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    Owyhee ride on the morning of sunday the 26th

    Meet at the Bogus park and ride at the corner of 15th and bannock at 8:30am. This is intermediate in difficulty and fitness.

    I promise some new trail too...of course. I doubt this will turn into a gillian island ride, but earthpig can always warn the naive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    Meet at the Bogus park and ride at the corner of 15th and bannock at 8:30am. This is intermediate in difficulty and fitness.

    I promise some new trail too...of course. I doubt this will turn into a gillian island ride, but earthpig can always warn the naive.

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    I'm in (pending weather or a hangover, of course).

    Hey, with my new, lighter-weight XC bike, I don't mind those epic Bataan Death March hikes you enjoy incorporating into your rides!

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    Good job!

    Don't forget the mandatory post-ride refreshments!
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    I'm in

    Since will be studying all Sat night anyway, WOW!
    but gotta get those goals done, first things first, or first before concurrent!

    I think Nels is in too but won't speak for him

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    I will have beer for all who say they will show...

    so get your self down on the list and I will bring a beer for you...someone better remeber a bottle opener thought since I always seem to forget one. Plus you look mighty weird wandering around the car trying to see what object hanging off a car will open a bottle without breaking the neck off...
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    I can't drink now, remember?

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    Hey, I'll be there, and I guess I'll have to drink 98's for him too,
    scheesh....the things I have to do for you kids!

    EP, I think the Owyhee Co. Chamber of Comm. is gonna want that pic for the
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    smily, I'm back on the fence on this one, depending on how wet it gets tomorrow and how much snow Bogus gets. I'll take fresh powder at Bogus over fresh mud in the Owyhees. If I'm not there at 8:30, leave without me.

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    Geoff,
    yeah, obviously if it's like really wet and MUD is anticipated I think that should cancel
    NOT interested in riding in mud at all!!!!

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    Seat belts make GREAT bottle openers!!!! So do lighters...and a host of other items.
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    double post whoops beer malt liquor spackle

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrdr98
    yeah, obviously if it's like really wet and MUD is anticipated I think that should cancel NOT interested in riding in mud at all!!!!
    70% chance of rain tomorrow, followed up by 60% chance Saturday night. I've ridden the Owyhee gumbo before and it ain't pretty. However, Wilson and Reynolds can often be in a rain shadow, especially when the moisture comes from the southwest to the northeast. Irishbuddha and I rode out there a couple of years ago and it was dry the whole ride, but by the time we crossed over the Snake river, it was pouring rain and had been pretty much all day.

    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_foreca...lon=-116.61625

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    EP,
    on weather dotcom I see light rain prediction for tomorrow day with poss chance of more later, but only 40% chance for Sunday (cooler though). I think we'll be alright!

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    Is this open to everyone? I was thinking of riding out there this weekend as well..

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    I'm 50/50. Don't wait on me at the parking lot, but I'll try my best to make it.
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    ... and if we just ... Big Loopin it? Or somewhere else?

    Hmmm....doin' the big loop? Schweet....pack down the trail!!!!
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    This is targeted towards ...

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenGoat
    Is this open to everyone? I was thinking of riding out there this weekend as well..
    intermediate riders so if you are at least an intermediate ride with intermediate aerobic then you are welcome.
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    big loop mixxed in..

    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Hmmm....doin' the big loop? Schweet....pack down the trail!!!!
    with some bataan death march just for chuckles.
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    MMmmmmm Beer!

    Smiley, where are you thinking about riding?

    There are a couple of talking about going out a little earlier than our normal noon time departure. We might join up with you. We can talk about beer and large Marge on ATVs.

    By the way, thank you for who ever did the trail work on China Wall. The low side was getting a bit scary.

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    I was thinking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Irishbuddha
    Smiley, where are you thinking about riding?

    There are a couple of talking about going out a little earlier than our normal noon time departure. We might join up with you. We can talk about beer and large Marge on ATVs.

    By the way, thank you for who ever did the trail work on China Wall. The low side was getting a bit scary.
    something including northwest passage and also 4100/Kicking Horse and some reynolds canyon time too probably.

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    slim showing

    I guess most had little faith in the riding being good, so the turn out was low just jeff g., steve, and me. There was a touch of mud but nothing that you could not ride around or walk around. Other than that it was super tacky and the trails were rippin!

    I did get to show steve my skills at breaking into his car, since he managed to lock his keys in the car inside the camelback at the start of the ride.

    Plus I even rode the shoot down into reynolds canyon, so I was feeling mighty good after todays ride...
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    Dangnit!!!!

    Who is Jeff G?
    Anyway, I was so sure it would be pure mud.
    I missed out, but glad you guys had a good ride!

    Kudos on riding the chute entry down into the Canyon; now I'm motivated to ride
    it next time. I've done it, but have not connected the whole section.

    Good Nels second intution was correct and he got a hold of you.
    Nels, also, get a hide a key!!!!

    Hope we get some good weather next week and that early spring gets dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    I guess most had little faith in the riding being good, so the turn out was low
    Yeah I bailed due to weather. I managed a 50+ mile road ride though. The wind was strong!!
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    lots o mud and even more fun

    We (greg and my son) went out sunday afternoon. We were plannoing on just ridiing the basis northwest passage loop. We ran into Irishbuddah and Jack. They were doing a newer trail, wildhorse. They were planning on marking it and wanted more people to ride it to hammer it out more. It is a bit higher than NP. It was pretty muddy in spots, but lot of fun too.

    Thanks for the great time mike and Jack. Look forward to riding with you again.

    Nels thanks for giving me a good reason to wash my truck...especially the door handles.
    I just don't understand my wife....she thinks its nuts to ride when the temperature is in the 20's....go figure

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    I guess most had little faith in the riding being good, so the turn out was low just jeff g., steve, and me. There was a touch of mud but nothing that you could not ride around or walk around. Other than that it was super tacky and the trails were rippin!
    Did somebody say "rippin?" 4" - 8" (in spots) of fresh snow at Bogus yesterday AM with blue skies and no crowds. We were third on the chair and had fresh off-run/tree pow all morning. Followed that up with a nice road bike ride during the blue skies of the afternoon. All in all a good day.
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