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Old 06-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #181
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Day 5

Final day of our trip:

At last we were on our last day of our trip. Plan was taking dirt down to 9 to bypass 89. Browneye left early in the morning to catch 14 before they close it down for contraction so were down to 8 riders.
It was a beautiful day as well. We went around Navajo Lake and headed south to Zion.




It was mostly wide graded dirt roads so we were making good time. Buster714:


Riddler990 going at 10 mph in this turn


End of the smooth dirt we hit pavement and regrouped before 9 Hwy.






We were in front of a new development right next to Zion National Park. There were a lot of customers going in and out. They'll sell them fast...


Aram taking corners R6 style




Finally we hit Hwy 9 and right before we headed west to Zion, I saw those bison on the other side of the hwy. I have never seen them with my own eyes so I went there and took some pics.








Finally Zion entrance (entrance was expensive )


The rest is bunch of Zion pictures.












We had to wait about 15-20 minutes to use the tunnel on 9 Hwy. They let one way traffic only.


Organizer, thanks again Joel for this amazing ride:


From one of those small openings in the tunnel:


















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Zion visitor center.




Once we left Zion, we headed to Saint George for lunch. Typical Utah landscape.


Lunch at Danny's, Saint George.


After lunch, we were in a great rush to jump in the pool at our hotel in Masquite. We are trying to catch Aram on 15. He was riding his R6 I think...


And finally... We all felt like, this one is for you John (Riddler990), wait for it....

Jesus on a Easter morning





Rich stayed down there for 10 mins to clean up.




Paul as cool as he gets


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And next morning we got our Starbucks coffees and headed back to our monotone city life...


Rich and I heading back to Long Beach on 5 Fwy after we unload our bikes at Riddler's home in Burbank.


This wraps up my RR with my own pictures. There are many more great photos taken by other riders. I didn't use theirs in my RR but once they post them here, I'll star using them as well.

I can't thank enough to Joel for organizing this epic adventure for us and all other riders. We can't have this kind of riding and adventure everyday here in big cities. All we can have is day rides on weekends and weekend rides like WMRS, Kennedy Meadows or Death Valley. When we get a chance of this kind, we shouldn't pass. Life is short and try to make most it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:24 PM   #182
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Following from Chile ,I enjoyed your RR and pics.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:27 PM   #183
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Following from Chile ,I enjoyed your RR and pics.
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Thank you for following Chelo. Next adventure: South America, we will find you...
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #184
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Lots of nice pix Ersin.
Nice way to finish off the trip. Zion is way scenic.

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:55 PM   #185
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #186
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DANG! I'm ready to hit it again! You following along Pat?
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #187
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ers, great job on your first RR....
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #188
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took this 35 miles of dirt to zion, instead of the 50 miles of pavement




stopping briefly to fix my gps mount


regrouping at start of pavement


entering the park


since i plan to visit more national parks and monuments, i bought the annual pass @ $80




frank enjoying the unobstructed view




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Old 06-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #189
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Good work, excellent report.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:00 PM   #190
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more zion






then we caught up with the PPs



waiting for our turn to enter the tunnel












ers no hand on throttle



stopped here looking for food
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:32 AM   #191
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ers, great job on your first RR....
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Good work, excellent report.
Thanks Bob, we really enjoyed riding and writing the report, I hope everyone enjoyed reading it.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:42 AM   #192
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I certainly did enjoy reading it! I just wish I could have been there rather than reading it weeks later!
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:07 PM   #193
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I certainly did enjoy reading it! I just wish I could have been there rather than reading it weeks later!
ford, thanks for tuning in, as well to all the peeps who stopped by and read on.



waving good bye and see ya all on the next ride



as far as the title goes....let's ride.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #194
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Awesome report guys!

Entertaining and inspiring..... looks like a fun bunch of guys to ride with.

I dig the group effort, thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #195
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Joel and his crew did this ride last year as you described it, truck supported way. But where is the adventure in that???
Camping 4 nights in a row without a shower, carrying a gallon of water and a gallon a gas on the bike, carrying your tent, sleeping bag, extra clothes, cooking ware, etc. and lifting a fully loaded Adventure bike is the real fun... Isn't it???

Cause where we go, your heavy bikes would never make it...what fun is limiting where you can go? We spend the 1st day crawling in and out of ravines, large boulder climbs, pea rock sand wash that is over 5 miles long (dry river bed we follow) Imagine that sand corner you guys wiped out on being 5 miles long with cliff walls on either side...only one direction and no way to avoid it.

Every trip regardless of the gear and location is always a good adventure though and sure beats going to work... Great pictures, good write up...
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