ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-21-2007, 12:20 PM   #241
Heath
Coke-The choice of Angels
 
Heath's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Oddometer: 715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Idahosam
Since most of my Turkey-day weekend is consumed I was thinking about a Sunday ride out in the Hemingway location. I have my little KTM (Nemo) available, my KLR is off-line for awhile.
Sam, dude, I forgot that my dad asked me to call you... I'll totally be down for a ride on Sunday if I'm not hunting. Hemingway sounds gooooood
__________________
"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."
G. K. Chesterton.
Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 04:59 PM   #242
Idahosam
Set Adrift
 
Idahosam's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Here and There.. but mostly in the Desert
Oddometer: 4,110
Let's see how it develops. What you been up Heath?
__________________
My Ride South of the Border
Riding Nevada's Pony Express Trail May 2013

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley
Idahosam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 07:34 PM   #243
ryanwilliamcantrell OP
Get Out and Ride!!
 
ryanwilliamcantrell's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Oddometer: 3,859
I'd forgotten I'd get out of school a little early today, due to Thanksgiving. So I took the 'long way' to my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving meal.

I went South to Melba, and took dirt over to Pleasent Valley. I'm yet to take the same way twice, and I always manage to get a bit lost.

Started out of Jeep trail. Generally pretty good traction, with some muddy spots on occasion.







Made my way over to Dedication Point.









After this point, is where I usually get lost... until I stubble across Pleasent Valley.

Started out on double track.






It was really quite a good trail for quite a while.






After a while, the trail started to dissappear, I took wrong turns, etc. I would place this as the middle of nowhere.






I eventually realize I was in fact on public land, so that was a bonus.






Starting to look like one of Sam's rides. Turned into a cow trail.






Then it turned into tracking across country, trying to link 1/2 used trails and cattle trails.






I eventually found a road, but it dead ended as I was headed north.






I worked my way further south, only to get more lost. Whatever. I eventually found railroad tracks and followed them to Pleasent Valley as the sun set.

Good times.
__________________
Ride your own ride & enjoy your ride.


ryanwilliamcantrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 10:23 PM   #244
MotoRogue
pLAys wELL wiTH oTheRs
 
MotoRogue's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Oddometer: 119
Hey Sam and Heath.............I may be up for a Hemingway ride Sunday ....As of right now the day is open. Could do a short 'biggie' ride if that is the consensus.............

And Ryan, what a fine day to ride today. Looks like you had a terrific afternoon to yourself..........always good therapy before a holiday with family!

Happy Thanksgiving All
__________________
"There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go who secretly hope they won't".
~Rabindranath Tagore
MotoRogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 05:26 PM   #245
ryanwilliamcantrell OP
Get Out and Ride!!
 
ryanwilliamcantrell's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Oddometer: 3,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanwilliamcantrell
Update

It's going to be cold this weekend.
5-Day Forecast for ZIP Code 83687

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday



43 F | 18 F
6 C | -8 C

39 F | 18 F
4 C | -8 C

39 F | 18 F
4 C | -8 C

42 F | 20 F
6 C | -7 C


That's a high of 40, for those of you who are graphically challenged.

That means those 2.5 inches that fell on Bogus today aren't likely to melt off before Friday, so we'll have to change our route.

We'll kind of play it be ear for a day or two, and keep an eye on the snow line. I'd still like to get north, so perhaps we'll ride into Horseshoe Bend, and take Harris Creek Summit, and see if Hawley is do-able. If not, Placerville for a cup of warm Joe, and then into Jerusalam Valley for some exploration or Grimes Creek area.

(P.S. there's gas in Placerville)
I checked the snow lines, and snow reports to determine a route for tomorrow.

Here's the route we're going to try.
Rocky Canyon, over Crooked and Clear Creak Summit, up to NewCenterville, and then onto Placerville. Gas in Placerville for anyone who needs it, and maybe some Joe to warm-up. Out to Harris Creek Summit, and up to Hawley Mt. Lookout if we can get to it. Turn west onto the Jeep-trail, which spits us out in Jerusalem Valley. From there we'll look around about, and work out way out of there into Porter Creek (north of Horseshoe Bend). We'll go behind Horseshoe Bend, up old Highway 55, and see if Pearl Rd. is dried out enough to take back to Boise.





Phil and I are meeting at the Jack in the Box on the Corner of Eagle and Chinden at 8:00am. We'll leave shortly after that. So... if you think you're going, either be sure to show up on time, or PM me to let me know so we don't leave without you!!
__________________
Ride your own ride & enjoy your ride.



ryanwilliamcantrell screwed with this post 11-22-2007 at 05:32 PM
ryanwilliamcantrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2007, 10:20 PM   #246
ryanwilliamcantrell OP
Get Out and Ride!!
 
ryanwilliamcantrell's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Oddometer: 3,859
Phil, Norb, and I went into the cold this morning to hit the Northern Mts one more time before winter sets in.

We met up at Jack in the Box, and got some strange looks from everyone. I guess it was due to the 17 degree weather.









We headed out Reserve St., with the intention of staying under the snow line.




That didn't last long. We didn't even get to Rocky Canyon before we got into snow.




Phil was freezing his banana off, so I tried my best to help him bundle-up. It time for Phil to invest in some headed grip. Norb to.





Norb at least had the heated jacket to help him stay warm - and he used it liberally.



