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XBABE2000 in Boise,
I'm sorry to hear that you are having a hard time finding rides in your area.  There are a couple places that I can steer you to if you are interested in pursuing them.  I think one of the most active groups down there are the Boise Valley Riders.  Click my Clubs and Organizations menu and then select clubs.  They are a riding club, but I think you could meet some interesting folks to ride with through them.  Also, contact the ICMS on that same page and see what you can do from there.  There is one other place that I would recommend contacting and that is Boise Cycle.  Carl and Sue Davis have been there ...well...forever.  They would know where to find non-club affiliated riders.  They are listed on the Business and Shops menu under Motorcycle Shops.  If you don't get any satisfaction through any of those contacts, email me and I'll see what else I can do.  Ride safe! 

Curtis - IDBIG owner/editor/publisher.

Lived on the East Coast for several years, then moved back to the West. Miss the Bike NIghts to be found all over the tri-state area. Been in Boise 2.5 years and the area is an abismal failure as far as rider get togethers. Seems you need to be a part of a "group" to have folks to ride with. Tried attending a couple of their get togethers, just to meet some other riders, no luck. Hey, I'm a happy, friendly person, I travel all over the country, alone, on a bike, and meet folks where ever I go. What's up with the riders in the Treasure Valley, hell, they don't even have an ABATE chapter! Going through your guide, picked it up at Legendary Cycles, I think I moved to the wrong part of the state. Must be this dry heat. Think I'll head up to Post Falls on a Thursday, does the Hot Rod Cafe have true Buffalo wings. I'm sure missing the Anchor Bar, for the wings. Miss the Bike Nights, too, a good way for a lone rider to meet new buds to criuse with.
XBABE2000 in Boise
Clearwater Chapter strikes again!
This year the Clearwater Chapter A.B.A.T.E. of North Idaho chose Peck Elementary School as their target for the Spring Raffle.
Over $600.00 was raised and the school will use the money to buy sports equipment and make improvements/repairs to the baseball field.
Each year the Chapter raises money for an individual or group. Starting in September with Broomstick pool and ending with a raffle drawing the 1st day of Spring.
Grand prize being a half pig, cut and wrapped, donated by the Clearwater Chapter. This yrs pig was won by James and Dee Hutchinson. Several local business's have stepped up every year and donated some great merchandise as well.
This group has chosen beneficiaries such as cancer victims, accident victims and 2 headstart programs. They have also donated a video library to the local hospital childrens ward and visited the residents at the local nursing home during Nursing Home Week.
How's that for a bunch of bad ass bikers?lol Get involved in your local riding groups and have a blast while helping the community.

Thanks for helping us find things to do and clubs to join. Since we are new riders we did not know a lot about what a Biker is, we do now, and because of you and Idaho Biker Information Guide we are having a ball!

New Riders

My Brothers and I have gone on 2 poker runs so far in the month of May and biker guide has been there to support and get the information out there.Great web site keep up the good work!  I also want to thank the crowd in Bayview at the Captains wheel Restaurant for taking good care of us Biker's on the Curly's poker run, they had lots of paking marked off for us and cold beverages available on the lawn by the Lake a GREAT! place too cool off.  What a awesome poker ride I have done it 3 years now and it just keeps getting better.  See ya there next year


" I raced a Harley today "

I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting sections of canyon road with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH".

I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. three corners later, I was on his fender. Catching him was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me. His horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more determined than ever.

My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.

But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the canyon, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.

Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horspower and deep pockets, I had passed him. though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the canyon and I had preserved the proud tradition of another of America's best bikes.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Schwinn, as well. They really make a great bicycle... "

By Convict

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