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Old 01-30-2014, 07:02 PM   #31
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My family and I rented a Jeep and went on a trail that one point we rode our car under a rock. It looked like there would barely be enough room to get through but actually there was plenty of room.

Anybody know where this was? I would love to ride my bike under this rock.


EDIT: FOUND IT---Its Pucker Pass.
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These pics were lifted off a Search Engine. I will look for our own.
It is Long Canyon, Never heard of it called Pucker pass, as it is a very easy road,????
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:40 PM   #32
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:52 PM   #33
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:15 AM   #34
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What is the best way to climb a steep slick rock hill and how best to ride it back down without soling yourself?

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Old 02-01-2014, 11:28 AM   #35
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What is the best way to climb a steep slick rock hill and how best to ride it back down without soling yourself?

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Momentum on the up hills.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:27 PM   #36
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What is the best way to climb a steep slick rock hill and how best to ride it back down without soling yourself?

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Have Stg & Samthg push, while RedRockRider pulls.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:41 PM   #37
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Have Stg & Samthg push, while RedRockRider pulls.
I remember we were on a trail together full of 'Baby Heads' climbing a steep hill. RRR was actually lifting the back of my bike and pushing. With the right tires and some practice I have gone from skill level 2/10 to now being 4/10.

I hope to get to about 5-6/10 by this year's end. But nothing ventured nothing gained. So I really want to do some slick rock riding. But you guys need to take pictures when I go down--like I did on our first ride together. Just make sure I am not hemorrhaging.

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Old 02-01-2014, 02:19 PM   #38
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Moab 2013. I did Slickrock on my DRZ. I did not have any issues, but it whipped my 51 year old ass. After the initial energy drain, i got pretty stoked at the fact i did it, went on and rode fins and things. Needless to say i was in bed early that night.

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:09 PM   #39
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Potash ponds... on the way to Shafer trail from Moab)



Shafer Trail...


[COLOR="cyan)"]Island in the Sky[/COLOR]... (atop Shaffer trail) over looking 100 mile White Rim Trail...


Beef Basin... going into Canyon Lands South...



Goosenecks State Park (near Mexican Hat)... camp right on the overlook...


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Comb Ridge... (a few sandy spots are a little tough to get through)

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:28 PM   #40
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Hello Friends,
Thanks for sharing your stories and pictures.
Your pics are fantastic. They are really inspiring.
I will ride slick rock.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #41
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What is the best way to climb a steep slick rock hill and how best to ride it back down without soling yourself?

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Momentum on the up hills.
And balance, keep bike upright, weight a little forward and on your feet.

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Stupid question---how does one climb a rock step without hitting their skid plate and destroying the motor. I could not climb above this step on Chicken Corners and had to turn back.
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Same as the other one, may have to let the front end get some air at the top and don't chop the throttle too soon.

Moab would be fun but alas I don't have the free time then.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:00 PM   #42
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I will ride slick rock.
you don't have a monopoly on the age thing... I'm 58 - my XR628 with it's big tank was no lightweight and covered all that stuff (the 525 was much more fun)

You'll do fine.
When it gets steep remember two words....momentum and commitment.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:18 AM   #43
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And balance, keep bike upright, weight a little forward and on your feet.

Same as the other one, may have to let the front end get some air at the top and don't chop the throttle too soon.

Moab would be fun but alas I don't have the free time then.
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you don't have a monopoly on the age thing... I'm 58 - my XR628 with it's big tank was no lightweight and covered all that stuff (the 525 was much more fun)

You'll do fine.
When it gets steep remember two words....momentum and commitment.
Going uphill is freaky but I usually can manage. Going downhill with a major drop off cliff on one edge gives me pause. I guess a few practice runs on a short run will inspire confidence.

"momentum and commitment" I like that and will remember it. When I hit a spot I usually say to myself "trust your bike, trust the suspension" and I am fine. When I am in doubt and slow down, I go down. In the picture below I laid the bike down: lost momentum because I lost the commitment. I am going to remember this phrase. Thank You.

I am 50 years old, but have been dual sporting for only 2. Lots of catching up to do.

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Old 02-02-2014, 04:37 AM   #44
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Im 65 been there done that. not so much anymore.....don't mind tipping over as long as it is not at speed and/or next to a cliff...lol

Hope I can make it out to join in the fun.

Wonder if reservations are needed for lodging (camping/room)

Wonder if we can get an idea of where most are staying.

Sorry if most of the questions have been already answered.
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Im 65 been there done that. not so much anymore.....don't mind tipping over as long as it is not at speed and/or next to a cliff...lol

Hope I can make it out to join in the fun.

Wonder if reservations are needed for lodging (camping/room)

Wonder if we can get an idea of where most are staying.

Sorry if most of the questions have been already answered.
Yes reservations are needed. Some in our small group have rooms, some in RVs and some camping. Send me an email/PM and I will include you in the discussions.

Slow tip overs are educational--I like the phrase I have learned today: 'momentum and commitment'. I can really hear myself saying this on some nasty fear inspiring stretches of trail.

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