6 DAMN old guys do Moab

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by OnOff, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    I've been putting this ride report off for about 5 months and it's time to start... :D
    What we have it a classic tale of 6 old east coast hooligans with a dream to ride Moab.
    DAMN riders = Dual Sporters/Adventurers of Maryland and Nearby
    A few teaser pix before we get into the story.
    The last time they were clean (day 1):lol3
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  2. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    Holy shit!!! Those pictures are incredible but freak me the FUCK OUT!!! :eek1:eek1:eek1
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  3. Chiriqui Charlie

    Chiriqui Charlie Been here awhile

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    You have my mouth watering already!
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  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    +1, not a big fan of heights. Damned cool shots though.

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  5. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Great pictures and amazing scenery... looking forward to the ride report!
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  6. EWood

    EWood Adventurer

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    Wow!!! Some amazing shots!!:eek1
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  7. tompee

    tompee Adventurer

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    Wow, there are some amazing shots there mate. Nicely done
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  8. Wolfgang55

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    Good pix RR & which such style:rofl
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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Spectacular :clap Thanks for the superb pics.
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  10. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Some of those pics made me so dizzy I fell out of my chair. :puke1

    Very cool.
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  11. CB160

    CB160 another old fart....

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    So, having established that y'all are out of your f'ing minds...PLEASE CONTINUE !!:clap
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  12. Rich1961

    Rich1961 n00b

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    Great pictures! A group of 4 of us from DRRiders were there 2 weeks ago. Some of the pictures look exactly like the one's we took.
    Rich
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  13. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    awesome!
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  14. KnobblyTyres

    KnobblyTyres Lets ride

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    Spectacular:clap
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  15. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    amazing pics
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  16. NightShadow

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    Pics are fabulous. Who needs words with scenery like that.
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  17. GoDoMore

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    Great pics....my dream ride one day....but I thought you said "old guys"....everyone looks young to me :D
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  18. OnOff

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    Look closely, we got old guys :D

    Sorry Mike:rofl
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  19. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    OK lets get started :deal

    A month or 2 before the trip was to start I caught wind of a slot opening up with some of my friends heading to Moab UT. They had a large trailer to tow a bunch of bikes and a super duty pickup to tow it. Initially they had 6 guys total which is what they figured they could take in the truck while heading west. One of the guys had to bail due to work obligations and I slid into his spot. Better still I had frequent flyer miles for a free round trip. I flew to visit a friend in Fruita Colorado, spent a day with him and he drove me to Moab where I eventually met up with the gang. I paid my portion of fuel and kicked in equal $ to have my bike hauled out there. It also left them with slightly more room in the truck. They hauled straight out and did the trip in about 38 hrs. A mattress in the back of the truck meant they could take turns driving and sleeping and it worked well.

    "Skinny Jay" is THE man when it comes to planning these trips. He spent HUGE amounts of time picking routes, going over ride reports, setting up GPS tracks and routes, picking alternate routes, finding a cabin, etc. He is such a planner we got him a Junior Park Ranger badge for our trip. :clap:lol3
    We figured if we got in trouble on the trip, people would see HE was the ranger and not mess with us.

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  20. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    Getting ahead of myself...
    Day one with Frank my Colorado friend found us exploring a bit and having some fun with Franks accurate rifles. We would eventually have a look to see if any coyotes were present but none were seen. We DID see some LARGE mountain lion tracks and a smaller set as well. Frank gave me a tour of both some places in CO as well as UT. We went through Onion Creek, Fisher Valley and more scenic spots. Eventually I would also ride these areas with my MD friends.

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    6000 yr old petroglyphs were pretty cool. How can people even consider tagging these???? :cry

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    Anybody know the story on this ladder? I was on full zoom shooting across a canyon and found it CRAZY. Anybody wanna climb it to the top!

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