idaho extreme

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by uhoh7, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. visualizerent

    visualizerent Raconteur

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    Outstanding pics! Subscribed. I spent a season flying for the USFS , late '90's-anus clenching adventure.

    Keep them Idaho pics coming, keeps me motivated for another singletrack visit soon!

    Juan
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  2. hyperboarder

    hyperboarder Potato Farmer

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    No idea how it took me so long to find this thread. Phenomenal pics, I need to venture further north it seems.
  3. machalooney

    machalooney Been here awhile

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    Last Friday night, my neighborhood was put under "Mandatory Evacuation". Having been traveling on business to fly home in time to watch the inferno nearly a mile from my house. The aerial assault that ensued while we were packing was unforgettable. I've never seen anything like it. The wife and kids ended up sleeping while I stood fire watch ready to bolt at a moments notice. Cars and boat ready to leave the next morning. The Sherriff rolled by consistently making sure I was on my toes but not forcing us out the door, which I respected.

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    It was distracting to say the least to get ready to go. Everyone remained calm and took everything one step at a time.

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    As darkness set, I was on the watch. :1drink

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    Some video my wife took driving back to our house Friday afternoon. (click on pic)

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    Spent five days camping :freaky

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    Kinda exhausting

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    On the way home, lot's of attack helicopters working diligently.

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    The outlook is promising as they've done a good job of containing this bitch and there is rain in the forecast (but with potential lightning).

    Nice to be back in my own bed.
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  4. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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  5. byways

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    Terrific stuff there, uhoh7. Awesome ... yet sad.
  6. boomhwr

    boomhwr Been here awhile

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    I was familiar with your situation. Was watching my phone to see if I had to run to Hailey (Woodside) to help the in-laws pack to leave. They were fortunate to be on the east side of the road. Other father in law was not so lucky, lives out towards Fairfield and was told to leave. He did turn on the pivot and wheel lines before he left. Great report.
  7. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Was wondering what happened to this thread....glad it's back alive again! Hopefully everyone faired well in Idaho and didn't receive a lot of damage. I'm subscribed now, so I can keep living the stoke of your awesome pics, riding areas, and day dreaming about my future upcoming trip to your area. Thank you!
  8. machalooney

    machalooney Been here awhile

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    Thank you for what you do.

    Great video of stills from the Beaver Creek Fire -


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    You also get a glimpse of Tanker 910's engine failure.
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    Cheers,

    ML
  9. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PullnG'sTillTheyPuke

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    Off topic from the fires...uhoh7, do you think it was still worth it to go with the 250SX as opposed to the 250XC/EXC after all the mods/$ that you did/put in (radiator, suspension, flywheel weight, gas tank, etc)? With both bikes approx the same price...
  10. uhoh7

    uhoh7 wingnut killer

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    that was back in 07 when the sx was way lighter and had totally different motor, frame and forks, than the 07 xc etc.

    I'm not sure it was the best thing to do then, let alone today :) But the bike is still running well, and I like it.

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    Here it is this spring, close to where the fire started in August. The best single mod is running tubliss and around 9 lbs---holds dry trails much better.

    I prefer the GG most of the time, but I have engine work to do on it at the momment.

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    Think about the gap between an mx bike and a downhill mountain bike.
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  11. uhoh7

    uhoh7 wingnut killer

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    Greenhorn Gulch. Appears fire produced some intermittant moonscapes, but some foliage made it through in spots.
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  12. machalooney

    machalooney Been here awhile

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    I think the Tequila the night before was still coursing through my veins and I just about killed uhoh by almost ramming him off a cliff with my vigorous motivation to get by. :eek1

    Patience is important in the backcountry.

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  13. Ever Onward

    Ever Onward Older,Wiser, Smarter

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    Simply awesome RR and pics ! :clap

    And thanks for throwin in all the wildfire stuff too. I sometimes forget about all the fire and smoke having not been in it for 6 years now.

    Its all to easy to only look at the bluebird day pics and ignore the flipside of the paradise coin.

    Wildfire can change EVERYTHING in a heartbeat. :huh
  14. sanderjavant

    sanderjavant Adventurer

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    Fantastic thread, great stuff! I'm ready to sell everything but the bikes, fly rod, and kayak and move to Idaho!
  15. hobie1dog

    hobie1dog Not a Sheeple

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    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    JMforPres Been here awhile

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  18. hotlaps

    hotlaps outlaw riding

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    :lurk we need more
  19. uhoh7

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  20. uhoh7

    uhoh7 wingnut killer

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    She still lives and runs very well. This season my big 'adjustment' has been to go with a michelin trial on the FRONT also. I run this Tubliss, with about 10 lbs. Sick sick sick, on the single track. I was wondering if it was my imagination, but my buddy above rode the bike. He found the front incredible. "I've never been on a motorcycle which went over the rocks and grips like that", He reported. :)
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