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Old 06-23-2011, 08:56 PM   #76
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Harley Charity Ride - 2011 day 1 continued.

Rest time in Fairview Ut.


"Fiji", BoomBostic and the black FJR...


South on 89.


Entering Manti, UT


Roger that.


Manti LDS Temple


Downtown Manti, Utah


Let it roll.


Look a lake.


One of these is not like the others.


Mom's Cafe parking.


Mom's Cafe Salina, Ut - The food wasn't bad, we overloaded them and somehow they lost our order. Anyway, the lady next to me says "looks like they only serve Harley riders", I chuckled and replied "nah, they'll serve me last because they know I'll catch up". Our servers name was "D" I'd be surprised if she's still working there after that day. :)


There was an MG crew heading to Reno, NV.
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #77
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Good o'le Salina, UT


Panguitch, Ut - Somehow we got "separated" from the main pack and ended up in Panguitch, after wating about an hour without seeing them we decided to head on up to the campground.


It's a nice drive into Bryce.


Steve.


Nice, yep... Red Canyon


Boombostic.


You don't need to go fast to have fun.




Cool tunnel


It's like Disneyland.


Another one, yahoooo!


Dashboard. As a side note, that's my new Garmin Nuvi (Walmart $43.00), I lost my first one while skiing, I was going to use it to see how fast I could get going but lost it in a crash, anyway I hit 70mph without even trying. My buddy hit 92.


Don't like the landscape, just wait 20 minutes, it'll be different.


Home sweet home.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:18 AM   #78
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Harley Ride - Day 2, the ride home...

What a great day for the 372 mile ride home.


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Good morning.


Packing up to head out. It will be just Me, BoomBostic and "CrusierSteve" for the ride home. They Harley group is heading south for a few more days.


There is no better way to start off the morning.


Wings.


Nice road.


BoomBostic.


Hwy 12, between Henrieville UT and Escalante, UT


We caught up to another crew.


CruiserSteve.






Nice views.


We were trying to keep it mellow for today.


Hwy 12 - Just before Escalante, UT






The BMW guys from Idaho.


Fiji looking good.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:04 PM   #79
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Harley Ride - Day 2, the ride home... part 2

Could be one of the best pics I took on this trip.


The stuff dreams are made of.




Truly amazing.


...


The Kiva Coffe Shop - just off Hwy 12, if you aren't looking for it you won't see it.


I had a light breakfast here, they don't serve French Toast, bummer.


On our way to Boulder.


Anyone sick of my pics yet?


Girl on a BMW.


"It's a good day to fly today, there's a halo above your head" --The Crystal Method.


More pics, less talk.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:13 PM   #80
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Harley Ride - Day 2, the ride home... part 3





Some "wildlife"!


Same photo Signal took.




Some real wildlife. Yes, that's a big bear crossing the road.




Fiji, my lover.




Nearing Torrey, Ut - The landscape changes every 20 minutes.


Loa, UT


The road surface was perfect.


Nobody....


The summit towards the northeast.


The only pic of me during the trip.


Nice long turns.


Like I said, nobody.


Hwy 50 - Just after we crossed I-70 on our way to Emery UT.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:04 AM   #81
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Harley Charity Ride, day 2 continued...

Sorry if anyone has been wating, work has been hell, I've been working 12-14 hr/day for like the last two weeks so I haven't been real motivated to post some pics.


Huntington Canyon.






Who's that goofball following me?


Still lot's of snow. (6/11/2011)


It was cool...


It was cold...


It was fast...


It was slow.


A fun section.


Heading towards Scofield, Ut


Looking back, or fowrward and seeing back.??




BoomBostic.


Scofield, Ut - Everytime I ride through there I get this creepy Stephen King feeling.


Scofield, Res.



Anyway, that's it for the "Harley Charity Ride" I hope someone enjoyed it as much as I did.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #82
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Fiji, my lover.


Not sure if that violates any laws, but sure is creepy!

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Old 11-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #83
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Jacob City - Version 3.0 2011 Style

Sorry (if anyone cares) it's been a while, it's been a very busy summer from work to fun.

Anyway, one Saturday BoomBostic and I decided to revisit the Jacob City ghost town, we'd been there before but there is much more yet to explore.


Just outside Stockton, UT.


Working our way up.


Jacob City, an old mining town.


"Oscar" checking out the old mining town.


BoomBostic is in this picture, can you find him?


Looking good.


I think we go that way.


Pondering our existence.


The view to the south, Cedar Valley, Ut
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:52 PM   #84
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Greetings to Oscar and Fiji

Enjoying the thread. Lots of good rides! Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:16 PM   #85
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Luckly we dodged this very wet thunderstorm.


We took the liberty to do some exploration, this is dead end #1. Some old mining equipment.


BoomBostic trying to turn around. It's strange how photos flaten things out.


The results of a difficult switch back on loose ground and a tree in the way.


get that thing going.


Dead end #2.


We will prevail.


