Boise ride this weekend...

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

  1. DeadOhioSky

    DeadOhioSky Adventurer

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    Mike,

    Would love to meet up tonight, but can not make it. Even if we did the exact same route in the same direction, it was a really good ride, and a blast meeting you guys. Look forward to the next one.

    Thanks for posting and organizing!!
  2. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Just realized what time it is (5:30 ID time)... can't get there in time now, next time I guess... will put a reminder in the phone next time... :cry
  3. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    Nice quiet ride this evening, just the two of us :D.

    I hadn't done the upper section of Pearl (past Sand Hollow) or the old Highway 55 before, those were both a blast. Johnson's Creek in reverse is a lot of fun too, nice change of pace to climb back up what I usually go down.

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    Looking forward to riding with more of you guys this summer.
  4. GGAlex

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    It would be good if they got some input from OHVers.


    <TABLE style="WIDTH: 100%" cellPadding=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="WIDTH: 100%; PADDING-BOTTOM: 7px; PADDING-TOP: 4px">Volunteers needed May 17 to survey Foothills users </TD></TR> <TR> <TD style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px"> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 7px" vAlign=top width=20>[​IMG] </TD> <TD>Public Information Office Boise Parks & Recreation, City of Boise CITY </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Volunteers are sought Saturday, May 17, to conduct a survey of trail users who visit the Foothills. The 6th annual survey will be used in management decisions for the 140 miles of trails and thousands of acres of open space on the Boise Front. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Teams of 2-3 volunteers are needed in four-hour shifts from 7-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. at 12 trailheads throughout the Boise Foothills. <o:p></o:p>
    To sign up online for a volunteer shift, please see http://bit.ly/bprvolunteers and type “Tending our Foothills” in the search box or contact Jerry Pugh, Community Programs Coordinator, at jpugh@cityofboise.org or call (208) 608-7617.
  5. GGAlex

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  6. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Just found this last night. I watched the whole thing right then and there. Now I'm motivated to go out and practice the 3 manuevers they show! (I oh so wanted to take their class when they were in Boise but, alas, I was called away for work.) Damn work getting in the way of my riding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re2A9UJzSBw&list=WL&index=3
  7. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    As you all know, I'm not a veteran off-roader (yet). That said, I just found the Danskin mountain trails and they are awesome! However, on my second time going there I noticed some signs saying that motor vehicles aren't allowed on the trails for maintenance reasons. The sign didn't give a time period on when they will be back open (if ever). I did a Google search and found the following site but it doesn't say that they are even closed. http://www.stayontrails.com/where-to-ride/trail.aspx?name=Danskin+Mountains_Boise+National+Forest

    Can someone inform me on how I can figure this one out? Is this a forest service question?
  8. obrianmcc

    obrianmcc Been here awhile

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    Due to last seasons fires ... the Danskins will be closed for up to 1-3 yrs pending impact studies and rebuilding infrastructure (Bridges etc, etc)
  9. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    The humanity!!! Go figure, just as I find some cool new place to ride (that is close to home I should add) I'm not going to be able to use it for several years. :cry
  10. DeadOhioSky

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    Yeah it sucks about the Danskins................One of the best places to ride for sure.
  11. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    All is not lost Dax... go collect the Indian Hot Springs Challenge site... it's not that far and I promise it will be memorable... :evil:clap
  12. cavscout99

    cavscout99 Been here awhile

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    Too bad about the Danskin. That's where I found that panniers and single track don't really mix. :evil I was working west of the Danskins last summer, that smoke was so thick visibility was down to 100 yards.
  13. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Got out a bit this weekend with Cole and Dad. Bike ran like crap, but we had a great time!

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  14. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    I saw the pics on motoidaho.com. Looks like Boulder Basin (without the water) to me. :lol3
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    silverspurs what's over there?

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  16. silverspurs

    silverspurs what's over there?

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    much easier than Boulder Basin... no stretches of bottomless baby head boulders... traction is much better!! :evil:rofl
  17. FoolHardy

    FoolHardy Still Inky

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    Wednesday afterwork ride: Let's meet at the parking lot of the Boise Little Theater/ baseball fields at Fort Boise Park at the corner of Fort st and Reserve @6:00. We'll go out Reserve st-Shaw Mountain rd through Rocky Canyon to Robie Creek. There are a few side roads I would like to check out in that area, I have been through on that road but never really poked around. Depending on time, we can follow Robie Creek to Clear creek, then slab it back on hwy 21, or just hit the hwy at Robie. Does anyone know when the gate on 8th street will be open?
  18. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a good chance for me to get my "snow picture" for the challenge. BTW, are you posting these rides on motoidaho.com too by chance? (hint, hint)
  19. rockhopjohn

    rockhopjohn I LOVE Orogenies

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    If I remember the gate shows it being locked til 5/15, but I don't know if that means its open on 5/15 or 5/16. Anyway, I went up Shaw Mtn road to Adelpe Summit and then up the Ridge Road I got stopped about 2-3 miles short of Bogus by snow across the road, so I imagine that will be impassable for another week or two.
  20. FoolHardy

    FoolHardy Still Inky

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    Yep Dax, I know where some snow is hiding :) And I have been posting invites in the forum section in thread "Weekday after work ride". Perhaps I should post it as an "Event" so it would be more visible.
    And thanks for the info John :)