Friday, July 18, 2014

Ghost Rider

I've been on some great rides lately. The scenery has been so much fun to see....

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It's really too bad I have to work or I would be out doing this everyday. But I have to pay for my riding addiction somehow since it's obviously not free.

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The weather has been perfect up high, not too warm like it has been down in the low elevations. I thrive in the higher elevations and just can not get enough time on the mountain in my new back yard around Grangeville, ID.

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There has been and continues to be so much to explore. I have ridden hundreds of miles here already and I keep finding new stuff to explore. I have years of exploring here and I'm sure many more seriously fun adventures.

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In the mean time I accidentally crossed paths with this ghost ride. So I hopped on an went for a spin. It's been a long time since I have been on a full suspension bike. I seem to have lost no skill in riding one's different than a rigid bike in that you really don't have to worry about picking a smooth line through the rocks - you just ride over everything. I did pinch flat a rear tire because I got a little too aggressive for the air pressure I was running. Can you say, FUN!!! Yep, it was.

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The summer fire season seems to have started all at once. There are fires buring everywhere it seems, which means less riding for now except on days when the smoke has cleared out. I'm not one to ride in smokey conditions, my lungs are important to me. Guess I'll have to ride my motorcycle a bit more.