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Old 10-24-2009, 05:22 AM   #4366
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Did a fun and easy 310 mile loop (260 dirt-50 slab) in the West Desert today.

Started here.


Went by this.


Did plenty of this.


Had fun here.


Didn't have fun here.


Ran out of gas but got REALLY lucky.


Had fun again.


Then not so much fun.
Looks like you got to experience what hapens to that area when it gets rained on. Kinda suck doesn't it. Slick as snot but sticks like glue. And a pain in the ass to ride in. Looks like the rest of the ride made up for it. Make sure to wash the bike asap as it will eat the metal at a very fast pace.
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #4367
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Hey Trackhead, looks like tight single track is your thing.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:25 AM   #4368
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Hey Trackhead, looks like tight single track is your thing.
I guess so. Mapping a ride that crosses "mud flats" on the map probably wasn't the smartest thing to do.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #4369
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Commander51 (KTM 300), Dirty-Diesel (new 1972 250cc enduro!), and my XR4... we'd planned to ride the Grantsville Front single track, but it was too muddy so we stuck to the roads.

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Old 10-24-2009, 03:31 PM   #4370
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lots o this!

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Old 10-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #4371
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then commander51 figured he'd do a Nosey rather than go into the ditch, but the Nosey didn't stop him! I hope you got that on you helmet cam video!

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great ride!
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:25 PM   #4372
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Which one of you got a new bike???? Well thanks to you I got hailed/snowed on looping around sand mountain. It sucks but winters getting close....... better get those last rides in.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:10 AM   #4373
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neww bike!

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Which one of you got a new bike???? Well thanks to you I got hailed/snowed on looping around sand mountain. It sucks but winters getting close....... better get those last rides in.
Dirty-Diesel (the n00b) got a new 1972 250cc Yami, that he gutted in a day to ready for the killa ride we did...

desert season is around the corner! where's the sand mtn pics?!
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:23 AM   #4374
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Thats the sad thing I was in the desert. I guess we gotta drive south a few more hours.

I had that same bike years back. I'd still have it but my bro in montana uses it on his land.

No pics it was a 90 mile car to car ride with no stops.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #4375
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I am thinking to go to 5 mile pass this afternoon. Want to get out for a little bid. Any takers?
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:07 PM   #4376
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We home from our trip!

650 miles of riding in 7 days.
Here's the list, in order.

Bonneville Salt Flats
Ruby Ranch Road
Finns and Thing, South and North
Hell's Revenge
Determination Towers - Monitor and Merrimac Buttes
Sovereign Trail
Gemini Bridges
Tenmile Wash
White Wash Sand Dunes
White Rim - Counter clockwise
"Day Off" - while it rained
Slick Rock
Porcupine Ridge - 4x4
Finns and Things - North
Baby Lions Back
Kane Creek Canyon
Poison Spider
Golden Spike
Gold Bar Rim

What a blast we had, thanks for help from all the Utah riders.

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Old 10-26-2009, 05:22 AM   #4377
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650 miles of riding in 7 days.
Here's the list, in order.

Bonneville Salt Flats
Ruby Ranch Road
Finns and Thing, South and North
Hell's Revenge
Determination Towers - Monitor and Merrimac Buttes
Sovereign Trail
Gemini Bridges
Tenmile Wash
White Wash Sand Dunes
White Rim - Counter clockwise
"Day Off" - while it rained
Slick Rock
Porcupine Ridge - 4x4
Finns and Things - North
Baby Lions Back
Kane Creek Canyon
Poison Spider
Golden Spike
Gold Bar Rim

What a blast we had, thanks for help from all the Utah riders.

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:19 AM   #4378
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Swell time to the rim ride

U Utards missed out!

Rode Saturday and Sunday. SLC to Nebo loop road, Huntington Canyon, Castle Dale, San Rafael Wedge Overlook, S.R. River Road, Hwy 6, Ray's Tavern, White Rim Trail then a slab-slide to Slick. Thirty seven hours garage to garage, twenty five hours in the saddle, and 740 miles on the odometer.

Perfect weather, perfect bike, bitchin' ride. Wished you were there!


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Old 10-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #4379
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I made it around the neighborhood with kids in tow yesterday... thats about it. If weather is going to be good this Sunday, I am going to hit Delles or 5 mile.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:21 PM   #4380
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U Utards missed out!

Rode Saturday and Sunday. SLC to Nebo loop road, Huntington Canyon, Castle Dale, San Rafael Wedge Overlook, S.R. River Road, Hwy 6, Ray's Tavern, White Rim Trail then a slab-slide to Slick. Thirty seven hours garage to garage, twenty five hours in the saddle, and 740 miles on the odometer.

Perfect weather, perfect bike, bitchin' ride. Wished you were there!


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I was in the swell Saturday and Sunday. I gave the ADV-salute to every rider I saw, but nobody seemed happy about it

You're right, the weather would have been perfect for riding...I screwed up and made a promise to take someone from the East Coast camping and hiking. I thought he was going to have a heart attack when he found out his iPhone wouldn't work in the swell. I had 4 messages on my voice-mail from his crazy girlfriend asking if he was alive or dead, plus she had called MY wife complaining because she couldn't reach him.

I guess he won't be allowed to play with me anymore.
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