad bridges. Also you can turn east at the town of Clarkia and ride over freezeout and eventually come out at Avery. Different options.

Can provide more details if interested.

Have fun!

Sanders 12-29-2012 03:40 AM

Any Grizzly's along that route? 2 years ago I could've sworn I saw a Brown Bear, but it wasn't very big...Up by Stanley

WTW 12-29-2012 04:13 AM

T 1
 
So your route is not THE TOUR OF IDAHO CHALLENGE ?

Lycan1 12-29-2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by WTW (Post 20349849)
So your route is not THE TOUR OF IDAHO CHALLENGE ?

No, and I am not familiar with that. This is just a route that I put together using the dual sport maps site, trying to minimize pavement and civilization and still be do-able for a loaded up dual sport bike.

WTW 12-29-2012 11:18 AM

T1
 
Thanks Tom

birdcool 01-30-2013 10:25 PM

Alt route
 
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This path would be a more scenic way past the lake.

opjocephus 01-31-2013 09:53 AM

Here you go
 
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This should work for you.

Edit: Could have sworn Countdown asked someone to convert this to a track.

Brokein2 01-31-2013 11:46 AM

Looks along the line of the new T3 route...............Big bike dooable

Countdown 01-31-2013 04:17 PM

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OK, I took all the routes I have for Idaho and made this first cut at a Statewide Motorizes trail System for Idaho.

I still have active logs to give it more resolution in the Hwy 12 to Wallace area.

byways 02-01-2013 09:33 PM

Lycan1, it looks like perhaps 20-25 percent of the route is in Montana. Idaho and Montana are quite different.

Lycan1 02-02-2013 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by birdcool (Post 20615750)
This path would be a more scenic way past the lake.

Thank you I appreciate that!

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Originally Posted by Countdown (Post 20621508)
OK, I took all the routes I have for Idaho and made this first cut at a Statewide Motorizes trail System for Idaho.

I still have active logs to give it more resolution in the Hwy 12 to Wallace area.

Wow, lots of great info there, thanks!

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Originally Posted by byways (Post 20631401)
Lycan1, it looks like perhaps 20-25 percent of the route is in Montana. Idaho and Montana are quite different.

Yes I realize that, but I am doing this from the south to the north and I had to call it something. It was just an unfortunate coincidence that it was labeled like the big off-road ride that is called "tour of Idaho". I had never heard of that before. For me this will be a tour of Idaho. The only reason that I will be in Montana is that I am doing the CDT from Canada down to Yellowstone first, then heading back up through Idaho. I am really looking forward to that, since last year was the first time I had ridden Idaho, but we stuck to pavement trying to skirt around snowstorms in May (on bikes) heading to Moab.

hardroadking 08-04-2013 07:11 PM

Lycan1 - any more progress on the route? Have your ridden it yet? Hoping to get up in that area soon. Will be on DR-650's loaded with gear. Would love to do the T1 (tour of idaho) but it sounds like our bikes are too big and heavy for a few sections of that route. I have seen the T3 from the website and may just try to do that instead. If you have insights on any of this please let me know
thanks, Tim

Countdown 08-07-2013 10:04 PM

A friend just did it. I will be posting his tracks soon. Currently in Utah GPSing the GWT.

Lycan1 08-11-2013 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by hardroadking (Post 22028241)
Lycan1 - any more progress on the route? Have your ridden it yet? Hoping to get up in that area soon. Will be on DR-650's loaded with gear. Would love to do the T1 (tour of idaho) but it sounds like our bikes are too big and heavy for a few sections of that route. I have seen the T3 from the website and may just try to do that instead. If you have insights on any of this please let me know
thanks, Tim

We finished our trip a few weeks ago now. Idaho was great and I will post the Idaho parts asap. See the ride report here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=906927


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