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Old 07-18-2011, 08:45 PM   #5491
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Can't wait to ride more stuff like this on the Tiger! It is quite the amazing machine. Ran some single track on it a little less than a week ago. Gonna write the story in my thread right now. Just needed to read yours for motivation.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #5492
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Fantastic ride so far! I can't believe you got Phil to do that many miles in a day. You have no idea the kind of death march I'm up for right now. Keep those reports coming. Really enjoying it man!
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Sublett to Island Park to Lemhi. There's a record in there somewhere. I started climbing the Big Butte on a 1971 Trail Boss 100 with hi/lo transmission. Always enjoy the view.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:32 AM   #5493
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Fantastic ride so far! I can't believe you got Phil to do that many miles in a day. You have no idea the kind of death march I'm up for right now. Keep those reports coming. Really enjoying it man!
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:09 PM   #5494
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Hi Ya'll,

I'm thinking about putting together an easy, 200 mile, level 1/2, overnighter next weekend for those interesting. We've got some new guys to the Boise scene who are looking to get out and meet some of the other riders. I was thinking it'd be a good change to find a camping spot next to a reservoir or stream and do a ride & fish.


I'm thinking leave Saturday afternoon and return Sunday late afternoon.


If I get some responses that guys are interested, I'll set it up.


PS ~ Even if you're not really the overnight type, at least come out for a partial day ride with us, or borrow some of my camping gear and give it a shot.


I'll post the ride on IAMC as well.

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I will probably be able to ride on sat. and hopefully spend the night but i would have to leave early sunday morning for my sons birthday party.my only problem is my rear tire.I was also wondering if you have a check list of things to bring while your motorcycle camping?I started one but never doing it before im not sure if im leaving anything out motorcycle related?
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I will probably be able to ride on sat. and hopefully spend the night but i would have to leave early sunday morning for my sons birthday party.my only problem is my rear tire.I was also wondering if you have a check list of things to bring while your motorcycle camping?I started one but never doing it before im not sure if im leaving anything out motorcycle related?
Yep. PM me your email address, and I'll send you my checklist.
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Old 07-20-2011, 07:26 AM   #5496
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In looking at the maps, there are a couple of different routes for us to look at.

1.) Meet near Hammett there just off the interstate. Ride north on Bennett (beautiful this time of the year) up past Anderson Dam, east on FS227 and stay around Baumgartner or Worswick Hot Springs. Fishing for those who want it on the South Fork of the Boise River and/or the Little Smokey Creek. I've pulled Trout and Salmon out of them both. Hot Springs in the area, for those who'd prefer to soak. Then ride out south on FS094 the next day to Fairfield and say our 'goodbyes' there and let guys find their own way home.

2.) Meet around Banks. Head north up FS644, behind Cascade Lake on FS435, Na HillW on FS326 to FS206 north to Mica Hill, where the White Lick Hot Springs. Fishing on the Middle Fork of the Weiser River. I've never been to these hot springs before, so I don't know much about them.

If you have a preference, one way or the other, shoot me a PM. We'll see if there's a strong preference one way or the other.

Mosquitoes will be thick, no matter which area we choose. Be SURE to bring DEET.

Several of you have written me, to let me know that you're not sure how to carry your camping gear on your bike. That's not a concern. Just PM me, and we'll get something worked out. I'll have my water purification system there for everyone to use, as well as my penny stove for everyone to cook with.

You'll really only need:
Sleeping Bag
Food for dinner and breakfast (dehydrated stuff like oatmeal keeps the weight down)
Nalgene (at least a quart) of water (which you can refill at camp, or along the trail of you run out)

A floor pad (Big Agnus... whatever) would certainly help you to sleep better, but isn't a 'must'.

I'll put up my Kelty tarp, which can sleep several guys under it if it threatens to rain.

I'll have my tools in case we need them (cross your fingers). At tube or two is a good idea... but... again, not a requirement for this ride, as we're not going too far, and I'll have a spare of each.

I'm trying to make this as n00b-friendly as possible, so we can get as many guys out, who want to go, as we can.

If you think of anything in particular, shoot me a PM.

RWC
Has anyone decided which route they'd prefer? I don't know either ride, so I'm cool with either. My vote goes to the most scenic route, with the better camp area (more trees, stream, etc). Where's Hammett btw? I'm located in East Boise, (a few hundred feet from barber park) so if anyone from the Boise area want do a pre-meet and ride to the meeting location, I'm cool with that!

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Old 07-20-2011, 07:57 AM   #5497
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In looking at the maps, there are a couple of different routes for us to look at.

