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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by ryanwilliamcantrell, Oct 17, 2007.
You won't be holding anyone up. I think I'm taking the KLR, so I'll be running heavy anyway.
Just come man. The more the merrier!!
I can go if someone wil let me know where and when. Is it 10 am at Hemingway or did it change ?
That was the last I heard.
just Pm'd you, Allgo.
So, how'd the ride go?
The ride went very well. RWC and AllGoNoShow took photo's. This ride had a little bit of everything. I was hoping RWC would do a ride report and AllGo chime in with his photo's. Guess they had to milk goats or something.
Would have been a great trip with your new girl.
I'll get the pics downloaded, and I'll post them here tonight... after the Bronco game, of course.
Heading North and I are going to head out to Pickle Butte for a couple of hours after work.
We'll meet up around 4:30 or so, and ride for a couple hours until the sun sets.
This is less of a 'group ride', and more of a "I'll keep an eye on everyone, so make sure nobody went over thier handle bars and needs to be life-flighted out". So, it's just an opportunity to increase your skill level in the whoops, sand, etc... while knowing there are other riders near in case you're in trouble.
Pickle Butte is about 10 miles out of Nampa. Take the Highway going out 12th Ave, and turn Right (west) on Missouri Rd. Take is all the way to the butte - you can't miss it.
I'm in! I wanted to hit Hemingway the last two weekends with you guys, but had scheduling issues. I'm off work at 4:00 so this will work great for me.
If you haven't been to Pickle Butte before, it's more of a place to hone your skills, rather than adventure touring. There's deep sand, whoops, hill climbs... etc. So, if' you're on the KLR, ride as light as you can, and if you have the ability, ride with a couple gallons or less in the tank and you'll feel lighter (because you'll be missing 25 lbs of fuel up high).
PM me if you need directions.
Pics from this weekend...
We met up at Denny's in the morning for some chow before we left.
Here's Phil giving you his better side.
This was originally more of a n00b invite - but since no n00bs showed up, I changed the route a bit, to include some more nasty terrain.
Allgonoshow, JimE, HeadingNorth, and myself head out. Phil is on his XL600,
I'm on the loaded KLR650, Jim is running light on his KLR, and Chris is on the KTM.
We went out Hemmingway, and went the back way into Slate Mt. Road. No pavement required. Here we are cutting across some single track (about 12-18'' wide) to get to our trail.
Yes - this is every bit as steep as it looks. I'd say it's about a 70 degree angle for part of this drop - very steep for the brief drop. :eek1 Phil handled it well, dispite his unimpressed look I could see through the helmet.
After riding a river bed for a couple miles (yes, a deep sand river bed ) we came to Slate Mt. Rd.
The scenes were very nice. Fall colors were out in the high country, and the trail was fantastic. I was trying out some new hard luggage on my bike this weekend, and it took the beating of the trail much better than I anticipated.
I 'mentioned' to Phil that the trail would get rocky, but I'm sure he will tell you that I under-explained just how rocky it was going to get.
Chris cookin' it down the trail - which happened to be the stream.
Loose, deep, rock.
Hmmm.... I better make sure everyone gets up this safely.
Yep - all is well.
JimE flyin' up it.
After some intense terrain, we stoped for a break. Phil rolled off his bike, and slid into a mild coma. We rested for a while, and then took off for Silver City. Here we are sat some cabins that have been abandoned.
All ride long, Chris was harrasing Phil, encouraging him to fly over the handlebars so we could get a great shot of Phil doing a face plant. Ironically, Chris stalled it climinging a rock, and dropped his KTM 4 feet to the ground.
We parted ways with Chris at the Silver City junction, and JimE, HN, and I went up to Silver City via the old Murphy Rd (trail).
We hussled up there, and hung out in Silver City long enough to grab a snack, and head back to Murphy via Rabbit Creek Rd. We then hopped on the freeway and headed back. Total ride was around 110 miles, and took about 7 hrs. Good day.
Ryan looks like you guys had a ball, Phill is getting to be a pretty good rider he will be ready for a new thumper by next spring I bet.
You would be correct. Just can't decide which one??
Every ride with RWC is memorable one way or another.
I've been lurking for a year or three and decided to finally post something. I ride Notorious P.I.G., my deserted-out '99 XR600 with plate but not street legal.
I'm interested in tagging along on a pavement-free ride or at least a police-tolerant-of-dirtbikes-on-street (Idaho City) type of ride in late November and late December if such a thing exists.
Owyhee - love the username.
We ride at least a couple weekends every month.
Lately, we've been hitting Hemminway and working our way out from there.
We'll be riding the Owyhee's all winter, so just keep an eye out in the PNW for rides, and jump in on one that's all offroad.
I don't know - that XL600 suits him well!
It sits lower than most newer bikes, but still has the torque of the 600. I'd almost say that he'd do well with an overhaul to it's engine and keep it for a while.
I think the newer 650's would be too top-heavy, and the newer 400's sit higher...
The more I ride my XT550, the more I question why they aren't still imported... I'm getting to be very fond of it, and can see why Phil likes his managable (sp?) XL600.
Phil when I get my bike back together and my back back together I will let you try it out, for us inseam challanged folks htey work out good.
That would be great Ed. I'll buy breakfast!!! I really like the DR setup and I'm a Suzuki guy anyway.
Anyone interested in coming out for some fun? My friend is flying up from Flagstaff that weekend for a bit of a ride. He's been off bikes for 7 years so we'll be moving at a medium pace and he'll be riding my XR200 (...for sale...pregnant wife=no ride).
Where and when we will ride is weather-dependent but is most likey staging from Rabbit Creek so we can snag lunch at the Murphy Store.
Rocks, sand, whoops = bad
Looks like you are looking for a job.......