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Old 10-31-2011, 12:52 PM   #15841
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:53 PM   #15842
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Comb Wash

Makin a late trip south and I might make the Comb Wash. Seems you can go on the East or West side. I havent been thru it before and would like to know which side is the better in terms of scenic wonder/interesting.
A brief description of what rd conditions I should expect would be nice.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:09 PM   #15843
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Makin a late trip south and I might make the Comb Wash. Seems you can go on the East or West side. I havent been thru it before and would like to know which side is the better in terms of scenic wonder/interesting.
A brief description of what rd conditions I should expect would be nice.
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I've only ridden the west side, and I'm sure they're both great, but I think the west side is more dramatic because you have the full scope of the Ridge to your east. Road is a little bit sandy in places, but nothing a twist of the throttle won't cure.

I rode it a year ago May from south to North. If you cross the highway and continue north, you climb up a really really cool jeep road with a few good obstacles. Here's a pic of my buddy heading north with Comb Ridge on the right:



North of the highway, a great route up towards the Abajos. This pic kind of blurry but shows the road cut through the mountain:


I also rode it the previous November on my KTM300, but I rode Arch Canyon which branches to the northwest right where the highway intersects the wash and Comb Ridge. Some really awesome cliff dwellings all up and down that canyon.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:46 PM   #15844
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Friday and Saturday I spent working the Sage Riders USRA desert race at Indianola. I worked Check Point 2 and I'm sure I marked the fender and sucked down the dust of a few fellow Utards that dabble in the desert racing scene.

Sunday, I was back at home with good intentions of accomplishing some honey-do's when the sunny weather just got the best of me so I hopped on the big bike and headed east to Monte Cristo to do some further exploration of some dirt roads that I had to cut short last month.

I know that most of the land south of the summit of Monte Cristo eventually terminates at Deseret Land & Livestock (private land) but I somehow optimistically thought I would find a route that would go around so I could find a viable route to get south towards Lost Creek Reservoir, Coalville, or that general direction. That's where I like to pick up Chalk Creek and head towards the Uintas so was hoping to add some dirt to get there for future reference.

Unfortunately, as I expected, I ran into lots and lots of this:




But, the view more than made up for it. If you look closely to the southeast are the snow packed peaks of the Uintas.


Almost, exactly one month ago, I stood in the same place. It looked different with the vibrant colors.


And it made me sad to the see the snow on the Uintas. I was just there in September. Getting the 950 a bit dirty on Elizabeth Ridge (this was in September.....I already miss summer!).


Another pic from Yesterday.


Anybody know of a way to get from the summit of Highway 39 (Monte Cristo) south to anywhere near Evanston, Croydon, Lost Creek, Henefer, etc.? I think most of it is land-locked due to private property.

And....just because I can, here's a pic of the big girl last weekend (UEA) at White Wash sand dunes.


Is it spring yet?
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:57 PM   #15845
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Perfect, and thanks for the pics.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:16 PM   #15846
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And....just becuase I can, here's a pic of the big girl last weekend (UEA) at White Wash sand dunes.


Is it spring yet?

SAND? Gulp.

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Old 10-31-2011, 03:23 PM   #15847
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I've done the west side of Comb Ridge (commonly called Comb Wash) and it is spectacular. I'm sure the east is fine but you are down in the wash I think it would be much prettier...

Hope it helps...
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #15848
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SAND?
Please don't post stuff like that around here. Sand is my nemesis.

Yup




Oh, and big rocks too.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:04 PM   #15849
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Had a great 3 days down near price. The highlight of my weekend was watching my 3 year old take off by himself down desert singletrack and ride over rocks bigger then his bike.

That's awesome. How much do those little bikes go for?
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:55 PM   #15850
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Never mind Kevin. I think we may have found some new recruits. Look like Brokeback Bikers to me.

LOL! I was just catching up with this thread (thanks for posting my humiliation by the way ) when I ran across this.... OMG.... I'm really happy I wasn't drinking anything, cause it would have been all over the screen! LMAO! Classic!

Awesome job on the RR Pluric! I need to catch up with you to return the strap I borrowed from you... wish I wouldn't have needed it, but that's obviously besides the point!

I've learned my lesson, I'll tell ya what.... from now on if someone says "there might be some rocks".... I'm taking the KTM... and if someone says something like "yeah, that's a tough ride"... I ain't going near it, noway, no how! LOL! Seriously though, I had a really great time other than the digger, and that really pisses me off since it happened on such a simple, flat spot... D'OH!!! You guys are some good riders, I'm really looking forward to getting out with you all again!

Thanks for leading Doug, and thanks everyone else for helping me duct tape and bailing wire my way back out of the woods!
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #15851
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Pluric, nice ride report and photos. Sorry we bailed, but didn't want Isaac riding solo after the crash . After fueling in Heber, we rode the backside of Guardsman to Big Cottonwood and then home. Hopefully Isaac and CT Kevin aren't too sore this morning after their unintentional contact with the trail. BMW relieving them of several hundred dead Presidents should perk them up . KTM Doug hauls ass, thanks for the trail guiding and dust Doug.

Lets do it again soon!

Yeah, I looked up the price of that headlight..... $500...

And putting on my left sock this morning was an exercise in futility.... OWWW..... That was the hardest I've hit the ground in a long while.... never even got a foot down.... just "BAM!" and the sound of my helmet digging a trench and my wallet being run through a shredder....
I'd post a picture of the black and blue on my kidney / ass area, but out of respect for those who still have eyesight, decided against it.... (that and giving Pluric any perverted fantasies.... )

I hope Isaac came out of his digger OK? Sorry I wasn't there to help out, but it sounds like Doug had it covered!
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:17 PM   #15852
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Some panicked Vernal parent is looking for their little blond daughter right now!

Perfect day for you to use your "Hey little girl, want some candy?"
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:51 PM   #15853
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That's awesome. How much do those little bikes go for?

The 12 is $950. Expensive but they hold there value really well. They also make a 16 that is just a little bigger with more motor and a 16 that is a lot more motor.


http://osetbike.com/Pages/Products/Bikes1.html
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:54 PM   #15854
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The 12 is $950. Expensive but they hold there value really well. They also make a 16 that is just a little bigger with more motor and a 16 that is a lot more motor.


http://osetbike.com/Pages/Products/Bikes1.html
Awesome, thanks. I'll probably buy one for the youngster one day. Maybe I'll buy yours when you're done with it, but wait, you have a youngin' still under age 1 too, right?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:07 PM   #15855
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The quiet thing would be nice for a back yard or camp area.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...d=&search=oset


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I had the kill switch on.
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