Dirt Biking Boise Ridge

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September 9, 2007

I join Ely from work and a couple of his riding buddies for a dirt loop around the Boise Ridge. A few obstacles along the way ensure entertainment.

Out with the big boys
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Out with the big boys
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I was invited to ride along with Ely, a guy from work, and a couple others, John and Gary. Their style is faster paced than my typical rides but I was willing to bring up the rear.

Pop a wheelie
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Pop a wheelie
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First obstacle
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First obstacle
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A downed tree over the path requires a detour. Trouble is, the detour has its own downed tree, ableit smaller. I would have helped too but I was holding a camera.

Watching Gary struggle
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Watching Gary struggle
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He was working to get over the tree, I think.

Spin 'til you win
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Spin 'til you win
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Making headway
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Making headway
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Ely's turn
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Ely’s turn
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I must have been lucky when I hit this. The heavy 650 slid over with a little push of the feet and I was on my way (to park and photograph the others).

A little stuckage
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A little stuckage
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Again, I would have helped if not for camera duties...

First man down
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First man down
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A little spin-out in the deep dust. Indeed, I think this ride would be a lot more enjoyable soon after (not too soon) a good rain.

Everyone survived
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Everyone survived
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After getting up the ridge we descended down a winding trail that followed a small stream for a short while.

Having a good time
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Having a good time
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Breather before the next stretch
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Breather before the next stretch
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Outclassed
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Outclassed
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We encountered this nice climb with a rut, plenty of dust and a big root to stop your progress. Oh, and a sharp corner at the bottom to prevent much of a run. I gave it two tries and couldn’t do it. John said he could ride it up and I said to go for it.

And he's off
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And he’s off
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I felt bad after stepping back and pulling out the camera that they started pushing my bike up the hill before John hopped on to ride. I would have helped, really, but you were too fast.

Downhill for a bit from here
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Downhill for a bit from here
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Playing with his camera
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Playing with his camera
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Ely has a little video camera with an external lens mounted on his fender.

Resting up for more climbs
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Resting up for more climbs
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I was glad to hear that the one I couldn’t make was the hardest of the ride, now behind us.

Hero shot
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Hero shot
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Thanks John for getting my heavy bike up that hill … and Gary for pushing while I took pictures.

Can't reach the ground
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Can’t reach the ground
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This one I got up without too much trouble so I was secretly pleased to see Gary and Ely have a time of it.

Back on the earth
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Back on the earth
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You almost ran over me
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You almost ran over me
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One tire is moving
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One tire is moving
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Like I said on an earlier picture: a little rain would be helpful.

Ely in the house
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Ely in the house
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Show off
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Show off
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Time to move
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Time to move
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Ely had no time to rest since Gary was having another run at it, coming fast.

Coming around the bend
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Coming around the bend
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Red versus Blue
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Red versus Blue
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Stopping to enjoy the view
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Stopping to enjoy the view
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Only there was no view due to the smoke from all the fires.

Riding in the clouds
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Riding in the clouds
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That would be preferable to riding in the smoke.

Over there you normally see...
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Over there you normally see...
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Safely home
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Safely home
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Bike looks okay
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Bike looks okay
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Ely went down kind of hard a few times. Him and his bike held up well.