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Old 10-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #18796
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I figure you need about 1 gal / day on a motorbike. How much per day are you using in the pedal bike? 2x?

I brought 4 total for 100 miles of riding over two days in 80+ temps. That was enough for me. One rider only brought 9 liters total. I think there's a curve of efficiency. Bring less water, ride easier, consume less. Bring more, ride slow as fuck, suffer, drink more (that was me).
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:51 PM   #18797
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Plate

What a bummer.. I have been tossing around the idea of getting a plated XR400 for singletrack/desert/lite adv/ around town/slickrock shredder. any of you guys have any thoughts on this? I have never rode one, my cousin used to have one though and it would walk all over my 94 cr125 haha.. Heard they are damn near bullet proof which I do like! more umphh than a DR350, less of a pig compared to the 600. Right now I am riding a 96 WR250 2 smoker. I love it but would really like a plate with a bit more sense of security. All opinions are appreciated.

Oh and here is an unedited Vid of me riding Mueller park trail yesterday, super fun trail, not very technical but very flowy. Get there early to avoid crowds of angry cyclists.

Its kinda a boring vid but it was a fun ride!

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:43 PM   #18798
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What a bummer.. I have been tossing around the idea of getting a plated XR400 for singletrack/desert/lite adv/ around town/slickrock shredder. any of you guys have any thoughts on this?
Me likes... I just sold one because it wasn't getting enough use. I had a high compression piston and a pumper carb, scott's damper, desert tank, light rack for gear. awesome bike. My XR650R is set up the same way, and I just do more big adv rides than super technical single track.

Tomorrow's Slab Twisties are still on...
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #18799
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I'm going out w/ my little brother on a big slab ride if anyone's interested. Probably meet at the base of BCC around 1:00 on Saturday, and ride till sunset.

Guardsmans pass, midway, wolf creek pass, Hanna, Duschenne, Price, Huntington/cyn, Fairview, hwy 89 to 6, springville, slab i-15 home...
Hey Kev - I didn't get any bites on a trail ride today, so if you guys are still going out ill meet you in the parking lot at the bottom of BCC about 1. I'll PM you my number in case you need it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:35 PM   #18800
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I'm pretty sure I almost ran over Harcus today near Aragonite. He just kept motoring, my ADV sticker didn't even earn me a salute.
But, I was driving my huge whale of a van down a trail. Trying out a few extra inches of lift on the family adventure wagon/tiny camper.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #18801
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We hiked the knolls to get away from hunters... not so far from aragonite!




Yesterday's slab tour w/ KCM1 was a lot of fun. Visibility on Guardsmans/Wolf Creek was about 10 ft through frozen fog! all in all a great time after my fingers thawed out!
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #18802
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I'm pretty sure I almost ran over Harcus today near Aragonite. He just kept motoring, my ADV sticker didn't even earn me a salute.
But, I was driving my huge whale of a van down a trail. Trying out a few extra inches of lift on the family adventure wagon/tiny camper.

Hmmm...Could be. I find you have to be careful with those that try to trick you with Adv stickers...Not that I am paranoid. Or maybe I was in the ozone. Sunny day, good tracks, good bike vibs...gotta love it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #18803
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We hiked the knolls to get away from hunters... not so far from aragonite!




Yesterday's slab tour w/ KCM1 was a lot of fun. Visibility on Guardsmans/Wolf Creek was about 10 ft through frozen fog! all in all a great time after my fingers thawed out!
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:43 AM   #18804
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Had a blast riding w Fano yesterday and Steve Kimball... Didn't realize so many folks were out in the west desert yesterday. Makes sense though - it was awesome...

Typical Fano fashion rode very fast and pretty hard, so hard there there was no time to take pics, particularly of all of the really really good stuff. Cherry creek is aaawesome... Particularly the rippin, tight single track. I felt like I was tree skiing! 140 miles total...

Here are a couple pics...

it was greasy and slick as snot in parts, Steve took possible the most dramatic, flailing, arms out/land on your back wipeout I've ever, seen luckily just into some greasy mud pit... Here's the aftermath:



towards the end of the night with the sun getting low. awesome, so cool to know that some of this awesome riding is so close...




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Old 10-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #18805
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^^^ Ryman: I'll take that as a compliment.

DCH: nice pics.


When i was headed home from the Knolls in the truck there was some dude on a Yamaha on the dirt road in Delle riding a wheelie and keeping up with freeway traffic, like 75 mph!
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:38 PM   #18806
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Saw a couple good sized groups of duals heading up Big Cottonwood yesterday (sunday) around 11am, I took my wife up to Silver Fork Lodge for some breakie on our motorcycle for our anniversary, it was a bit chilly at 9am but beautiful none the less.
Still need to get in on a group ride
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #18807
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I am glad you had fun on our Tour de Cherry Creek dieselcruserhead. We hit a little bit of everything what cc has to offer. Fast double track, tight single track, some sand, few hill climbs and couple of whoops.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #18808
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Perfect CC season. Get it while it lasts. Soon all the north side stuff will be too wet and we will be stuck pounding through whoops.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #18809
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Where is the best place to park at Cherry Creek?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:25 PM   #18810
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Been a lurker of this site for awhile, first post ! lol

Anyways moved to SLC three years ago from Seattle with my Drz and just very surprised in regards to the lack of dual-sports in the area. Guess everyone has an atv, cooler, camo and shotguns instead...

Hoping to get a few more rides in before it starts snowing :)

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