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Old 03-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #17341
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Ahhh....Havasupai, nice! Did it many years ago (1989 to be exact). I was in a cast up to my shoulder. Wrapped it in a bag and did some cliff diving. That was before the big floods that wiped out many of the pools.

Combining it with moto sounds like a great way to go.
Great pictures, Yogi.

Looks like a helluva time.

I did the ride & hike once, but it was "just" Moab, Arches, Delicate Arch, Gemini Bridges . . .



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Old 03-28-2012, 04:06 PM   #17342
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Fiche says they are only $40, less if you find a discount.
Ended up finding one at Escape in Provo, $43. My current one is probably fine but definitely smart to play it safe though. It is 2000-current all EXC and similar models if anyone does have one lying around... (rear axle shaft/adjusting block for a KTM EXC)
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #17343
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Close....that's the Muddy River west of Goblin Valley on the way towards Caineville just south of the Swell.

All the other pics and ride report are now posted here if anyone is interested:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776438
Great RR! Love that route, give or take a leg here and there. Actually nearly broke my leg on Smoky Mtn Road going 1 mph in the mud. Havasupai wasn't $60 when i was there last!


FUTURE RR TO COME: I'm still planning to ride to Bryce May 7&8 then back 11 12 13, so ride down or back, or find something to do while i'm busy, like hike around. Sounds like Pluric is in, but he'll need to sell a bike for a Garmin Rino and stay in back to ease my mind. I've ditched his ass as an offering for the vultures in the past, only because there was no option, but this time I'll lend him a Rino so I'm not annoyed with his antics. Ain't gonna be BADB riding (unless you're TT or the like), and last time Pluric's light bike exploded, so maybe this will be BRP mid-bike or MADB scale.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #17344
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I need a decoder ring to figure out WTF you are talking about.

I did understand my name was being used and something about the KLX quiting
the rest is a little foggy.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:10 AM   #17345
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I need a decoder ring to figure out WTF you are talking about.

I did understand my name was being used and something about the KLX quiting
the rest is a little foggy.
One of these:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=146&pID=82799

not a side by side thingy...
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #17346
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One of these:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=146&pID=82799

not a side by side thingy...
Looks wayyyyy too techy. I'm more of a can with strings sorta guy.

What's the future RR ride that I forgot I'm going on???
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #17347
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One of these:
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=146&pID=82799

not a side by side thingy...
Spend $600 so I can see my friends on a map. If your riding in a group why not just act like your riding in a group and stop to make sure everyone is there?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:47 AM   #17348
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Spend $600 so I can see my friends on a map. If your riding in a group why not just act like your riding in a group and stop to make sure everyone is there?
Yeah Walrus, care to give us an example???

Speaking of, where is Ken? I'd PM'd him to return a new tube for his donation in the desert
and have not heard back.

KEN, are you out there?Ken? Hmmmm. Must be putting something on a trailer or sump'n.

While I'm on the subject. Where's Ryman, MSH, BrShootr........?????

I'd hate to think they all got a life and actually don't need the verbal masturbation anymore. No, it can't be.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:51 AM   #17349
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Spend $600 so I can see my friends on a map. If your riding in a group why not just act like your riding in a group and stop to make sure everyone is there?
I just use one of these . . .$15:

http://www.amazon.com/Benchmark-Utah...3039519&sr=8-1


And if you're thinking that road looks familiar, you're right.



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Old 03-29-2012, 10:20 AM   #17350
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Damn Retro, nothing says Adventure like going where only a 66 Volkswagon bus can go.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #17351
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Damn Retro, nothing says Adventure like going where only a 66 Volkswagon bus can go.

I know. It's embarrassing.

I never said I was hard core. I like adventure riding as long as I'm too far away from help since I usually ride alone. I came across this road quite by accident when I was cruising from Monument Valley to Moab. I saw a sign that read, "10% Grades . . .gravel . . . switchbacks" and I thought: this is for me.