1.) Meet near Hammett there just off the interstate. Ride north on Bennett (beautiful this time of the year) up past Anderson Dam, east on FS227 and stay around Baumgartner or Worswick Hot Springs. Fishing for those who want it on the South Fork of the Boise River and/or the Little Smokey Creek. I've pulled Trout and Salmon out of them both. Hot Springs in the area, for those who'd prefer to soak. Then ride out south on FS094 the next day to Fairfield and say our 'goodbyes' there and let guys find their own way home.

2.) Meet around Banks. Head north up FS644, behind Cascade Lake on FS435, Na HillW on FS326 to FS206 north to Mica Hill, where the White Lick Hot Springs. Fishing on the Middle Fork of the Weiser River. I've never been to these hot springs before, so I don't know much about them.

If you have a preference, one way or the other, shoot me a PM. We'll see if there's a strong preference one way or the other.

Mosquitoes will be thick, no matter which area we choose. Be SURE to bring DEET.

Several of you have written me, to let me know that you're not sure how to carry your camping gear on your bike. That's not a concern. Just PM me, and we'll get something worked out. I'll have my water purification system there for everyone to use, as well as my penny stove for everyone to cook with.

You'll really only need:
Sleeping Bag
Food for dinner and breakfast (dehydrated stuff like oatmeal keeps the weight down)
Nalgene (at least a quart) of water (which you can refill at camp, or along the trail of you run out)

A floor pad (Big Agnus... whatever) would certainly help you to sleep better, but isn't a 'must'.

I'll put up my Kelty tarp, which can sleep several guys under it if it threatens to rain.

I'll have my tools in case we need them (cross your fingers). At tube or two is a good idea... but... again, not a requirement for this ride, as we're not going too far, and I'll have a spare of each.

I'm trying to make this as n00b-friendly as possible, so we can get as many guys out, who want to go, as we can.

If you think of anything in particular, shoot me a PM.

RWC
Ryan, I' may join you on this one. The new girl comes home tonight and IF I have her setup by then it will be a nice first run. I have a couple things that have to be done to make her fit me but they shouldn't take long. I'll also have to be creative on how I pack as she doesn't have side racks right now.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:03 AM   #5498
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Ryan, I' may join you on this one. The new girl comes home tonight and IFI have her setup by then it will be a nice first run. I have a couple things that have to be done to make her fit me but they shouldn't take long. I'll also have to be creative on how I pack as she doesn't have side racks right now.

Hey Clint, What did you get? Did you dump the old DRZ already? Hopefully this one doesn't take a crap on you in the middle of a cattle drive.......
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:23 AM   #5499
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Like Ryan said, up near Hat Point, called Saddle Creek Campground (link to Forest Service site). It looked like there were ample nearby areas to get off the road and camp with a similar view if the campground is busy.
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where is that? kinda looks like hells canyon deep creek area am i right?
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:05 PM   #5500
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Fantastic! Seems like it'll be an excellent ride! PM'd you.

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Ryan, I' may join you on this one. The new girl comes home tonight and IF I have her setup by then it will be a nice first run. I have a couple things that have to be done to make her fit me but they shouldn't take long. I'll also have to be creative on how I pack as she doesn't have side racks right now.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #5501
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Has anyone decided which route they'd prefer? I don't know either ride, so I'm cool with either. My vote goes to the most scenic route, with the better camp area (more trees, stream, etc). Where's Hammett btw? I'm located in East Boise, (a few hundred feet from barber park) so if anyone from the Boise area want do a pre-meet and ride to the meeting location, I'm cool with that!

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Seems that most of the preference is towards making a run north toward Cascade. It's closer, we get on dirt quicker, and it'll likely be cooler.

So,

Meet 2pm, Saturday, at

Banks.

We'll meet at the little cafe-thingy there, and head out from there.

I'm trailering up to Banks, because I'm taking a friend who's new to riding, and I don't need him getting squashed on
hwy 55 getting up there.

I'll include a map here in a few minutes, of the route.

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Old 07-20-2011, 01:25 PM   #5502
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So, there's your route. 2pm meet at Banks. North on Dry Buck Rd to FS644, past Smith's Ferry, to FS645 to Cascade for fuel (some guys will have small tanks) and a gas-station hot dog for those who don't want to cook their dinner that night. Back south around the lake, running the west side of Lake Cascade, to FS435. Climb FS435 to FS326 which connects to FS206 north. FS206 will go over Mica Hill, and drop us onto the Middle Fork of the Weiser River on FS186... which is where we'll camp that evening.

