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Did a search on Spokane and I see there's quite a few members on here from that area. I just got stationed up at Fairchild AFB after 4 years in England. I grew up just South of Spokane in a little town called Pierce Idaho. It's kinda by Lewiston/Clarkston. I used to Race several Cross Countries in the area and I have quite a few trophies from the Fossil Bowl in Clarkia. Anyways I'm buying a new bike here in a few weeks and will be looking to do some riding as soon as the white stuff subsides. Would be cool to meet a few of you guys so I can see some of the local places to ride and if your ever up for a weekend trip I have some wicked trail riding for ya over in Idaho. Gotta tell ya sure is nice to be back in the NorthWest!!
 

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Hi, and welcome! I've ridden in Idaho several times and yes, it can be wicked!! We rode at Magee on Memorial day, and near there on Labor day, and Wallace just once, and White Pine/Laird Park a long time ago, and many many times at Fernan/Canfield.

We'll probably be putting together some rides toward Crescent Bar and Juniper Dunes since we can ride there in the winter time--stay tuned here.

What kind of bike are ya getting?
 
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Firecracker thanks for the welcome! I will definitly be up for a trip over there. Since I took 4 years off of riding minus once or twice a year while on leave I've got a lot of work and riding to do to get back up to speed. I'm a Team Green rider so I decided to pick up an 03 KX250 from Motorcycle Brokers for $3899 and I'm meeting them in Blaine WA so I won't have to pay any shipping. Pretty sweet deal and for that price I can get plenty of mods to get it woods/trail ready and still be under what I would have paid from the local dealer. Hey what part of Spokane ya in? I live up on the South Hill....
 

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Welcome back to the area and to DRN NWM.

Firecracker, I don't think my gear dried out until mid July after the little Memorial Weekend swimfest.

I'm getting blinders for my helmet for the next Idaho goattrail expedition!

We are out southeast of town in the Mica area, Firecracker is located downtown more in Spokane if I remember correctly.
 

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Sorta downtown-ish, south hill-ish. Ghetto.

I think I liked the goat trails!! The view got better after I found 3rd gear! That one corner was pretty iffy though . . .
 

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I'm always down for Juniper!! Yet It always sends my home broken:-)
 

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Welcome to DRN there are alot of good people on this site. If your ever on the wet side of Washington let me know, myself and a few others can show you around over here.

Steve
 
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Hey guys thanks again for the welcome....well I waited around too long to get with MCB and they ran out of 03's so looks like I"ll be getting an 04. Just trying to sort out the details now to go and get it....... :)
 
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I put on motocross schools all over Washington. If your looking for people to ride with, check out my message board on ewmxschools.com
 
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Bump... dug this thread up to see if I could find any others around Spokane. I am gone right now doing the war thing but will be back around the first week of May and will definately be up for some riding. I have a brand new never been started 04 KX 250 sitting in my basement. I bought it just a couple days before I left.

EDIT: E.W. I checked out your school website. Have you ever raced the Fossil Bowl in Clarkia? I know I recognize your name from somewhere.
 

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Wondered where you had got off to. I blew up my bike so I'm out, but there should be some rides picking up soon. Still snow up high in the trails, hopefully I can get the bike fixed soon so I can ride.
 
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Going to bump this thread again. I'll be home shortly from the deployment I'm on and will be looking for some local places to go riding around Spokane. Any inputs would be great. If your interested in traveling a few hours I'll repay the favor and show my local area. It's about 170 miles SouthEast of Spokane near Orofino, Idaho.
 

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We just got more snow yesterday, Mica Peak is white again!!

Close to Spokane the places open now are Airway Heights MX track, 7 Mile ORV, Liberty Lake ORV and Canfield over in Idaho by CDA.

PANTRA is doing a workday at Canfield on April 24th if anyone wants to help out let me know and I'll hook you up.

Soon Batey Bould (1 hour N. of Spokane) and Little Pend Oreille (2 hours from Spokane will be open. Over in Idaho, Wallace, Independence, Avery.................more places than I can remember will be open in a month or two.