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Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-04-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,703
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Thanks

Thanks for your help here. I hope that you are coming back in 2013. A shout to Ralph, as well. Both of you get it.

Cheers

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-26-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,703
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Says you

Yo. Is this ringing any bells? http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?t=52174 (http://http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?t=52174) I would not try that up here if I were...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-25-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,703
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Oh Yeah?

Hey Phil in Seattle. It's plumb groovy that you managed to find things you found "silly" about our FAQ while ignoring reams of data that represent about a decade's worth of work - none of which cost...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-17-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T3

Here is the page for The Tour of Idaho, T3 (http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/T3.htm). T3 is a dual sport friendly version of T1. Basically it's T1 minus the single track. Thirteen hundred + miles. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T2 Revisions

The additional variants we are planning for T2 are single-track and sand washes. Don't know if there would be much of interest there for large bikes. The route is already good for large bikes, what...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-03-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Tour of Idaho 2013

The map and gpx files for the 2013 version of the Tour of Idaho (http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) (T1) are ready to go. The challenge points...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Salude! But you can take some time off the learning curve...

Good on ya! Here are some things you might be interested in as you grow into the sport:

Technique is everything

Tips for riding in Sand, Mud and Snow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Riding School

I just spent a couple of days at JLR and it was time and money well spent. My review: http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/Jimmy_Lewis_Offroad.htm<big><small></small></big><big><small style="font-weight:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-07-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T1 Video 2012/sensitivity training

In reading some trip reports here on ADVrider, there seem to be a few who think us guilty of sandbagging and providing highly inaccurate route descriptions. Fortunately no one who has actually done...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T1 2012 Wrap

T1 (http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) is effectively closed for 2012 because of seasonal restrictions placed on sections of the trail. Even if one could tolerate the cold (it's way cold here...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-26-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Silt and T2 time

Believe it or not, that road is always silty - just not as much so as it has been lately. It's got ruts as well so you have to be careful. It is an amazingly exciting section.

You don't really...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Thanks

Right on! I am glad that you had a good trip. Bruneau Canyon is a hoot. We've ignored T2 for a year or two to concentrate on T1, but over the winter we are going to work out some good alternatives...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T1 - FIres

The fire situation along T1 has become a real problem for through riders. Last month, most groups were able to successfully find ways around the Mustang fire (the only major fire right along the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Right on.

Awesome!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Information

I thought that I'd take some time to correct some information about the Tour of Idaho posted elsewhere on this site that is incorrect.

1. T1 crosses extensive parcels of private land. The Tour of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Thank you. It's guys like you and your partner...

Thank you. It's guys like you and your partner that the Tour of Idaho "inner circle" exists to support.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Your back yard

It's right in your back yard too!

You should join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tourofidaho/
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Salude

Not enough, but I'm betting that you still had a great ride. In the end that's all that matters. Salude.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
#6 and #7

Congrats to Blake Cristenesen and Nathan McMasters, who called this morning to report that they finished the Tour. We are awaiting their challenge point data for verification but it looks like (we...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T1 completed

Two groups finished T1 (http://motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) on August 3. One group of 2 and one soloist. There is a lot of information about what they encountered at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-18-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Ready for 2012

Everything on the T1 Route Description page is as complete as it can be as of right now: http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/<wbr>TID_Route_Description.htm...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Maps, waypoints and challenge points

The map files for the 2012 Tour are all ready to go: http://motorcyclejazz.com/TID_Route_Description.htm . Please note that the written description is still not fully updated but this will be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T1 Opening

We are getting a lot of queries on our reader forum and Facebook page about the opening date for T1 this year. It's the same as always: mid to late July. Just because there is no snow in Kansas, San...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Days 4 and 7

New arrivals: .tpo files and waypoints are available for days 4 and 7 now on the website, as well as the challenge points for these days. Days 5 and 6 should be done in the next two weeks. Then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Reroute of Days 4 and 5

Based on our inspection yesterday, we are going to have to reroute most of Day 4 (Challis to Shoup) and the beginning of Day 5 (Shoup to Lowell). We should have the new route mapped and inspected by...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-08-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
T1 2012 Complete through Challis

The maps, waypoints and challenge points have been updated through D3 (to Challis) for the 2012 Tour of Idaho T1. As of today, many of the passes are still closed due to snow, snags and high water...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-24-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Maps, waypoints and challenge points

The maps, gpx files and challenge points for the 2012 T1 are up on our site (http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) through Arco. We'll try to get Arco to Challis up next week sometime and the rest...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6,965
Views: 2,256,614
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Here's what it looks like....

Here's what it looks like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fi7yqYWWMM&feature=plcp This is rim to rim in about 17 minutes (on a much lighter bike) in a 1 - day transit of T2 last July. My issue was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-08-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
You'll be the first

Well if you make it on your dual sport you'll be the first. You'll remember the part about being able to pick up your bike after about the third creek you have to jump and the 10th downed tree you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
As long as you have a dirt bike with lights.

T1 is a blast - as long as you have a dirt bike. About 1/2 of the route this year is motorcycle single track, ATV trail or Jeep trail (that's over 600 miles) and to date, no one has been able to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-06-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,889
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Tour of Idaho, 2012

The preliminary maps and gpx files for the 2012 version of T1 are available at: http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/TID_Route_Description.htm.

This year T1 is 1353 miles in length. Approximately 500...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Public Meeting

There will be a public meeting held on Monday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Power County Courthouse to solicit public opinion about this imminent closure. Representatives from Idaho's congressional...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,020
Posted By motorcyclejazz
American Falls Sand Dunes Access Closing

This closure (http://www.pocatelloshops.com/new_blogs/politics/?p=8841#respond) (two years as of right now) affects riders, equestrians, rock climbers, fishermen, hikers and hunters. It will also...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Ibdr

They person who would probably be most helpful in putting together something like this is Ryan William Cantrell (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=44729), who posts regularly in this forum....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-29-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Gasoline Options

http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/images/acerbis_5.jpg

The Acerbis 4.75 gallon tank we use for general trail riding. (good for ~180 miles)

http://www.motorcyclejazz.com/images/acerbis7.jpg

The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Riding in the Idaho Backcountry

Thank you very much. I'll look forward to meeting you one day when we are up north finishing T1. Your point about gas is an important one. Here's how we deal with that.

Normal trail riding...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-29-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,831
Posted By motorcyclejazz
Well Said

Well said, Tony. All you have to do is look at any decent map from the comfort of your living room and it's almost distressingly easy to put together a dual sport Idaho Tour that will burn your eyes...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-17-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,159
Posted By motorcyclejazz
2011 Tour

This past season was the best ever for the Tour of Idaho (http://motorcyclejazz.com/TID.htm) - especially T1. About a dozen groups who'd done reasonable prep started out and several of those groups...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-16-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,159
Posted By motorcyclejazz
MotorcycleJazz.com Person of the Year

Wade earned a share of our Person of the Year (http://motorcyclejazz.com/MoJazz@4.htm) award based on the adventure that he shared with everyone here. We set up the Tour of Idaho Challenge...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,051
Posted By motorcyclejazz
SPOT Connect

I've used the SPOT II and the SPOT Connect for hundreds of hours each and I have to disagree. Except for less battery life than I'm used to with the SPOT II (not totally unexpected) I like the SPOT...
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