Team Hillbilly's attack on the Tour of Idaho (TOI) T1

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Jeff@TheQuadShop, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    And my terrible camera skills view...











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  2. DanOH58

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    Hey Soot, I’m riding out to ID with Team Hoosier and in return for hauling my bike, I’m going to run their shuttle. I have friends and family in the area that I will visit and then ride home solo. I’d probably be able to do the same for you or anybody else in the following years. Give me a heads up in advance. Dan
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  3. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    More TOI testing at Redbird Crest from my view...





    My second favorite trail at RB









    And my favorite section

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  4. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I’m starting to gather supplies and pack them up, one more month until we leave!

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  5. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I finally got my shock dialed in. Big thanks to Morgan's Suspension Service for getting it slowed down for the extra weight that I'll be hauling. Here's a video with 20lbs of gear on the back and 40lbs of fuel from the Fuel Ministry camp last night.

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  6. txmxrider

    txmxrider Been here awhile

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    Man these KY trails look awesome! Are they open to the public? If so are there any trail maps or other information available? In the mid-1970s I used to ride a bunch of outlaw trails in Jackson county at a place called "S-tree tower". I wonder what became of all those trails.
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  7. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Oh yeah, they are all public trails with the exception of the last video that I posted. The trails at S-Tree Tower are open to ride and maintained by the forestry service. Here are the links to the area's in my video's...

    https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-kentucky-adventure-tour-kat.919224/

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recarea/?recid=70833

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recarea/?recid=39572
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  8. txmxrider

    txmxrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks! I'm adding KY to my 'must-ride' list for sure.
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  9. continentaldrifter

    continentaldrifter Been here awhile

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    so 20lbs is what you are allowing for gear? Is that including the weight of the bag as well? seems pretty light. im all for the lighter the better
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  10. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Yes, you have to pack very light as some of these trails are borderline extreme Enduro.
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  11. WoodrowBDR

    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    Never would have thought a Dr350 would have a chance on this route. :lurk
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  12. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Why not? Air cooled and super reliable with suspension that works best in the rocks. It's basically a XR400 with a 6th gear and electric start.
    I've rode and raced many modern bikes, I can't think of another bike that I'd rather be on.
    Actually one guy is already on the finishers list on one so I won't be the first.
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  13. WoodrowBDR

    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    I read that 450s were the choice bike after the xr650r was retired. Dr350 sounded way too tame to me but i dont know much about the bike. I found a Dr350 for sell bout a year ago super clean and way low miles. I should have bought it or at least rode it. Good luck on your ride. Sounds like you have lots of ride experience to back it up. Enjoy Idaho!!
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  14. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    I think that tame is key on a ride like this, a larger more powerful bike would wear on a person more than one that has a more linear power delivery.
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  15. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    My team mate @KentuckyWR is wisely taming his WR450 down with the programmer to be more forgiving.
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  16. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    The bike is now ready to go.
    New:
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    Greased linkage

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  17. KentuckyWR

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    Did greasing your suspension just involve getting the grease gun out?
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  18. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Actually I pulled the linkage apart and greased it by hand since one of the pivot's doesn't have a zerk. Then I went back and hit it with the gun. LOL
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  19. drm

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    Wow, the TAT is great. TOI is definately a stretch goal. Looking forward following your progress. Where can i find the list if bikes that finished?
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  20. Brian temple

    Brian temple Been here awhile

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    Jeff and Kent... I will be following along and am excited to see you 2 finish it! I figure I'm about 3 years out of being able to go out and give it a go!
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