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Old 03-12-2006, 09:56 AM   #1
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Moab routes?

Hi,

I'm wondering if anybody has trails or dual sport rides in the Moab area. Looking specifically for Top of the World and White Rim...

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Old 03-12-2006, 10:05 AM   #2
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I have top of the world but not White rim. Email me at roostn67@yahoo.com and I'll try to get them sent out today. If not you have to wait 3 weeks while I go racing in Africa.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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White Rim Track

Here is my track of the white rim. It starts in downtown Moab and bring you all the way back---while making a slightly different route on the return. It's in two parts as it looks like my GPS quit tracking for a short time for some reason. You'll fill in the blank easily I'm sure.

The "White Rim" trail is touted as--------"If you only ride one trail in Utah, ride the white rim".
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:11 PM   #4
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I am planning to ride Moab for the first time next weekend. Since I am going with somebody who has ridden there several times, I am not worried about getting lost. Instead, I do like getting as much information as possible.

If there are more tracks out there, please submit them soon.

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Old 03-16-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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we're going out there this weekend too...should be a good time if the Sun keeps shinin'
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:01 PM   #6
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good starting point...

these aren't routes on this website, but they're pretty decent starting points with directions...

http://www.4x4now.com/mu4wd.htm
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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Hi,

I'm wondering if anybody has trails or dual sport rides in the Moab area. Looking specifically for Top of the World and White Rim...

Thanks,
Brian
I 'am from the Salt Lake City area and a group of us ride the White Rim twice a year. In the spring counter-clockwise and in the fall clockwise. It ALWAYS a great ride. Be sure to take a camera to photograph your buddies as they ride over Musselman Arch. Take your time and enjoy the sites.
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Old 01-14-2007, 11:03 AM   #8
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Gonna be moving up to Missoula for some indefinite period to a house I own on Big Flat Road this spring. Will be looking to make some new riding buddies for both street and DS to show me the off the path stuff. I ride a XR650r and K1200rs. Any suggested paths come to mind?

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:52 AM   #9
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Top of the world found on the net
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:45 PM   #10
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I 'am from the Salt Lake City area and a group of us ride the White Rim twice a year. In the spring counter-clockwise and in the fall clockwise. It ALWAYS a great ride. Be sure to take a camera to photograph your buddies as they ride over Musselman Arch. Take your time and enjoy the sites.
We're planning a ChainGang Jailbreak there in May, and the White Rim is obviously on the agenda. How long would you estimate that it would take for a band of F650GS? Should we restrict it to the the best riders, or will "everyone" be able to make it? Are knobbies required, or could one get by on Tourances? (As long as it's dry, of course.) Is there a reason for the change of direction, or is it just for the change itself?
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:56 PM   #11
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It's a 130 mile ride from Moab and back. I've heard of 1150's doing it. I just wouldn't want to--something smaller would be so much easier. It's so scenic you won't want to ride fast--and you will be stopping for pictures so much---------allow all day--or most of it anyway.

I wouldn't say everyone could ride it--if you're not at least pretty good offroad I wouldn't try it. There's some deep sand and one really steep, loose, rocky, dirt downhill (going Counterclockwise)--you have to go up it if you go clockwise on the trial. It's all about riding ability---a good offroad rider would rate it as very easy.

I think this is the hill
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:05 PM   #12
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That hill cost an R100GS oil sump one trip. That Beemer sorry excuse of a skid plate held up really well. Transferred all the energy of the smack straight to the guy's sump. I had epoxy putty, but only one quart of oil between us. It was a lonely feeling in the waning sun and dry wind, waiting for someone who had a quart of oil to happen by...

They did.

He rode it all the way back to Denver and to my knowledge it is still holding to this day.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:09 PM   #13
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Eh?

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He rode it all the way back to Denver and to my knowledge it is still holding to this day.
He has changed the oil by now, right?

This must be one of them "it's much steeper than it looks" hills, that I have been reading about. It doesn't look all that bad at all.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:36 PM   #14
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I did the White Rim Trail on my Dr650 last august. The story is here. http://www.geocities.com/edstoll2019/page1.html

It is a fantastic ride that you must do. I am a B level enduro rider and it was easy for me on the 650.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:10 AM   #15
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rode the white rim clockwise partialy yesterday & fully counter-clock on sat. there is basicly one road so getting lost is near impossible. buy charles wells book and a latitude 40 moab west map.
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