Kuna resident Mark Weaver
loved riding motorcycles as a kid and young adult.
The 48-year-old computer administrator took a two-decade hiatus, but now he's
riding more than ever.
fiancee went dirt-biking every single weekend last year.
"All 52 weeks.
We're kind of obsessed about it.
That's kind of our way of hanging out with friends," said Weaver
, adding that many of his
friends enjoy fishing, hiking and camping in the backcountry.
Many of the best motorized single-track trails are only passable and open during the summer, but trail systems in the desert along the Owyhee front offer year-round riding opportunities, Weaver
, who moved to Idaho about 3 years ago, said one of the big draws for him was the motorcycle riding terrain - both on-road and off-road.
"Idaho has a large percentage of all-single-track trails in the U.S. forest system, and that's not counting dirt and back roads, like (the road to) Yellow Pine," he
"I know several people who moved here specifically because of the dirt-biking opportunities."
Weaver, who is president of the Treasure Valley Trail Machine Association, is a strong advocate of keeping trails in good condition for all users.
Each year, he
said, members of the club spend hundreds of hours maintaining trails.
has a motorcycle suit made of Cordura, a heavy nylon.
"It's not lightweight," he