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Old 08-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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We’re a week away and ready to go on our WY/UT/CO "Loops" out of two bases (Atlantic City and Flaming Gorge). This is kind of a history/scenic tour (with some fishing stops!) so we are trying to avoid anything difficult on loaded bikes (deep sand, steep, rocky), yeah, roads for old farts. With that in mind, if locals see anything rough or hazards on our route, chime in! nwcolorider, DockingPilot, GasGas300, Cowboy, Tincup and others have given us great tips, and I’ve incorporated lots of them. The tip that we’d need a “good GPS and a sense of humor” on the Wyoming portion got our attention!

Three of us NorthWest Arkansas ADV guys are riding, Toyman, Arkwhizzy and me, here by Arkwhiz’s TR.




I don’t know why I have that serious look, other than Scribe (taking the picture) said “Last known photo” as he snapped it.
We will be in "mosey mode", avoiding gnarly single track or long sandy stretches. We will have fishing rods (in UT and CO) if the mood strikes. The GPX file is our planned route. We are trailering to Atlantic City where our “rootin’” starts.

This is an overdue vacation us, and was a long time coming (I first posted up for info on ADV in January! http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=947649&page=5). My back’s idea of ADV camping is a hotel without a fancy new mattress, so we are just camping one night (in Echo Park), so that’s why we have separate loop routes on each day.

Toyman (Bill) will be on his XR650. He’s a lifelong street and dirt rider, and saves front tire wear by keeping it off the ground as much as possible.


Arkwhizzy (Mike) will be on his snazzy-new TR650 Terra. Mike’s a lifelong street rider, and about 5 years into the dirt, riding out here in the hills of the Ozarks backcountry.

I (Magoo, Tim) will be on a WR250R. Like Mike, I’ve had lots of street bikes since my teens, but my first dual sport was a KLR250 about 5 years ago, and I got the bug out here in the Ozark hollows as well.





After breakfast we’ll roll out from our starting points (Miners Delight in Atlantic City on first 2 day rides, Flaming Gorge Resort on days 3, 4 and 5, and our one-night-campsite in the morning on day 6). So, if any locals get a wild hair and wanna laugh at the Arkies, you know where we’ll be at KSU time.



Atlantic City hub at Miners Delight B&B: Day 1 (Aug 24). Oregon Trail, Twin Creeks, Sinks Canyon:



Day 2 Aug 25 (true Parting of the Ways, Boars Tusk (if sand not too bad), Oregon Buttes):



Day 3 (Aug 26), we trailer down to Flaming Gorge resort, then take a short ride to Spirit Lake, Ashley Forest area.



Day 4, Aug 27: Brown's park loop, with bypass over Taylor Flats to get to Crouse Canyon (since Suspension bridge is out).


Aug 28-29: Loop to Echo Park. On the 28th we'll ride up by Josie's cabin, then if not too sandy (see mark) up to Echo,
where we'll camp that night. The next morning we'll run a loop on Yampa Bench (running it from East to West),
then head on back to Flaming Gorge.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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Subscribed. You guys have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:44 AM   #3
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Yep, you got me when you said UT!

Moab? You need an expert, calling Simbaboy.

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Old 08-17-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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Subscribed. Good beginning to the ride. The "serious" look should have been a Cpt. Morgan pose. Have fun and keep everything "stock".
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Old 08-17-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #6
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Awesome planning and ridding pardn'rs too. Hope you have great weather cuz rain sucks on the dirt as you know. I'll be out there somewhere too.

Look forward to your ride report.
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:40 PM   #7
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Looks like a great ride. I'll be following along with you. Have fun and ride safe.
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:08 PM   #8
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After breakfast we’ll roll out from our starting points (Miners Delight in Atlantic City on first 2 day rides, Flaming Gorge Resort on days 3, 4 and 5, and our one-night-campsite in the morning on day 6). So, if any locals get a wild hair and wanna laugh at the Arkies, you know where we’ll be at KSU time.
Ok since I will be in that area at that time, I will bite. What is KSU time?
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:18 PM   #9
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Ok since I will be in that area at that time, I will bite. What is KSU time?
Umm, after breakfast. We'll eat at Miners Delight when there and at F-Gorge resort when there. My guess would be finished eating and gearing up by 8:30 most days. Morning chill off by then I reckon.
I'll PM my cell if you might roll along.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:41 AM   #10
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Oh ok..I reckon I will watch this one too.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:51 AM   #11
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OK, nuff time, where is a picture?
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:04 PM   #12
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Watching for updates. I hope to ride some of those roads next year. Both times I've been through Flaming Gorge was on pavement so I'm interested to see what the surrounding area looks like.

Keep the shiny side up and all that stuff
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:36 PM   #13
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Echo Park







As of a couple weeks ago. Good time to be there.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:27 AM   #14
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Be sure you guys take photos of the "fish" that you catch.

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