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Old 05-27-2011, 09:18 PM   #5251
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Question Lookin' fer sum riding buds

Hey Guys. I've been in Boise 3 years now. Mostly bike-less and with small child & wife. Now I should be able to sneak out a bit and take advantage of the BMW X-Challenge I got from the guys at Happy Trails recently. My main riding partner is over in Bend and we can't get together often enough. I'd like to meet some riders and get out in the sticks and stones!

The Challenge seat sucks--the worst seat I have ever experience! I'm not in to spending long stretches of time on the tarmac with this bike. Besides, it's a dirt bike. And I'm not likely to be doing many overnighters for a while although I do want to when oppurtunity knocks. So I'm thinking that a lot of the planned rides on IAMC aren't for me? I could be wrong. Right now I'm thinking day trips, trails, exploring, ... I'd like to find some folks that do DRZ type riding (although I could careless what you ride). I want dirt! Anybody doing some group rides where I could tag along or does anybody have some other ideas for finding folks?

I want to go tear it up!
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:08 PM   #5252
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Hey Guys. I've been in Boise 3 years now. Mostly bike-less and with small child & wife. Now I should be able to sneak out a bit and take advantage of the BMW X-Challenge I got from the guys at Happy Trails recently. My main riding partner is over in Bend and we can't get together often enough. I'd like to meet some riders and get out in the sticks and stones!

The Challenge seat sucks--the worst seat I have ever experience! I'm not in to spending long stretches of time on the tarmac with this bike. Besides, it's a dirt bike. And I'm not likely to be doing many overnighters for a while although I do want to when oppurtunity knocks. So I'm thinking that a lot of the planned rides on IAMC aren't for me? I could be wrong. Right now I'm thinking day trips, trails, exploring, ... I'd like to find some folks that do DRZ type riding (although I could careless what you ride). I want dirt! Anybody doing some group rides where I could tag along or does anybody have some other ideas for finding folks?

I want to go tear it up!
Welcome. I post up rides fairly often on here. You are welcome to come along.

You said "I want to go tear it up!" Does that mean you like to ride briskly? Most of the rides posted on IAMC are more sedate rides.

I plan to do some brisk riding tomorrow on my 450.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:29 AM   #5253
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Welcome. I post up rides fairly often on here. You are welcome to come along.

You said "I want to go tear it up!" Does that mean you like to ride briskly? Most of the rides posted on IAMC are more sedate rides.

I plan to do some brisk riding tomorrow on my 450.

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Hum, interesting you would say that Ed, I need to ponder that.

Anyhoo, riverdoc, welcome to the fold. there are some that will entertain you here. I noticed from your profile your still a pup (younger man)who probably still enjoys extreme physical abuse and riding like the wind... well then I highly recommend hooking up with Trailrider383. He is a great guy who will give you a good workout even if only a day ride. Just be warned if he 's riding the 450 you'll enjoy the sweat.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #5254
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yes, Yes, YES!

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Welcome. I post up rides fairly often on here. You are welcome to come along.

You said "I want to go tear it up!" Does that mean you like to ride briskly? Most of the rides posted on IAMC are more sedate rides.

I plan to do some brisk riding tomorrow on my 450.
Absolutely! Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people out there that can smoke me. But I've been riding since the day I got a license, well more like intermittently since then, bike I can ride. I've felt like I could pretty much ride a DRZ to its max. Your 450? No way I'm sure. My Challenge? Not likely either. Adreneline surge? Bring it on!

Where you thinking about riding? I'm out in the Eagle. My butt might break by the time I got to Nampa. We've been doing a bit of car rearranging so I am truck-less and don't have anything to tow my trailer with at the moment. But I want to get out!
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:05 AM   #5255
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Hum, interesting you would say that Ed, I need to ponder that.

Anyhoo, riverdoc, welcome to the fold. there are some that will entertain you here. I noticed from your profile your still a pup (younger man)who probably still enjoys extreme physical abuse and riding like the wind... well then I highly recommend hooking up with Trailrider383. He is a great guy who will give you a good workout even if only a day ride. Just be warned if he 's riding the 450 you'll enjoy the sweat.
Thanks for the welcome!

Don't feel much like a young pup and I have learned over recent years that I am not mortal Dang it. But I do enjoy a certain amount of physical abuse and riding like the wind. That reminds me, I gotta get a hold of that duck that sells disability insurance

Great, now I've been peer pressured into using smilies by the radial button that goes by the name "Bore us." Russian guy I'm guessing?
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:51 AM   #5256
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[QUOTE=Idahosam;16024612]Hum, interesting you would say that Ed, I need to ponder that.
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I just looked at the events page on IAMC and all the rides listed are Level 2.

sedate: calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement

Sedate is good also, but sometimes a guy just has to let it rip.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:56 AM   #5257
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Yep, I am still planning on it.
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I got all my parts except for one seal. It should be here Thursday so I'm still looking good. This was my first time ordering OEM parts from Bike Bandit instead of the local dealer. I won't make that mistake again.
Oh goody a "Special Weather Statement":

UNSEASONABLY COLD AND WET STORM FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...

ANOTHER LATE SPRING STORM IS DEVELOPING OVER THE AREA. THIS STORM
IS EXPECTED TO LAST THROUGH MONDAY MORNING WITH MAIN IMPACTS
BEING UNSEASONABLY COLD...WET AND SOMETIMES SNOWY CONDITIONS.

