|08-15-2010, 09:36 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: N 34 22.573' W 118 34.328' Jes North of LA a few.
Five miles of hell.....well almost.
A little late but here are pic of my ride in may to Moab and a few trails. Well we passed five miles of hell.. first day on the ride...not advisable until a few miles to warm up..yea right, warm up.
So..this is where we started.
Should we so early in the trip.....Naw, we were too lazy today.
that nice warm seemed great here.
an here, but we were about to have some fun
A little stop for some sight seeing and photo op.
of course a few adjustments before the tuff stuff
the trails were leading to somewhere the guys kept saying I'd like alot. the stopped ofter and laughed. It must have been my Honda since they all were riding KTM's
We just rode up that canyon
Nice views, but do I hafta ride down that trail?
I guess the old Honda is keeping up with them KTM's..I'm not though. Running out of talent about now.
Who care about talent, its a beautiful trail. I'll worry about the pain tomorrow.
It's amazing that these guys don't use heavy duty tubes. they changed four tires.
the next day. some slick rock riding..and some rain to go with it!
So I parked my bike here to snap a few pictures...
and it slid off the cliff here. see the peg grind marks
the only damage; broken front master cylinder and a dented swingarm. could have been far worse.
and then this happened. Pete fell and broke four ribs.
So..it was head home and plan for another trip soon.
and look what we get to drive in! Hey I'm from California. we don't do snow on the highways.
KTM- 2014 500 EXC, 2009 690 Enduro R E BMW- 2012 GTL 1600-sweet, 2011 R1200GS Adventure Honda- 2000 XR650R- 2006 XR650L- Yamaha- 1972 XS750 Tracker, 1971 RC5- BSA- 1945 M20, 1969 BSA 441 Victor . The list goes on but why bore you... 16 and counting. Its an attachment issue.
|08-16-2010, 10:38 PM||#3|
Joined: May 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
I cringe when my bike falls over in a parking lot. Never had it fall off a cliff before.
Was there an echo in the canyon when your palm smacked your forehead?
Seriously though, cool report thanks for sharing.
|08-17-2010, 04:59 PM||#4|
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: North Ga
|08-17-2010, 05:10 PM||#5|
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Third stone from the sun
Oh man, broken ribs suck only thing you can do is cry and hold your breath. That fall you took was crazy!! cant believe you made it unscathed! ya got skills bro
Just cuz my bike is shiny, doesn't mean that I'm a hiny
'94 Harley .... a blue one
'82 Honda passport
'87 Honda spacy 250
And an E Bike
85 spacy 250
81 passport (in pieces, many parts for sale)
The hit's just keep coming.. bought another 81 passport (11-28-09)
|08-17-2010, 05:14 PM||#6|
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Those look like good pics! They just need to be bigger!
That's a neat area. I heard about that 5-miles of hell trail long ago, but still haven't done it! One o' these days!
2014 KTM 500 XC-W
2011 KTM 990 Adventure R
2010 KTM 530 EXC
2009 KTM 950 Super Enduro Erzberg Edition
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