I sat my camera down on a rock with the timer on so I could get a picture of me riding up the road, then some donkey dick cruises past in a jalopy kicking up all kinds of dust. And, evidently, ruining my picture.


BTW, you didn't have to post it twice. That's just mean.
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I sat my camera down on a rock with the timer on so I could get a picture of me riding up the road, then some donkey dick cruises past in a jalopy kicking up all kinds of dust. And, evidently, ruining my picture.


BTW, you didn't have to post it twice. That's just mean.
I've been told by someone you know that I am "mean". That hurt.

Just say'n. Admitting you got passed by a 66 Volkswagon bus doesn't exactly
count as getting your ADV card punched.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #17353
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I've been told by someone you know that I am "mean". That hurt.

Just say'n. Admitting you got passed by a 66 Volkswagon bus doesn't exactly
count as getting your ADV card punched.
Haha.

I only got passed because I was off my bike setting up my camera. I should have waited another 30 seconds until the POS was out of the shot.

Live and learn.

Want to ride the Swell / Goblin Valley with me first week of May? I'm heading to Moab for the weekend.
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Haha.

I only got passed because I was off my bike setting up my camera. I should have waited another 30 seconds until the POS was out of the shot.

Live and learn.

Want to ride the Swell / Goblin Valley with me first week of May? I'm heading to Moab for the weekend.
Sounds nice. GISkev seems to think I have his dance card punched too.
If it's a weekend Fri-Sunday I stand a good chance of pulling it off.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #17355
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grand staircase road report

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Road Report
Thursday, March 29, 2012
All road conditions can change due to weather.
Please contact the nearest visitor center for the most current conditions.
Roads to the East
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Burr Trail
3/26/2012
2WD
Watch for falling rocks in Long Canyon. 2WD down switchbacks - Per Capitol Reef Road Report as of 3/26/12.
Notom-Bullfrog
3/26/2012
2WD
Per Capitol Reef Road Report as of 3/26/12.
Road to Bullfrog Marina
3/26/2012
2WD
Less than 1" of water. Per Capitol Reef Road Report as of 3/26/12.
Wolverine Loop
3/13/2012
2WD
Road is in good shape.
Cedar Wash
2/28/2012
4WD
A couple of big mud puddles that are deep but passable with 4WD
Hole in the Rock
3/21/2012
2WD
None Recommend HC-4WD for last 7 miles.
Spencer Flat
2/23/2012
2WD
None
Roads to the North
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Hells Backbone
3/19/2012
Impassable
Snow and Mud at higer elevation makes the road impassable
Posey Lake to Loa
3/19/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to snow and mud
Whites Flat (FR #142)
3/19/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to snow.
Griffin Top
3/19/2012
Impassable
Impassable due to snow
North Creek (FR #149)
3/19/2012
Impassable
Impassable at higher elevation due to snow and mud
Main Canyon
3/19/2012
Impassable
Impassable at higher elevations due to snow and mud
Roads to the Central Areas
Name
Date
Condition
Comments
Smoky Mountain - Alvey Wash
3/26/2012
2WD High Clearance
None
Left Hand Collet
12/22/2011
4WD High Clearance, Impassable
Snowcovered - not recommended
Croton
3/8/2012
Impassable
2WD south of the Grand Bench junction, impassable north of that.
Smoky Hollow
11/23/2011
2WD High Clearance
A few sandy spots.
Roads to the West
Name
Date
Road
Comments
Cottonwood
3/25/2012
Impassable
Impassable deep extensive mudhole 19.7 miles north of Hwy 89
Skutumpah
3/21/2012
4WD
From Cannonville to Willis Creek okay but beyond impassable due to mud.
Glendale Bench
3/23/2012
2WD
Dry, passable, a few rutted areas
Paria Movie Set
3/24/2012
2WD
Road dry and in good shape
House Rock Valley
3/24/2012
2WD
Rough, rutted areas
White House
3/25/2012
2WD
Dry, passable, a little washboard
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