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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. pnw

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    bike ride in the gorge few weeks ago, too much climbing for me.
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    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Mom, is that you?
  3. pnw

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    Yes, and there was still too much climbing for me. Some of it is extremely steep and even in 1st with assist I could barely make it up. Except for the steep grades I don't use the assist. I've done this ride and others similar many times with regular bikes, once with a beach cruiser, too much suffering to fully enjoy.
  4. B10Dave

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    Looks like you had a killer trip Rudy. Your cooler sure works good. Pics are nice even with the smoke. Have fun with the little bikes.
  5. Zubb

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    Here’s a triple for you starting in Lewiston. Hy12-Lolo to Missoula. Epic. Overnight in Hot Springs MT (also epic hot springs).
    Hot Springs - Thompson Pass- Orofino Overnight.
    orofino to Missoula vis Lolo Motorway/Lewis Clark Trail .
    Heck. Might as well ride the St Joe River back west again.

    Dang that would be cool to knock out all those East west routes in one trip, and of course do the rail trails around Wallace for dessert.
  6. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    Thanks Dave...

    I have ridden Idahoan roads several times and I thought I would give some trail riding a go. Now I have a taste for the IDBDR...
  7. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    That looks like a couple of loops from the googling I did...

    If Alaska drops off the radar due to more Covid restrictions, I may just push Alaska to the next year and do a long ride on home turf...

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  8. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

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    Glad you got to get out for the maiden voyage!! Sure enjoy your travels!!
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  9. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    thanks dano...

    just making the most out of my retirement and putting "keyboard to screen" memories...
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  10. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I just love to see a scooter on tour. :clap
  11. Ladybug

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    That's funny and I do the same. I take advantage of any and all discounts I can find. I have no problem asking for my senior discounts.

    When I turned 62 I was very excited that I could buy my senior National Parks pass and I turned 62 when the passes were still $10.00 which made it even better. Even at $80.00, the senior pass is a heck of a deal for people that travel. Standard entrance fees into National Parks can break a budget in short order at the regular price.

    I planned to turn 62 in Death Valley which is my favorite Nat'l Park right now. That morning I went in to get the pass and was all gitty about getting my senior pass. The ranger at the desk didn't find me a bit amusing and it appeared she didn't understand why I was so excited. :dunno When I went in my intent was to get a pic of me, my new pass, and the ranger that sold it to me but she was so grumpy I gave up on that idea. I got my pass and did these two photos instead.
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    Even with a grumpy Park Ranger, I was still super excited about getting my senior pass.

    Pull out that coupon book and enjoy every cent you save! :clap

    There are so many great places to visit in ID. If you do the IDBDR don't skip Jarbidge, NV the official start/stop point. Many people do and start in Mountain Home, ID instead because of the long straight roads between the two. Jarbidge is a fun little town if you enjoy historic towns. Consider a side trip to Bruneau Canyon.

    Also while in S. ID there is also Silver City, ID as another ghosttown to visit. I haven't done it yet but it's on my list and I hope to go there this fall.
  12. pnw

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    I got the $80 senior pass, still a great deal. Some state park and BLM campgrounds also allow a discount if you have it.
    And Rudy, I never miss checking the weekly Safeway coupons and sales, they can save a lot for stuff you already buy anyway so why not?
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  13. black 8

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    I've got my America the Beautiful National Parks Pass and California State Parks Pass... they definitely make a difference in the entrance/camping fees...

    Same applies with my Vons/Safeway/Albertsons cards when I restock supplies while on the road...



  14. black 8

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    ~ 24 Sept 2020

    ~ POD: Ride local trails at South Main Divide, Los Alamos & Tenaja Truck Trail, and up to Margarita Peak...

    One of the reasons I stay in Oceanside is for the awesome riding opportunities... one minute I'm ridin' along the PCH and about 20 minutes inland you're in Fallbrook up in the hills. I wanted more trail riding today so I thought I would finally ride S Main Divide, Los Alamos Truck Trail, Tenaja Truck Trail, and tackle Margarita Peak... there is a lookout up there that I wanted to check it out...

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    Oceanside's Harbor Drive...
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    I wanted to stay off highways as much as possible so I took CA-76 to Bonsall so I could connect to Historic Old US-395...
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    Fallbrook, CA...

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    Bet you had a great time! I never found much dirt off the Main Divide, but then again, I had no map or route in the GPS, just floundered around, it was great. Steve
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    I didn't carry a lot of speed going through Sandia Creek Drive in DeLuz... I just wanted a leisurely pace through the countryside and enjoy the fall weather. I'm not in a hurry these days since all I've got to do today was enjoy the day on the bike. I'm really looking forward to the mild fall and winter weather as we head into October and November...

    easy peasy pace through the countryside...
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    headed up to The Lookout Road House...
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    FRACKKKKKKK!!!!
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    I wasn't expecting the Cleveland National Forest to be closed due to Extreme Fire Danger and I was bummed. By extension, I've got to assume that other trailheads are closed until the Fire Danger is downgraded... so on to plan B; ride CA-74 (Ortega Hwy) back home...

    some parting shots on top of South Main Divide...
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  17. black 8

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    I'll have to try another day Steve... the fire danger was too high and Cleveland National Forest was closed...
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    plan B...
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    I picked up the pace since I was in the lead with a few cages lined up behind me. I wanted to maintain the lead as we headed into the curves and switchbacks so the cages wouldn't slow me down as we headed through Ortega Hwy...

    braaaaappppp...
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    it's all downhill from here...
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    and just like that, back on the super slab headed home...
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    I was soooo looking forward to getting back out on the trails however, with the Extreme Fire Danger it looks like I'll have to wait until it cools down or wait for some precipitation...

    That's OK, I haven't ridden along the coast in some time with the heatwave we've been having... it'll give me a chance to do something different in SoCal...

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  19. Zubb

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    I hear ya on the trail closures. Everything I've checked on this week is closed closed closed. So I'm doing the ol' standby Otay Mtn TT with a bit of 94/Honey Springs/Alpine afterwards. If you wake up this morning and can't decide what to do today, meet me a dozen of my closest friends at the dealership at 9am on your babyG, GS or the big Enduro.
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    Yup... Emergency Fire Closure, Regional Order 20-12 posted at South Main Divide was effective from 15-21 Sept 2020 but was extended by Regional Order 20-17 until 30 Sept 2020. I hope it doesn't get extended again... I made the mistake of taking it for granted given the trails were open in Idaho as compared to California... now I know to check out the Forest Service website before I head out that away...

    Thanks for the offer Kelly... I have shopping errands with the family today since coming back from Idaho...

    Talking about Otay Mountain Truck Trail... I was up there almost two years ago to the day with Gary Orr and Motorcyclist of San Diego for a group ride. It is pretty up there and will have to plan a big ole' loop as it gets cooler...

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