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Who: Invitation to join 2 of my son's and I

What: Mostly mild ATV/Single-track with a sprinkling of logging roads to connect the trails.

Where: Sorta depends on snow level but planning on some trails north of Crouch, ID (Silver Crk/Bull Crk, Bear Wallow and some others if time permits)

When: Monday, 12 November 2018. Depart my Mountain Retreat about 1000. Might trailer further north to Peace Creek Trail head if it looks like we'll freeze our sacks off if we ride that far (about 20 miles from M.R.)

Why: 'Cause

Ya'll also be invited for a bowl of Mrs. Admiral's chilli and a warm fire upon our return to the Mountain Retreat.

It's gonna be frosty with temps in the mid-40's (so far) but I've ridden when it was colder BUT NO RAIN OR SNOW PREDICTED.

(12th is last Monday below)


Enticement pictures (and not the child molesting kind of enticement pictures)








I promise (mostly) to avoid 16:1 Trail or anything like it. We want an easy ride and not spend our time recovering motorcycles from the creek back on the trail. (or possible 911 Search and Rescue's...or our wives/girlfriends waiting for us at the trail head the next morning. Yes, we'll try to avoid that.


Let me know if you can come so we'll be looking for you. Oh, also so I can send you directions to the M.R. or Peace Creek Trail Head.
 

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If what closer I would join you. Buddy and i rode a nice trail complex West of Oakley a few weeks ago and that was 3 hours one way from Ogden
South Hills?
 

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We unloaded at Fathers and Sons Forest Service campground. Area is SE of Twin and East Oakley. Think there was a ski area maybe
Yeah that’s the South Hills. Mix of ATV and single track trails. I’ve ridden there once by only one short single track trail. Rest was ATV trails.
 

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It does have atv and jeep trails also. We try to stick to the Single Track as much as possible. Its nothing like Big Eight Mile Creek or the stuff by Yankee Fork but way less stressful . Probably going to try Dead Cow trail down by Green River this weekend
Have Fun
 

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Looks amazing.
 

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The Veterans Day Ride

A water leak in the yard and an employee who quit at the last minute left me to ride by myself.



As such, I decided to not take any chances...or did I? :eek:


One Spoon Way Trail. I was gonna ride this trail but after just a few yards up the trail I didn't feel comfortable. Hate to wuss out on a trail but I just didn't "feel it". So I turned around.


I hate to "unbundle" to pee when it's cold out. With one of my planned trails 69'd, I didn't have a clue where I wanted to go so I just went. Found this dead end trail with puddle ice. Did I mention it was cold despite the sun in attendance.


Up for a quick dip in Silver Creek? Could be chilly water from the looks of it.


I took a "rain check" sort of. Peace Creek revisited. I've been wanting to ride Peace Creek Trail for several years. The last time I attempted in with a couple of the boys it rained. I'm not gonna ride the whole thing but I did poke around on it for a while.


Well, well, well, what do we have here? The roots of all evil me thinks. Doesn't look that "Peaceful" to me!


Got stopped by a log across the trail so I turned around and headed back to the main road.


What could go wrong? Silver Creek Summit Trail. Not my intention to ride this but hey, I was in the neighborhood.


Little dicey maybe? Couple day old tracks tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't think anything can go wrong.


The summit. There for a second I thought it was a toll booth. Whew.


This wasn't my plan but then I remembered...I didn't have one. Silver Creek Summit 6,700 and some odd feet above the sea.


A little sketchy going "downhill" in the snow it is.


Yup, what could go wrong? Hand guards caught my shin & knee guard and trapped me under Scoob for a while but I managed to escape.


It's ok to hate mud, I do! The mud did it not the snow. Well, the snow did play into the equation a little bit I guess.


I near collided with a deer on the way home. We missed by inches. I think I heard the doe say she'll get me next time. Best to be careful.

Elk everywhere. I don't think the owners of the pasture pool course are enthused about the heard but what ya gonna do. Must be between 50-100 Elk out there. I didn't count them so my estimate might be a few head off. Still awesome sight.


Not done with the video but I'll post it up when done editing.
 

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That looks a lot more dangerous than what we do that's for sure! :p
 

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Impressive solo ride with a truly worthy destination. aaaa.png
I hear ya when that inner voice says "not this trail,not today". Sometimes I feel I am in top form and, other times not. Confidence usually results in excellence, other times it can leave one laying under one's motorcycle in the mud and snow. Been there, done that, have the muddy t-shirt.:D
 

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Kris, near where I live, the Blue Mountain Motorcycle club has a ride called "The root of all evil" each year.
 

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Veterans Day Ride 2018

Thrill's, spill's and close calls.

Solo ride on some trails north of Admiral Headquarters. I skipped on some trails I would have like to ride but settled on riding a bit of Peace Creek, Silver Creek trails and completed a kind of fun logging turned ATV trail. Hitting the man Forest Service roads were cold. I came within inches of colliding with a deer on the way home. And I mean inches as it was close enough for me to hear the deer whisper sweet nothing's. Bonus, I got to see 50-100 Elk laying out on the golf course. Beautiful animal's.

 

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Be careful out there Kris. I didn't see the deer - but I did see the "OH DEAR" at 1:52! :grin:
On the way home on the paved section of Middle Fork Rd. thus the camera was off (boring viewing). Anyway, Deer hops out of the ditch to my left and proceeds to run at a slight forward angle to the right. I steered ever so slightly to the right side of the road but no time to really brake or accelerate. TW200 accelerating in an emergency, now that's funny right? :p If me and Mrs. Deer were any closer people would think we're going steady. How I missed that deer or how she missed me I can't imagine. I was going between 40-50 mph and all I can say is that was extremely close.
 

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I think the ideal set-up is two cameras. The second one on a loop that is always running; and then you can stop it and save that special moment. Like when I had put my helmet-cam on backwards to film Gina-Marie and her hubby behind me; and then we came up on that bear. You don't see the bear - just them pulling up behind me and saying "wow, did you see the bear". Murphy's Law.
 
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