Admirals Voyages (w/photo's & Video's)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by TheAdmiral, May 5, 2012.

  1. Elegant coder

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    Was that 3-forks south of Jordan valley, OR?
  2. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    The guy whose phone broke got a new one. Apparently, someone told him he can replace the screen so he's also gonna try. Funny, I don't pay much attention to TW's for sale but I'll keep my eye out. Do you have a preference in year, mileage? Price Range?
  3. TheAdmiral

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    If you're referencing one of my recent rides I've posted, they are all well north of Three Forks on both the Idaho and Oregon part of the Owyhee's roughly between Murphy, ID stretching to Lake Owyhee (eastern side).

    I do have an old post somewhere in this thread where my wife and I rode down into Three Forks but it was a few years ago. Still, the terrain looks similar all throughout the area so I could see how someone could get crossed up.
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    No real preferences. My biggest concern is getting one that isn't beat to death so it will be as reliable as possible. I'm not in a huge hurry but I'm looking for one for next season.
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  5. TheAdmiral

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    An Overlook on Lake Owyhee Spring 2020

    Riding fun two-track to an overlook near Lake Owyhee and back. Good times!
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  6. TheAdmiral

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    Riding Ridges Canyons and Creeks in the Owyhee's on the XT350
  7. Metalcarver

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    You can even IMPROVE a TW 200!

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  8. TheAdmiral

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    The Cemeteries of Slaughterhouse Gulch


    Mrs. Admirals first ride of the year after coming off the IR.
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    I'd like to know why not one but two cemeteries are located in Slaughterhouse Gulch? What was going on there anyway?
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    Early season road conditions
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    Went through an old mine camp which kinda sorta maybe is still occupied...sometimes possibly. Didn't see anyone today though.
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    Has anyone seen Fred lately? I think we found his burnt-out van! Yikes!
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    Mrs. Admiral still a little rusty making turns
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    There are only two cemeteries at Centerville. IOOF and Old Catholic. Both old cemeteries have been burned more than once since 1863 and most wooden tombstones have been lost.

    The Catholic Cemetery
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    ...and one of the gravestones of the IOOF (Odd Fellows) Cemetery. There were several.
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    Spooky ain't it?

    TW Fever...Catch it!
  9. TheAdmiral

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    The Trail I Lost My Gold Star Rating On
    This is the first short video I'm posting of the ride I did with Mistervelocity and Oldworld124 last week.
    All my troubles on the day were on just this one short singletrack trail. Bent my shifter, little crash, and then I forgot I had a kickstarter when my electric started didn't engage. After this trail was done my electric starter worked just fine the rest of the day. Weird I tell ya!


    Couple photos for the video impaired

    My newly modified "curled" shifter. You know, just to bump up the difficulty rating of a single track
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    Bent it back into "shifting shape" with the aid of my tire iron tools. (Thankfully, I didn't need to use the tire spoons for something else, say like for a flat tire!).
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    A little "oopsies" on the trail. This solidified losing my Gold Star Rating. BTW, I didn't know I had one before haha.
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  10. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Damn gravity.
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  11. Ladybug

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    What a way to lose your gold star. Do just fine on the technical stuff and dump it on an easy spot. I can relate. :lol3

    Your videos are fun to watch.
  12. Bob

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    Down to just a silver star!
    I’m striving for bronze or maybe lead.
    Thanks for the update
  13. TheAdmiral

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    Slacks Mtn Loop Part I
    Part I of our day ride loop around Slacks Mtn. just north of Silver City, ID. In this part, I was concerned if we would make it because of snow. We did but did hit some snow.

    Today's riders, The TW200 Traveling Trio Tegenerates-Mistervelocity, Oldworld124, and the Admiral. Special Guest appearance by Admirals son #2, usually on a KTM but it's broke down (as usual) and he has to use one of my trusty TW200's.

    Part 1, The Way Up

    A few photos for the video impaired.

    Multi-tasking, Loaded up a couple for the ride and have a couple of extra bikes to drop off on the way home.
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    We know exactly where we're going
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    Headed up that-a-way
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    Maybe we won't make it because of the lingering white stuff. Follow me, men, I found a way
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    Skirt the snowbank and squeeze through the trees is all it takes
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    Looks like perfect TW trail conditions
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    Has anyone read or watched Mutiny on the Bounty? I think I know how Lieutenant William Bligh felt.
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    The seas were a little rough in spots
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    If the potential mutineers don't want to follow the Admiral, I found this little tropical cabin they could stay at
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    All the comforts of home
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    Coming soon, Slacks Mtn Loop Part II, so stay tuned.
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    I sure do enjoy your reports. Thanks for taking the time to share. The only downside is because of these reports it caused me to buy a TW. :clap
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  15. TheAdmiral

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    As you well know, it's hard to post immediately after a ride. These are from a month or two ago. I end up with a lot more rides in the "Photo/Video Bank" now that I'm retired. Some weeks I'm going riding 2-3 different times...in the nice weather (not winter) haha. Hopefully, you end up enjoying your downside LOL. This past Saturday Mrs. Admiral and I went on a 2nd loop ride around the Scott Mtn., Deadwood Reservoir, Lowman area (parts of the IDBDR). I rode Blue Bunny TW200 with a stock 1.8 gal tank(I did take extra just in case). I decided to conduct a fuel mileage check. I didn't have to switch to reserve until 110 miles and had around 126 when I finally pulled into a gas station. 84mpg. I was surprised. This is with about 30 hwy miles with the rest being forest service roads.

    Good times.
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  16. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Fantastic @TheAdmiral! Haven't checked in on your travels in awhile, great to see you out and getting the most from the T-dubs :thumb :thumb.

    Really like the footage from the Owyhee, such a great place to visit (though I was well south of that spot). And the ride up to Silver City - damn man, I need to get over that way and ride.

    Awesome you're retired and making the most of it; what I hope to do when I get to that point in life.

    Knobby side down and keep the great pics and reports coming. Laughed hard at finding Fred's van :lol2 :lol2 :lol2
  17. TheAdmiral

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    Slacks Mtn Loop Part II The Way Down (ish)

    Our fun continues...
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  18. TheAdmiral

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    My Three Sons minus the one who couldn't make it.

    Rode with my two oldest sons on some local trails. Son #3 couldn't come. It was my oldest son's first trail ride. I think he's hooked.


    All three of us on TW200's today.
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    #1 on the left, #2 (usually referred to as Stig) on the right
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    Fun day with the boy's.
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  19. black 8

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    I've been eyeing TW200s for a while... I would imagine it's a mule out in the trails and can handle backroads on the asphalt at 55mph easily...
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  20. TheAdmiral

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    I'll ride several connecting miles on the pavement at 50-55 mph or so for a few miles. TW's aren't for everyone but I've enjoyed mine for better than 15 years now.
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