While exploring we rode down a very steep hill with a funky turn at the bottom. After exahusting all potential exits we decided that we wouldn't be able to ride back up funky hill so we made our own trail.


Hmmmm, we don't need no stinking trails.


It got dark so there aren't anymore pics, we came apon these poor folks with a flat tire. This road is not the place you want to have a flat tire.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:38 AM   #86
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The six corners of Utah

Hello All,

So BoomBostic sends me an email with a brilliant idea, the idea to stand on all six "corners" of Utah. Starting with the four-corners corner which we call #1 and working clock-wise around Utah is the way we went about numbering them. Two of the six are accessible from pavement #1 and #5 so we'll be conquering those on the street machines the rest will be on the KLR's.

In this report we will conquer Utah Corner #3 - Google maps won't let me map the actual route we took, apparently the dirt road accross the salt flats from Clyman Bay to Lucin (The Great Causeway) is private.

Our main concern was having enough gas, from the direction we were coming from you cannot just ride to the corner turn around and make it back. So the plan was to hit the corner and then contiune on into Idaho to the lovely town of Oakley where we would re-fuel.

Step 1 - 100 miles, mostly pavement.


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Step 2 - "The Great Causeway" No Map of this - Dirt from here on out. The Causeway is a Union Pacific rail line that cuts directly across The Great Salt lake and the salt flats to the west. This rail line was built in the early 1900's

"The construction of the dumped fill embankment, the “Lucin Cutoff”, between Lucin and Ogden, began in 1902. The construction consisted of building a temporary wooden trestle from the east and west sides, placing railroad tracks on top of the trestle, and moving fill material by means of railroad cars. The fill material was side dumped from the cars until the material rose above the lake level and engulfed the piles. Once the embankments reached track height, the superstructure elements were removed, and the timber piles were left in place.
Approximately 28 miles of embankment, including 15 miles in the lake, were constructed in this manner between 1902 and 1904. However, the center 12.5 miles of the Rambo and Saline Fills could not be completed as designed; workers were unable to place adequate quantities of fill material on the soft sediments to bring the embankment above the water level. A design change was necessary and the decision was made to make this center section a permanent wooden trestle. At the time of construction, the trestle was the longest bridge across open water in the world (5). As shown on Figure 1, we now know that there are tectonic faults on either side of this 12.5 mile section, causing a downward moving lake bottom, which filled with very soft, non-consolidated sediments." -- http://www.jacobssf.com/images/uploa...eway_AREMA.pdf

Step 3 - Lucin northward to our destination.


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Utah Corner #3

Not the earliest start, but hey earlier than some of our other brilliant ideas. Boom chatting with his wife.


Time to fuel up.


My thoughts exactly, and when you do find it you'll still be looking.


Lakeside, UT - The beginning of nowhere land, hey look a glove.


I really strange place, at least it's not cold.


Out on the Causeway, can't get straighter than this.


Looking towards the west.


Southwest looking towards the bonneville salt flats.


Lot's of salt.


Spaceman on an alien planet.


Looking north.
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Hmmmmm, looks like I need to finish the Utah corner report. Until I get off my lazy butt here is a little ski video I made last week.



http://youtu.be/WYIMom79ZGI
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Let's see.... where was I....

so...... I've been busy...
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Utah corner #3

In the middle of nowhere.


The "Pumps" - West Desert pumping project

"Record high water levels in the 1980s caused massive property damage for owners on the eastern side of the lake, and started to erode the base of Interstate 80. In response, the state of Utah built the West Desert pumping project on the western side of the lake, featuring a pumping station (41°15'9.28?N 113°4'53.31?W) at Hogup Ridge, containing three pumps with a combined capability of releasing 1,500,000 US gallons per minute (95 m3/s); a 4.1-mile (6.6 km) outlet canal, an inlet canal, which allowed water from the Newfoundland Evaporation Basin to return to the Great Salt Lake; 25 miles (40 km) of dikes, and a 10-mile (16 km) access road between the railroad town of Lakeside and the pumping station.

The project was designed to increase the surface area of the Great Salt Lake, and therefore the rate of evaporation. The pumps released the Great Salt Lake's waters into the 320,000 acre (1300 km˛) Newfoundland Evaporation Basin in the west desert. A weir in the dike at the south end of the Newfoundland Mountains regulated the level of water in the basin, and returned salty water from the basin to the main body of the Great Salt Lake.

At the end of their first year in operation, the pumps had released around 500,000 acre feet (620,000,000 m3) of water. The project was shut down in June 1989, as the lake had dropped almost 6 feet (2 m) since reaching its peak in June 1986 and March 1987. The Utah Division of Water Resources credits the project with "over one-third of that decline."[19] In total, the pumps released 2,730,000 acre feet (3.37 km3) of water while they operated. Although the pumps are not currently in use, they are maintained in the event the lake rises to those levels again." -- wikipedia


Looking towards the east.


How about some extra salt for those pretzles?


The salty environment is pretty harsh.


I'm not sure what I was thinking at this point.


A long ways to go stil...


The salt flats are a trip.


Wow.
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