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Old 11-06-2013, 05:45 PM   #16
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I don't have any tracks, I used Benchmark maps, which are a whole big book for one state. The book fit in the pannier great, and I cut and folded pages for the map pocket on the tank bag.

PM me for details of the route if you want. If there's enough interest I could write it up.

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PS, MountainsandRivers, Speedweek is almost TOO big. I've done World of Speed before, it's in Sept., cooler, still lots of crazy stuff, and (I thought) more fun. http://www.southmtpages.com/p_bv09_1.htm and http://www.southmtpages.com/p_bv10_1.htm Street bike RR's..... not in as nice of a format as here, so you hafta work your way down to the Bonneville stuff.

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Old 11-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #17
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Bob, what kind of panniers are you using on the KLR? Look great!

Was the road over Lookout Pass in good shape?
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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Loved the RR!!!

I didn't get my KLR until last year (I've wanted one for a LONG time), so I haven't ridden all the roads you went on - but I've driven many of them in a truck. Moki Dugway, VOTG, Monument Valley...

...and of course, down through Eureka, Vernon, over Lookout Pass and the area around Dugway and up Skull Valley.

I've lived in Tooele for the last 15 years and have yet to go to Speed Week - probably because it's just too damn hot out there on the salt flats.

As an FYI (because you're probably familiar with the place, having been stationed at Dugway way back when), that fire on the west slope of the Stansbury Mountains near Terra ended up wiping out several homes, as well as the Willow Springs Lodge on the Dugway side of Johnson Pass. It took awhile for the firefighters to get that one under control - it even went over the top of the Stansburys and into the top of East Hickman Canyon before it was done.

If you're ever back in the Tooele area, shoot me a PM and if I'm not working, we could hit up a few of the dirt roads in the Oquirrh Mountains. Depending on the time of year, there are several cool areas to check out!
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #19
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Simply outstanding! I loved reading your report and felt like I was "almost" there in some of your shots. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:04 PM   #20
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Loved the report! Did you get to make a run on hte salt flats? I think thats one of my life goals, I wana get to race my car and top it out on the salt flats...
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #21
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Bob, what kind of panniers are you using on the KLR? Look great!

Was the road over Lookout Pass in good shape?
They were on the bike when I got it from JB, look like Happy Trails Cascade or Teton. I can't tell for sure. First thing I did was remount them as far back and high as I could. They were real leg-breakers. Now they work ok, just keep in mind how big of a dab you can do.

Love the top-loading, don't have to hold stuff up and slam the door.... and they are fantastic protection if one should ever lay their bike over it its side, not that I'd ever do that.

The road over Lookout was passenger-car grade.

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Old 11-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #22
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Loved the report! Did you get to make a run on hte salt flats? I think thats one of my life goals, I wana get to race my car and top it out on the salt flats...
No run, I needed to get back home.... on the same bike. But riding on the salt was a trip. My personal psyche isn't suited for top-end-see-what-she'll-do runs.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:06 PM   #23
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Loved the RR!!!

I didn't get my KLR until last year (I've wanted one for a LONG time), so I haven't ridden all the roads you went on - but I've driven many of them in a truck. Moki Dugway, VOTG, Monument Valley...

...and of course, down through Eureka, Vernon, over Lookout Pass and the area around Dugway and up Skull Valley.

I've lived in Tooele for the last 15 years and have yet to go to Speed Week - probably because it's just too damn hot out there on the salt flats.

As an FYI (because you're probably familiar with the place, having been stationed at Dugway way back when), that fire on the west slope of the Stansbury Mountains near Terra ended up wiping out several homes, as well as the Willow Springs Lodge on the Dugway side of Johnson Pass. It took awhile for the firefighters to get that one under control - it even went over the top of the Stansburys and into the top of East Hickman Canyon before it was done.

If you're ever back in the Tooele area, shoot me a PM and if I'm not working, we could hit up a few of the dirt roads in the Oquirrh Mountains. Depending on the time of year, there are several cool areas to check out!
Thanks! I appreciate knowing what that fire did. That's a LONG ways up that mountain and over the top. It wasn't rippin', but would (was) very difficult to stop. When I was there, there was no Terra, just the bar at the bottom of the pass.

