Boise ride this weekend...

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

  1. dirtywurty

    dirtywurty Emmett ,Id

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    Man that sure was fun and now my leg is all healed :)
  2. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    So does this mean that the big boys didn't make it to the top?
  3. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Big boy.. that is. Alas, no one else showed! It was just Jason and I. That said, I'll let Jason tell the story.
  4. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    Don't hold your breath. I'm prepping for four days away this Thursday. I started cutting the video together last night and my wife got a little grouchy that I wasn't being helpful.
    :pierce
    :D Long story short, Dax and I worked together on motivating that GSA but it just sat there like a stubborn mule. So I wished Dax the best and left him there sobbing. Or something like that. Feel free to tell it, Dax.

    Long live the HP48.
  5. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    That pretty much sums it up. :hide

    I don't know how the hell Jason got his GS up there last year. Maybe he put helium in his tires because my GSA would just dig in and refuse to move (even with the two of us pushing as hard as we can). The good news is that I/we made it further this year than last year! (Not by much but a little.)

    Hopefully Jason didn't get a photo of me puking.

    I have to admit if I see another grapefruit sized boulder field pretending to be a path it'll be too soon (at least while I own my GSA). I had already starting considering trading in my 1200GSA for a new F800 but now I'm seriously considering it now.
  6. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Looks like many of us were out on the trails/roads this past weekend... good stuff! Dax... that Boulder road is a beast!...

    We did the Magruder Corridor and Lolo Motorway over a long weekend. I found that the Super Ten without knobbies is not necessarily a mountain goat!:huh
    The road up to Burnt Knob LO was just a bit too much for her/me... :p3rry
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    but we did get within 60 yards of the LO before a rock threw me into the left bank and try as I might, with just a dual sport tire, I could not get the big beast going again... just dug a big hole...
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    The views were fantastic up here:clap
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    Time to get turned around and head back down...:wink:
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    great ride over 4 days, I'll post a ride report here and on IAMC in the next few days...:D

    can't wait to see the pix of the Boulder City Ride!!:clap
  7. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    Sorry I was not able to come and share in your fun/misery. Didn't get off work till late Friday night. Wish I could have joined in on the fun.
  8. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Excuses, excuses. :p Now you owe me a beer AND a good ride. :clap
  9. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    That is all kinds of wrong. Love it. I've had Burnt Knob on my list for a while.
    :clap
  10. MingRidesBikes

    MingRidesBikes Been here awhile

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  11. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Still sounds like you guys had a..ummm.... exciting adventure. I am sorry guys but I did give advance notice on my bowing out. This has not been a good year for me and riding; I'm still limping from my Pony Express injury. I think it better to break a bone instead of tearing muscle.

    That said...............Where's the pictures of mayhem?

    Heading back up to the mountains in a couple days where there's no internet, and as of late no good fishing either.
  12. tvbh40a

    tvbh40a PSUViking

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    I do owe you, hurt me way more than you. On second thought I wasn't puking at work. We could swing up through Cascade n pick up the crip and ride up to Big Creek. Than wander home or something. Root beer is called spicy drink by my grand daughter, I could spring for a 6 pack. I have a funeral this weekend. After that I would be open.

    Dan Noyes, MY ADV on adv rider, is putting on an awesome ride in the Portland area this weekend. I had to cancel a few hours ago cuz of the funeral, you could get my spot if he hasn't already filled it.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876496
    A few pics of all the excitement is truly warranted.
  13. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Alas, I too am busy with family events this weekend. Let's shoot for a 8/3,4 or 8/10,11. After my fail at Boulder Basin I'd prefer something that isn't too gnarly. (I'm still licking my wounds.)
  14. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    MIght I suggest Louie Lake, Beautiful place:wink:
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    daxm Been here awhile

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    Ha, Ha. Silverspurs told me about his trip to Louie Lake. Remind me not to trust you in the future. :p
  16. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    :rofl:rofl yeah... that Louie Lake road is a Peach!!...
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    fun, but I'm not taking the Super Ten there... :nono
    DRZ 400 would be a much better choice!!
  17. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    It was actually easy on the DRZ, I was hoping to try it on a bigger bike this year :cry, but alas no joy in that department.
  18. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Sorry you weren't able to get a beast to bash-up on the Louie Lake Rd... :rofl
    Here's an idea for a good simulation:
    take your DRZ
    add about 300 pounds of weight to it (kinda like handicapping a race horse):wink:
    put some slick tires on it

    lower it about 4"

    now; take it up that road and bash it against every boulder and ledge till you finally spin out 30yds from the lake cause you can't get any more traction...:clap

    see; you don't need the big bike, you just have to use some imagination and modify the one you've got to get the same experience!!:lol3

    Even though it doesn't sound like it, I really did enjoy that ride...:eek1
  19. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    One also needs to weigh in the cost of having such fun..... big difference hammering a 5k bike in the rocks vs a 15k bike!

    :muutt
  20. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Truer words were never spoken...:bow