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    Challis Ride - Land of the Yankee Fork

    Day 1.Challis 1 Trail 153 Fanny Hole to Buster Lake

    Start our first ride of the first day riding Fanny Hole ATV trail from near camp over a ridge and back down to Buster Lake. Fun warm-up for sure.




    Off we go


    Tire pressure adjustments. Gotta keep low tire pressures.


    Scoob taking a break. I did too!


    Views are fantastic


    Buster Lake. Nice place for a remote tent camp. Easy to get too also. Not suited for a big camper.


    Up next, Buster Lake to Bayhorse Lakes via Trealor Creek Trail
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    Beautiful country!
    Fanny Hole to Buster Lake....there's a joke there somewhere lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donzo View Post
    Beautiful country!
    Fanny Hole to Buster Lake....there's a joke there somewhere lol!
    Yeah, I thought of that too. I believe the trail was named after Fanny Clark who ran a stage/freight wagon station very close by. In geographic terms, this station was down in a hole between ridges. But yeah, Fanny's Hole does lend itself to other possible explanations bwahaha!
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    For a group ride that didn't look nearly as dusty as I had feared. Very nice. Abundant trail identification signs and wooden bridges are a lot better than the more than half a dozen fresh road closures I saw enacted in last two weeks. Here rather than build a bridge for off-roaders they are now simply closing the trail to stop any creek crossings and damage to watercourses.
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    Scoob has a Duro ATV tire out back now? What are your impressions compared to the Cerros or stock rubber?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
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    hat didn't look nearly as dusty as I had feared. Very nice. Abundant trail identification signs and wooden bridges are a lot better than the more than half a dozen fresh road closures I saw enacted in last two weeks. Here rather than build a bridge for off-roaders they are now simply closing the trail to stop any creek crossings and damage to watercourses.
    Oh, we went through plenty of creeks without bridges. ejfranz mentioned that in B.C. they don't allow riding through creeks without bridges either. One day it will be that way all over.

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    Scoob has a Duro ATV tire out back now? What are your impressions compared to the Cerros or stock rubber?
    Overall, I do like the Duro.

    I was only able to ride Scoob 1 day with the Duro because I'm still blowing oil so I'm still getting used to the Duro. It was much much better than the stock tire and the tire I have on the XT200 bounced me all over the rocky trails. The Duro didn't seem to grab like the Duro in the loose rocks. All other conditions it was great. I think the Cerros does better in the loose rocks but I don't want to judge too early because this was my first and only ride with it so far.

    While Scoob's getting more engine work done I'm gonna put the Duro on Blue Bunny to get more riding time with the Duro.
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    Feel free to swap out the motor on the Bee if that gets you out again - no worries here .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    Feel free to swap out the motor on the Bee if that gets you out again - no worries here .....
    But I get a lot of cool looks when I ride the Bee down to the market in downtown Crouch, Idaho! I can't do that to the Bee!

    I'm gonna try and do a quick hone/new piston/rings with Scoob. If that doesn't work I'll send it to the machine shop and go the next size piston up. Sometimes ya gotta let the professionals do their thing.

    If the home hone job doesn't work I may temporarily swap the 2014 Blue Bunny engine while Scoobs is out of town getting re-bored but that's still a big maybe. Scoob has the suspension setup I like off-road which the others don't have which is the only reason I'm contemplating a temp swap at all.

    I do have Squirrel XT200 and getting eeyore the XT350 road worthy so hopefully engine swapping doesn't have to happen.
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    I think Admiral needs some more obscure Yamaha dual purpose machines....something in a DT200 perhaps?dt200.jpg
    I sure was mighty impressed riding ejfranz's DT200 at the HouseWarming Event.
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    Funnily enough - I was looking at a DT400 earlier today ....
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