Boise ride this weekend...

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

  1. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    I use my FE450 as a DS bike.....but truck it close to the trail head. Just got a seat concepts cover put on, but have not had a chance to ride it yet. Lots of great places to explore around here. Spring seems to be here and it's time to start riding. :clap
  2. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Check out the IAMC Challenge... here;

    http://www.motoidaho.com/node/2205

    it should be right up your alley this year with a mix of easy to moderate difficulty rides... some of the sites will fit your 800, other sites you'll want one of your smaller bikes... have fun!!
  3. GGAlex

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    I'll reply to three replies here (thanks guys):
    Silverspurs-- That's really interesting what you mention about the IAMC Challenge having a level of difficulty to some destinations that would benefit from using an FE450. Oh that is so tempting now. If only I were retired...
    While I cannot do the whole thing, it would be a good excuse to join up with some new-to-me riders to try individual Challenge destinations together?

    SCExpat-- you are going to absolutely love your SeatConcepts treatment. I have one each on my Berg and 250XC (horrors! on an enduro bike? Yup, it works, no movement impediment, just a less-sore posterior).

    Daxm-- "Welcome! Now you get to wait for the ice to melt and the ground to dry with the rest of us! :-)"
    Thank you! Well, the precip has really been something special lately (a little lightning and hail in East end this PM to boot), but a great weekend is forecast-- sunny, 60s.
    Perfect for the DEZ: TVTMA is hosting an open-invite ride (called the Chili Ride) this weekend near Murphy ID in the Owyhee Front Range BLM OHV area, where the snow is long-gone and the sand will be tacky and rail-able!
    See https://www.facebook.com/events/1414075912179505/?ref_notif_type=plan_mall_activity&source=1
    or http://tvtma.org
    No cost, no membership required, but they hope to generate members through the event by giving a chance for folks to get to know the rabble at a real-time good-time.

    Cheers,
    A.
  4. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Yeah. That hail storm went right over my house. Nearly completely carpeted my yard with hail.

    That ride this weekend looks fun. I'll have to see if I can come out!
  5. Pheo

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    Hi Guys

    Moved back to Boise late last fall from Seattle, had just started to get to know the local eastsiders too, so looking to pick up and meet some of the local Boise gang

    I don't really do any dirt yet, but ride an R1200GS whenever I can, always up for a beer with fellow ADVers or a ride to nowhere

    Looking forward to the longer riding season :)
  6. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Welcome back. :freaky

    I need to teas you a bit as I am from Seattle originally. Longer riding season... only for fare weather riders! :rofl I was able to ride between 10.5 and 11.5 months a year in Seattle with only a Gerbing jacket and gloves. :evil (Not sure I would be willing to do that in Boise with the risk of ice during the winter...)

    I do love the riding weather out here durring the rest of the year! :clap
  7. FoolHardy

    FoolHardy Still Inky

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    I spent a couple of years in Seattle myself, and I gotta say, I prefer the sub freezing and 100+ heat we get here because, well, its dry :) And for those of you unfamiliar with the area (and anyone else) who would like to get out for a couple of hours in the evenings during the week (usually wednesdays) and meet some fellow riders I am going to start doing the "weekday afterwork rides" again now that the time has changed and it stays light longer, check here or here for when and where.
  8. Pheo

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    Haha valid point, I was out in January last year in Seattle but didn't start till Feb 1st this year! too bloody cold :)
  9. coolsen

    coolsen Enjoying the Ride

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    Never let a little cold weather or snow dampen your riding. You can ride every month of the year......this photo was taken in early March a few years ago of RWC and me riding up Grimes Creek near Grimes Pass. :evil
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  10. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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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
  11. WhichWayNow

    WhichWayNow Been here awhile

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    In general, Idaho is business friendly. It's a "Right to Work" state. I would imagine the tax structure has to be better than California. I'm not sure what your business is, but there is a good work force available here. The only negative that I can think of would possibly be an increase in shipping costs for materials and finished product.
  12. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    Just letting everyone know that the IAMC website is up and working now... YAY!!:clap:clap

    You can take care of Dues and also sign up for the 2014 Challenge...

    See ya'll at the Dinner on Saturday March 22nd... 4pm at the upstairs meeting room at Happy Trails... 11777 Executive Dr, Boise, ID

    more details here:


    http://www.motoidaho.com/node/2155

    Thanks Heather, Dax and Ed for getting us up and rolling again!:thumb
  13. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    My business is in my tag line.
    Tell me about the single track, is it true what I hear?:ear
  14. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    My business is in my tag line.
    Tell me about the single track, is it true what I hear?:ear
  15. 3horsepack

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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.:freaky
  16. mxbundy

    mxbundy Been here awhile

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    Ft Lauderdale?? I grew up in Arcadia, West by about 150 miles.!!! :freaky
  17. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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  18. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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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. :ear
  19. Jason Abbott

    Jason Abbott Long time Idaho rider

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    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)
  20. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    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". :huh I would have to disagree. Maybe mild if you were coming from back east. :deal 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. :evil

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