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Old 08-18-2011, 10:47 AM   #886
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:16 PM   #887
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How about the weekend of the 27th/28th at some point? That'd be a good weekend for the weekend dirt skills.

I'd say lets hit up Liberty Lake ORV. It is plenty big bike friendly if we hit the right areas, and you don't get the idiots that 7-pile does. 7-pile is definitely big bike friendly, there are some logs, other stuff, some good hill climbs, etc.

Much as I hate ORV parks (especially 7-pile) they are a more controlled environment, plus we can get a quick mixture of terrain.

Bring whatever bike you feel comfortable with, smaller the better...

I would say, the biggest thing when riding the bigger DS's, or trying to ride more extreme on just DS tires vs, full knobby's is line choice, and not fighting the bike. So we can go work on that, plus other stuff.
I took the KLR up to the Liberty Lake ORV Park right after I got it 3 years ago and had a pretty rough time. I’m sure there are easier trails than the ones I ended up on but I have not wanted to go back since.
I do think it would be a good place to work on off-road riding skills though.
I need to hear what my doc has to say at my appointment later this afternoon.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #888
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Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Big Eddy, Calder, ID


A 2:00 pm gives plenty of time to get there no matter which way you decide to ride.

Let the ride plans start - get together with the people you enjoy riding with and come up with your plan for the ride to the Big Eddy.

Who wants to do pavement?

Who wants to do fast dirt?

Who wants to do slow dirt? (that would be me - SLOW as in slug pace )

The Dakar isn't an option this weekend, anyone heading down on pavement?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:29 PM   #889
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The Dakar isn't an option this weekend, anyone heading down on pavement?
If the tire I ordered last night shows up tomorrow I will be up for a pavement ride down there.
If no new tire for the Connie I may slab it on the KLR but with its gearing I move pretty slow. (60 mph & under)
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:40 PM   #890
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Have fun on Saturday.

I'll start planning the dirt ride training day. I think the instructor will also bring lunch. I'll start another thread soon.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:31 PM   #891
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Meetup

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Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Big Eddy, Calder, ID
See you guys here
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:56 PM   #892
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Meetup

Date: Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM

Where: Big Eddy, Calder, ID


A 2:00 pm gives plenty of time to get there no matter which way you decide to ride.

Let the ride plans start - get together with the people you enjoy riding with and come up with your plan for the ride to the Big Eddy.

Who wants to do pavement?

Who wants to do fast dirt?

Who wants to do slow dirt? (that would be me - SLOW as in slug pace )
This route will start at the Snake Pit for Breakfast or just a cup of coffee. From there we'll blast up to Thompson Pass, turn around and head to Wallace via Nine Mile. We'll then take off for Moon Pass but turn off for the Slate Creek road (thanks IdahoRenegade) to Avery and then to down to Big Eddy. This will be fast riding so be prepared to gas-it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #893
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Have fun on Saturday.

I'll start planning the dirt ride training day. I think the instructor will also bring lunch. I'll start another thread soon.
I'm in if it's Sunday the 28th -- out if it costs $$$.

But I can always ride out and watch at least. Gives me a few more areas to ride about.

You all have fun down in Avery this weekend -- I'm headed North bike-less but not ATV-less.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #894
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AdventureGirl is up from Oregon for a visit. So, we take a little 2 night tour of the Kootenays. This place is your backyard so I feel this post might be interesting to you all!

Our first day we head out over a route that takes us through some power lines over a pass....




Plenty of roads like this...

The scenery is getting sweet...






and the ride plenty interesting...


With great views to be had ...
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:26 AM   #895
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Ladybug even paid us a visit...
Radionman keeps saying I'm always watching.

It looks like you had a great time.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:39 AM   #896
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This route will start at the Snake Pit for Breakfast or just a cup of coffee. From there we'll blast up to Thompson Pass, turn around and head to Wallace via Nine Mile. We'll then take off for Moon Pass but turn off for the Slate Creek road (thanks IdahoRenegade) to Avery and then to down to Big Eddy. This will be fast riding so be prepared to gas-it.
What time are you meeting at the Snakepit? If I head out in the morning instead of after work today I'll meet you for breakfast but won't ride with you. From the Snake pit I'll head down Moon Pass to the Big Eddy at my normal slug pace.

I'm thinking of riding up Slate Creek or Latour (however you spell that one) Sunday but still haven't decided which bike I want to take. Maybe I'll take the Superbugso I can go off and get lost by myself and not worry about it. The 650 is better for making time on pavement though. Ah heck, I'll know which bike I'm taking when I pull it out of the garage.

A19 if your riding the KLR and plan to ride slow an easy ride over Moon Pass wouldn't be too bad even on a sore body.

Airhead Bruce is in charge of getting rid of the mosquitos at camp before we get there. I'm guessing with the year we've had the little blood suckers will be plentiful.
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You all have fun down in Avery this weekend -- I'm headed North bike-less but not ATV-less.
We'll be talking about this later. As many times as you have requested we do something at the Big Eddy and you're beat feeting it north? I know priorities.....or what's waiting for you up there.

Have a good time.
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We'll be talking about this later. As many times as you have requested we do something at the Big Eddy and you're beat feeting it north?
I know! I know!

I love that area and really wanted to get down there this year (trails/cutthroat/views). It seems I had a lot of things/places planned out for this year that didn't materialize...ARGH!

Be safe and take some interesting pictures if you get the opportunity... I won't be there so you may not have a lot to choose from...
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:19 AM   #899
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Have fun at the Big Eddy. It is our 2 year anniversery today and Robin and I are heading to White Fish Mt. tonight after she gets off work for the weekend.
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What time are you meeting at the Snakepit? If I head out in the morning instead of after work today I'll meet you for breakfast but won't ride with you. From the Snake pit I'll head down Moon Pass to the Big Eddy at my normal slug pace.
Meet up at the Snake Pit by 8:30AM for Breakfast/coffee/whatever. Leave when we are done If anyone thinks they'll make it we'll wait ... for a bit at least



Pavement section:
Snakepit to Thompson Pass
Thompson Pass to Wallace (Maybe a bit of dirt right at Murray)

Dirt Section:
Wallace to St Joe (Weis) via Slate Creek

If I've got time I may even shoot up to Avery to look at the fish pond

Then its down to Big Eddies
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