Yeah, I bet there are some cool rides in the Oquirrh's. I'll PM you, I'm thinking of World of Speed (Sept.) next year. Yeah, it was hot in August

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Old 11-08-2013, 06:57 PM   #24
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They were on the bike when I got it from JB, look like Happy Trails Cascade or Teton. I can't tell for sure. First thing I did was remount them as far back and high as I could. They were real leg-breakers. Now they work ok, just keep in mind how big of a dab you can do.

Love the top-loading, don't have to hold stuff up and slam the door.... and they are fantastic protection if one should ever lay their bike over it its side, not that I'd ever do that.

The road over Lookout was passenger-car grade.

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Thanks Bob!

The number of fires you saw on this ride is crazy!
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:23 AM   #25
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Great report SMt. That's some serious mileage. Maybe you'll save some time and miles for the mountains on your next trip. Seems you've an appreciation for the vast and desolate. You might like Grassy Mtn out by Delle (great 90 mile views across salt flats and Great Salt Lake) as well as the Stansburys and Oquirrhs. Acidman mentioned Hickman canyon which is beautiful country on the east Stansburys.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....87&postcount=2
If you take an interest in the local history look up Bill Hickman. He and several others (Porter Rockwell, Jacob Hamblin) seemed able to cover this country on horses better than we ever will on bikes.

Here's another guy that was posted at Dugway a few years before you:
http://www.amazon.com/This-What-Hell.../dp/B00EP6B5TK

I'm up for rides if you and Acidman make it happen next year.

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Thanks! I appreciate knowing what that fire did. That's a LONG ways up that mountain and over the top. It wasn't rippin', but would (was) very difficult to stop. When I was there, there was no Terra, just the bar at the bottom of the pass.

Yeah, I bet there are some cool rides in the Oquirrh's. I'll PM you, I'm thinking of World of Speed (Sept.) next year. Yeah, it was hot in August
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #26
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Great report SMt. That's some serious mileage. Maybe you'll save some time and miles for the mountains on your next trip. Seems you've an appreciation for the vast and desolate. You might like Grassy Mtn out by Delle (great 90 mile views across salt flats and Great Salt Lake) as well as the Stansburys and Oquirrhs. Acidman mentioned Hickman canyon which is beautiful country on the east Stansburys.
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....87&postcount=2
If you take an interest in the local history look up Bill Hickman. He and several others (Porter Rockwell, Jacob Hamblin) seemed able to cover this country on horses better than we ever will on bikes.

Here's another guy that was posted at Dugway a few years before you:
http://www.amazon.com/This-What-Hell.../dp/B00EP6B5TK

I'm up for rides if you and Acidman make it happen next year.
Thanks! Great writeup about the Stansburys... I went hiking up there once, but never exploring or learning the country. I stayed down in the valley, on my extremely hot (butchered) AT125 Yamaha motocrosser/desert bike.

So much country, so little time....

I definitely need to get that "This Is What Hell Looks Like" book. Funny, umpteen years later, I'm working with EOD folks at a national labs and they sometimes do work out at Dugway.

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #27
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Thanks Bob!

The number of fires you saw on this ride is crazy!
Yup, pretty weird. I especially liked getting up close to the one at Lookout Pass, and seeing the slurry drops. Left it out of the RR, but I've seen a B-17, Flying Boxcar, and TBM torpedo bomber all doing drops. Quite a thrill. They're museum pieces now.

The crew trickled in, and I went over and told them I'd done that 'way back when but had never seen tools like they had... a guy gave me a "crow's foot", looked useful to me. Then the crew suddenly left. Different tools, but they were still up there most of the night doing grunt work by headlamp. Probably wondering when they'd eat again. I don't think that'll ever change.

But I want you to know, NONE of the fires were my fault. Really.

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Old 11-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #28
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #29
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Really nice RR. I like your camping spots, some really nice places to spend the night before riding again. The hogsback road is really tough when the wind is howling. Was on that one about 10 years ago, wasn't sure I was going to make it with out getting blown off the bike, or off the road on the bike.
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You think he pulled out in front of bike?


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