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Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 05:08 PM
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Posted By jakbrand
ET, The Liberty stamp is a nice touch....

ET,

The Liberty stamp is a nice touch. :norton



http://etkj.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/SaltWash-2013/i-c5V7zbh/1/L/image-L.jpg


I can't wait until next summer. I'm imagining a route...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Honkey, I checked your ride report. You guys...

Honkey,

I checked your ride report. You guys had too much fun in Colorado. :ricky


ET on the final day at Canfield Mountain
http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-G2dQTWs/0/L/i-G2dQTWs-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Final Day

hit in the usual way. Ride a long stretch of pavement for a timely arrival at our destination.


However, A-Rider led us on one last section of singletrack at Canfield Mountain before Spokane....
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 09:04 AM
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Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Good times at Lava Butte. :freaky ...

Good times at Lava Butte. :freaky


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-FtmfZpd/0/L/i-FtmfZpd-L.jpg



http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-VLD4nxn/0/L/i-VLD4nxn-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
A-Rider leads the way down Lava Butte. ...

A-Rider leads the way down Lava Butte.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-MhV3frT/0/L/i-MhV3frT-L.jpg


We met another group with Idaho tags heading up Lava Butte. I asked if the trail...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Riding sweep and only ten minutes on the trail I...

Riding sweep and only ten minutes on the trail I suffered a careless tip over on the low side of the trail that blossomed into an epic struggle to get my bike back up on the trail. With handlebars...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
After a frightful switchback descent and a few...

After a frightful switchback descent and a few creek crossings we headed towards Hazard Lake and Lava Ridge. A-Rider's plan B was running as swift as the Salmon River. We were making good time.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 10:09 AM
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Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
A-Rider led us over Granite Mountain where the...

A-Rider led us over Granite Mountain where the indistinct trail snaked over of peaks of bare granite.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-CFqx7FW/0/L/i-CFqx7FW-L.jpg


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We headed north from Cascade into Payette...

We headed north from Cascade into Payette National Forest.


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-pcpMsgB/0/L/i-pcpMsgB-L.jpg


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Skillet Brownie

Best dessert in Idaho is served at Dollar Bill's Redneck Dining in Cascade - the skillet brownie. :yum

Start with a warm moist brownie smothered in hot chocolate sauce then set an ice cream potato...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Hey Tooly, Thanks for checking in. ...

Hey Tooly,

Thanks for checking in.

I'm following your Colorado ride report over at DDS. I think you caught the western ride bug. :freaky



A-Rider in Boise NF...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
My 2011 KTM 530 rolled over 11,000 miles/400...

My 2011 KTM 530 rolled over 11,000 miles/400 hours during this trip. I bought it new and experienced no major engine failures yet.

I'm fastidious about regular maintenance. Change the oil...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We headed north though Boise National Forest on a...

We headed north though Boise National Forest on a mix of dirt roads and singletrack towards Cascade.


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-HsD36GN/0/L/i-HsD36GN-L.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We rolled into Idaho City

at sunset. I immediately felt comfortable in this friendly former gold rush town surrounded by beautiful forest and mountains. I could spend the entire summer here riding, hiking and camping in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 05:44 AM
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Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Arrowrock Reservoir

not known for OHV riding is actually a cool place to ride.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-nkH5F9m/0/L/i-nkH5F9m-L.jpg


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-rRrZSMn/0/L/i-rRrZSMn-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Big Smokey Creek

trail flowed nicely along the scenic river


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-dbVK2FG/0/L/i-dbVK2FG-L.jpg



but the steep drop off did not allow for any mistakes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Day 4

A-Rider spent time last night creating a catch up reroute for Day 4. He said we would ride singletrack in the morning, dirt roads in the afternoon then a few miles of curvy pavement before arriving...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Trail Junkie

ET,

Agreed. :nod I endured plenty stress and fatigue on Day 3 due to a self inflicted emotional whipsaw.

Let me explain the term "trail junkie". When fearing for my life navigating an...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Day 3

marks the end of the easy section of SALT WASH 2013 and the beginning of the challenging section.


descending Pioneer Mountains
http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-sj7GPLd/0/L/i-sj7GPLd-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 09:07 AM
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Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We finally quit riding

about 8 o'clock and camped on a scenic saddle in the Pioneer Mountains only 10 miles from Hailey, Idaho.


