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Old 03-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #7876
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Hi, Boise and the surrounding area is great. Funny, you don't see many from Hemet, Ca. Spent my Jr College years at Mt. San Jacinto College playing football for Bob Stangel. Originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. But what I found is once here in Idaho I didn't want to leave. Give a holler and good luck.
Ft Lauderdale?? I grew up in Arcadia, West by about 150 miles.!!!
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Old 03-14-2014, 06:53 PM   #7877
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Tell me about the single track, is it true what I hear?
Single Track? This thread should keep you busy for a while if you haven't found it yet.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524859
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:38 PM   #7878
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Question Best site/forum to buy/sell a bike

Where is the best place to buy/sell a bike? I'm drooling over the new BMW F800s and I'm curious what I can get for my 1200GSA.
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:53 PM   #7879
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Tell me about the single track, is it true what I hear?
You probably just missed me mentioning this updated site some days ago: http://trails.idaho.gov/. Pretty much any kind of terrain you want to ride is out there.

(It is only half single track at most but here are pictures of my own rides from this past year: http://www.trailimage.com/tag/ktm-500-xc-w)
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:45 AM   #7880
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Hey guys, just found this thread and have a few questions for you guys.

We discovered Boise last summer when we visited Boise State for my daughter ( looks like she has settled on Boise state) to check out as a potential place of higher learning.
We were there for 5 days and took in the school and all the local amenities.
After coming home we just couldn't get Boise off our mind.
We were blown away by the whole vibe of the place. I am originally from the deep south ( Fla.) and am a pretty conservative guy and have never really fit in here in Socal.
Boise seems much more conservative and just has a wholesomeness about it we have been missing.

So tell me, would this be a good place to move our expanding business?
I all ready know that the riding up there is epic, but what about the business climate.
I have some industry friends up there and they have favorable things to say.
Traffic is a breeze compared to here, so already love that.
But what say yee?

Bundy

You will most likely find more info on moving here at http://www.city-data.com/forum/boise-area/ That is where I spent time learning about the area before moving here. One thing I was disappointed in.....everything I read said the winters here are "mild". I would have to disagree. Maybe mild if you were coming from back east. There may be a couple people who ride year round (There are about 4-5 of us who ride trials bikes year round) but most park their bikes for the winter. Especially anything on road. There may be a couple of days that can be ridden out in the desert but all the good single track will be snow covered or frozen solid. Just over 2 years living here and really like it. I just like the winters a bit less.

Just got my Seat Concepts cover put on my Husaberg and am really happy with it.

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Old 03-15-2014, 06:51 AM   #7881
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Where is the best place to buy/sell a bike? I'm drooling over the new BMW F800s and I'm curious what I can get for my 1200GSA.
I think you will get more $$$ selling it here on ADVrider. Check the prices here vs. CL. I think most people are looking for a killer deal on CL.....at least I am.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:40 PM   #7882
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HELLO Boise.... just wanted to touch base with the home-base. Should be home soon sure hope spring has arrived or if not I'll try to bring it with me. Been great..... once I got out west again.










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Old 03-17-2014, 09:45 AM   #7883
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Swan Falls gated?

I needed to cross Swan Falls dam last night. I figured it might get locked in the evening but wasn't expecting a six foot chain-link fence across the whole north side, encompassing a few of the parking spots. Is that how it's normally locked or is something else going on?
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:43 PM   #7884
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Danskin to be closed all year

Sad. It's close by and has trails easy for my son to ride.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/boise/...STELPRD3793283
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:02 PM   #7885
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Hey guys, just found this thread and have a few questions for you guys.

We discovered Boise last summer when we visited Boise State for my daughter ( looks like she has settled on Boise state) to check out as a potential place of higher learning.

So tell me, would this be a good place to move our expanding business?
I all ready know that the riding up there is epic, but what about the business climate.
I have some industry friends up there and they have favorable things to say.
Traffic is a breeze compared to here, so already love that.
But what say yee?

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I have lived here three times since the 80s. I keep coming back. The winters are mild compared to Alaska, my second to last home.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:08 PM   #7886
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Anyone know when the average date the road around the top of Steen's mountain opens? I recall it being closed mid June.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:15 PM   #7887
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http://www.harneycounty.com/steensmountain.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/travel/ind...printed_o.html

It will probably be open earlier than usual this year because of the low snowpack.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:19 PM   #7888
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Blacks Creek to North Fork Boise

Did the Blacks Creek / Long Gulch / Slide Gulch loop last Sunday about mid-day. For an early season ride to try out some new skills and equipment it was perfect. I was a little surprised to not see another bike till I got to the other end, among the traffic around the dam.

The descent to the South Fork of the Boise and a short section just out of Prairie was a bit entertaining, as they had finished some major grading and filling to fix what the proprietor of the Y-Stop General Store described as some really big ruts and holes left by the logging trucks. It was still really soft, wet and slimy, but looked like it might dry out pretty quickly.

Apparently the Long Gulch / Slide Gulch road down to the North Fork of the Boise had been opened only a couple of days before. Only saw a single vehicle on the entire section, and they were parked at the Rattlesnake Road intersection. Three short sections of snow was pretty much all that remained in the road, and might be gone in a couple of weeks.

On the other hand, the North Fork road was arguably in the worst condition I have ever seen it. The bright side was that apparently a grader operator became lost, dis-oriented or just needed something to do close to the end of the road, because they mistakenly graded three or four miles around the lower end. It was soft and loose, with a lot of rocks in it, but at least the potholes were harder to hit.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #7889
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North Fork??

Where did you go after Slide Gulch to get over to the North Fork? Did you go over the hill at Alexander Flat or all the way up to Swanholm?

I would have thought those two roads would still be pretty snowy.

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Old 03-18-2014, 09:56 AM   #7890
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Wrong river.

OK, I read your post again. When you come down Slide Gulch (Long Gulch) you hit what is normally called the Middle Fork of the Boise, the North Fork is in there, it joins the Middle Fork quite a ways above Slide Gulch, at Trout Creek.

Don't think you got over to the North Fork itself. I think you would have fought a lot of snow. Sorry, kinda makes my other question moot.

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