5th Annual Prairie Poker Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Idahosam, May 15, 2011.

  1. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Well, finally spring is making it's introduction here in Idaho, and well to be honest I've been in hiatus or maybe it was hibernation and can't remember, Well, somehow I got coaxed into doing this ride again so I changed up about half the route and managed to keep everyone guessing :wink: Route is longer this year than in past rides, come out to around 190 miles with only 30 or so paved.

    Turned out to be a good day, as we all met at a local Diner. I personally thought many would bow out as the day started with ominous rain clouds hanging overhead, alas it cleared and everyone who had signed on showed... umm well almost everybody.

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    Some eat slower than others:D

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    We rolled out right on time... 0900

    and while I've done this many times I NEVER tire of the magnificent scenery I have in my backyard

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    Finally we were back on the Oregon Trail, so there was the obligatory historical landmark stop and photo opportunity.


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    After this point I took almost no pictures but I highlighted the ride into three parts of video clips.. greatly condensed!

    OH YEA, perhaps I should include the route

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    Part One:


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    If any of those who rode along please feel free to add you pictures as I didn't take many.


    Part II on the way shortly
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  2. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Here is the highlight of riding up the back side of Bennett Mountain. I'll work on Part III later this week..

    Enjoy

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  3. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Hi Sam :wave

    Nice to see the So. Id. gang having a good time.

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  4. badmemory

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    Masterful route planning Sam! Thanks again :thumb
    -Ben
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  5. Goblin10mm

    Goblin10mm Adventurer

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    Taken at Castle Rock.
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  6. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    That's what you were doing up there, Great shot and balance there. :thumb
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  7. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Those videos are looking good, Sam. :clap May is full of kid and wife stuff or we would have been out there with you. Looks like a great time, as usual.
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  8. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    What are you saying about my route planning, Ben? :scratch
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  9. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Back at'cha :wave I'll be seeing you soon up at the HC get together; looking forward to it... it's really grown since it's inception.

    I will be riding out on the 15th mostly all dirt to Moscow. I will spend the night at my daughters place and head on over Thurdsay.. see you son.
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  10. badmemory

    badmemory Adventurer

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    Sam said something about this ride being good therapy for the Jason Abbott Zeno experience? :lol3

    Now I'm good for another adventure :evil
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  11. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    :lol3 OH God :oscarthat is so friggin funny, good one, and by the way "Thank You" Ben, albiet, I apologize fun the lack of the masochistic element, but I did say level 2. :happay

    Hope to see you out with us again soon, you too Jason.
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  12. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Alright the only other pictures I took from up on Bennett looking north to the Trinity Mountains


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    and one of me for my challenge shot........ never mind the guy peeing behind me:D

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    Still working on Part III video highlight.....
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  13. HuskyGuy

    HuskyGuy Tech Geek

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    Sam,
    Thanks for putting this amazing ride together. The ride was great, the scenery was great and so was the company! Couldnt have asked for a better day. :clap

    Mike
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  14. badmemory

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    Well I think right now I'm a fan of level 2/3, with a smattering of level "masochist" :D
    My techno-geek exterior needs to be muddied up on occasion :wink:
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  15. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Yup, we all need a little of that action once in awhile to remind us we're alive:deal

    Got Picture?
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  16. Goblin10mm

    Goblin10mm Adventurer

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    Thanks Sam. And sorry about your challenge shot having Mike peeing in it :D I tried moving the shot, but it just didn't look right. This was clearly the better alternative :lol3
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  17. Idahosam

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    Had to change the angle..:rofl Thanks for the shot.
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  18. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    WEll Alrighty, I have finished up the final video highlight of the ride. I just wanted to say it was a very enjoyable ride and to meet new faces of those other gregarious types out there; hope our paths cross again. See you all out there.

    Please feel free to add you pictures and comments..


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  19. badmemory

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    Sturgis: Oregon Trail style
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    Holy Trinities!
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    Sam rallying the troops
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    Great day :clap
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  20. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Nice pics and video.
    Thanks
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