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Old 11-11-2013, 03:01 PM   #7681
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Been lurking more than posting after my move to Boise, but seeing the TW comment figured I might chime in and say I have been considering a downsize myself. I have been thinking an OSSA Explorer a Shareco X-Ride would work well for me. I would miss the 650 as I wouldn't be able to justify both but might just be worth it...

FYI: My wife and I would love to ride with anyone willing to ride slow and show the newbies around and/or has kids wanting to come along so our daughter could go with us. (She is 11 and rides an 80)

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Old 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #7682
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Been lurking more than posting after my move to Boise, but seeing the TW comment figured I might chime in and say I have been considering a downsize myself. I have been thinking an OSSA Explorer a Shareco X-Ride would work well for me. I would miss the 650 as I wouldn't be able to justify both but might just be worth it...

FYI: My wife and I would love to ride with anyone willing to ride slow and show the newbies around and/or has kids wanting to come along so our daughter could go with us. (She is 11 and rides an 80)

http://www.ossausa.com/motorcycles/ossa-explorer-280i/

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A family that plays together stays together you may be on to something. Mr Abbott?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:11 AM   #7683
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:26 AM   #7684
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:35 PM   #7685
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That video was crazy, the guy must have been loaded or something... wow!
Didn't expect to see anything like that today...

Hope the guy came out ok, but man was that funny!
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:43 AM   #7686
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Old 11-13-2013, 06:49 AM   #7687
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If you look closely, you can see he "splashes" down, into what, I can only imagine.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #7688
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Thanks again to the write-ups here, the boy and I had a pleasant little adventure this past weekend.
http://trailimage.com/across-swan-falls-dam

Nice ride. I've been wanting to ride over there for a long time. You did answer one question if one can push motorcycles across the dam, but I'm confused on your mentioning of the closure area. Is everthing closed to vehicle use on the Owyhee side of the river after crossing the dam?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #7689
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Is everything closed to vehicle use on the Owyhee side of the river after crossing the dam?
I saw no signs restricting access to the dirt and gravel road along the Owyhee side of the river. But the trail that looks like a footpath at first, from that side of the dam upriver a bit then uphill to the road, had closure signs at both ends (map).
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #7690
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Thanks. I didn't know there were so many Petroglyphs out there so that will be cool to see in person.

Several years ago I tried to get to the dam from the Murphy side looking for the road which leads to the dam. I wandered around for many hours and never did make it. Your thread has renewed my interest. Again, enjoy your posts, thanks.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #7691
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So I am assuming that was the route known as the "beef trail" you took up and out of the canyon? It's a bummer to see the closure, that was always a fun trip, I am hopeful that it reopens, but so many things like that rarely do.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #7692
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So I am assuming that was the route known as the "beef trail"
Red closed, green open. Click to see bigger.

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Old 11-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #7693
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Thanks for the map Jason. That cleared it up. Almost seems stupid what is the closed part though, but better than what I had thought. Thanks again.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:49 AM   #7694
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Route from south side of the dam to Beef Trail

Haven't done the trip in a while, but I have ridden the Beef Trail in both directions in and out of the river canyon. It's cool, with the petroglyphs and the old "mission" building. Downhill travelling the Beef Trail into the canyon is MUCH easier than the uphill out. From the look of the color coding on Jason's map, once you push the bike across the dam southward, you're at a dead end. Am I reading that right?
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:55 AM   #7695
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National monuments and unintended consequences

A good read regarding the proposed Boulder-Whiteclouds National Monument ......

http://id-rc.org/against-a-boulder-w...ds-wilderness/
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