The next day, we'll drop south on the FS186 we came in on, back down the FS206 we came in on, but we'll stay on FS206 south to connect it to FS718, which is Fourbit Creek Rd. FS718 turns into FS618 as you travel south and takes you through the 'town' of Gross. This is the Ola Road ~ as you continue south, it'll take you into Ola. Once we're in Ola, everyone can get home however they choose, because my friend and I will be going back north, up Dry Buck road, to get to Banks, where are trailer is. Once you hit Ola, you just continue south to hwy 56 and go to either Emmett or HS Bend to get home.

If you're not familiar with the area, please be sure to print this, or carry your map so that if for some strange reason you got separated from the group, you know where you are. I've never personally lost anyone on a group ride, but I've been on a group ride where someone got separated and it's NOT cool.

See you all Saturday.

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Old 07-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #5503
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4th of July Ride, Day 3

After a lovely evening of trying not to get stepped on by overly-friendly horses, and throwing all my crap around me like a moat, we awoke to the reality that were were way ahead of schedule (a good problem to have)







We looked at the map to determine where we wanted to go. Neither of us had been to the Charcoal Kins, so that was destination #1.

We headed south on Hwy 28, where I thing EVERY bug in the county was spending their morning.







We stopped by, to look lustfully at Big Windy, which still had FEET of snow on top of it.




After fuel in Leadore, we headed to the Kilns.









I'm too lazy and unmotivated to provide the impressive history of these, but there used to be 16 of them, burning 40-80 cords of wood each. Imagine the man-power required for that...







Heading south out of the Kilns, we found a heavenly piece of double track that ran south, paralleling hwy 28. It was the middle-of-nowhere, 50mpg - type of double track, that you want to last forever.











Because we couldn't get over Big Windy, we had to go ALL THE WAY back down to Arco (gas/lunch) and back up through the Big Lost Valley. It was okay, though, because it gave us a chance to up through Pass Creek, which is always an awesome view.




















It was getting really got out, so we cut over to the Little Lost River range, and headed north to go swim in the Barney Hot Springs.







We got there in the heat of the day, and had the place to ourselves. It was great. The water is luke-warm and felt GREAT in the head of the day. To much water moving through it (snow melt?) that murkied the water to see the tropical fish very well, but I could still look down and see them through the blurry water ~ just not as well as when Heath and I were there a couple years ago.





We looked at the map after our dip, and decided Slate Creek Hot Springs would be a good destination for the evening, so we headed north on Little Lost River Rd to hit Doublesprings Rd.
Past Summitt Res.




I got the bright idea to bypass a bunch of gravel, and just pointed by tire west, where I though Doublesprings to be.





All was going great, and we were having a ball on the double track.

I mis-judged a rise and caught a tremendous amount of hang-time at a speed I don't care to disclose and nearly swallowed my heart. Luckily, I cleared the creek that was the cause of the rise. I slowed down after that.




We had multiple creek crossing, but then came on Burnt Creek, which was RIPPING.

My general rule about crossing water this deep and swift, is, "Never without a Heath", and Heath wasn't on this ride... so we got turned back.




The ride around Doublesprings was boring, but scenic.







The Lemhi Range, containing Idaho's tallest peak, Mt. Borah.





I was really excited to get over and run Road Creek, as it WAS one of my favorite stretches in the state, due to it's velcro-traction in twisty jeep trail.










How can you ruin RWC's favorite stretch?

Grade it.

Damn government.

It went from one of my favorite stretches of dirt, to miserable pea gravel with looming dust.




As we passed the Chinese Wall, I was shocked at how little snow was left on it (10k). Made me wonder if we could have gotten up it.





We dumped out and ran a few miles of pavement until our turn off for Slate Creek which essentially takes your right 'behind', or north, of the Chinese Wall on the north slope of the White Clouds.







We threw up camp and gathered fire wood before we took off to soak in the hot springs. Note, no tent. My man, Phil, ditched the tent for this ride.

No pics of the hot springs, since it was full of naked college students. I might have seemed like a perv.




No horses, tonight, so we both slept like a log. About 300 miles on the day.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:11 PM   #5504
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I had quite the day today. I really tested out those HT crash guards. I picked my bike up not less than 15 times! There were some pretty serious moments. I commented to Ryan just the other day that I can't wait to ride some more challenging stuff with the Tiger. I got my wish today. I won't spoil it all for the complete story in "Tyson and Hobbes", but suffice to say that two mirrors, clutch lever, and plastic hand guards are bent, broken, or missing!!!!

A few teasers

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And there's one more that puts these to shame! But I'll save that for the writings tomorrow night.....
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Jeez Ryan. Quite the ride you went on!!! Fantastic!!
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