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Old 05-22-2011, 08:47 PM   #5206
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Rode the Superhawk 300 miles today. I will say this: If I still lived in Colorado, the bike wouldn't be getting sold. Fantastic pavement here! Brand new Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs. Sticky! I think I passed at least 60 cars in the double yellow today. It's so easy with that bike! Twist the throttle and you've passed the car in like 2 seconds. Onto the next corner... I had a blast today!
Nothing like a Big Twin to twist your crank... I did a zig zag route through the rockies on my Duc ST4s a few years ago and it was the t*ts. BTW Trevor said the 800 is at Happy Trails so seeing as your out of town, I figure I'll stop by and fondle it on my way through Boise to the races at MMP ...
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:53 PM   #5207
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Nothing like a Big Twin to twist your crank... I did a zig zag route through the rockies on my Duc ST4s a few years ago and it was the t*ts. BTW Trevor said the 800 is at Happy Trails so seeing as your out of town, I figure I'll stop by and fondle it on my way through Boise to the races at MMP ...

There's a lot of people that get to fondle my bike before I do. I'm gonna have to let her know I'm the true master when I get back there!
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:59 AM   #5208
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Too many possibilities to even bother starting a list.

I'd say, if Jason is willing to take you out, then head out with him ~ he'll know where to take you. Maybe Bogus will be open by then, and he'll drop you over the back side onto Harris Creek Summit in Placerville and Idaho City. Doubt Grimes Pass will be open by then... but one never knows until you go look.
We took the road out of Pioneerville toward Pilot Peak this weekend. We got up to 5650 ft. elevation before the snow stopped us.

I'm not sure how high Grimes Pass is, but that should give an idea of where the snow line is.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:18 AM   #5209
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Just an observation, but there aren't hardly any upcoming events on motoidaho. Last year was packed with rides this time of year. I know cause that's what inspired me to buy the KLR. Almost had that bike for a year now. Just an observation that's all. Might it have something to do with the spectacular weather in Idaho this year?

Rode the Superhawk 300 miles today. I will say this: If I still lived in Colorado, the bike wouldn't be getting sold. Fantastic pavement here! Brand new Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs. Sticky! I think I passed at least 60 cars in the double yellow today. It's so easy with that bike! Twist the throttle and you've passed the car in like 2 seconds. Onto the next corner... I had a blast today!
The hills were melted last year, by this time, compared to this year, where we're still socked in.

I think that has a lot to do with it.

I know my riding won't be a tenth of what it was last year ~ that's just the way it goes, sometimes.

Hope you're enjoying the twisties there.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:20 AM   #5210
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We took the road out of Pioneerville toward Pilot Peak this weekend. We got up to 5650 ft. elevation before the snow stopped us.

I'm not sure how high Grimes Pass is, but that should give an idea of where the snow line is.
Thanks for the heads up ~ I considered heading that way on Sunday, but figured I wouldn't even read 6k... so I stayed home and did chores.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:35 AM   #5211
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Not sure if this is the right place to post, if not please point me in the right direction.

I am heading to Boise for a few days, 29th-1st and I am bringing my LC4 enduro with me.

I grew up in Boise and know the area, but I never owned a motorcycle while living there.

I want to get a 5-8 hour ride in on Tuesday the 31st and was looking for suggested "must do" routes starting in the Boise area.

I prefer forest roads/jeep trails but can get through some pretty technical stuff just don’t want to spend the whole day doing it.

Anyone got any suggestions for someone visiting from Arizona? Or anyone want to go riding on Tuesday the 31st?

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On Saturday The Wife and I took a ride over Rabbit creek summit to the North Fork of the Boise. We took the shortcut over to the middle fork from Barber Flats to Alexander flats and down the middle fork. Nothing technical but a nice ride. The shortcut over the mountain is fun. There are some side trips you could take in that area as well.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:45 AM   #5212
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Just an observation, but there aren't hardly any upcoming events on motoidaho. Last year was packed with rides this time of year. I know cause that's what inspired me to buy the KLR. Almost had that bike for a year now. Just an observation that's all. Might it have something to do with the spectacular weather in Idaho this year?
I have notice that too. I think that is the intention of the "Post your own ride" challenge site is to hopefully get more people to post rides. At least the weather is FINALLY getting a little better!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #5213
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I have notice that too. I think that is the intention of the "Post your own ride" challenge site is to hopefully get more people to post rides. At least the weather is FINALLY getting a little better!!
Agreed. Truth is, about 5 guys were posting about 80% of the rides too... so I hope that some other folks will start posting a bunch of rides this year.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #5214
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Agreed. Truth is, about 5 guys were posting about 80% of the rides too... so I hope that some other folks will start posting a bunch of rides this year.

That is so true Ryan.

I have posted one, the Prairie Poke along ride good turn out of 23 riders, and now I am going to the KLIM Adventure Rally soon (Posted) but no takers.

Three days after getting back I leave again for the Hells Canyon Rally (not posted) planned out a route of almost all dirt, I think much of this will follow much of Ryan's ride last year.

Truth be told the weather here has not been cooperative.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:04 PM   #5215
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On Saturday The Wife and I took a ride over Rabbit creek summit to the North Fork of the Boise. We took the shortcut over to the middle fork from Barber Flats to Alexander flats and down the middle fork. Nothing technical but a nice ride. The shortcut over the mountain is fun. There are some side trips you could take in that area as well.
Snow up top?
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Superhawk is sold! Best part is, it is to a coworker. That's means conjugal visits once a year!
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:36 PM   #5218
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Snow up top?
Just a little bit on the side of the road going over the summit of Rabbit creek. The road is in good shape.
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That is so true Ryan.

I have posted one, the Prairie Poke along ride good turn out of 23 riders, and now I am going to the KLIM Adventure Rally soon (Posted) but no takers.

Three days after getting back I leave again for the Hells Canyon Rally (not posted) planned out a route of almost all dirt, I think much of this will follow much of Ryan's ride last year.

Truth be told the weather here has not been cooperative.
I'm VERY jealous. What are the dates for the ralley this year (I'm so out of the loop.....)
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Superhawk is sold! Best part is, it is to a coworker. That's means conjugal visits once a year!
Congrats... that went quick!
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