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Old 09-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #106
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For my abilities, which ain't that great, the TW seems to go through rock fine, though I haven't really ridden anything else to compare it with. I can say to some degree, going just a tad faster than a crawl, it seems like I can negotiate the rocks better. When I'm at a crawl I struggle in the rocks.

I should ride some of my sons dirt bikes and feel what it's like to ride something other than the TW.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #107
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Yep, carry a little momentum to keep from dropping into the slots in the rocks so deep.

Trouble with a 2.75" front tire is they get wedged in between the softball size rocks if you try and go slow and pick your way through.

If you go fast with the 2.75, it may go well for a while.....till, you glance off a bigger rock and stuff it into the next slot.......fun times, fun times.

It looks like a steady speed with the TW's wide tires, along with a low enough seat height to really get a good stab at paddleing with your feet makes things alot easier than a tall bike thats heavy with skinny tires for stream crossings, etc.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:33 AM   #108
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The Wet Way to Ride Peace Creek

Well, we basically got rained out. Weather forecast was for scattered shower. On this day at this location...scattered showers my butt!

...But we donned the improvised garbage bag liners and headed out for 45 minutes or so, north of Crouch, ID, near Silver Creek Plunge. Only thing I can tell you, WE WILL BE BACK. Some day!



Sky looked like this


Ground looked like this


We looked like this


and this


I looked like this


the trail looked like this


and this


ran into this


on the way to this (the middle one)


and after a "too short for us ride" had to do this




goodbye for now, we'll be back
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:53 AM   #109
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I hope you don't make us wait to long for your return.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #110
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Back in town and doing some of my catchup reading and I just wanted to sat I loved the music in your video.. Great little video. Now everytime I read your posts you make me miss my TW more and more.

I would love to hang out with you some day on a weekend ride, my new preferred pace.

I use to ride that Silver Creek area 20 years ago on an old Yamaha DR 250 (two Stroke) and then my TW. Thanks for the memories.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #111
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I hope you don't make us wait to long for your return.

Oh man, the pressure is on. I hated to get rained out. Sorry to say this area will have to wait until next summer. Too many obligations for the rest of this year, mostly non-motorcycle related.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:19 AM   #112
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Back in town and doing some of my catchup reading and I just wanted to sat I loved the music in your video.. Great little video. Now everytime I read your posts you make me miss my TW more and more.

I would love to hang out with you some day on a weekend ride, my new preferred pace.

I use to ride that Silver Creek area 20 years ago on an old Yamaha DR 250 (two Stroke) and then my TW. Thanks for the memories.

I keep hoping to meet a bunch of ya'll at the Hell's Canyon gathering, but I haven't been able to fit it in...yet. ...but I keep watching.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #113
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Government Shutdown - Don't Get Mad, Go for a Ride!!

Government shutdown, so this is what retirement feels like!

Government shutdown day 1: Golf or go ride. I don't golf, so ride it is. Continued exploring some trails in the Silver City area. Road some of the trails in March of this year with my wife.



I was pretty much by myself. Towards the end of the day, I did run into 4 ATV riders and saw other rigs at different trailheads, but nobody really to speak of on the trails


Neat formations. Would make good camping area. Not much traffic out here at night that's for sure


Me and Georgie found an old mine. Milled around a while (pun intended) looking for ancient artifacts. None found!




Cabin remains near the mill


Nice riding when you can find it. If you watch the video, that will be a good representation of the actual road/trail minus the most treacherous parts


With my back turned towards one of those treacherous parts, I see where by video camera (Pirate Cam) has landed in the rut. I didn't notice it was missing for about 1/4 mile and then backtracked. Glad I found it. First time I've ever lost it, but I will tether it from now on.


More remote not used in a long time cabins






New York Summit on Silver City road with War Eagle Mtn straight ahead. Silver City would be to the right. I needed to high tail it back home so I bypassed a visit to Silver City. I've been there many times anyway, so probably not missing anything. B-dub, notice I've gone back to the tank mount in the last few rides!



Closer look at New York Summit


Video evidence!
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:00 PM   #114
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Hey Admiral -- Rain . . . Old buildings . . . Sounds like you have the right attitude and are making the most of the gov't shutdown. Lots of tourists around Zion National Park (and Grand Canyon) are ticked off. Many travelled thousands of miles for their one chance to vacation in a National Park. Really bad luck for those folks . . . Best regards, RRR
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #115
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I keep hoping to meet a bunch of ya'll at the Hell's Canyon gathering, but I haven't been able to fit it in...yet. ...but I keep watching.

Put it on the calendar: June 19 -22, 2014
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #116
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Way cool, I like the old cabins
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:42 AM   #117
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Hey Admiral -- Rain . . . Old buildings . . . Sounds like you have the right attitude and are making the most of the gov't shutdown. Lots of tourists around Zion National Park (and Grand Canyon) are ticked off. Many travelled thousands of miles for their one chance to vacation in a National Park. Really bad luck for those folks . . . Best regards, RRR

Just when I started planning some rides, they called us back to work. Darn! Good thing I have Columbus Day off (ride). Cooler, but no rain
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:50 AM   #118
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Put it on the calendar: June 19 -22, 2014
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I just love the area. Wife and I spent our Anniversary at Wallawa Lake this past summer. There was some kind of motorcycle rally going on and there were Harley's all over the place. We were in our jeep, took the highway down to Imnaha and the drove on the Camp Creek/Old Imnaha road back to Enterprise. One of your route's? We were all alone, no Harley's
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:51 AM   #119
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Way cool, I like the old cabins
Thanks. You need to win the lottery so you could ride more and post cool (more) video's. Just love 'em.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:01 PM   #120
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I just love the area. Wife and I spent our Anniversary at Wallawa Lake this past summer. There was some kind of motorcycle rally going on and there were Harley's all over the place. We were in our jeep, took the highway down to Imnaha and the drove on the Camp Creek/Old Imnaha road back to Enterprise. One of your route's? We were all alone, no Harley's

Camp Creek is a favorite road to take on the way to Imnaha, Hat Point Lookout, Dug Bar, or a ride up (or is that down?) the Imnaha River to the Hells Canyon overlook. Harley riders like RTWDoug would enjoy Camp Creek but the shiny bike crowd would hate it.
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