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Old 07-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #20056
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June 29 - July 3 UTBDR (sans section 3)
916 miles on the tw200
Finally checked one of my dream rides off the list. It did not disappoint.
Did they have this cleaned up when you hit Butler Wash..........?

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Old 07-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #20057
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June 29 - July 3 UTBDR (sans section 3)
916 miles on the tw200
Finally checked one of my dream rides off the list. It did not disappoint.
Hmmm... Surprised we didn't see you. Or maybe we did. I seem to remember a TW in Monticello. Walrus n I camped on the beach at Mexican Hat on Tuesday nite the 25th after blasting down from SLC. We hit Mtclo on the nite of 26. Really enjoyed that section ( at least "I" did). With the heat going up fast we avoided Lockhart & did the LaSal loop. We bailed out at Wellington with the rain in the mountains.
You definitely get points for the TW effort.





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Old 07-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #20058
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Someone give this man a T Shirt or something!!!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #20059
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Someone give this man a T Shirt or something!!!
It was equipped w/ Seat Concepts seat, high-rise bars and giant footpegs. I was actually very comfortable the whole trip. The bike wheezed a little over Bald Mtn Pass (10,700 ft, 55mph slab), but handled the rest of the ride with aplomb. We were also packing camping gear and aux fuel.

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Did they have this cleaned up when you hit Butler Wash..........?

Don't remember that stray boulder--it must have been dismantled.. Butler Wash was one of the many highlights of the UTBDR.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:47 PM   #20060
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Hmmm... Surprised we didn't see you. Or maybe we did. I seem to remember a TW in Monticello. Walrus n I camped on the beach at Mexican Hat on Tuesday nite the 25th after blasting down from SLC. We hit Mtclo on the nite of 26. Really enjoyed that section ( at least "I" did). With the heat going up fast we avoided Lockhart & did the LaSal loop. We bailed out at Wellington with the rain in the mountains.
You definitely get points for the TW effort.

We never ventured though Monticello proper, we stayed at the campground at the base of the Abajo Mtns and rode the La Sal route for section 2. We decided not to risk getting pinned down in Lockhart with 105*+ heat and skipped most of Sec 3 for the same reason. Last week's temps made riding some of the lower elevation areas risky; worth it for Monument Valley, Valley of the Gods and Moab, less so for the ride b/w Dewey Bridge and Wellington. Next time I'll go when the temps are more mild.

I only had 150 miles on the TW when I started and I didn't know what to expect. The bike has no bad manners and was really easy to ride for this trip. I'd take it again.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #20061
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Just thought I'd share some pics of the Epic riding that can be done in the Torrey / Hanksville area










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Old 07-11-2013, 08:29 AM   #20062
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Great pics! I'd love the .gpx of that one. None of that scenery looks familiar and I'm due for some riding this fall.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:36 AM   #20063
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cool, same here X2 on the GPX if possible!
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:40 AM   #20064
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Just thought I'd share some pics of the Epic riding that can be done in the Torrey / Hanksville area
This looks like the ride out of the Capitol Reef Visitors Center up to Lower Bowns area. Great riding for sure!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:08 PM   #20065
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Just thought I'd share some pics of the Epic riding that can be done in the Torrey / Hanksville area
x3 on the route for that one.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:35 PM   #20066
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ok guys don't hate me as I don't have any tracks or gpx files of the route. my usually trusty lowrance xog must have restarted 100 times on the trip . think its time to retire that little guy unfortunately.

ok so I can try to give you the general route we took.

we road pavment down from Layton and caught I-70, once on 70 we caught the Temple mount road (dirt) turn off. we took temple mnt into goblin valley st park, while in goblin valley wee took the road out to Wild horse road, which is really a sand wash, we take the main section of wild horse all the way to hwy 24 and turn east to spend the night in hanksville.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #20067
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day 2 found us riding a short bit of pavment into fruita which is maybe 15 miles west of hanksville on 24 and its a geourgous twisty ride. once in fruita turn into the capitol reef national park. ride that out to the end and pickup sulpher creek trail / spring gulch out towards the lower bowns reservoir. the rest of the time we picked trails that just looked interesting so I wish I could tell you which ones specifically but it was truly whichever way the wind blew.

we eventually started making tracks back later the 2nd night from this area to spend the 2nd night in torrey Utah. torreys a cool little town with plenty of great places to eat, café Diablo at the west end of town was awesome but.......its expensive.

after a chillaxing the night at the best western which is on the south end of town (hot tub and pool) we picked up the great western trail 1 mile outside of torrey. the GWT is great but be prepared for rocks, rocks and more rocks. you can pick up a free map of the trail from the visitors center in torrey. the map shows caution areas of the trail, usally theres work arounds on these sections but , we were men so we rode them and its great just be ready for some clutch work.

we rode the gwt for 30 miles, but then had to peel off just before cathedral valley and pickup the highway to makes tracks towards Layton to be home before dark.

I hope this helps you guys out, I know its not as good as gpx tracks but there's a ton of stuff to explore down there.

ride safe!

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #20068
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day 2 found us riding a short bit of pavment into fruita which is maybe 15 miles west of hanksville on 24 and its a geourgous twisty ride. once in fruita turn into the capitol reef national park. ride that out to the end and pickup sulpher creek trail / spring gulch out towards the lower bowns reservoir. the rest of the time we picked trails that just looked interesting so I wish I could tell you which ones specifically but it was truly whichever way the wind blew.

we eventually started making tracks back later the 2nd night from this area to spend the 2nd night in torrey Utah. torreys a cool little town with plenty of great places to eat, café Diablo at the west end of town was awesome but.......its expensive.

after a chillaxing the night at the best western which is on the south end of town (hot tub and pool) we picked up the great western trail 1 mile outside of torrey. the GWT is great but be prepared for rocks, rocks and more rocks. you can pick up a free map of the trail from the visitors center in torrey. the map shows caution areas of the trail, usally theres work arounds on these sections but , we were men so we rode them and its great just be ready for some clutch work.

we rode the gwt for 30 miles, but then had to peel off just before cathedral valley and pickup the highway to makes tracks towards Layton to be home before dark.

I hope this helps you guys out, I know its not as good as gpx tracks but there's a ton of stuff to explore down there.

ride safe!

Looks like you are on the hook to take us on a guided tour. shame on you for having no GPS tracks
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:49 AM   #20069
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Kevin's route

I mapped Kevin's route with the GWT section. Looks like fun.

Here

I was riding up at MP last night and ran into a guy, Dustin on a new KTM 500. He may show up here on ADV though he said he never lurked.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:32 AM   #20070
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A buddy and I returned yesterday from this trip. Did some fishing along the way and he checked a road off his bucket list (Hwy 49 between Coulterville/Mariposa). Had great weather, well until yesterday.

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