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Old 02-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #5911
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I spent about 6 hours and 150 miles on the west side of Owyhee resivoir today and there's almost 0 mud. There was even a bit of dust following me around. Get ur buts out and ride. The conditions are primo
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:54 PM   #5912
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I spent about 6 hours and 150 miles on the west side of Owyhee resivoir today and there's almost 0 mud. There was even a bit of dust following me around. Get ur buts out and ride. The conditions are primo
Thanks for the conditions report. I was thinking about going to Juntura for lunch the dirty way tomorrow if I don't have anything else going on. 50° and sunny for tomorrow.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #5913
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Sounds great, too bad I promised my kid I would take her out right after school tomorrow, 3:00 to ride at clay peak. I was also thinking of juntura, but maybe next tuesday or wednesday, to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the KLR bash we had last spring. That road that ate my KLR, is pretty fun for about 10 or so miles up to twin springs FYI
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:13 PM   #5914
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Way to go Boise riders, the sun is shining the trails are dry and the boise thread made it all the way back to the third page. I guess I am going to have to figure out how to post my own pics since your not providing me with anything to read about.
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I spent about 6 hours and 150 miles on the west side of Owyhee resivoir today and there's almost 0 mud. There was even a bit of dust following me around. Get ur buts out and ride. The conditions are primo
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:26 PM   #5915
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Speaking of pics, I took very few today. 230 mile ride.





This was a herd of about 25 mule deer, now just a couple of butts.



More weird things in the desert. Area 51?





Bunches of little mesh bags of dirt buried in the dirt. And tied with pretty ribbon!

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #5916
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250 miles, according to my calculations, that would take me almost exactly 2 full tanks of fuel, figured the mileage on the DRZ yesterday and I am either going to have to adjust my riding style , or start strapping on more fuel because 31.5 mpg's wont get me far enough on 4 gallons of gas .

Thanks for the pics there Trailrider
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #5917
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:52 AM   #5918
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250 miles, according to my calculations, that would take me almost exactly 2 full tanks of fuel, figured the mileage on the DRZ yesterday and I am either going to have to adjust my riding style , or start strapping on more fuel because 31.5 mpg's wont get me far enough on 4 gallons of gas .

Thanks for the pics there Trailrider
31.5 MPG?.... I average a constant 50-55 MPG on my plated E
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:39 AM   #5919
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31.5 MPG?.... I average a constant 50-55 MPG on my plated E

I figured I'd get 40-45, hell my KLR got over 45 consistantly even the way I ride, I'm going to take my next ride like a sane person and see if that helps, if it does I think I'll be even more dissapointed.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #5920
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There's a RR I'd not posted, from last summer, and I've got an extra day this weekend, so I thought I'd get started on it...
Epic as usual. And inspiring enough that I spent time laying out the route in the GPS software—and saw how many miles

Anyway, really enjoyed it so far. And always fun to imagine Phil whining.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:13 PM   #5921
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250 miles, according to my calculations, that would take me almost exactly 2 full tanks of fuel, figured the mileage on the DRZ yesterday and I am either going to have to adjust my riding style , or start strapping on more fuel because 31.5 mpg's wont get me far enough on 4 gallons of gas .

Thanks for the pics there Trailrider
No wonder it was for sale!



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I figured I'd get 40-45, hell my KLR got over 45 consistantly even the way I ride, I'm going to take my next ride like a sane person and see if that helps, if it does I think I'll be even more dissapointed.
Where is the fun in that? I guess I'll pass on accompanying you on your next ride if you are going to behave like that.
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I figured I'd get 40-45, hell my KLR got over 45 consistantly even the way I ride, I'm going to take my next ride like a sane person and see if that helps, if it does I think I'll be even more dissapointed.
Hmmm....at a minimum.... do you have a big bore installed.

My E is all stock except for a Leo Vince Slip On, 14/44 gearing (06 with hotter cams and FCR)... run hard and put away wet...still insists on giving me 50-55 mpg (Dual Sporting). I've never measured after riding Dez sand... probably mid to high 40's in those conditions.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #5923
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I figured I'd get 40-45, hell my KLR got over 45 consistantly even the way I ride, I'm going to take my next ride like a sane person and see if that helps, if it does I think I'll be even more dissapointed.
My KLR got 55 till I changed the jettting and pipe now down to 50, Hell my Honda accord get's 31.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #5924
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Owyhee route sanity check

Your desert rides have me motivated to get out there. Can anyone with experience say if this route to Juntura is reasonable for my GS (links to Google map)? I would return on pavement.
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Your desert rides have me motivated to get out there. Can anyone with experience say if this route to Juntura is reasonable for my GS (links to Google map)? I would return on pavement.
Jason,
Looks good for the most part. Are you planning on jumping the Owyhee River Canyon? Your route ends before it drops into the canyon. There is actually a really loose, rocky, steep downhill right as you drop into the canyon on that route.

On the other end of your route there is a big zig zag that takes you off of Granite Creek Road. I haven't been that way. If you stay on Granite Creek Road and don't do the zig zag, you drop into a ranch. There is a sign saying to stay on the main road as you go through the ranch. You still end up on the Riverside road after you get through the ranch.

There are a couple of spots along your route that stay in the shade that can be pretty muddy also. Might not be a problem this year though.
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