By Clear Creek I was loosing my licence plate. Zip ties to the rescue.




Coming off the second summit, there was quite a bit of snow - but because it was fresh, the traction was very reasonable, so we kept on.









In our travels, I attacked a deer, and brought it down bare-handed. I kept these as a trophy. We ate the rest.




Norb's ride in Placerville. We stopped there for a half hour to sip coffee and sit by the fire.




Top of Harris Creek was covered - that meant no Hawley Lookout for us.





Phil and Norb.




So we went through Horseshoe bend and into Jerusalem Valley.





We went back quite a ways, and stoped off to play on occassion.





We rode into the snow, and then turned around, since Hawley was the only known exit (at it was snowed in). In all, it was a very nice day of mellow riding.
__________________
Ride your own ride & enjoy your ride.


ryanwilliamcantrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 08:34 AM   #247
HeadingNorth
Keep On The Gas!!
 
HeadingNorth's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Boise Idaho
Oddometer: 987
Great Ride Great Friends

Yes it was a beautiful day!!!! It was one of those rides that on the surface people think "What the hell are you doing!!! You can't go up there!!!" But if you do, you have the serentiy to yourself.

I thought Norb and Ryan might turn off their heated jackets in sympathy but NOOOOOOO!!!! I used hot packs in my boots and gloves and it was tolerable. Thanks guys for the ride it was great.

HOWEVER,

RYAN!!!

THE FOREST IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER!!!!!

LET THE ATTACK OF THE DESERT BEGIN!!
__________________
"Ride More....Bitch When Necessary...But....NO SINGLE TRACK RYAN"
HeadingNorth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 08:40 AM   #248
ryanwilliamcantrell OP
Get Out and Ride!!
 
ryanwilliamcantrell's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Nampa, Idaho
Oddometer: 3,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeadingNorth
HOWEVER,

RYAN!!!

THE FOREST IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE WINTER!!!!!
Maybe for you... when I got home, I looked up a set of full-on knobbies for the KLR.
__________________
Ride your own ride & enjoy your ride.


ryanwilliamcantrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 09:02 AM   #249
idahojoe
shut up and ride
 
idahojoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2003
Oddometer: 229
Hemmingway on Sunday

Hi guys,
Me and a buddy would like to ride tomorrow, is there room for 2 more? Do you have a meeting time?
__________________
Homedale, Id
07 950 SE
13 KTM 250 XCW
78 R80/7
68 Maico 360
idahojoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 09:12 AM   #250
HeadingNorth
Keep On The Gas!!
 
HeadingNorth's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Boise Idaho
Oddometer: 987
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanwilliamcantrell
Maybe for you... when I got home, I looked up a set of full-on knobbies for the KLR.

O.K. MAYBE ONE more time!!
__________________
"Ride More....Bitch When Necessary...But....NO SINGLE TRACK RYAN"
HeadingNorth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 09:25 AM   #251
emmettken
Beastly Adventurer
 
emmettken's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: southwest idaho
Oddometer: 1,901
Cool! Widder electric vest was one of the best investments I've made.
emmettken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #252
Idahosam
Set Adrift
 
Idahosam's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: Here and There.. but mostly in the Desert
Oddometer: 4,110
Sounds like you three had a blast!

Phil if it's any consultation I too have no electric riding gear, but I ride with an old pair of ski pants and a fleece sweater under my jacket and have been just fine except for the hands...heated grips well worth the investment unless of course you like to spend a great deal more on heated gloves and jacket.



I'll probably load the KTM up and head to Hemingway Sunday for a couple hours of farting around be there about 11 AM, if your interested.
__________________
My Ride South of the Border
Riding Nevada's Pony Express Trail May 2013

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley
Idahosam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 11:59 AM   #253
MotoRogue
pLAys wELL wiTH oTheRs
 
MotoRogue's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Oddometer: 119
Personal Hand Warmer...

It was indeed a great, cold, ride into some frozen country........Thanks for the ride Ryan and Phil.
__________________
"There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go who secretly hope they won't".
~Rabindranath Tagore
MotoRogue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 12:09 PM   #254
HeadingNorth
Keep On The Gas!!
 
HeadingNorth's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Boise Idaho
Oddometer: 987
30 Degrees

I wear long johns, Jeans and long sleeve thick shirt, Pressure suit, sweat shirt, Riding pants and jacket. Cover my head and neck with the Balaclava.
Wool socks with plasic bags over my feet. Toe warmers and winter gloves.
This will keep me warm down to about 30 degrees. I did a winter tour of the redwoods for a week in Dec a few years ago and I was just fine.

The only thing I had that nearly froze off was...........My Finger tips.

Siunday sounds like fun but my wife and I are doing some charity work tht day. I'm up for a ride next week of course. Just not a dawn patrol 15 degrees launch.

Yes I'm a pus for wanting it to warm up to FREZZING FIRST!!!

Ryan pulled my man card for washing my bike. Maybe I'll get it back for riding yesterday??
__________________
"Ride More....Bitch When Necessary...But....NO SINGLE TRACK RYAN"
HeadingNorth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #255
FoolHardy
Still Inky
 
FoolHardy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Boise...ish
Oddometer: 533
If this the bike you washed, I'm gonna hafta side with Ryan!
__________________
"It is not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves" - Sir Edmund Hillary

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go" - T.S. Elliot
FoolHardy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014