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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 57,358
Posted By drex
Nasty Silt Mud

About ten years ago I rode on that exact road -- just after a snow storm. That SIND turns into a nasty, slick, gluey mess.

It was horrible to ride on, and get off the bikes later.

Still, it...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 183,870
Posted By drex
Question Just Mounted my Squadron/Dimmer Hi/Lo?

I received my squadron from Baja Designs yesterday. I ordered on Tuesday and it arrived on Wednesday. Can't beat their service! Thank you!

The bike is a CRF450X, with a Baja Designs DSK already...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,716
Views: 368,298
Posted By drex
Thank You

Reading your thread has been a great way to spend this afternoon.

Thanks for the writing and the photos -- and most of all for pouring your perspective and personality into it.

Ride on!

Dan
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By drex
Nice Report - Thanks!

Hey, thanks for the report and pics! I've seen a few of those places, but you've pointed me to some future destinations.

That Joshua tree is huge! I've seen them that tall in Northern Arizona,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,957
Posted By drex
Thanks

Great report about a beautiful and fascinating country. Thanks and I look forward to the program!
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,128
Posted By drex
Nice!

Thanks for the photos and report! Looks like a great time.

Now about the food. Peppered steak with bacon? You're making the minimalists jealous. How could meat-on-a-stick compare to that?

Dan
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 282,452
Posted By drex
Thanks, as always for the posts! Over Labor Day I...

Thanks, as always for the posts! Over Labor Day I spent time passing through Pinto, Veyo, Enterprise reservoir, Modena, Beryl, etc. stayed on dirt as much as possible. One kamikaze deer but no...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By drex
Beautiful!

Beautiful up there this time of year! Thanks for sharing the pics!
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,966
Views: 480,729
Posted By drex
Thumb Thanks!

Great thread -- really appreciate the photos of the many miles you've covered! Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By drex
Laugh Fantastic

Thanks for the pics and narrative. Sometimes you just hafta ride and cover some serious ground. Good on ya!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By drex
Cool2 Grand Canyon / Parashant

Nearly limitless riding in the Arizona Strip -- just need to figure out the gas. The solitude is fantastic if you're into that kind of thing. I am.
:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,289
Views: 282,452
Posted By drex
You're covering it...

Wow! I thought that I'd ridden over a few roads in Southern Utah, but these reports are pretty amazing. Way to go!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,944
Posted By drex
Wow

Thanks for sharing these photos and your ride stories!

And yes, I'll remember Slovenia now!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Thanks for the message -- yes, an amazing area to...

Thanks for the message -- yes, an amazing area to ride. I've found out from you and others that by taking the hollowing I missed some amazing scenery. Next time!

Yes, in spite of the "stay on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By drex
Cool2 Sweet

Sweet! Some beautiful places in So Cal! Thanks for posting this!

Dan
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Dawn, Beauty and Snow

Eventually it was light enough to get up and get going.

http://drex.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Escalante-Grand-Staircase/i-D2sJHg8/0/L/IMG1935-L.jpg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Time to Bed Down

I happened upon a sign: Escalante 43 miles. It was still early in day, and I could easily have made it. But that wasn't the point. I came to camp on Smokey Mountain Road and I'm going to camp....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Our Friends at the BLM and Goodness

On a tip from the Kanab BLM guy I went about a mile or so past Big Water and found a Sinclair station -- okay, not really a station, but self-serve pumps with fuel. Glad to be able to top off.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Lunch and Sands

I stopped for fuel for me and the bike in the twin cites of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz. Try the Merry Wives cafe in Hildale for lunch if you pass that way. For an interesting view into...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Thumb Hey!

Hey! I thought you'd probably see this -- I enjoy your reports and documenting of so many places in that area. Sometime when I'm up there we should get together and see some beautiful country!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Wicked Onward

After a few miles heading toward the Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse, the Bar 10 Ranch and the Canyon, I turned east again and twisted the throttle.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
East into Arizona

Turns out I enjoyed riding alone. Not worried about those in front, those behind, and for some reason I'd been needing some solitary for a while. The day was beautiful. I started on Thursday, knowing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By drex
Laugh Solitary in Nev., Ariz. and Utah - and back.

It was time for a ride -- it had been nearly three weeks. It's springtime, and the riding season in the deserts of the Southwest is growing short. The usual suspects were nowhere to be found. For...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,929
Posted By drex
Cool2 Great Report

Thanks for sharing your story! What a fantastic, challenging trip -- a true adventure. Only a dream for many of us in North America...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,153
Posted By drex
Thanks!

I've spent some time tonight planning a ride from Mesquite, NV to Escalante, UT and you've helped me plan my route! I realized looking at your photos and the map of the Smokey Mountain Road that I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 61,180
Posted By drex
Love that Road

I drove that road few times in a car back in 1985 -- the first time freaked me out completely. Hmmm. Time to go back on a bike!

Dan
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,929
Posted By drex
Patiently Waiting...

Great story and adventure - thanks for sharing with us!

Patiently waiting...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 61,180
Posted By drex
Thanks and People

Great report -- very much enjoying your writing and photos. Thanks for taking the time to share both.

It's quite amazing to realize that people are people wherever one goes. I've found that given...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 811,673
Posted By drex
Maple Springs gate remains closed as of Dec 24 at...

Maple Springs gate remains closed as of Dec 24 at noon. :-(
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By drex
Great

Wow -- great photos and story. Thanks for taking the time to post here and share your experience with us!:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By drex
Thanks!

Great ride! Been 35 years since I sat on the back of my dad's Honda and rode those roads.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10,602
Views: 811,673
Posted By drex
Maple Springs?

Hello -- do you mean the Maple Springs gate in Silverado Canyon?
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-02-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,192
Posted By drex
Eek My side...

I fired up the BRP and looked around for Coyote and TE -- didn't see them. Cruised across the acre or so to the main gate and looked around for them. Still nowhere. Turned back and looked at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,192
Posted By drex
Hmmmm

Unfortunately it seems that my brother values his family and his employment more than the reading appetites of ADVers.

Tragic.

The next day started splendidly. Until I woke up and remembered...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 39,101
Posted By drex
Laugh Sweet!

Sweet vid! Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,539
Posted By drex
Laugh Wow!

Great riding, wonderful pics -- thanks for taking the time to share!

I love the desolation of Baja -- for them I'm sad that the tourists are reluctant to go -- but in a selfish way it's kinda...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,025
Posted By drex
Thumb Great Stuff!

Thanks for the history, stories and pics -- nice to see the OC pics -- I recogize many of the spots and canyons. :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,560
Posted By drex
Thumb Thanks!

Great photos -- and thanks for the links to learn more about the area -- I'm looking forward to seeing/reading more!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,192
Posted By drex
Wicked Pumas

Don't forget about the pumas between Erendira and Mex1!!

:hide
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By drex
Eh? Must We Ride Another Day?

South again.

http://drex.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-April-11/P4170425/1257060782_32fgf7M-M.jpg
Relaxation.

http://drex.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-April-11/P4170426/1257061109_tBFmFWh-M.jpg
Many...
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