Boise trials riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by SCExpat, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. SCExpat

    SCExpat Ex-expat

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    Hey glad you made it out. At least I was not the only crazy one. Turned out to be a great day. Forced to have good form or....whoops. You noticed that only the Beta's were there. That is because the Gasgas bikes don't start when it gets that cold. :evil Maybe a Gasgas rider or two will make it out next Sunday. :deal
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  2. SCExpat

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    First ride of the new year. Damm it was cold. Around 8F when we first started riding measured by the thermometer in Bart's truck.
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    Slowly some other riders started to get there.......and then there were 4. :clap
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    Then.......little by little the clouds went away and the sky turned blue. What a great day for riding.
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    We stayed to about 1:00. I wanted to ride more but my legs were turning to jello and could not support my 250# "traction package" any longer. I thought for sure the snow would be all melted off the rocks for next Sunday.....but then it happened. 3 -4 inches of fresh Idaho snow. I guess it is good if you like to ski.
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  3. SCExpat

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    Most of the snow was gone and the sun was out. Still in the single digit temps. but a good day for riding.
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    Doing great for only the third ride!

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    What goes up......

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    Even had some "trials dogs" out for the ride.

    Trials curious??? We ride every Sunday and new riders are always welcome. More fun and much more of a workout than it looks like. We started about 10:00 and rode to 3:00. Really kicked my arse. Still sore and tired today.
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    Must have been the coldest day for riding so far. Right about 2F at 10AM. At least I am not the only one with this obsession.
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    A great turn out considering the weather. A big kick in the nuts to who ever said the winters here are "mild". :jerko I keep thinking that maybe I should have picked Florida.....yea flat as a pancake and you might get a tropical storm or 2.....but none of this inversion BS.

    Anyways, it still turned out to be a good day for riding........kind of like it always does. Beats the heck out of sitting at home reading ride reports of people in the southern hemisphere.
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  5. Handy

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    I was thinking about you guys and wishing I was there yesterday. See ya next week, unless someone is interested in going out some time during the week.:ear
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  6. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    that area looks fantastic. Is it public land?

    Stay safe,
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  7. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Looks like fun. :clap Whose old Chevy/GMC? Any more pics of it?
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  8. SCExpat

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    All public land. It is a great place for trials riding. Lucky to have it here.

    Great fun. The truck is a Chevy and usually out there every Sunday. May have more pictures of it in the staging area or you can come out Sunday and see it in person. :wink:
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  9. SCExpat

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    First ride in a long time above freezing. Started out just a bit overcast but that burned off and it turned out to be a great day for trials riding.
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    So far so good.......
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    Whoops.......
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    Forgot which finger for the ADV salute in the post fall confusion. :huh

    Still had a great day of riding. If not for this I would be having serious riding withdrawal and looking for someplace to spend the winter where it does not get so cold. Trials riding has saved my sanity.
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  10. SCExpat

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    Saw this on CL. http://boise.craigslist.org/mcy/3592901947.html
    Just like mine and Handy's. Great bikes for trials riding.

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    2000 Beta Rev 3 270cc Trials Bike, 2 stroke, new top end with less than 15 hrs on it. One fork seal is leaking a little, that's the only thing wrong. Starts easy, runs great. I just don't ever ride it. Would consider a trade for a 2009 or newer KTM or Husaburg 4 stoke that could be used for duel sport, I'd pony up cash for the difference. $2200 OBO
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    About time we are able to ride in the sun without 10 layers of clothing. Yes it was a great day and my legs were more sore than usual after this ride. Could have been because we had a course set up for us by the resident coaches who decided it would be good if they really "encouraged" us to push our limits. :eek1
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    They pushed their own limits as usual. This did not result in an endo. :clap

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    Beautiful day for riding. The lady in our group cleaning the section. :clap

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    I learned that the custom cab extension on this truck cost about 3X what the truck did! Turned out really nice and it is a keeper.

    We'll be back next Sunday if anyone is "trials curious" or has a bike and would like to ride with a few other enthusiast.
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  12. Ron in Boise

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    I was looking forward to riding a new area, until I saw what we were riding. Mostly stuff for more advanced riders and not much for my novice level. Just a bit windy and cold at first but clear and very comfortable once I started riding and got warmed up. Our group grew today. Not a good place to start but Beta Brian did great and did not get scared off.

    Most of the stuff was on the big side.
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    Still a fun place to ride.
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    Challenging, tight sections for the experts.
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    And some challenging stuff for the novices too.
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    Overall a great day of riding. :clap
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  15. exmoto47

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    Hello,
    I happened across this thread searching for vintage trials riders in Idaho. I grew up packing out deer and elk on some of Idaho's toughest trails tiding a TL 250. I also used to race moto, but I am too old for that crap now, so I just bought a Reflex to ride the nasty single track in Yellowpine. I think it would be cool to watch some real trials bike in action. If a guy puttin around on a old beat up TLR doesn't cramp your guys style to bad, I would like to join in the festivities.

    How do you find out where you guys are riding? Is there a secret handshake? a bloodletting ceremony? or does the new guy just bring a bunch of cheap beer?
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  16. ryanwilliamcantrell

    ryanwilliamcantrell Get Out and Ride!!

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    Great Thread!:norton
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  17. SCExpat

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    99.9% of the time we ride at the STD....no not that STD. Secret Trials Disneyland. While you will be the only twin shock rider you are quite welcome to come out and ride Sunday. The current start time is 9:00 and will move to 8:00 as it gets hotter. Hopefully there will not be any bloodletting but we do reserve the right to laugh and point at any and all "miscalculations". Head down Sinker Rd. toward the bridge and just before the power lines cross the road take the dirt road on the right. Only one so no other choices. Keep going to the staging area and park. Look forward to seeing you and the TLR. :freaky
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  18. SCExpat

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    Thank you. Considering the rides you have posted here that means a lot. Trials riding is a great workout (Doesn't look like it but similar to riding whoops, lots of leg work) and really fun and addictive.
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  19. OldGeez

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    I started on a TL125 back in the 70's and have continued to enjoy the sport for years. I'm the oldest of our riders at 63 and have no plans of slowing down as I continue to compete at the nationals. We would love to have you come out and ride with us. As you were instructed in a previous reply from a great rider we start at 9am. Look for some red, blue and white ribbons tied to a stake on the right side of the road and follow that road up to our parking area. You are never to old to start or enjoy this sport.
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  20. exmoto47

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    Thanks for the info. I am looking forward to getting my bike tuned up enough to join you guys.

    I have this weird feeling I am going to be in the market for a real trials bike soon.
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