Cycle City of Mountain Home Day Ride- Redfish Lake and Back

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7/20/13

348+

7 Hours

Number of Stops- 5

Animal Sightings- Herd of  Antelope

Close Calls- 0

Fuzz Sightings- 0

Well its been awhile since I have posted anything new and that is mainly due to the fact that  we haven’t been on the bike that much.  We have been pretty busy this summer with YL fundraising, running, cycling events, law enforcement duties and other projects that the poor FJR is getting a bit neglected.  I have a few rides planned though before the summer comes to an end so stay tuned.

I was talking with my reserve commander about a week before this ride about his new Harley Trike and how he hadnt even gone on a long ride yet with it.  He told me that he was waiting for the local Cycle City ride up to Stanley and mentioned that I should go.   I told him that that would be a great first ride for him and I would love to join them.  I have been on that stretch of road many times and would not give up the chance to ride it again.

We started from the local Yamaha shop were they had donuts and coffee waiting for us.  It was the normal start to every group ride, guys admiring other guys bikes, ladies talking about other things besides bikes.

Headed out around 10:30 with our first stop in Fairfield for gas if needed and a nice stretch. I could sure tell I was out of riding shape because my hips where killing me.  no fuel for me just a quick drink and we were off to our next stop.

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Hailey, Idaho.  I told Teresa if they were hiring for a law enforcement position up here I was going to apply.  She told me through the intercom,  “do it,  I can visit you on the weekends”.

Hailey, Idaho

Hailey, Idaho

After the second  group gas stop in Hailey we headed to our next planned stop at a scenic outlook of the Stanley valley.  It’s always a good photo op.  When I am riding solo I don’t usually stop because its either to early in the morning to see anything or I am enjoying the curves to much.

Stanley Valley Overlook

Stanley Valley Overlook

Stanley Valley

Stanley Valley

After the short stop at the overlook we headed to Redfish Lake for lunch.  Teresa and I stayed up at Redfish early last year and loved it.  It and nice little resort/camping area with swimming, hiking, mt. biking and a pretty good restaurant.  We tried out their burger hut which had a pretty good selection of food.

RedFish Lake Stanley, Idaho

RedFish Lake Stanley, Idaho

We learned that the road to Idaho City was under construction so the Stanley Loop was not going to be an option.  I was kind of bummed but I was also a little tired so the option to just back track was not to bad.  We headed back the same way we came so there isn’t much new to report on the trip back.  It was pretty windy once we hit highway 20 heading back into Mountain Home.  The sun was right in our faces and with the temps around 100 it felt like we where in a blast furnace.  I will leave you with a few shot from the GoPro.  All in all it was a nice ride and we got to meet a few new riders.  The curves got me itching though.  A solo ride in that area is in the near future.

Stop lights blow

Stop lights blow

Ya for twisties

Ya for twisties

Sun=Hot!

Sun=Hot!

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