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Old 09-10-2010, 12:05 PM   #9856
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Hey everybody,

I'm new into SLC from mass and haven't gotten a chance to get out in the dirt on my XR650 around here yet. Anyone interested in a ride or feel like passin me some notes on some good spots? I'm not very experienced so I don't want anything crazy, just a nice day out in the dirt with some nice scenery.

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Guardsman Pass over to Midway, American Fork Canyon are easy rides
with side trails that get technical if wanted.

West of Lehi about 5 or 6 miles past Cedar Fort is Five Mile area. Legal riding on both sides of the road.
Not too hard. Some tricky stuff up high.

Bountiful "B" area too.

Forget what these other guys say. I'm really the only voice of reason on this thread.
Trust me.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:09 PM   #9857
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The seat on the 690 is seriously some kind of cruel joke. I wouldn't wish it on my enemies.
Maybe it would be more comfy if wearing assless chaps....but I doubt it.
I know where you can get a set if you're really curious to find out.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #9858
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I've still got a 4.3? clear desert tank for a local w/ $125 or something to trade! I'll post it on ebay soon and get $150.

local trade: goat feed, , farm stuff, ammo (9mm, .380, .22long), XR farkles, KLR250 Farkles, Neck brace, XR4 rear wheel, electrician, pull weeds, nails, screws, scrap metal, glass, hoolahoops, food stuffs like canned goods... Need an XR clear desert tank?


Hit up dieselcruiserhead. He is new to the XXR and i am sure he needs a tank. Maybe you can have him milk the goat to work off the goods?
Good stuff... But I have a IMS 5 gallon so I'm doing alright. My good friend has a XRR and is looking for a natural tank, but it might have just gone up in the boulder fires.. :(
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:20 PM   #9859
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Riding Ben Lomond to Williard Peak wednesday, either that or Cascade Peak to Windy Pass to Hobble Creek if anyone wants to get their single track, bike wrestling funk on.

Both rides are pretty challenging and require plenty of "hike a bike".
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:27 PM   #9860
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Both rides are pretty challenging and require plenty of "hike a bike".
Count me out. I need a trail bike.

What wants to trade a dirt bike for a Rifle?
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:00 PM   #9861
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Riding Ben Lomond to Williard Peak wednesday, either that or Cascade Peak to Windy Pass to Hobble Creek if anyone wants to get their single track, bike wrestling funk on.

Both rides are pretty challenging and require plenty of "hike a bike".
Sudden silence from the "Ride what you got" crowd.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:37 PM   #9862
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Sudden silence from the "Ride what you got" crowd.
Yea. No kidding. That route from Big Springs, up over Windy Pass and down into Rock Canyon is going to be a real challenge on any kind of a motorcycle. I did that trail several years ago with a mountain bike and had the frame on my shoulder, hiking over logs and rocks, about half of the time. It took us all day and once we got back to the mouth of Provo Canyon, the other guys in the group said that was the last time I was leading a ride. We weren't a bunch of pansies either, it was just that hard.

I know it can be done, or perhaps better said, I'm pretty sure it has been done, but don't take this trail lightly. I know that trail was once in much better condition than it is now and might have been do-able on a trials bike or maybe one of those old Honda Trail 90's with the two-stage gearing (love those go-anywhere bikes). I'd advise taking a chainsaw if there's anywhere near as many trees over the trail as there were when I was last there.

And as for taking any kind of mechanized transportation up the so-called trail to Cascade Peak from Windy Pass...no freakin' way...unless it's a helicopter droppin' you off at the top.

Just sayin'...
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:59 PM   #9863
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And as for taking any kind of mechanized transportation up the so-called trail to Cascade Peak from Windy Pass...no freakin' way...unless it's a helicopter droppin' you off at the top.

Just sayin'...
We didn't need a helicopter.




But we did bring a saw.


And maybe a winch.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:01 PM   #9864
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We didn't need a helicopter.


But we did bring a saw.


And maybe a winch.
Yea, but that's not Cascade Peak. Not to the top. That looks like the trail I remember, over the pass and back down.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:04 PM   #9865
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Yea, but that's not Cascade Peak. Not to the top. That looks like the trail I remember, over the pass and back down.
Is it even legal to ride to the top of Cascade?
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:18 PM   #9866
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Is it even legal to ride to the top of Cascade?
While Timp and Nebo are in official Wilderness Ares and no mechanical transport (even bicycles) are allowed, Cascade is not. You're welcome to try. The only time I hiked to Cascade (back when I was a college student and in very good shape), there wasn't a trail to the top. It was marked on the map part-way up, but there was nothing on the ground. Besides that, there was plenty of hands-and-knees climbing up scree fields where you'd have to drag anything up strapped to your back or on the end of a very long rope. I believe that Cascade is one of the most inaccessible peaks along the Wasatch. Timp and Nebo are like a walk in the park compared to Cascade.

My opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary and all that...

There are a couple of accounts on the web of people hiking up Cascade to the top, but very few. Read them yourself and see what you think.

There is a geocache at the top that has been visited about once a year since it was placed. You might find the logs there interesting: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...&log=y&decrypt=
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:30 PM   #9867
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There are a couple of accounts on the web of people hiking up Cascade to the top, but very few. Read them yourself and see what you think.
I have no interest in 'pioneering' a trail where one does not exist. Generally bad form, for obvious reasons.

The best way to experience Cascade proper is via skis.
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Old 09-10-2010, 08:58 PM   #9868
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Signal Wife thinks she needs to eat (lunch maybe) at Hanna's Kitchen tomorrow .....we're slow learners


Maybe the Road Island Diner instead on the way back
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:32 PM   #9869
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Signal Wife thinks she needs to eat (lunch maybe) at Hanna's Kitchen tomorrow .....we're slow learners


Maybe the Road Island Diner instead on the way back
Only if you can carry both your wife, your GS and three foreign children over Wolf Creek Pass...........


Been that way several times this year, what's your schedule?
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:40 PM   #9870
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Only if you can carry both your wife, your GS and three foreign children over Wolf Creek Pass...........


Been that way several times this year, what's your schedule?
Likely leave north Ogden about 10 ish but flexible- (warm up some by then, I'll expect the Francis-to-Tabby stretch to be chilly early)

I-80 to Wanship/rockport, Oakley-Peoa way, hang a left at Francis.....

Edit: would love to dine with any and all, or at least wave as you pass us two up.....
Edit part Deux: Road Island Diner at 11:30

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