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Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Colemanfu, May 9, 2020.
Idaho don’t play no games!
It was really fun to throw a leg over today. It’s rained for 3 or 4 days here and it really showed.
You know it’s steep if your leg is in front of your bars!
Slick down hill! I applied the tuck the front technique 4 times!
But I wasn’t alone. It’s always fun to share the sadness.
Walking was just as slick and at least when ya do go down your body will soften the bikes fall.
Ran into snow at 8600 feet which was unexpected to me.
Turn around is a bitch. Nice to have 2 experienced operators that made quick work of the job.
But I pretty much took a proper beating and loved it!
Nice going !!
That's not mud; that's prehistoric slime with a primordial ooooze on top.
Yea Mike like middle earth and dries like concrete! It caked my tires so much they looked like big chocolate donuts! And I have no idea how this happened, I was sliding down hill on top of my machine and clearly not holding on???
I slid off trail and deep into this tree, looks like it blew up dislodging all the dead stuff.
And then there was the climbs, cause if ya ain’t going down your going up!
Mud was only an issue on a single climb. The main challenge was pure duration. I would loose strength and get bounced back in the saddle. If ya didn’t keep your nuts on the tank the front would lift.
Typical Idaho up hill momentum thief! You don’t clean the ledges, roots, or boulders it’s back down for another run. On the 2 I floundered on I could not restart. One it was like 1/8 mile back down till I could turn around and the other I got lucky and only had to roll back a few bike lengths before I could abuse my balls and clutch.
Not impressed with this tire at all and will sniff out an upgrade at the shop in Jackson after the weekend. Good squish as noted by the marks on the outer knobs.
I just think a larger tread gap might help in the choppy stuff? I miss my Ibex!!!!
And this morning was all about giving the machine some much needed LOVE!
A bath at the horse wash - we’re parked in a field at the fairgrounds for the Rally. And Yes we’re going to the Rodeo tonight! Fresh filter and dino juice.
And found my rim lock was not so tight. I think it wobbled around and widened out the hole? Could have been spinning the tire???
This poor 627 hour machine.
It’s a nice camp. We register back in Feb and after the outbreak they limited number of camping spots and we’re real distanced from each other. Good and bad funny for folks to come over to chat but not enter camp? We put Annie in the little paddock thing.
And the rodeo is like right behind us! You can kind of see the lights and bleachers behind us as well as Grand Teton. Also visibly empty.
I enjoy flying the flag on the van. Pretty much a 4th tradition!
Awesome. Also This place in Jackson has killer food not sure how much you go out to eat.
Happy 4th ya FF’s!
Happy 4th peeps!!
On to Wyoming!
You'll like Cody, plenty of brew and BBQ to be had there...
Bacon with a view!
And a taste of Teton DS and a little 2 track exploration.
May have even sampled the cowboy trails!
But this stop was mostly about those big views.
Sunset at camp....
Here’s a quick look at the Wanker ride in Victor.
We’ve started the run back to FL but via Taylor Park.
We spent the long weekend up on the bluff and Sunday morning moved over the pass to BV. We’ll leave CO Thr morning for an expected landing back in FL Sunday.
TP is the ultimate camp ride package. I rode an average of 60 miles all 3 days.
With 2 trips up to the flag.
Those rocks beat us up and it was amazing to soak in the hot springs on the back side of the pass!
These spaghetti roots will suck your momentum and leave ya running on a 1/4 lung!
Taylor Park is awesome with so much to ride/hike/bike etc.
Keepin it safe in Salida! And camp in TP be like...
Met Steve & Lindy up at the flag.
Last nights camp in BV...
And the tunnels leading to said camp...
And here’s Sunday’s camp up on Cottonwood Pass.
Right on Cottonwood Creek and only minutes from the hot spring. We took a morning soak as we heading into town and soaked again in the late afternoon on our way up the pass to camp.
And Annie’s new boyfriend Sherman who joined us for parking lot lunch. It’s really been amazing having the girls along this summer!
Those old RR tunnels are really neat to ride through. During the 2009 Westfest in BV it was one of the most popular photo ops for a lot of people.
Camp tonight, that road below is Independence Pass.
Sure you want to come back to Floriduh???
I have no interest in returning to reality.
Here’s the latest log stats from the trail clearing crew in Stanley that we camped with a few weeks ago. Remember it (Stanley area) was described to me as 6X larger than Taylor Park CO!