DAYTIME TEMPERATURES FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE 40S IN
THE MOUNTAINS AND 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND HIGHLANDS. OVERNIGHT
LOWS WILL DROP TO THE 20S AND 30S IN THE MOUNTAINS AND MID 30S TO
MID 40S IN THE VALLEYS AND HIGHLANDS. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL
AVERAGE 15 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THESE DATES.

MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW IS FORECAST WITH THIS STORM. THE
HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN OVER SOUTHERN AREAS OF THE
REGION THEN WORK NORTH INTO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND
SUNDAY. WRAP AROUND MOISTURE FROM THE LARGE LOW CENTER WILL
COMBINE WITH FALLING SNOW LEVELS TO PRODUCE WET SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OVER THE HIGHLANDS OF OREGON AND IDAHO TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. 2 TO 4
INCHES IS POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IN THE
MOUNTAINS. RAINFALL TOTALS COULD ALSO BE HEAVY WITH UP TO ONE INCH
OF RAIN IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN IDAHO AND SOUTHEAST OREGON. AROUND A
HALF INCH OF RAIN IS EXPECTED IN THE POPULATED SNAKE RIVER VALLEY
BY THE TIME THE STORM ENDS.

IN ADDITION TO THE WET CONDITIONS...BLUSTERY WEST TO NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL DEVELOP ON SUNDAY AS THE STORM SLOWLY DEPARTS. SPEEDS
OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY FROM BOISE AND
MOUNTAIN HOME WESTWARD THROUGH OREGON.

SLIGHTLY WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ON MEMORIAL DAY
ESPECIALLY BY AFTERNOON. A MORE SIGNIFICANT WARM UP IS FORECAST
FOR MID WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES RETURNING TO NORMAL OR EVEN
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:04 AM   #5258
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Absolutely! Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people out there that can smoke me. But I've been riding since the day I got a license, well more like intermittently since then, bike I can ride. I've felt like I could pretty much ride a DRZ to its max. Your 450? No way I'm sure. My Challenge? Not likely either. Adreneline surge? Bring it on!

Where you thinking about riding? I'm out in the Eagle. My butt might break by the time I got to Nampa. We've been doing a bit of car rearranging so I am truck-less and don't have anything to tow my trailer with at the moment. But I want to get out!
I'm in New Plymouth and I'm going to be riding west of Nyssa Oregon. I'm going to head out around 12:00 p.m. and hit the dirt about 12:45. If you want to ride that far I would meet you in Nyssa at the only stoplight in town.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:27 AM   #5259
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Yep, I am still planning on it.
IN LIST:
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I got all my parts except for one seal. It should be here Thursday so I'm still looking good. This was my first time ordering OEM parts from Bike Bandit instead of the local dealer. I won't make that mistake again.
I guess I'm going to cancel this ride due to the "Special Weather Statement" I posted above.

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Old 05-28-2011, 09:35 AM   #5260
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I guess I'm going to cancel this ride due to the "Special Weather Statement" I posted above.

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Pretty sad 3-day weekend weather. Ah well. Time to shop for a reasonable used truck.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:08 AM   #5261
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I guess I'm going to cancel this ride due to the "Special Weather Statement" I posted above.

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Well, I sorta had a hunch you may have to rein in. I heard the weather guy say this'll be the coldest Memorial Weekend in about 30 ish years. I was up at Cascade Wed/thur and it was cold rainy and sleeting.

Now Mr Trailrider, regarding this previous statement

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sedate: calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement

Sedate is good also, but sometimes a guy just has to let it rip."
Since you put it in that context of what is currently posted then yes sedate you have to remember the weather is keeping most domicile bound.

But some did 4/5 stuff not so long ago:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673037

See you out there .......
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:54 PM   #5262
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If the rain has you down, you can sign up (it's free!) to help convert this two-track (map) into a footpath:



You can't tell me that doesn't look like a fun stretch to walk. I thought it was ironic to receive an e-mail invitation to help that effort right after running into it a few days earlier on a ride.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:14 PM   #5263
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Hum, interesting you would say that Ed, I need to ponder that.
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I just looked at the events page on IAMC and all the rides listed are Level 2.

sedate: calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement

Sedate is good also, but sometimes a guy just has to let it rip.
You assume the level of the ride reflects pace or excitement. A level 1 ride can happen at a pace that is anything but sedate and have plenty of excitement. Sam will remember a ride I'd describe as a level 1 or 2 as far as skill level needed where he and Tankboy set a level 4/5 pace. And we had plenty of excitement on the ride. I'll post a ride to the Hells Canyon gathering next week that I'd describe as level 3 but will be pushed to a level 4 since I don't know what we'll find for conditions.

BTW Sam, L2R and Burt say Hi.
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:16 PM   #5264
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I guess I'm going to cancel this ride due to the "Special Weather Statement" I posted above.

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As usual, trailrider is the first to bail and I thank you. As much as I was looking forward to this, I'm glad you cancled it. On a brighter note, I think I found a replacement for the xr I sold to repair the pig. 2005 crf 450 x. The button rocks.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #5265
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Well there is always next time... How was the ride on the 450 today?
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