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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby GO.WARCAT » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:37 am

I am very sad to report that I cannot make it to SOUR this year. :gahhh:
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby 54vintage » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:45 am

GO.WARCAT wrote:I am very sad to report that I cannot make it to SOUR this year. :gahhh:


Yes very sad....it's going to be at such a great place.....maybe next year.
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby SD9 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:45 am

I will be making SOUR this year, I am a geology buff and I roam around that area often. My base of operation is usually Hunter Hot Springs in Lakeview. As for street tires on the gravel, I drove from the town of Plush which has a general store and gas to French Glen in an Audi TT. No ground clearance and highway tires and I experienced no problems. A suggestion for a ride I would like would be Pasley to Plush via gravel roads, up the hill to Antelope Hot Springs for a mid day soak and on to the Virgin Valley area just over the Nevada border. There is a gorge there that is just unbelievable and a really nice maar crater like hole in the ground. There is a hot spring at Virgin Valley plus we would have a very high likelihood of experiencing a small earthquake or two as they are having a swarm of them in this area. Adel has gas and Feilds Station does as well along with world famous milk shakes. Airplanes land on the highway at Fields Station and fuel up at the general store. I'm looking forward to experiencing Summer Lake hot springs because they have hot water as opposed to say the Virgin Valley which is in the 90s. Antelope Hot Springs has two pools (holes in the ground) one not so hot and the other about 105. So lots to do for sure. I have seen the Christmas Valley sights before and I agree that would be a good ride as well.
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby 54vintage » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:41 pm

SD9 wrote:I will be making SOUR this year, I am a geology buff and I roam around that area often. My base of operation is usually Hunter Hot Springs in Lakeview. As for street tires on the gravel, I drove from the town of Plush which has a general store and gas to French Glen in an Audi TT. No ground clearance and highway tires and I experienced no problems. A suggestion for a ride I would like would be Pasley to Plush via gravel roads, up the hill to Antelope Hot Springs for a mid day soak and on to the Virgin Valley area just over the Nevada border. There is a gorge there that is just unbelievable and a really nice maar crater like hole in the ground. There is a hot spring at Virgin Valley plus we would have a very high likelihood of experiencing a small earthquake or two as they are having a swarm of them in this area. Adel has gas and Feilds Station does as well along with world famous milk shakes. Airplanes land on the highway at Fields Station and fuel up at the general store. I'm looking forward to experiencing Summer Lake hot springs because they have hot water as opposed to say the Virgin Valley which is in the 90s. Antelope Hot Springs has two pools (holes in the ground) one not so hot and the other about 105. So lots to do for sure. I have seen the Christmas Valley sights before and I agree that would be a good ride as well.



Hi Mike....welcome aboard! Nice to have someone that knows about the area. I know a bit about it....enough to know I like it :wink: as does Peter aka sagerat. Is the back road between Paisley and Plush the one that goes by the Sunstone mines? This is such a cool area I wish I had more time to explore around. Anyway looking forward to this SOUR.....should be a lot of fun.

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Postby pierce » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:26 pm

Yes there is a logo. GEORGE an older member had them made starting with the first rally.

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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby pierce » Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:47 am

OOPS sorry wrong thread.

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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby SD9 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:10 am

Hi Chuck, thanks it will be fun I'm sure. As for the sunstone mines route I'm unsure myself. I've driven gravel roads from Plush to French Glen but not Via Paisley. I think you have to go down to the jct. at the bottom of Lake Abert via the highway and then go A few miles North and cut across to Plush. At least that's what I'm kinda seeing on Google Earth.
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby 54vintage » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:45 am

pierce wrote:OOPS sorry wrong thread.


It's all about the SOUR so no worries :wink:
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby 54vintage » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:47 am

SD9 wrote:Hi Chuck, thanks it will be fun I'm sure. As for the sunstone mines route I'm unsure myself. I've driven gravel roads from Plush to French Glen but not Via Paisley. I think you have to go down to the jct. at the bottom of Lake Abert via the highway and then go A few miles North and cut across to Plush. At least that's what I'm kinda seeing on Google Earth.


I guess all that matters is that there is great riding to be had over there :)
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby Chipo » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:01 pm

That's pretty close to the legendary Cowboy Dinner Tree I believe. Look it up, very tasty!
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby 54vintage » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:18 pm

Chipo wrote:That's pretty close to the legendary Cowboy Dinner Tree I believe. Look it up, very tasty!


I've heard good things about the place, but have never been there......just might have to this time :)

Are you planning on making the SOUR?
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby sagerat » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:54 pm

Great place to eat; reservations are required and they also have camping spots, IIRC. They don't take debit or credit cards, so bring cash and your appetite as the portions are huge and tasty.
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Re: 2016 SOUR

Postby 54vintage » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:47 pm

sagerat wrote:Great place to eat; reservations are required and they also have camping spots, IIRC. They don't take debit or credit cards, so bring cash and your appetite as the portions are huge and tasty.


Well now....huge and tasty.....I like the sound of that!
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