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-TnqxFSz/0/L/i-TnqxFSz-L.jpg


After nearly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 08:49 AM
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Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We rolled 90 miles across the Snake River Plain

on basalt two-track along the western boundry of Craters of the Moon National Monument.


http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-khLrG9W/0/L/i-khLrG9W-L.jpg



I really enjoy the relaxed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We headed due north

towards Pocatello along a series of dirt roads, fast ATV trails and even one section of flowing singletrack suggested by Martin Hackworth (http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/about_us.htm) at...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Extreme dry dusty conditions

across Utah and Idaho choked the sweep rider for the entire tour. When I rode sweep I usually followed ET and A-Rider from a distance so not to eat any dust which got me into trouble a couple of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
First night on the trail

is always the least restful. Over the years we have camped in every condition imaginable and I have become a bush camp snob. For example, the ground might be littered with too many cow pies, the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
The view from Oxford Ridge

reminds me of the view from an airplane, unobstructed in every direction.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-pXZf5mL/0/L/i-pXZf5mL-L.jpg


Although the two track is easy to ride the many...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Good bye Utah,

Hello Idaho!

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-GhjQP2N/0/L/i-GhjQP2N-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Manual fan switch install

was next on the docket.:norton

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZFZ5DL9/0/L/i-ZFZ5DL9-L.jpg


A-Rider applied his magic tools to an old toggle switch, a bit of wire and a few zip ties....
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
A-Rider bypassed the faulty thermoswitch

and temporarily fixed ET's boiling. :clap

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-wtdmnjW/0/L/i-wtdmnjW-L.jpg


looking west over Willard Bay to Promontory Mountains in the background...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Skyline Trail

A few more images from our final lap of thrilling Skyline Trail before heading north to find sweet Idaho singletrack.


climbing up from Pineview Reservoir...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 06:32 AM
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Posted By jakbrand
Ant Flat

would be our final campsite. Tomorrow, we faced a short liaison back to SLC for moto maintenance and catch a flight back home.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-dMtmH7q/0/L/IMG_1606-L.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Merlinator

After swimming I felt like filling my belly with a half pound Merlinator and world famous raspberry shake from Merlin's Drive Inn at south end of Bear Lake. :dg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Bear Lake

Triple digit temperatures harassed us as we approached the inviting turquoise water of Bear Lake.
http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-WSFXH5L/0/L/IMG_1507-L.jpg



Off with the gear.......
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Catch up day

We were exactly one day behind schedule. All hope of completing today's planned singletrack sections withered with the prospect of covering nearly 300 miles in one day as we headed back towards SLC....
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Independence Day

To celebrate July 4th Dwip, ET and I hiked to Table Mountain in the Tetons. We rode motos from Driggs to the trailhead. I was wearing shorts and light jacket and felt very uncomfortable tooling along...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
One down, three to go...

After confirming EH stabilized condition, Dwip, ET and I headed towards Driggs, Idaho via Garns Mountain.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-SrN982q/0/L/IMG_1378-L.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
I prefer to ride loop trails, but the spur trails...

I prefer to ride loop trails, but the spur trails around Rainy Creek included all the elements we look for on any trip, challenging singletrack, creek crossings and awesome mountain scenery. Plus we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
BigDog, I have read your reports and you...

BigDog,

I have read your reports and you have a talent for sniffing out the scenic backcountry stuff. Like you, ET has the same talent and sniffed out seldom used singletrack on Spring Creek...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
We searched for a place to camp along the Snake River,

but the National Forest Campground camp host insisted that bikers were not allowed. :umph EH pled our case before the hostile host to no avail.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
Palisades to Snake River

was my favorite section of the entire tour with miles of ridge top singletrack though forest and meadow. Thanks again to all the folks who maintain these awesome trails.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 88,648
Posted By jakbrand
There was no need to scout

crystal clear McCoy Creek. I could plainly see lots of boulders lurking about two feet under the surface. I made it across and waited for EH, ET, and Dwip to follow.


EH plows safely across...
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