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post #1 of 19 Old 05-17-2003, 8:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: You Should Be Riding Here

Even though it was cold and windy here today (about 50 degrees with 20 MPH winds - not exactly what you'd call 'Bacchus weather' * , I had to hit the twisties with the new Sargent seat and Scotts damper.

I've attached some photos of today's ride over the next few posts. [I'm going to set up my website soon so that I can just embed the photos into the posts, but for now attachments will have to do.]

Anyway, the ride is along the Payette River, about 35 miles from my house. It's one of my favorites - fun and scenic all at the same time.

BTW, the Sargent seat continues to impress my hindquarters! What a difference! 2 1/2 hours or so of riding today and I barely noticed it. Of course, my fingers were frozen so they were receiving most of my attention.

And the Scotts damper - wow! I never noticed any serious instability without it, but there was always a little bit of shimmy at high speed and over little bumps around corners that would make me a little nervous. With the Scotts on there, my 'Blade just tracks like a hot knife through butter. It really makes a big difference, and gives me a tremendous confidence boost whether slicing through the turns or cranking it up a bit in the straightaways.

I hope you enjoy the photos.
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Wow! Nice looking countryside bwhip - one day I must get up there w/the bike. And yeah, 'Bacchus' weather is officially here - hit 100 deg. today
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Great pics!! Idaho is a beautiful state. Thanks for sharing them.
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Very pretty - remind sme of my trip to the States - wishing I had a bike to ride those great roads with that countryside!!!

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Re: You Should Be Riding Here

Dayum, just had to look at those pics again bwhip. That place is beautiful! Just curious, how is that road for traffic in general, and, 'coppers'? My next vacation time is gonna be in your state, for sure.
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Bacchus : Dayum, just had to look at those pics again bwhip. *That place is beautiful! *Just curious, how is that road for traffic in general, and, 'coppers'? * * My next vacation time is gonna be in your state, for sure.
Bacchus - The road is usually pretty light on traffic, except for the beginning and ending of holiday weekends, as it is the main access from Boise to McCall, a popular lakeside resort two hours north. The really great thing is that there are lots of different roads like that all over the place - that's highway 55, but 52, 21, and lots of others are also spectacular. We're just 2 1/2 hours from Sun Valley and a beautiful highway that connects us to the Sawtooth Mountains and Galena Summit - very similar to what those photos show.

Some buddies of mine and I are going to do a charity ride for MS on June 12 from Boise to McCall, which should be a blast. The weather forecast shows mid-80's by the end of this week, so it's going to get a lot nicer than today!

Get that bike up here and let's go for a ride, man!
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Re: You Should Be Riding Here

The last three times I've ridden it, zero cop action. They're around from time to time, but it's not like they are constantly on the prowl along there by any means. Speed limit is mostly 55-65 along the route, but most people seem to be going 65-75.

I of course always observe posted speed laws.
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bwhip : Speed limit is mostly 55-65 along the route, but most people seem to be going 65-75.

I of course always observe posted speed laws. *
Yeah, I'm sure
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Wow, now those are sweet roadways.
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That's some great scenery!!!!
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Re: You Should Be Riding Here

Awesome pics and great countryside!

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Re: You Should Be Riding Here

That's some pretty country to be sure. Thanks for the pics whip.

Bacc, I'll take 100 degree 'Bacchus Weather' over what's generally accepted as our normal riding season of about five, six months top, here. A hundred degrees on a bike is better than five months of cold and/or snow.

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