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Old 03-21-2014, 08:43 AM   #21106
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Ad #29061808 not found! ?
Just as well. Big pile of sun bleached overpriced crap.

(Unless you live in Vernal. Then it's a "Grand Opening Sale")

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:49 AM   #21107
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Just as well. Big pile of sun bleached overpriced crap.

(Unless you live in Vernal. Then it's a "Grand Opening Sale")

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:12 AM   #21108
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KSL did an article on the ad: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=291...sells-hundreds
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:34 PM   #21109
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Not sure if that would be a grand opening or just something you'd expect to see at the local junk yard (aka: neighbor's yard).
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Old 03-21-2014, 02:40 PM   #21110
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Not sure if that would be a grand opening or just something you'd expect to see at the local junk yard (aka: neighbor's yard).
Do you live by Ryman?
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:55 PM   #21111
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No idea where anyone is at. I'm about dead center of the Vernal map.

Edit: Not that there's much to a Vernal map...

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Old 03-24-2014, 08:56 AM   #21112
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Well, 5 ktm's, 2 Texans, 600 miles and NO mechanical issues; not even a flat!

We rode from Wellington through the Swell to Goblin Valley, South through Little Wild Horse Mesa to Hanksville, down to Poison Spring Canyon where we could'nt/wouldn't cross the water and mud, back to Hite, Blue Notch/Red Canyon, Beef basin was snowed in so slab to the Needles, up Lockhart to Moab, then a bit of the Courthouse wash area then bail to slab back to the trailer. Great time!

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Old 03-24-2014, 10:51 AM   #21113
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Well, 5 ktm's, 2 Texans, 600 miles and NO mechanical issues; not even a flat!

We rode from Wellington through the Swell to Goblin Valley, South through Little Wild Horse Mesa to Hanksville, down to Poison Spring Canyon where we could'nt/wouldn't cross the water and mud, back to Hite, Blue Notch/Red Canyon, Beef basin was snowed in so slab to the Needles, up Lockhart to Moab, then a bit of the Courthouse wash area then bail to slab back to the trailer. Great time!

If'n you had 2 Texans.......there had to be issues.......

just sayin'.........
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Old 03-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #21114
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Well, 5 ktm's, 2 Texans, 600 miles and NO mechanical issues; not even a flat!

We rode from Wellington through the Swell to Goblin Valley, South through Little Wild Horse Mesa to Hanksville, down to Poison Spring Canyon where we could'nt/wouldn't cross the water and mud, back to Hite, Blue Notch/Red Canyon, Beef basin was snowed in so slab to the Needles, up Lockhart to Moab, then a bit of the Courthouse wash area then bail to slab back to the trailer. Great time!

Strong similarities.

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:26 PM   #21115
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Well, 5 ktm's, 2 Texans, 600 miles and NO mechanical issues; not even a flat!

I went to 5 Mile to get my butt kicked by a 600lbs of mass.



and yes, I did get a flat.

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Old 03-24-2014, 11:14 PM   #21116
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Rymans Roost

16 hours and 600 miles, and I'm the only one that brought a camera??!? Thank god it was always dark by the time we set up camp and broke out the Jameson...


Knowing what Ryman and GISKev where capable of mapping out for a weekend camping ride, HickOnACrick was mad enough to truck the 14+ hours up from Texas to show off the red rock to a fellow Texan enduro rider. Meeting up with us only after a couple of hours of sleep in the truck after the drive. If they where tired it never showed on the bikes....

It started with a not so quick pre ride check of the bikes.
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But the beast was quickly much happier in its natural element.

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It is always important to not let the riding get in the way of the facebook status updates.

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Quickly the gas fumes and dust created a loopy condition for the riders and the antics began.

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Which proved a little too distraction for some.

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Little did we know, it was a masterminded move by Ryman testing the teamwork of the group before we got too far into the back country.

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In an attempt to dry boots we decided on high speed sweeping desert runs.

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But who really likes dry boots??!?

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Ryman quickly stepped up (or is that "in"??) taking one for the team, testing the depths before we tested our skills late in the day. Is it awkward to say he had a big stick?

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Whiskey sounded better than swimming however...

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Old 03-24-2014, 11:38 PM   #21117
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Rymans Roost

The next day included a backtrack as the river had more water than we had confidence (or coffee for that matter, but that was fixed later by Ryman's charm scoring us coffee from the rangers at Hite ranger station/marina). A little slab, some of that coffee, and back on track. "nother day that didn't suck" riding bikes as the red rock spills out in front of you.

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By this time we noticed the Texan had an odd salute/ritual before mounting his ride, possibly paying homage to the landscape around him.

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Some penalty points for errors combined with off camber tracks, silt or marble gravel made some fun afternoon riding.

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It is easy to blow off the "penalty points" tension with some riverbed roosting. Something about wide open wash riding that makes for some stupid grins in the helmets. Of course I wasn't about to stop for photos so you only get a meager shot of the riverbed.

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Late afternoon found us deep in the red rock, Lockhart Basin. Whiskey time again.

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Old 03-24-2014, 11:53 PM   #21118
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Ryman's Roost

Hard to pack up quickly when its just such a damn nice morning view.

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So we made up time roosting...

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Lunch in Moab and a little slick rock for desert before rallying back to the trucks.

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No injuries, no real mechanicals (barring that 1st preride flat and a fork seal) for 5 meatheads ripping through the back country, not a bad setup.

Almost all of us on this thread have done some if not all of these trails. Good fun and great visuals for sure. But at the end of the day (ride?) its the crew you are riding with that make the trip. This trip proved that beyond question. Ryman, GISKev thanks for taking care of the navigation. Hick and Keith thanks for making the effort of the drive, wouldn't have been the same without you.

LetsGoAgain...

Just realized I prolly should have posted this in a separate thread but too late... so you must suffer through the limited story telling skills and the meager photography skills. Of course; you shoulda seen what the camera missed....
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:58 AM   #21119
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Great photos!

Great write up 2wheelie! Texan flip ritual is hilarious!

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Old 03-25-2014, 08:14 AM   #21120
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Just realized I prolly should have posted this in a separate thread but too late... so you must suffer through the limited story telling skills and the meager photography skills. Of course; you shoulda seen what the camera missed....[/QUOTE]

Glad you posted here so I did't overlook it. Looks like you had a blast. I am going down to Moab on the 4th of April and just can't wait.
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