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Old 02-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #31
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So, lets head straight in to Moab on Friday, then pack out and take a longer loop back, avoiding that evil hill.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #32
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Also...... I am capping the attendance of this organized ride at 19. (I don't think we will have more than 12-15, though.)


But, if the numbers climb and the total hits 19....and more want to come.....someone else needs to start another thread and organize another ride group, separate and apart from this one.

I am not interested in exceeding 20 riders and having to get a special permit.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #33
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So, lets head straight in to Moab on Friday, then pack out and take a longer loop back, avoiding that evil hill.

I would totally be up for a loop back through Gateway and up Sheep Creek on the return. That way, we are always riding new country and there is no backtracking.



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Old 02-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #34
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I have ridden and run that trail and it is amazing. Next up would be on the KLR, but that weekend the fam and I have hunters ed. As for looping, what about the Paradox trail, though to be honest I have no idea if this is a good dual sport trail.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #35
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Rose Garden is below the red arrow to the right. The way NOT to go up Rose Garden is to take Onion Creek out to 128 (yellow) below where you see the annotation Fisher Towers


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So.....can I assume that the area notated by the RED ARROW is the Rose Garden? And the loop to the north, notated by the GREEN ARROW is the bypass on the way back....so as not to have to climb up the Rose Garden????


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Old 02-06-2012, 11:44 AM   #36
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Rose Garden is below the red arrow to the right. The way NOT to go up Rose Garden is to take Onion Creek out to 128 (yellow) below where you see the annotation Fisher Towers


Ok.....got it.... If I could only read a map.


Here it is on the Red Arrow.......

So I am liking the idea to ride it down.....and then loop home another direction. I know when to cry uncle.




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Old 02-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #37
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So.....can I assume that the area notated by the RED ARROW is the Rose Garden? And the loop to the north, notated by the GREEN ARROW is the bypass on the way back....so as not to have to climb up the Rose Garden????


I am no help on where the way around it is but here is the exact GPS coordinates for Google Earth of the actual hill
38.719738 -109.184017. Yes it is the red arrow on the second map. The red arrow on the first map is close to where the other oh shit hill is located at.

Down will be ok. It might be a fun obstacle for us all. There is a special place to change your underwear halfway down. Maybe they have cleaned it up, heck we can see when we get there right?

This is going to be so awesome!!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:31 PM   #38
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:49 PM   #39
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Down will be ok. It might be a fun obstacle for us all. There is a special place to change your underwear halfway down.
you'll cross Onion Creek plenty of times for a nice refreshing cool down

John - to the left of the first red arrow....that yellow trail takes you up to Top of the World. That's the 'can't miss' out and back on the way up from Dewey Bridge.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #40
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John I am pretty sure this is a can do date for me. I will be watching the post for the total number of riders pending final confirmation
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #41
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I want to ride this trail, but not necessarily with a large group. I really don't want an adventure, just an ordinary, somewhat easy ride. I don't want to carry and camp, but prefer to overnight at a motel in Moab.

Maybe a few will spin off for their own group ride and I could join them (see post #32, page 3).

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:11 PM   #42
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But, if we do this, then we probably split the group. Some wanting to do the Moab trip as planned.....and the other half wanting to stay out in the boondocks and hunt for BigFoot.
Yeah, that's the thing...I'll have plenty of fun just getting used to a new bike -- that's why the original plan appealed to me. Having a base camp in Moab and *not* having to lug around my camping gear would've been ideal. I love adventure trips (I've done plenty on foot, bicycle, Jeep and touring bike) but just not ready on this horse.

I'll be paying attention to this thread...

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #43
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I want to ride this trail, but not necessarily with a large group. I really don't want an adventure, just an ordinary, somewhat easy ride. I don't want to carry and camp, but prefer to overnight at a motel in Moab.

Maybe a few will spin off for their own group ride and I could join them (see post #32, page 3).

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If we end up with 12-14 riders.......I have a simple rule.

2-3 riders per departure time..... spead out by 10 mintues or so.

This is really nice, as this will spread everyone out and avoid dust, etc.

The group that thinks they are the bad-asses....can go first to stay in front of everyone. The 2-4 dudes that want a "tuddle through the desert" will be the sweeper group.

This has always worked out well.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:20 PM   #44
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If we end up with 12-14 riders.......I have a simple rule.

2-3 riders per departure time..... spead out by 10 mintues or so.

This is really nice, as this will spread everyone out and avoid dust, etc.

The group that thinks they are the bad-asses....can go first to stay in front of everyone. The 2-4 dudes that want a "tuddle through the desert" will be the sweeper group.

This has always worked out well.
I'm in and I like what I'm seeing...simple enough should be an easy Scrambler ride!!.....just kidding John!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #45
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I'll be in the no-camp camp... New (to me) bike as well so plenty of adventure to be had just doing the 280 or so miles to Moab and back and a ride on Saturday.

Looking forward to this ride.
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