SPOKANE Area Riders

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by PNW Buttercup, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    Feeding Father and wife came thru Moscow a couple days ago. I found them a motel. No small feat when there is a football game looming.

    They had come north from Vegas, visiting Nat Parks in UT and CA and NW. They are headed to Glacier, Yellowstone and back to Vegas and home in Russia.

    We had a good chat over supper. There is always some translation problems, that slows dialog, but Alik spoke english well, so we could hold a fair conversation. We talked about travel, of course, favorite Nat Parks, people, music, business, etc.

    Warm folks. It was a nice evening.
  2. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I'm planning to ride Latour Creek this Friday starting late morning. Starting off at the Snake Pit for a late breakfast and then ride south and get home before my other half gets off work :evil If anyone wants to ride lets plan to meet at the Snake Pit.
  3. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Last weekend XRs4Ever and I went up out of Murray to go find this #7 Trail (Idaho Centennial Trail) Parked there by Thompson Pass....go about half mile in after multiple log hoppings and decided to turn around. Our goal was Idaho Point about 30 miles away, so hopping logs the whole way wasn't working.

    So, throw the bikes back in the truck, run down the road closer to Murray, and took #140 out of Bear Creek...

    Headed up some 2-track...which turned into uh...Bear Creek...literally, then it turned back to some crappy loose rocky 2-track again.... once up on top of the ridge it turned to pure awesome. Taddy Blazusiak would have been proud of our rock garden crossing skills. XRs4Ever gets some mad props since his bike was geared pretty high for those kind of crossings.

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    Up a random trail. Even the fiberglass trail marker stake said "Trail?" :deal

    Through the trees and onto an open ridge...looking back towards where we came from. (Other side of that treacherous ridge)
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    Looking up the "trail"
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    Up on top. I'm sitting in 1 of 5 "chairs" of rock that someone has built.
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    I think those chairs are so that friends of "Big Jack" Hayman can come hang out with him....
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    ...and enjoy the view. (Ok, this is actually from the other side of there later in the day)
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    I would advise a skid plate for this ride.
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    Later, we went back to the main trail and wound up on a different portion of trail #7 (ICT) which we did manage to have to turn around again due to downfall. A lot of the trail we went on I don't think anyone had been on for a while since some of the downfall was rotted. We were able to just break it out of the way instead of moving it.
  4. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Aw, Gawsh.... :shog

    Now get back to work you slacker!
  5. KTMluke

    KTMluke n00b

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    Welcome to the area. What kind of riding you looking to do? Dual sport or minor trails/two track? We've got a whole range of riders here in the area.



    I do dual sport riding yea! I am excited to live here, looking for a good riding community (:
  6. KTMluke

    KTMluke n00b

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    Also do 2 track, let me know people of Spokane!
  7. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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  8. dylanj

    dylanj Adventurer

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    Thanks for leaving me behind...lol, jk! Let's do this again soon!
  9. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    There was never any black smoke. :hide

    Plannin' it already.....
  10. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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    Just goo.:wink:
  11. IdahoRenegade

    IdahoRenegade Long timer

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    Wish I could make it, gotta work. It's a nice ride! We'll have the RZR over by Big Creek/Lake Elsie and Slate Creek over the weekend.
  12. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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  13. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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  14. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Only what's on the website. I am going to call tomorrow to see if this is a BMW only event.

    There is always beer - ya just need to know where to stop :evil
  15. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Have fun. I wouldn't mind checking it out, but going to be out of town this weekend.
  16. moto-treks

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    Ok guys and gals. Here is your change for a great fall ride. Leave Wallace on Saturday morning (October 13th) at the crack of dawn and ride to Hwy 12 via Moon Pass; NF 391, NF 1222, St Joe River Rd, NF 320, Gospel Hill, Deception Saddle, Tobaggan Ridge and on to the Lolo trail and Hwy 12. I've not ridden this route but it looks doable.

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    It’s 190 miles without gas so make sure your bike can do the distance. We’ll overnight on Hwy 12 someplace; Lolo Hot strings, Lochsa Lodge (gas), or some soft looking dirt patch in the area and return Sunday – still working on the route.

    You’ll need to be prepared to spend the night out on the trail in case we don’t make it to Hwy 12 in the available daylight. Meaning camping gear and food. I'm pack'n lite so that's about all I'm bringing.

    I’m going to get to Wallace Friday, late afternoon/evening, so that I don’t have to freeze riding to Wallace early Saturday morning :eek1

    I tried this ride last year but canceled :cry due to the weather but so far this year the weather looks great :D
  17. TrailsEnd

    TrailsEnd Adventurer

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    I would totally be down for this but I have a course I am taking that weekend that I can't cancel :(:

    If by chance you could move it to Oct 27th, sign me up! Otherwise, I will wait for the RR :D

    Derek
  18. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Oh man - tried that last year and that's when the weather turned :eek1
  19. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    If you wait until the 27th you just might be riding and camping in the snow. :vardy

    I've looked at that route a few times too, on mapsource and benchmark, and would like to ride it but I'm out for this year.

    You guys go out and pre-ride it then do it again next season when I can come along. :D
  20. moto-treks

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    The next day will be another early start as we need to make 150 miles from Lolo pass to Elk River via the Lolo Trail

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    Then it's back to Spokane :D