Boise ride this weekend...

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by ryanwilliamcantrell, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Special Ed_65

    Special Ed_65 A.K.A. Special Ed

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    I can do a Monday night overnighter:ear
  2. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Unfortunately I can't do Monday night. :(:
  3. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Was that Kyle I saw on 12th in Nampa this morning about 10:00?
    Blue DR with a yellow DRZ400SM behind.
  4. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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  5. badmemory

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  6. boxertwin

    boxertwin Long timer

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    Thanks for sharing. Sad news.
  7. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Heath and I rode through Daggett Creek yesterday ~ it was wild. The creek blew-out this year, and started a new creek ~ it wasn't nearly as kind to us as the previous creek was. Between the water flow, and the new path, the sweat was pouring off us both trying to get through it.

    We often tried to ride was was left of the trail, only to have our bike wash out and land in the creek anyway... as was the case here. Heath tried to run the same like I couldn't make, and was greeted with a wet face-plant into Daggett Creek. I was laughing too hard to be of any use to him getting his bike back up, but managed to pull the camera out, after he'd gotten the bike upright.

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    Backing up a bit, to the Y where 8th T's into BRR,m it was a beautiful a day out.

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    We went up BRR to the Daggett turn off, and immediately hit snow. We plowed through it, and was soon out of it as we lost elevation.

    It was very green an beautiful down in there.

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    It didn't take long for the 'trail' to be swallowed by the rushing creek. Usually, it's a very clear creek, so you can pick your path through the wet rocks. Not today. Today it was dark brown from all the run off, and you had no idea what lurked beneath the water. You just had to hit the gas and hang on ~ as a result, we had multiple tip-overs from hitting large, unseen rocks and bouncing our front tire off of them. :lol3

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    As you can see, this 'new' trail where the creek plowed a new path, is very unforgiving. Large rocks are eagerly waiting to knock a hole in your case. As a result, I had to got slow enough to ensure my dad's cases made it through in one piece (I was on my dad's XT225).





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    This is where he stopped for our 1st breather. I was near the puke-stage at this point. :lol3

    Ironically, there was a cross stuck in the ground. All I could think of, was some poor fool took a KLR down in there, and his friend put him out of his misery, buried him, and burned the bike. :rofl

    This was one of the rare times where we could pull out of the creek to the bank to get a break... then you dropped right back into the creek again.

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    After catching our breath, we took off again.



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    We got out of the creek, only to start the hill climbing. I don't have a picture of the most nasty one, because I was too tired to even breath properly, let alone, pull out the camera. However, Heath had a video cam on his head, and I'm sure he's going to have some hysterical footage of my pulling a Superman up that hill (laying on the tank, hanging off the back... hanging onto the handlebars for dear life).


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    Heath bounced his front tire up this... nearly pulling it back on himself twice. He was running 15/45 up this crap, making his clutch work for it's life.

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    Once we got up top, it mellowed out quite a bit, as we dropped down Lower Daggett onto Clear Creek.

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    The views were beautiful from the ridge.

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    One last obstacle to overcome... then we were home free.

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    The ride gets a A+... but you'd better be in shape for it, with a great rear tire. We were neither, so we were huffing and puffing our way through it. :freaky
  8. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Dang Ryan, I imagine, someone like me or Phil would have been in need of an AED then:lol3

    Looks like you two had a great time pushing, pulling, cursing, sweating, etc, etc can't wait for the video.
  9. JUNBUG

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    :roflThe cross was not for our klr's:rofl
  10. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    That must be a pic from last year, I assume?

    It's considerably more difficult this year, than the last time I was down there with my KLR.

    Maybe it'll mellow out a bit once the water slows down, and it gets some traffic. :clap

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  11. JUNBUG

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    Yep, last year. If it was much more difficult than it was last year I would still be down there.:lol3
  12. ditchbanker

    ditchbanker Owner of dull user line

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    Nope, I was at home with the Kiddo, and a lower back reminding me that 8 yards of perma bark is a hell of a day.
  13. Rook85

    Rook85 Nooberific

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    I just ran the 8th street, BRR, shaw mountain road loop on Tuesday and is in pretty decent condition. 8th street is rutted and torn up from the thaw but was firm enough for my fat DR with deathwings to handle fine.
  14. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Well, I went up to my place in Cascade for a few days, hoping for cooperative weather, yea right..

    Shot from a few weeks ago rode up on the 990 then, rained the whole time
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    Yup, Mi Sierra Casa; no internet, couple of PBS stations.
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    So fast forward I spent most of this week up there on the DRZ, felt more like early October than first part of June. cold, windy and rainy. anyway rode around looking for a way over towards Council No matter which way I went at around 5000 feet snow, a lot of snow.

    anyway here's a few shots I took riding around up there. Going to be a a while before the passes start opening up; guess I'll have to change my Hells Canyon routing this year!
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    I remember I almost bought this place back in 95, shortly after retiring from the military.. I came very close to it but the wife talked me out of it.

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    Oh well just a few shots cause my camera died and I left the charger cable at home.

    I know nothing as exciting as one of Ryan's day adventures but that's all I have.

    See you out there :ricky
  15. riverdoctor

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    Anybody heard of a guy out in / near Eagle that customizes seats? I've heard there is such a dude but don't know a name or have a contact. I have a real butt-buster seat that I'd like to get re-shaped.
  16. WhiskeySierra

    WhiskeySierra Day L8, $1 Short

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    That would be Dave Fisher, Fisher Upholstery-939-6513.
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  18. brother dan

    brother dan Lost in my mind

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    Dave does good work and is a good guy. Ditchbanker traded me for my DR seat Dave did and I believe he's gotten plenty of use out of it.


    Dan
  19. riverdoctor

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    I think I'll give him a try.

  20. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    ..... I just had Dave work up a DRZ seat for me ..... he does an excellent job .... I highly recommend.