SPOKANE Area Riders

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

  1. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Looks like my kind of riding! I think we're headed down to St. Maries on Sunday to Xmas hills. Gonna help cut trail and mark the Muddy Butt course with one of the St. Joe Cycle Club dudes.
  2. Motomedic

    Motomedic Over-caffienated Raconteur

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    If anyone's up for a ride either tomorrow or Sunday (or both :D) let me know. I'll probably ride both days, but since I'm new here I still don't really know where the best riding is.

    I'm on a 950 Adv, so a mix of dirt/street is good, but really I'm not too picky. If I'm on two wheels, it's good!
  3. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    Hey MM, you should head south out of Spokane towards Worley, Id. Our shop is 7 miles from there on Conkling park road. Stop in and say hi, then head toward St Maries, Harrison and CDA. PM me for address if you decide to head down. Your bike will be in good company. :lol3
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  4. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    Hey Tim,
    I see you started putting air in your tires this year. :lol3

    Still doing any RC stuff?
  5. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    Yeah, I aired up early this year. :lol3 And I still have a few rc things, got a couple out here, and the rest at home. 7 planes, 7 helis, and 8 cars/ trucks. Thinking about selling the planes though.
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  6. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    You have any noob friendly planes? I have been thinking about pickup one up. Electric would be my choice. I have a PC simulator but have never flown a real one.
  7. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Oh hell, I was just gonna ask the same thing! hehe.

    I just started flying this year with a Hobbyzone Champ and it works great when it's calm but the slightest breeze makes it not very noob friendly.

    Been running cars for years though, currently going through a Traxxas phase, not sure what is up with that.
  8. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Any Spokane area gas stations sell non ethanol gas?

    After redoing the carb on my CRF this spring I want to find some of the good stuff.
  9. XR4EVER

    XR4EVER 919 excuses to ride!

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  10. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    The non-ethanol premium at Chester Store recently dropped to 91 octane but I will still run it in all of my bikes since it's just down the street from me.
  11. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Dirt Farmer

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    Thank you very much!
  12. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    How big of a plane are you talking about. I have a couple ultra micro's. One is a P-51, the other is a twin engine mosquito, both electric.
  13. Alpha One Nine

    Alpha One Nine Been here awhile

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    Is P-51 is like this one? If so, that is exacly the size I was thinking about.
  14. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    P-51's aren't anything that resemble a noob friendly plane. They're fast, they don't have much for low speed characteristics, (well good characteristics)

    The little Hobby zone Champs are awesome in calm weather.

    Look at the Parkzone/Eflite (same company) planes. There's a powered glider that is awesome. (Name is escaping me right now)


    Actually, get on Nitroplanes.com

    They have a Diamond 2000 that has a 8ft wingspan and is ready to fly for a little over 200. They fly really well, can fly slow, and can still do some decent aerobatics.

    Bla bla motorcycles....
  15. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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  16. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    What do you know about RC stuff? :lol3
  17. mcjunky

    mcjunky Adventurer

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    So I was out at 7 mile today and I'm pissed:

    After talking with rangers earlier this year he said they are broke due to orv funds being taken away and they are barely scraping by from the sales of discovery passes. I thought alright, I pay tabs on my jeep, motorcycle, trailer and orv tabs on the other bike and on top of that I have to buy a stupid discovery pass? Whatever, if it keeps the park open fine.

    Today I go out to the ol trusty mile and what do I see? They are building a new fence from the s.e. corner of the park no more than 50 to 75 feet off the existing fence that goes for about a half mile west to where it goes down the hill right past the big mudhole. So after buying orv tabs and a discovery pass they are stealing more land from us :FU:

    And the reason? From what it looks like it is to connect two walking and bicycle trail gates so they don't have to deal with us evil orv users in our own park. Stealing land from us and wasting money, I'm sure that nice wood 1/2 mile of fence is real cheap to build.

    The new fence
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  18. Edwards

    Edwards Gravel Eddie

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    I was there last week when they were building it. The volunteers helping the ranger where granola types that were giving me the stink eye when I was checking it out. When I turned off the bike I could hear them singing Kumbaya.

    Seriously however, I have hiked every inch of that park and have never had trouble transitioning from one area to another past the ORV park. The slice of the park that extends over toward Garfield road is kind of flat and currently is mostly used by horse riders. I think the idea is to connect the two areas? The trend in this park and elsewhere is to make everything Mountain Bike friendly. They have wiped out many trails to do this and made long boring, flat trails in their place. As a hiker I am not excited about the hiking trails being neutered and as a motorcycle rider I am not liking that they are taking from the ORV park when it seems like they don't really need to. All the changes to the park in the past couple of years seem to be geared at catering to Mountain Bikes.
  19. Kootenai Rider

    Kootenai Rider Gentleman of Liesure

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    If they're mountain bikes, why do they need to be smooth? :lol3

    I was out there Saturday afternoon for a little bit with a couple co-workers.... we rode through that fenced area and followed it a bit until it dead ended at the bottom of a hill.... on the way back up I forgot about the big mud pit and just about jumped into it... :eek1

    Thanks for the explanation, makes sense with what they were doing. I was confused more than anything.


    If you want some real fun riding... you're better off going to the Liberty Lake ORV park. Its county run so you don't need a Disco pass, plus there is huge mix of trails from easy to hard. I never get bored there, plus is pretty much just bikes. At 7 pile I'm bored before I've geared up. The most fun there is log hopping in the woods.

    Or go down to Xmas hills at St. Maries. I have ridden down there the past two sundays in a row... thats my kind of riding... hope you like mud, roots and log hopping. :D

    Speaking of, next weekend on Sunday is the annual Muddy Butt tag team race. Rode with the guy laying out the course...he's gonna make it good.
  20. mcjunky

    mcjunky Adventurer

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    Alright I lied, it's not 1/2 mile......actually a little longer.
    Rode the klx out today and caught em while working on the fence. I asked what they were up to and it turns out it is part of the new equestrian corridor. He really didn't want to talk to me:huh