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A buddy of mine, Bob, from Lynnwood, Wa. came over to the east side of the state this weekend with his (new to him) 04 KTM 625. I have known Bob for over 10 years, and in all those years, for some reason or another, we have never been able to hook up for a ride. Well, that was going to change.
I rolled my KLR out at 8am....


And rode across town to my bro's place. His "Captain America" Dakar..


Can anyone spot his new up grade?


We are meeting Bob at our boat shop on the south end of Couer d 'Alene lake in North Idaho.....


Bob shows up at 9am with his new steed...


And what a nice bike it is....




Bob unloads his bike, adjusts the chain and oils it, and were off....


Headed thru Heyburn state park, on our way towards St Maries Id.


Todays ride is going to take us past Calder and Avery Id, from there we go onto the old Hiawatha train path, complete with tunnels and tressels...

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Things are really starting to turn green here.....



It started out with overcast today, but it was gone by noon....


Me



Somebody has WAY to many layers of cloths on.
Plus a heated liner....


Next stop was The Big Eddy. A cafe, hotel and RV place on the St Joe river.....


Talk about seating with a view.....





As we were paying our bill, ( I say we, but I mean Bob, thanks for lunch Bob) I seen this on the wall behind the counter. Why do Bull Elk have horns? So they can scratch their junk


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It looked like a nice ride. BTW, what was the upgrade on your buddies BMW 650 Dakar? Is it some kind of auto chain lubercation system???

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Nice ride, what is the temps out there now? What are they going to be in July?
I'm glad the good Lord gave us hands and arms, that looks a bit dangerous with the horns.
 

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Temps in SW Idaho

Greetings!

Today we were around 81 degrees. In July we are typically in the 90's. However, we may get a week or two in the low 100's.

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I guess our AC units better be working good, but as long as the temps are above that 70 make I can deal with it.
 

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It looked like a nice ride. BTW, what was the upgrade on your buddies BMW 650 Dakar? Is it some kind of auto chain lubercation system???

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No, it would be a new Ohlins rear shock, what you see is the adjuster and external res.
 

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Nice ride, what is the temps out there now? What are they going to be in July?
I'm glad the good Lord gave us hands and arms, that looks a bit dangerous with the horns.
It was (and has been for the last 5 days) in the low 70's, and should be in the high 80's, low 90's when you are here. The offer still stands for you to stay at are place when you are here, I have a sewer hook up and power down by my shop.
I will post more pics tonight when I get home.....
 

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Heading east towards Avery. The rivers and streams are flowing pretty good this year from all the mountain run off. Later that day we will climb to over 5000 ft and will see some snow.....


Traffic today was unreal, because there wasn't any. You would have thought with temps in the low 70's, there would have been cars and bikes everywhere, but that wasn't the case....



We stopped at this store in Avery for supplies and for some directions to a tunnel before hitting the Hiawatha trail, but the lady in the store warned us of a pack of wolfs that were in the area. They had a series of pics on the wall inside showing a pack of 6 wolfs taking down a big Bull moose that winter. I wish I would have taking a pic of it, but I forgot....


Our first tunnel on the trail. The road is all gravel except for the tunnels. They are paved...


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Looking down stream. Down low, the roads are pretty dusty, as you climb higher, they are more "damp"...



Coming up to another tunnel. We must have went thru a dozen of them...


Inside one of them. My flash wasn't bright enough to get a good pic....

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Great post Gunn.Someday I gotta get out west.I would really like to ride the upper elavations someday.
 

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Great post Gunn.Someday I gotta get out west.I would really like to ride the upper elavations someday.
Hey Mike,
If you come out, you have a place to stay at my house. That goes for everyone here.
 

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We turned off before the tressel you see behind us. We'll cross it when we leave. Brad wanted to show us a place where he camped last year.


Our star players for today, my 94 KLR, Bobs 04 KTM 625, and Brads 03 Dakar....


This fur ball once belonged to a deer. It was funny, because there were no bones, no skull, and hide, just fur. Now we are starting to think about the wolfs. That would explain alot....


Bob and I. I'm the good looking one (in the yellow coat, duh).....



Still dusty......


We are still a ways above the river. It will eventually drop down level with the water before we start climbing again.....


Poser, this was at the end of yet another tunnel as you will see.....

 

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Bob coming out.....


Then Brad......



The second and last tressel we will go over......


The road to the right will take you to the end of the bike trail, the road to the left takes you to Wallace, Id.


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Now you can really start to see the smoke, but it wasn't as bad as the pic makes it look....




As we start to climb, the snow start to show up along side the road.....


Water was running through every little valley...


I told Bob he should see a doctor about his tongue, but he said it was alright. I bet his wife wouldn't agree......


He is also an artist, but his canvas is his tire....

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Looking down on the road we were just on......


This was the first vehicle we had seen since leaving the asphalt, almost 25 miles.....

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Very cool Gunn.Man,I like that big country.Great to have cool riding partners also
 
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