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Old 02-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #106
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Since we are busy talking up/ talking down some of the fun spots on this ride ;

Besides RGH there was another interesting spot about halfway between Dewey and RGH. If I recall correctly I hoped that was RGH but it was not. Does anyone know the name of it is or the precise location. I think you go through some really tight rocky "S" area and then up.

I promise this is not a Snipe hunt.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #107
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Since we are busy talking up/ talking down some of the fun spots on this ride ;

Besides RGH there was another interesting spot about halfway between Dewey and RGH. If I recall correctly I hoped that was RGH but it was not. Does anyone know the name of it is or the precise location. I think you go through some really tight rocky "S" area and then up.

I promise this is not a Snipe hunt.
Yeah, McGraw bottom is the other tough spot, but most folks skip that section since they are not sure how to access it or are unwilling to give it a try. FWIW- I've ridden my Super Enduro up McGraw Bottom. I've never made it up RGH on my 530, although I haven't really tried very hard either. I'm sure I could do it on the 530 with some effort. It's just never seemed worth the effort.

Another FWIW- I've ridden the Koko from Rabbit Valley to Moab at least 30 times- it's my back yard.
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:41 PM   #108
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C'mon ladies, it's called Rose Garden - how bad can it be???














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Old 02-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #109
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I'm glad someone else chimed in - I don't think I've ever heard of going up RGH as being 'no big thang'.

One thing I have learned over the years is to respect those that have riden tough shit in front of me. Absolutely no disrespect to anyone....and I mean that.

No doubt that Rose Garden is a tough bitch, but......it is just those sorts of climbs or decents that I consider attempting, because its a challenge.

So yeah fellas.....there will be at least two GoPros on this ride and the "fun" will be posted. Should make for some great viewing!!!!!
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #110
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Besides RGH there was another interesting spot about halfway between Dewey and RGH. If I recall correctly I hoped that was RGH but it was not. Does anyone know the name of it is or the precise location. I think you go through some really tight rocky "S" area and then up.
halfway between Dewey Bridge and RGH sounds like the offshoot up to Top of the World. I've not been up it, but I think it's some rocky steps and is really only a tough section if you're on a large bike.

McGraw Bottom fits the latter part of the description though, and could be a herd thinner too
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #111
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Both Top and Mcgraw were comfortable on a KLR. . . although McGraw will make you stop and have a look or two.

RGH is much tougher than McGraw.

Hell, I don't know why I keep chiming-in. Chances are I won't be going, and if I do I'll likely be the one needing the most help!
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #112
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.......and if I do I'll likely be the one needing the most help!

You and DangerDavis!!!! Both needing help all the time.......

When I am an old dude....I hope I land and bounce like Danger. This guy is a stud!!!!

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #113
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Hey guys, here is what the Kokopelli looked like yesterday afternoon near Westwater. Pretty sweet conditions for a February. Thought you would appreciate the picture.


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Old 02-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #114
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Hey guys, here is what the Kokopelli looked like yesterday afternoon near Westwater. Pretty sweet conditions for a February. Thought you would appreciate the picture.


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Old 02-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #115
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Picked up some new Sidi Crossfire boots today. Now you guys will probably make fun of me. If so I will bring my 15 yo tech ? Alpinstars that someone at RMAR commented that they looked like neon bedroom slippers.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #116
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Picked up some new Sidi Crossfire boots today. Now you guys will probably make fun of me. If so I will bring my 15 yo tech ? Alpinstars that someone at RMAR commented that they looked like neon bedroom slippers.
Oh oh I vote for you to wear the old ones!
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #117
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Sorry guys, McGraw Bottow is before (going west) Dewy Bridge. Not between Dewy and RGH. There are some other 'rough' sections between Dewy and RGH which are nameless. There is also an alternate route, off the 'main' Kokopelli Trail between Dewy and RGH which has some tough section but none compare to RGH.
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I love my Pig!
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:43 AM   #119
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halfway between Dewey Bridge and RGH sounds like the offshoot up to Top of the World. I've not been up it, but I think it's some rocky steps and is really only a tough section if you're on a large bike.

McGraw Bottom fits the latter part of the description though, and could be a herd thinner too
Top of the World is doable on a KLR. It's worth the effort. But the rocky steps seem to never end, and they just keep coming. It does take some time since it's not fast, and this oldman has to stop and ketch his breath/get blood back in his arms occasionally. McGraw bottoms last time I was there has 2 or maybe 3 sections that were a challange. 1 spot had most of us needing help on the ledges. It wasn't the ledges themselves so much as the tight turns before and during the climbs mixed with getting over the ledges that got you.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #120
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I'll bring the pink and green boots and they can be a annual revolving trophy for the rider who makes it up RGH. If more than one makes it we will have to split up the pair.
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