Idaho BRDR ride July 18-26th 2020

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I was wondering about the conditions myself and went on Youtube and watch some rides. What I came up with is "It depends on the section" :)
YouTube videos of specific rides are a horrible indicator in my experience. I watched a few of them to get an idea of what I was up against on my ride to Torroweap overlook. Weather and road conditions can change from good to really really bad at the blink of an eye.
 

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YouTube videos of specific rides are a horrible indicator in my experience. I watched a few of them to get an idea of what I was up against on my ride to Torroweap overlook. Weather and road conditions can change from good to really really bad at the blink of an eye.
Ahh but you see, I've done some of the same sections that I've seen in videos, so I can compare. Always looks easier on video :)

And, if you have nothing else to compare it to, I maintain it's a good place to start.

:)
 

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Won't happen. Alice Cooper had the classic song "school's out forever". Today the quote can be modified. "Summer's out forever" or more accurately. "Life's out forever".
 

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I stumbled across this thread and may be in. The wife and I visited Idaho last year with toyhauler but, didn't get much riding in.

Mak10, are you one of those young "hang it out there" kind of riders? Asking because I do pretty good off-road since my background is dirt bikes and doing amateur harescrambles and enduros several years ago. However, my son had a Tenere for a short time and he road the damn thing like a motocrosser, hard to keep up with.
 

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The main thing would be- are you comfortable with the Tenere on dirt roads? Are you able to pick up your bike? And ride it over moderate obstacles?

I would consider myself an intermediate rider. I’m not looking for expert riders, but want riding partners who are comfortable riding the Tenere off pavement.
 

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Dirt roads are no issue. Worst thing can be the dust when riders don't leave some space between them. I've taken my bike in places where it amazed me of how capable it is, just have to respect its girth. If I do make it, my plan would be to bring the toyhauler and set up as close as practical to the start/finish. The wife may want to come and hang out in the RV.

I'll probably ask for more details later but...
Figure on 2400 mile round trip in a weeks time?
Most or all camping?
Crossing into Canada (need a passport)?
 
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shredmeister

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Mak, why ride only 5 hours a day? Even camping and a very relaxed pace of breakfast and breaking camp you can be KSU at 9am. Ride 7-8 hours and still plenty of time to set up camp and cook dinner before dark. That could take your rolling average speed down to 25-35 mph.

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Are you going to make it?
 
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