My Idaho mosey on the mighty 250

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by ALinUTAH, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. ALinUTAH

    ALinUTAH Been here awhile

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    Thanks everybody. It was a lot of fun. Next time Montana I think. We'll see.

    Hey Sam, I would live in Idaho if I could. Maybe I will some day. Did I bump into you guys at the Lowell cafe, looking at the ducati monster with ktm legs? Maybe that was somebody else. We should ride sometime. -al
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  2. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    If was at the restaurant then probably.
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  3. ALinUTAH

    ALinUTAH Been here awhile

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    After reading your last entry on your RR, I think maybe it was your buddies looking for you. It would have been last Wednesday. Helluva place to run out of gas. -al
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  4. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Yup! that's sounds about right, we ate there Wednesday morning. I may have seen your bike. Small world.
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  5. Lima Tango

    Lima Tango Adventurer

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    That's good writing right there. :lol3

    Enjoyed the the pics too. Idaho always a good place for generating RRs!

    LT
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  6. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the ride.

    I never have mixed feelings about golf courses.
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  7. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    Great write up and pics, looks like a great trip, nice to see it done on a little capable 250 as well. good job.
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  8. SWbySWXJ

    SWbySWXJ Adventurer

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    Thanks for giving me something to read at work :lol3
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  9. ALinUTAH

    ALinUTAH Been here awhile

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    About the might 250. It's a little bike, doesn't make much power, definitely not a highway cruiser. Loaded down with camp, tools and fuel, and my yellow air brakes deployed, 60mph is top speed. Those saddlebags make a lot of drag on a bike that is at its limit already. But for this kind of trip it's all the bike I need. I'm lucky that I can tour all over the west on dirt roads right from my driveway. I rarely exceed 40mph. Most of the time it's more like 20-30. The mighty 250 is plenty of bike for that. In fact, doing it on a little bike is a big part of the whole point for me. Sorta like salmon fishing with a 5wt rod when most people would be using something much bigger. Touring on a 250 is kinda like backpacking, as opposed to cruising in a diesel-pusher coach. And 70mpg is really nice. I wish somebody would make a big tank for this bike, tho, it would be one less thing to strap on the back. -al
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  10. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Nice Ride Report. Well done on the little Yamaha! Like your perspective on how the smaller bike works so well for off-road touring! Ride safe out there. :thumb
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  11. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    Just found your RR, enjoyed it very much. I live in Missoula and like to ride into Idaho whenever possible, as well as Montana. Thanks for the great photos and write up. If you are ever in my neck of the woods and want someone to ride with don't hesitate to give me a shout. I also have room / tent space / garage, truck/trailer, if you are ever passing through and need it.
    Cheers !
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  12. August West

    August West Wharf Rat

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    Very nice RR. Rode much of this route last summer just as you were posting.
    The fires were some hotter!
    Thanks for the pics and great report!
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  13. h2o_snow

    h2o_snow Water, snow & dirt too.

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    Just stumbled on this - nice ride on a small bike. :clap

    The Lochsa has been my back yard for the last 30 years but mostly on the water. Regret I have ridden the motorway - hope to change that soon.

    Great job connecting the dots - what did you use for trip planning?
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  14. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    Hope to get out that way someday. Thanks for taking the time to post your report and for taking us along with you.
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  15. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Nice Trip, thanks for sharing!
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  16. Squidbrah

    Squidbrah Been here awhile

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    Nice pics! Gotta love the Bitterroot wilderness....try to do some whitewater rafting on the Lochsa if you get a chance!


    and if you find my secret fishing spot along the blackfoot, I'll paypal you $20
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  17. bigskydrift

    bigskydrift dual sport hooligan

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    I will get on it hopefully before high water, want to do some fishin'......:evil
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  18. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Wow, Hardware Ranch. There's a name from my past, Last time I was there was in the winter sometime in the late 70's snowmobiling and checking out all of the Elk. Hundreds if not thousands of them. Love the western states. Nice RR. Simple, great pics, informative. :clap
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  19. Solarbronco

    Solarbronco Been here awhile

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    Great ride report. I live near Boise and used to live in Lewiston. Idaho is a great place for a dirtbiker to live.
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  20. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Great RR! You are lucky to enjoy a ride like that:clap
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