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Old 09-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #21
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At a reasonable hour my bike was buttoned back together so we headed North along the river.. Great paved road..

Shortly after crossing the river, we made the left turn to check out some of the UTBCDR. We'd been pondering if it might be something we'd enjoy on the big bikes, or if it might be too much for us with all the gear. As it so happened, we made a decision pretty quickly that the combination of heat and moderate sand were probably not the keys to happiness for us, and so we bailed on at least that section after one sandy wash crossing and the immediate prospect of several more..



Of course, on the ride back out I biffed it. Too slow for the sand and down I go. My heart just wasn't into it I guess. Two fingers signifying that my packed KLR is too heavy..



Heading further North, the *plan* was to see if any of the section immediately North of I-70 was more big-bike friendly, and it was. Thankfully!

Riding it for a bit convinced us that the heat was as bad as the sand. Good riding, but we didn't want to put ourselves in a situation where we'd be stuck out here too tired to ride back out.. So we rode back out..













Quick dinner in Green River and a gander at the map..





Maybe we ought to head North out of this heat?

John
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