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Old 01-13-2015, 10:55 AM   #1
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Seems like we need a new thread on FMOH. Have ridden the route many times for many years.For 'trail" riders it is a challenging trail especially if it is hot or snowy. For "trials" riders it is a great fun trail that has three or four challenging sections in the 8.4 mile length. Beautiful scenery and solitude are also a part of the deal. If a rider needs more challenge then look 10 feet off the main trail and there are thousands of 'world class" sections available to ride. It is at 7000 feet at the top end so winter time it is normally cold and snowy.Summer is very hot {100 plus}. My prime time is March-cool temps ,washes are still damp and longer days so if you choose you can ride both ways in one day. February I have ridden in deep snow and in November I have been lucky to get out of there due to winter weather. The trail is marked by white spots of paint so snow tends to make following the trail difficult unless you have a feeling of where the trail goes. I usually go in March and October/ early November if anybody is interested.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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Like the sound of March 7th weekend or the 28th... Might be able to do the 14th but not sure if I have work that weekend or the 21st (should be the 21st).

Hope his one works out!
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
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Is this near Moab?
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:57 PM   #4
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Q: What does this have to do with Trials?

A: Not much, other than Trials riders have ridden this, and Trials skills are very much desired in riding this well.

*Sigh* Hate me now. And now. Go ahead, do it.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:06 PM   #5
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Sounds like a group of "Trials" riders want to get together and ride their "Trials" bikes on a technical trail. Seems like a good time to me!
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:50 PM   #6
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Is this near Moab?
from what I see about 80 or 90 miles from Moab, a little closer to Salina, UT.

38.75054,-110.7041 in google maps...

(Correction thanks to SportSawyer:
Lat: 38.788793
Long: -110.709759)
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:23 PM   #7
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.... 38.75054,-110.7041 in google maps.
Those coordinates are off a little. The Twin Knolls Trail-head (for access to 5MOH trail) is at:
Lat: 38.788793
Long: -110.709759

Green River is a lot closer than Salina.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:27 PM   #8
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Cmon Brewtus -- it's a nine mile long intermediate section. I can't imagine riding it on an orange bike.

Mung, let's pick a date. I rode it solo, early on an August morning, on the long way to Ute Cup. I'd learn a helluvalot to be there with a trials group.

And scenic! Brewtus, it's like SanY but goes on and on. Okay, so does SanY, but still...

Arizona block-out dates are March 21-22 Hardscrabble Trials at Valentine, and April 18-19, Nationals at Hualapai Peak. All of you should attend both.

DerViking has blocked out April 4-5 for a big bike excursion, and he's pretty entertaining for a trials trip.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:55 PM   #9
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I would like to try it on my Freeride! So, it is in Utah?
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:03 PM   #10
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Those coordinates are off a little. The Twin Knolls Trail-head (for access to 5MOH trail) is at:
Lat: 38.788793
Long: -110.709759

Green River is a lot closer than Salina.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:07 PM   #11
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I would like to try it on my Freeride! So, it is in Utah?
With out a doubt in Utah!
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I'm very well aware where it is. Yes it is in Utah, and very, very scenic. Killer trail ride, hella-challenging, no doubt about it.


It's still not Trials.

'Nuff said. Brewtus out.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:59 PM   #13
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I'm very well aware where it is. Yes it is in Utah, and very, very scenic. Killer trail ride, hella-challenging, no doubt about it.


It's still not Trials.

'Nuff said. Brewtus out.

dude it is kinda like what would happen if we let the browns set a section
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:50 PM   #14
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I'm very well aware where it is. Yes it is in Utah, and very, very scenic. Killer trail ride, hella-challenging, no doubt about it.


It's still not Trials.

'Nuff said. Brewtus out.
Won't argue if it's trials or not... Easy to tell it isn't, however... I am wondering how few dabs I can get during the ride and how much of it I can practice my trials skills on At the same time.

From my side of the fence its a fun way to use my skills and ride with a great bunch of guys!
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:15 AM   #15
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I have done the trail several times. It is a tough trail that was made by trials riders. It is a good time. The first two times I was with riders that were not as good as myself and had to stop at every obstacle and help. It kinda ruined the flow. The last time I was there I was with a group that was equal in skill. I was able to get a rhythm going and found that the faster you go, the easier the trail gets. I was riding a KTM200 and I would try to get into 3rd gear as fast as possible and there were sections where I was using 4th. At those speeds, I was just skipping across the tops of the rocks and the trail became rather smooth. There are lots of perfectly shaped rocks at the entry's of rough sections that allow you to jump and clear an entire rough patch. I think we got through the trail in 30-40 min. Including a couple stops for pics.

That is a far cry from the first time, it took us 5 hours to drag that group through there. I think we had a dozen people. Within the first 150 feet, a few of them turned back. We lost more at every bail out point until it was just 3 of us. It was hot also.

The second trip was in the snow, it was difficult getting the truck and trailer back on the road to the trail head. That was a good time, snow drifts and sand. Lots of wheel spin.

I just picked up a KTM Freeride and would like to try the trail again on that.
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