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Old 11-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #121
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Here is a thread full of Moab porn

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #122
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Managed to get to some of those locations, however not enough time to see them all.... awsome !!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:38 PM   #123
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Put me on the Moab list

How many trucks, trailers, bikes, riders, people already leaving from Ottawa area?

If anybody is looking for another person or maybe wants to start another group let me know.

If anybody is concerned about keeping up on the bikes (because I am) I would be going as much for the scenery and experience as for the riding. So we would be in the slow group
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:00 PM   #124
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I should stress that the type of riding that we will be doing is meant for advanced riders, although I dont intend on doing any extreme riding on this trip the pace and terrain will require a fair amount of skill. I dont want to see anyone get in over their head for safety sake. For that reason I think Ill have to know your skill level before confirming a seat for the trip.
Please do some research and ask yourself if youd feel comfortable riding full days on the terrain Moab offers.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #125
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As long as I can keep both wheels on the ground I should be OK plus I just have a little 250 so short of being god with a motorbike I am not going to be winning any races.

From the pictures it all looks doable but then can you tell us a bit more about the type of riding. How many km each day, lots of road, etc, etc. I am also hoping most of it lets you choose your skill level. Where you can go up the cliff face or take the road up, or meet you on the other side.

I was hoping there might be others in maybe a second truck or group who are going for the first time because last thing I would want to do is slow somebody up.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:39 PM   #126
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Shipwrek has offered to help out with getting things organized

We will be booking a house in Moab this weekend with a garage, pool and Jacuzzi

Looks like we will be capping it at 8 riders for our group but if more want to tag along we can share all info with you.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #127
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As long as I can keep both wheels on the ground I should be OK plus I just have a little 250 so short of being god with a motorbike I am not going to be winning any races.

From the pictures it all looks doable but then can you tell us a bit more about the type of riding. How many km each day, lots of road, etc, etc. I am also hoping most of it lets you choose your skill level. Where you can go up the cliff face or take the road up, or meet you on the other side.

I was hoping there might be others in maybe a second truck or group who are going for the first time because last thing I would want to do is slow somebody up.
I would think we will be on two wheels 8-10 hrs a day, Some of the park areas have speed limits but for the most part it's going to be above avg skill level rider required. I have never been there myself but I'm sure some of the guys that have could chime in as to what they thought of the skill level required would be, but for a new rider trying to keep up in a area like that is a recipe for disaster
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #128
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I would think we will be on two wheels 8-10 hrs a day, Some of the park areas have speed limits but for the most part it's going to be above avg skill level rider required. I have never been there myself but I'm sure some of the guys that have could chime in as to what they thought of the skill level required would be, but for a new rider trying to keep up in a area like that is a recipe for disaster

We averaged around 110 kms per day.... given we were on stock KLRs, the going was slower than that of an off road bike.

Also to note, we did Moab at the begining of November and there is not much traffic to speak of on the popular trails. The weekend did pick up, mostly quads and Razors with a few trails and dirt bikes, though they occupied the runs like Poison Spider, Hell's Revenge and Pucker Pass.... don't they sound wonderful.

Buy the local maps... my Zumo did identify some routes by a different name which was confusing. The maps also indicate the level of difficulty similar to that of a ski run... green circle, blue square, black and double black diamond.

PM me if you have any questions.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:09 AM   #129
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Shipwrek has offered to help out with getting things organized

We will be booking a house in Moab this weekend with a garage, pool and Jacuzzi

Looks like we will be capping it at 8 riders for our group but if more want to tag along we can share all info with you.

Just remember, if things go bad, it will still be Evil Ted's fault.....
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:22 AM   #130
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:57 AM   #131
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I thought I would wet your appetites a little more Moab Candy...

Chicken Corner...I took a number of photos trying catch what I was feeling in my gut.... there were a number of strong wind gusts and the temperature was climbing steady, so here I am, over heated with too much gear on, over excited because I have spent way too much time on Prairies and should move back to the Mountains.....

Enjoy... according to the contour map, it's about 600 feet to the last rock pile before you hit the mud on the river bank.

Mark96 is standing on the edge looking over the cliff...I am on the otherside, still trying to get up the nerve.



The trail/road is about 10 feet wide, but felt like 2 feet when the wind gusts hit.





Looking over the edge on the way through.







From the other side...made it..



The view looking back to the east

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Man is going to be a long winter.....


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Old 11-23-2011, 09:59 PM   #133
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Moab - nov2011... this shot is on the Shafer Trail beside the Colorado River
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:15 AM   #134
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do you need a snake/vennim kit along on this ride?
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do you need a snake/vennim kit along on this ride?
I was doing some research on Moab. The one site talked about "Critters" to watch out for, something like 16 kinds of rattlers alone. The wrong anti-vennin can kill you and the stuff is expensive and must be refrigerated. Since 1924 about 24 deaths have been from snake bites, as they put it " you almost need to make an appointment to get bit by a snake." What you need to watch out for are the Bark Scorpions. They are the large ones with black bodies and light colored legs and tails. They will kill you, almost 600 deaths from those in the same time period. Just avoid the brush in the area, they hide on the scrub brush. The little scorpions are no big deal, they just hurt. Apparently most rattler bites are "dry bites", as they don't inject venom into things they can't digest. The young snakes will inject venom as they have not learned to control that until they get older.
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