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Old 08-31-2012, 07:06 PM   #181
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Thank you! That is all. Hell of a report, I am not worthy.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:53 PM   #182
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:44 PM   #183
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Hey Matt,

Does that steering dampener help in the sand? What about the hard, rocky stuff?

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Old 08-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #184
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Hey Lil'Wan....do you have velco on the seat and your pants? How the heck do you hang on?
And more kudos to "Super Wan" for being able to guide the school bus thru such terrain...geez....
Thanks for another super R/R......Got me riding the edge of my couch again, ha!
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:23 AM   #185
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Adventurers of the highest order, you two! Thanks so much for doing this amazing RR.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:13 AM   #186
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Hey guys,

really enjoying the RR -- you crack me up with all the links and references, I think I learn more about pop culture from your RR's than anywhere else.

We'll be at chez-Q in a few days, did you enjoy the ADVentureMattress™? Muy comfy, no? Q told us you'd be there later in the summer, so we thought of you guys when we picked it up. It really ties the room together, don'tcha think?

It's gonna be great riding with BD & DW on M10. We're under orders to make sure they sign the shower curtain. I hope Tony swings by while we're there too.

Congrats on your anniversary. LDF & I are together about the same amount of time, but we're still living in sin. Every time I propose she says she's holding out for better offers.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #187
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Hi JG!
one of your faves for motos or for bicycles??
I know we only got a small taste of the trail -
the sign at the entrance mentions single track for bicycles and foot traffic only...

It was challenging, but super fun. Very satisfying.
A highlight of our ride!

As long as nothing goes wrong, that is.
What a perfect place for a broken leg. Or two.


(Tn Walrus! don't go on the porcupine rim trail! )

/lurk mode OFF

WOW! This is big fun, your report that is Somehow I've missed these extravaganzas so I've got a lot to look forward to, catching up on some of your past reports. Great job of capturing everything and finding a way to share it. (Darn you for that "Oh Hai..." link. CAN'T GET THAT OUT OF MY HEAD NOW.)

I love the Sand Flats area in Moab. Here's a trail map that shows the Porcupine Rim trail on page 2.
It's a good thing you took the fork back to the road, because after that the trail heads back west towards the Colorado River, and about 9 miles later the trail is closed to motorized vehicles and you'd have to turn back--it's an in and out trail.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #188
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Rock, I'll drop by for a quick hello/farewell combo, but you'll be busy as heck so I'll not hang.

Now ... Mo' Wans!
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:28 AM   #189
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Hey Matt,

Does that steering dampener help in the sand? What about the hard, rocky stuff?

JG
Hi JG,

Sand and rocks are where steering dampers really shine. I can't speak for all the different dampers on the market, but I have been happy with the Scotts Steering Stabilizer. The Scotts damper allows you to adjust both the low and high speed hits separately. Once you get it dialed in the way you like it, you'll never go back.
I find it allows me to have a slightly looser grip on the bars, this helps with arm pump and fatigue at the end of the day.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:36 AM   #190
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I bet those new tires felt like velcro after those old ones!!!

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #191
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Oh hai!

heh. Fun comments, you guys - good job!



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I didn't think you guys could top the last few videos for challenging terrain.
And now, there's nowhere to go but down...
there are some pretty good ones from canada, maybe idaho...
but nothing quite as crazy as the porcupine rim trail...


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I love the beginning where Matt stops at a tough looking bit and says just "Okay", then forges on into some really scary stuff
Me too!
that part, and when he says, "can you do me a faaa-vor?"


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Thank you! That is all. Hell of a report, I am not worthy.
welcome, Oddball!
no, no - thank YOU for signing in.
This report would be nothing without you and the 12 other readers!



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Hey Lil'Wan....do you have velco on the seat and your pants? How the heck do you hang on?

Being a stump is good for something! Gravity helps...
But, I like your idea better..
I want one of these!




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really enjoying the RR -- you crack me up with all the links and references, I think I learn more about pop culture from your RR's than anywhere else.

We'll be at chez-Q in a few days, did you enjoy the ADVentureMattress™? Muy comfy, no? Q told us you'd be there later in the summer, so we thought of you guys when we picked it up. It really ties the room together, don'tcha think?

It's gonna be great riding with BD & DW on M10. We're under orders to make sure they sign the shower curtain. I hope Tony swings by while we're there too.

