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Old 05-16-2012, 04:22 AM   #706
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But----my absolutely favorite ride I did in Utah by far----was the ride me and my old
buddy Kenny Gibbons did many years ago------Kenny's gone now---man I miss that guy.
We started in Moab and rode to the Grand Canyon--and back.

We got permission from the BLM to ride right down the Paria river bed.
We were warned that if it came a hard rain while we were in there that we would
drown in there as there is no escape.
We rode for miles with a little fear in our gut.
I don't think it is legal to ride in here anymore.
Maybe that's what makes it so special.

We found the trail down into the canyon near Cannonville, Utah.
Sorry the pictures are so small---------this was back in dial-up internet days and it was
forbidden to post big pictures.

Man, that's what it's all about! Thanks for the photos!

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:43 AM   #707
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[QUOTE=mikegc;18698359]Man, that's what it's all about! Thanks for the photos!


Outstanding.
freezing temps in the shade, in the desert is indeed cold.
I agree that the area is closed to motorized travel now (Grand staircase issues I think)

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Old 05-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #708
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My son decided we'd ride to Moab to meet the rest of the family for the weekend







Almost there....


He has a VERY fancy helmet


The little kawi kept up just fine



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Old 05-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #709
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Nice helmut. Oh, to be young.

I was riding with my son (age 10) this weekend also. But we were just puttin' around the neighborhood.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:46 PM   #710
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On to Arches





Perfect






Out into Canyonlands




From up at Deadhorse




Not much from the ride home- Much better day than the ride down (both traffic and weather)
From Soldier Summit- the boy had to put a jacket under the mesh to keep his nipples from freezing




He wanted an extended ride on the little ninja before leaving for the Bay Area in a week- Bike held up fine

More grey in my beard than I remember
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:58 AM   #711
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More grey in my beard than I remember
It always looks different in the mirror, doesn't it? :)
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:06 AM   #712
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Endless Utah

More grey in my beard than I remember


I know what you mean. The last time I walked up to Delicate Arch I was reminded how grey my hair is!

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #713
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Hey there Signal

I just finished up a 2500+ mile ride AWESOME southern Utah is very magical.















I need to do a RR sometime. I want to go back again only on a smaller bike DRZ would be perfect for some of the places I want to go.








Utah is breathtaking for sure....
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:53 PM   #714
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Hey there Signal

I just finished up a 2500+ mile ride AWESOME southern Utah is very magical.



I need to do a RR sometime. I want to go back again only on a smaller bike DRZ would be perfect for some of the places I want to go.


Utah is breathtaking for sure....
Looks like you went WAY south to find the dugway-

Ive kinda thought about a smaller bike as well for much of the backcountry, but it's nice to have the bigger bike to get there . Tough trade.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #715
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Beautiful Memorial Day-
Went out through Golden Spike Monument to the (partially submerged) spiral jetty- 100 mils of pavement, 30 miles of dirt and gravel

they had the trains out






Out toward the Jetty-






Has rained the last couple days (even snow down to about 7500 ft)- kept the dust to a minimum, made some of the clay tacky


Some flocks of pelicans near the lake (look close), didnt change the camera settings


Another line of the flying turkeys


The Jetty- a couple feet underwater




Not a bad three hours or so

Home to clean up the garage
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:31 PM   #716
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Signal, my wife and I enjoyed meeting you at Hurrah Pass a couple of weeks ago. You look younger in person. Me, not so much. Your thread has helped me with my trip planning. Thanks, David
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:43 PM   #717
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Signal, my wife and I enjoyed meeting you at Hurrah Pass a couple of weeks ago. You look younger in person. Me, not so much. Your thread has helped me with my trip planning. Thanks, David
David, very glad you jumped in here - I must confess I'd miss remembered your user name, and hoped to catch up or stumble on a ride report. I hope the rest of the trip went as well.

For those who dont recognize the area, David is at the top of Hurrah Pass- where he rode (impressively, I should add) two up with his agreeable wife. Both sons were really jealous (of the bike not the wife ).


The only other inmate we ran into while down there was Bret Edge- his photo gallery is next to the hotel we haunted-
Bret was very pleasant, nice guy. His photograph prints are spectacular.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:58 AM   #718
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Tried a little variety this AM.
I have a couple patients that have muscular dystrophy (have had a few more over the years). The MDA locally does a annual big Harley parade out to Wendover NV- essentially 180 or so miles in a straight line . It does raise a ton of cash.
This year I promised (sort of) to at least show up. I had initially planned to ride out on the pony express trail, but that was nixed for a couple reasons (time and heat).

Anyway (as I hadnt signed up, I was told to go early) Left at 7AM- was way too early . Oddly, as the lot filled in, the GS remained really lonely.


I was there to watch the various local Five-O pull in


This West Valley LEO got the job of alignment- he later came over and said nice things about the GS and wanting one (he currently is rocking a KLR ). I offered to trade him rides for the day-- He briefly pondered the idea.


THe Fuzz and one of the benefactor families


SLC PD has some nice rides- one of the few (very few) non-crusiers


The lot started filling in. Lots of colors and vests-


I bugged out about 45 min before the circus left town, went east for the hills
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East Canyon was cool, green and beautiful on the way home





Had some "lap traffic", so I stopped several time to get a gap-











Not a bad morning
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #720
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I have a couple patients that have muscular dystrophy (have had a few more over the years). The MDA locally does a annual big Harley parade out to Wendover NV- essentially 180 or so miles in a straight line . It does raise a ton of cash.
Goodonya!

My wife has charcot marie tooth (CMT) a non-fatal form of MD. We're lucky to have decent medical ins. but MDA helps lots of folks that don't...we still go to their clinics and she gets leg braces through them, of course since we have ins it gets billed so the money raised can help those that don't and go to research etc. Harley is one of the big fund raisers for 'em.
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