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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Putts, Sep 10, 2008.
That thread is not going to be good for my wallet...
I finished my winter upgrades and finally got the bike out on the road today! It stopped snowing and was really nice. This ain't Boze, but I work in Helena during the week so what can I do? Riding around Gallatin Valley next week, weather permitting.
Got out on the CDR near the Idaho/Montana border a few days ago. Little to no mud along/through the Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge. Of course, if the predicted rain falls, it will be considerably muddier.
Not sure if this is kosher on this thread so will delete if need be. Wanted to connect with local folk.
Jealous of that shop!
I know! Wish i could claim it but it's a friend's place.
What are you going to be riding this summer, if you sell your GS?
I want to get an 800
Snowing in Livingston this morning blah I want to ride!
Has anyone been to the Gravelies yet? Just wondering if the snow was off.
The road doesn't open usually until 7/1. While my photos above aren't of the Graveley Mountains, they are just behind me where I'm standing by the sign so the snow up there will be the equivalent of that seen in the photos. I had to make a trip to SoCal and when I left 2 days ago, it was snowing. Now I'm reduced to hoping the road is open by 7/1
If I get the chance this weekend I will see how far above Vigilante Station I can get!
Drove (truck) up there around middle of May and past the post was a pretty big no go, Even before would be a challenge via moto or at min heavy. Muddddddy just FYI, plus been wet as hell in the Ruby. based above Alder....
If anyone local is selling an f800gs let me know. '14 and up. Riding season is here!
Got out today for my first Rocky Mountain single track in the Caribou Targhee National Forest. Here's a screen capture of my somewhat confusing inReach tracking points.
You can see Spencer, ID on I-15 to the right. The red track is one of the BOM routes (2016, 17???). Kind of remote start. We drove to the right most blue point near the Webber Creek Trailhead/campground. Interestingly, these trails don't have a seasonal closure. We rode Webber Creek and Myers Creek trails. Got to about 8600' on both. Blocked by snow on Myers Creek and a hill climb a couple of us were too gassed to make it up on Webber Creek. Surprisingly un muddy. Cool temps in the upper 40's were a blessing as I was sweating buckets and was cramping by the time I got back to the truck. I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow but will be up for another go in a few days if anyone is interested. Need to up my ST fitness. The trails were intermediate/advanced. I need to re adjust to Rocky Mountain riding after 6 months of desert riding - a few small slick roots and logs dumped me on my ass.
Nice ride Jonz. It is surprising it was dry considering the last week we've had. On you 400XC I assume?
Oh ya. The other two guys were on 300 two strokes. I was envious of the low weight. I'm sort of shopping for one
I just went up in weight about 40#! But I did a great gnarly 2 track ride in the Elkhorns last week and had tons of fun, so happy with the dual package. Good luck on finding your dream bike!
That'll work. I sold my Tiger on Friday and spent the weekend looking for a KTM 990 for the summer. hope to have one soon because the DR350 is too small for the long rides. Is anyone putting together a group ride this summer that you know of something like a 3 dayer would be fun.