Congrats on your anniversary. LDF & I are together about the same amount of time, but we're still living in sin. Every time I propose she says she's holding out for better offers.

Hi, DR. Rock!


haha, you mean you're learning about 80s pop culture and things that the kids liked 7 or 8 years ago.
BigWan and I are WAY out of the loop, but I'm glad you like the linkies.


Thank you so MUCH for the
ADVentureMattress™! I tried to post a photo in your RR, but then I broke the link.
Here it is again:




We left a little something for the cava de aventura, too.
I'll give you a hint:





Have a kickass ride! We're jealous!



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WOW!!!!!!

Scott

thanks Scott
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Oh yeah, make sure that you, BigDog, LDF and DR. Rock all pick up your ADVenturePotatoes




Courtesy of Byways!
Hi Tony! thanks!
glad you're (still) enjoying the RR.


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Darn you for that "Oh Hai..." link. CAN'T GET THAT OUT OF MY HEAD NOW.
Thanks HardWorkingDog!
those maps are great. That was a LONG 1.5 miles!
It was neat to see the trails at Slickrock, too.


Oh, you're tired of the "Oh Hai" song??

Here you go...







Glad I could help!



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I bet those new tires felt like velcro after those old ones!!!


Hi Rob! yeah, we lucked into that one! couldn't have happened at a better time.



OK, I have like 80 photos for the rest of day 15 but I'm not getting shit done with all this waving and blabbering...

(not to sound grumpy about it! Thanks for the love, you guys )


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Memphis just doesn't have the roads that they have in the Ozarks, and it's not that far away.
Oh, okay. We thought maybe it was a statute of limitations thing...



LittleWan screwed with this post 09-01-2012 at 11:27 AM Reason: accidentally forgot the Walrus! can't forget the Walrus :)
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:30 PM   #192
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Day 15: 7/6/12 continued
Moab, UT to Cedar Mountain, UT 233 miles






Sigh.
I’m not very focused today.
The Porcupine Rim is a tough act to follow.



Oh yeah,
we’re on Section 2 of the UTBDR:
I don’t speak smartphone, but here’s the video you can get if you do:
section 2




Heading into the La Sal mountains.






This dirt might have been Norm’s handiwork again...






It was wonderful. Cool and shady. Even had a couple sprinkles.







The La Sals were kind to us this time (last time we went through it was a lot different)













Kokopelli Trail















We stopped to admire the view. Had some snacks and water.






Beautiful, isn’t it? I think the guy in the video said it’s Castle Valley...






I also enjoyed this squirrel.





Can you see him? So cute. I still love me some squirrels.






Back on the trail...














The landscape started to change...






So many different colors and crazy rock formations...






Isn't this cool?













It was a fun little ride, totally unexpected (to us, since we suck at planning or paying attention to maps ).





Okay, I’m pretty sure we’re going to get busted for copyright violation on this one,
so watch it while you can!!
HD, you guys!






Haha.
That was fun.
We were actually singing that song while we rode through the canyon.
Hearing it on the video is what gave us the idea for the soundtrack.

I guess it helps if you were a kid in the 70s...
or if you’ve seen the Will Ferrell movie.




Oh, and we didn't really get lost, but it sounded like a better title than,
Land of the Onions.



There were tons of little water crossings. The video just shows a small sample.






I made matt stop so I could turn around and take a photo of this sign...






Okay, back on the slab.







At least it was short lived.






Bye red rocks, bye water - hello flat desert.
We saw some pronghorn in here, but my pics are all blurry.






This section would be nasty in the rain.







We hit a couple muddy spots and they were SLICK.
Here’s where we almost ate it (looking back at our tracks)






Happy to see some rocky bits again (traction )







Okay, I think I’m gonna leave you guys at this shack...






Don't worry. I'll be back.


It's a beautiful day and I need to get out and enjoy it.
You do, too!
Here's some reading material for inspiration.

and some music...




pepto bismal gabba gabba my wallet!



Turn off that phone, put the computer to sleep and Go Play!
(hopefully, you've all already done that and I'm talking to crickets...)



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Old 09-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #193
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Question Just curious

Norm seems to be having a bit of fun with you this trip. Did you drop him on his head somewhere along the way?
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #194
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:22 PM   #195
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Amazing you can handle that 2 up... what does the pillion do? Sit tight? lean?... or bail off!

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