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50 – Pick Your Own Site

This one is up to you! Pick a site that is special to you, go there, and post it here! Be sure to mention where you went, how to get there, and why you like it! If you really want to impress, be sure to make it into a group ride! Happy trails!

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Coordinates: ????, ????
Elevation: ???? ft
Difficulty: 1-5
What to Expect: Adventure

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Alex Crane

Baptism is a great idea when you want to get right with God. Not so great for your motorcycle. I believe there will be motorcycles in Heaven, but that doesn’t mean you can take yours with you.

Dad learned this a few years back when he fully submerged his XR650L at this very spot, coordinates 43.01924, -116.73471. He flailed, floundered, and got soaked to the bone. All in the most dignified type of way. The Honda, however, never quite ran the same.

Now every year I make a pilgrimage to this spot to commemorate his water crossing attempt. And send him a snarky text.

What bike did you take?
DRZ400
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2
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Robert

I was trying to get to Scott Mt. lookout but snow in the road made me turn around. The road was a little rocky on the way up but while I was up in the snow a road grader graded up the bottom couple miles of the road. Then it was very loose dirt and rocky not a good combination. I had more than a couple Yeehaw moments. I’m giving it a 3 because if it weren’t for the snow Turning me around the road wasn’t too bad. Till they fixed it.

What bike did you take?
KTM 890 R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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Trent01

Galena Summit. But not in the snow and rain!

What bike did you take?
GSA 1200
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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chatty

Hait Reservoir: 44.834444,-116.174167

What bike did you take?
Norden
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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englund

Owyhee Canyon Overlook. Nice view

What bike did you take?
DR650
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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Idabiker

Hell’s Canyon Dam, coordinates are 45.243033, -116.701713

What bike did you take?
KLR 650 2008
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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NjD

Looking for a ‘short cut’, Bart and I came across Long Tom Reservoir and rode to the dam. Really a fun and beautiful ride with several sketchy sections. Rocks, ruts, and water keeps you on your toes!

What bike did you take?
KTM 890R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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BB445

Long Tom Dam at Long Tom Reservoir. Took fun two track to N of Reservoir to access Dam. Track had two small stream crossings, various lava rocks, and ruts from vehicles. Giving it a 3 rating but it would be harder on ADV bike if there had been lots of rain or runoff from snow. Creeks would be deep and the two track would likely be paved in mystery mud—- a-la what you find sometimes in the Owyhees. Fun ride with Norb. Coordinates: 43.2861944°, -115.5788333°

What bike did you take?
890R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
3
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Caleb Forrey

I had no idea we had a Little City of Rocks right off of Highway 46 north of Gooding. I really like this short stretch of road heading north.

What bike did you take?
V-Strom
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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NormOps

Behold my Sage Bush. Ok, so I was planning on putting something more scenic, but hear we are. This happened on the way down to Bitch Creek I think. I was going through the water and hit a rock that kicked me over to the left into the sage bush and got stuck. If this is the worst thing that happens while doing this challenge I am ok with that.

What bike did you take?
Tiger 800
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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Kevin Headings

44°29’54.6″N 118°38’23.3″W

https://www.goeasternoregon.com/grab_bag/say-whoa-when-you-see-the-wagon/article_dbd117a4-977e-11ed-abc0-13a5c9b66ccd.html

John Day Highway, near Prarie City, Oregon.

Roadside Wagon.

Difficulty: 1

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Justin Wilke

Bonneville Point Interpretive Site: drove by on the way back from the Y-Stop, thinking it would be a good, quick pick. Beautiful weather, but the Treasure Valley was a bit to hazy for a good picture.

What bike did you take?
DR650
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
2
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hafen8er

Owyhee reservoir is full right now 4/13. Make the trip and go see the glory hole and flooding river.

What bike did you take?
Ktm 890R
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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Mteichert32

Owyhee Reservoir glory hole

What bike did you take?
Honda africa twin
Ride Difficulty (1 to 5)
1
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