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Old 08-07-2012, 12:24 PM   #18316
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I didn't hear from anyone, so I rode solo up to Francis peak, searching for the elusive back way into Morgan. Still doesn't exist, unless you are a mountain goat.
I wished that the Farmington Canyon road was open, but I guess I will get to try it out next year... maybe.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:59 PM   #18317
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I didn't hear from anyone, so I rode solo up to Francis peak, searching for the elusive back way into Morgan. Still doesn't exist, unless you are a mountain goat.
I wished that the Farmington Canyon road was open, but I guess I will get to try it out next year... maybe.
I don't think there is any legal route to Morgan that doesn't cross private land.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:52 PM   #18318
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So it seems. I had a nice ride though, stayed out of trouble.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #18319
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Bump. dentedvw is quite the thread killer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #18320
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I'm thinking about taking a trip down to Moab this coming weekend (8/17) to do some offroad exploring on Saturday, and then possibly on Sunday in the am before heading back up to SLC. I'm wondering if anyone else feels like meeting up and checking it out together. I'm thinking about getting a hotel room, could possibly camp though if that makes the most sense.

My offroad skill level is NOT advanced so the bulk of the riding will be beginner to intermediate - I'm not looking to be hucking off 30' drops (although I could do one, once ) or anything like that.

I do not know the trail system well enough to be a very good guide, so it would be great to get a few regulars together and just get out and have a good time. Also, if the weather ends up being sucky, I'd rather postpone it...the last time I went down there it was 45 and pouring rain and truthfully that is a weekend I'd rather forget! Don't want to do that again....

I'll be on a KTM 530.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #18321
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I am sure many of you will want a copy of this to put over the pics of Pluric...




Go to this thread to see the story...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=816967
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #18322
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I'm thinking about taking a trip down to Moab this coming weekend (8/17) to do some offroad exploring on Saturday, and then possibly on Sunday in the am before heading back up to SLC. I'm wondering if anyone else feels like meeting up and checking it out together. I'm thinking about getting a hotel room, could possibly camp though if that makes the most sense.

My offroad skill level is NOT advanced so the bulk of the riding will be beginner to intermediate - I'm not looking to be hucking off 30' drops (although I could do one, once ) or anything like that.

I do not know the trail system well enough to be a very good guide, so it would be great to get a few regulars together and just get out and have a good time. Also, if the weather ends up being sucky, I'd rather postpone it...the last time I went down there it was 45 and pouring rain and truthfully that is a weekend I'd rather forget! Don't want to do that again....

I'll be on a KTM 530.
Onion creek near Fisher towers is super easy and even more scenic... You can take that section of koko all the way back to sand flat rd... Also on that bike go ride hells revenge! Looks scary but is quite tame.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #18323
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Onion creek near Fisher towers is super easy and even more scenic... You can take that section of koko all the way back to sand flat rd... Also on that bike go ride hells revenge! Looks scary but is quite tame.
Izat why you sent me to Onion Creek while you took TTwister into frame scrape heaven....
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:47 AM   #18324
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I am sure many of you will want a copy of this to put over the pics of Pluric. Go to this thread to see the story...




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Old 08-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #18325
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:16 AM   #18326
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Praying that thing won't break down works better on both knees. Just sayn'
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #18327
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Wednesday anyone?

I think I'll be taking the BRP out on Wed... not sure where yet. Call in sick! I've got to be back around 3-4ish.

Do the roads go through from Avon to Porcupine Res to Ant Flat rd?
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #18328
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Praying that thing won't break down works better on both knees. Just sayn'
No problem with the bike breakin down. It's the well seasoned body that has reliability issues! Unfortunately, I never found praying helped either the bike or the body...
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:04 PM   #18329
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Trail etiquette question...

So I was up on RidgeLine Taile 157 in AF canyon this evening when I came up to a group of 4 mountain bikers. The last biker was a woman and she was straggling behind the group and seemed to be struggling a bit. I stayed way back and just followed her from a distance for several minutes... the spandex was lookin' good so why not chill, right?

Anyways the trail begins to climb slightly and she shows no sign of stopping at all, ever, so when a wide spot comes up I pull up close behind her to try and get by. She promptly darts across the trail to block my path and then uses her left hand to give the "shoo fly" go away signal. Where the heck was I supposed to go???

I took it kind of hard. After all these minutes of patient first gear waiting she wrote me off like some pesky horsefly!! In my flash of anger I did what any motocyclista would do and shot passed her with a quick flick of the wrist. Man was she pissed. I could hear her call me something bad as I went by.

About 60 yards further her three comrades had heard me and stepped off to the side and let me pass without any problems. They even gave a quick smile, nod as I went putting by slowly.

Ok for you guys that ride bikes. Did I do something wrong here? Or did I just run across a mean one that doesn't like letting others "play through"? Who has the right of way??

Is there a better way to handle these types of situations?

I also noticed that the trailhead marker at Summit had been defiled. Only the block with a motorcycle on it had been scraped off to make it look like the trail was not legal single track.

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:13 AM   #18330
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So I was up on RidgeLine Taile 157 in AF canyon this evening when I came up to a group of 4 mountain bikers. The last biker was a woman and she was straggling behind the group and seemed to be struggling a bit. I stayed way back and just followed her from a distance for several minutes... the spandex was lookin' good so why not chill, right?

Anyways the trail begins to climb slightly and she shows no sign of stopping at all, ever, so when a wide spot comes up I pull up close behind her to try and get by. She promptly darts across the trail to block my path and then uses her left hand to give the "shoo fly" go away signal. Where the heck was I supposed to go???

I took it kind of hard. After all these minutes of patient first gear waiting she wrote me off like some pesky horsefly!! In my flash of anger I did what any motocyclista would do and shot passed her with a quick flick of the wrist. Man was she pissed. I could hear her call me something bad as I went by.

About 60 yards further her three comrades had heard me and stepped off to the side and let me pass without any problems. They even gave a quick smile, nod as I went putting by slowly.

Ok for you guys that ride bikes. Did I do something wrong here? Or did I just run across a mean one that doesn't like letting others "play through"? Who has the right of way??

Is there a better way to handle these types of situations?

I also noticed that the trailhead marker at Summit had been defiled. Only the block with a motorcycle on it had been scraped off to make it look like the trail was not legal single track.

I love mountain biking. I hate mountain bikers - okay, that is not true, but I have been riding with plenty of hard core mountain bike dudes and dudettes that fail to remember the mountain...and the trails...were there long before their bikes were invented.

I have encountered these attitudes in every sport - the hikers who hate the horseback riders, the horseback riders that hate the mtn bikers, the mtn bikers that hate the motorcyclists, the motorcyclists that hate ATVs, the snowboarders that hate the skiers - every group failing to see how the other sports keeps their sport alive, i.e., there would be no snowboarding without skiing, and snowboarding has been the only thing keeping many ski areas open lately; the ATVers are wrecking single track, but they are also the most vociferous and largest political group fighting to keep trails alive, etc.

I think your actions were polite and courteous. If she doesn't like riding where she may encounter a moto every once in a while, there are plenty of trails (often made by motos) that are prohibited to motor that she can ride.

Unfortunately, no matter what actions you had taken, she likely had contempt prior to investigation so no matter what you did, you are bad because you are not like her. Or, the psychologist would say she felt shame because she could not keep up with her friends, and she tried to place that shame on you - you can choose to accept it or not.
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