Admirals Voyages (w/photo's & Video's)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by TheAdmiral, May 5, 2012.

  1. TheAdmiral

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    Moab 17 D4 Mashed Potatoes & 3D

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    Started our days trail riding in Moab Day 4 on parts of the 3D Jeep Trail with the highlight being the all too short Mash Potatoes trail. It was fun while it lasted. After this, we headed out west to explore Secret Spire and Dellenbaugh Tunnel areas.


    I actually rode this trail twice. The first time somehow the video camera didn't record the ride so I re-rode it when ejfranz showed up in town.
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    Hit some sand on the way. ...and this wouldn't be the last sand of the day. Matter of fact, riding in the sand should be included in your plans for every ride.
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    Riding through said "Scoops of Mashed Potatoes"
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    I didn't realize mashed potatoes could be so tall. They appear so little on the box. Thankfully, there are go-arounds for some of the harder 'taters.
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    What's a good way to eat mashed potatoes, with gravy of course? The trails "gravy bowl" in on left here. Lots of jeeps go through this "I ain't gonna try it on a TW" obstacle.
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    The trail begins close to the entrance of Hidden Canyon. Here is the exit at the junction of the Hidden Canyon Rim trail, which is also part of the Jeep Easter Safari's 3-D route. The maps can be confusing all over Moab as sometimes a trail ride or route like the Jeep 3-D is marked on the map and it looks like the actual trail or road name when in fact it's just part of a planned ride/driving route. Both route and road/trail names can appear for the same road/trail/route on the map. Hopefully, this explanation is just as confusing as what you can see on a map. This way you'll know what to expect when you look at the maps. ...then add the gps tracks and names etc... Oofta!
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    You'll be awestruck when you see some of the pure rock basins. Mashed Potatoes trail is not that long but there are plenty of other trails in the same area and you can spend all day riding out here. Tusher Canyon, Hidden Canyon Rim Tr (aka 3-D), Hidden Canyon (fun fun fun sand wash), Bartlette Wash/Bartlette Flat area trails. Can also link into Wipeout Hill Tr, 7MR, M&M trail systems to make it a huge full day.
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    After we finished the 'tater trail, we listened to our forefathers calling. "Head west my son". So we did...to Dellenbaugh Tunnel and Secret Spire area.
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    The second part of the day we spent riding bits and pieces of the Secret Spire trail which took us to Dellenbaugh Tunnel, Secret Spire and a lot of cool places in the surrounding area. Unfortunately, my camera stopped (batteries, full disk? I dunno) but still the riding was easy and fun.



    On the way from camp to the Secret Spire area is a long of nothingness and then all of a sudden out jumps some fantastic views. On the "one" of the maps, this is called Tombstone Rock. I get it.
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    Pretty awesome looking up on the backside of Tombstone
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    Kinda bumpy road down to Dellenbaugh but well worth it.
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    They now have a parking area for Dellenbaugh tunnel. ejfranz tells me last year you could ride all around the area which is now hiking only. We hiked.
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    Outta the tunnel and walking towards the canyon on the other side of the tunnel.
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    Stig uncovered (without helmet ha ha). I think Dellenbaugh Tunnel and Secret Spire on the other side are the beginning part of Spring Canyon which is part of the Hey Joe Canyon Jeep Safari Trail. You can see Tombstone Rock in the background.
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    Me & Stig out on the shelf. I think I crawled the last few feet. Yup, me scared of heights I am.
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    Found a geocache on the way back to the tunnel. It's in bad shape, but I signed it. I do geocache but usually not in Moab as I don't have time while riding and too tired after riding.[​IMG]
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    Canyon end of the tunnel entrance/exit
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    We then rode around the block (canyon) to Secret Spire. I'd give you directions how to get there but...you guessed it, it's a secret!
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    Little bigger than I though up close
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    We hiked around the area as there is plenty of other cool looking places to see
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    Looking down Spring Canyon towards Green River from Secret Spire
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    Lots of hideout areas for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid. I made that up as I don't think they hid out here
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    Stig in the what I named "Eye of the Gorilla Arch"
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    Looked like a gorilla face to me. Eye, then nose on a big mouth area at the bottom. Could also be "The Gorilla Sphinx Arch". Even the nose has an arch.
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    Found color near Secret Spire
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    after Dellenbaugh Tunnel & Secret Spire we rode the easy parts of Rainbow Terrace Trail which is part of the Jeep Safari Crystal Geyser Jeep Trail.
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    Another easy spot
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    Then headed back towards Tombstone Rock
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    Lotta cool trail riding in the area but we gotta head back to camp.

    Instead of taking pavement all the way back to camp, we decided to take a shortcut and turned off on Wipeout Hill trail. Here we are waiting our turn to ride up Wipeout Hill
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    Not. We ain't crazy but ejfranz did take a look a potential way up. We rode the lower motorcycle bypass and took
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    And that's it for day 4. To be continued on day 5.
  2. TheAdmiral

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    Moab 17 Day 5 - Hidden Canyon, Bartlett Flat, Hey Joe Canyon & Mine, Spring Canyon Bottoms Switchback and Courthouse Pasture (between Monitor & Merrimac Buttes and Courthouse Rock (& Camp).



    WARNING: If you are adverse to sand, you may want to skip this. Nevermind, sand is everywhere in Moab.
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    The day started out with some awesome sand riding in Hidden Canyon. Not only was the riding fun but it was scenic as well. Too bad my video camera sucked donkey dung. Missed out on some great riding footage.
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    Hidden Canyon. ejranz is way down there on the trail.
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    Awesome scenery in Hidden Canyon. If you don't mind riding in the sand this is a trail not to skip. You can incorporate this trail with many other trails in the area and spend all day here.
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    It was hard to find some of the next trails we rode but once found we were on our way. We rode some designated singletrack, sand 2-track, and even some slickrock up near the bluffs. I was oh so disappointed when I got back to find the camera didn't record a thing.
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    On top of that, I didn't take any pictures (thinking my camera was working) so only have this one picture I got from Stig at our lunch parking spot below the cliff on Big Mesa.
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    Hey Joe Canyon. As I was here last year, I didn't take many pictures and only some video on the way out. But the video captures the feel.
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    Stig did some 'splorin in the Hey Joe Mine


    Some jeepers flying a drone in the area offered to take our photo.
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    Hey Joe was a Uranium Mine. Behind the dozer was some framework they used to load for shipment on the river. Green river is on the other side of the bushes. Wonder if they caught me taking a piss on the other side of the dozer with the drone. Hey, I had to go.
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    Famous picture at the mine area
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    The mine Stig crawled around in is to the right of the truck. The jeeper drone people told us about it so it's their fault we (Stig) had to investigate.
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    I think this was a compressor of some sort at the mine. Diesel engine I get but the 4 cylinder engine type thing on the left confused us as to what it was. Part of it looked like an air compressor and another side of it looked like a regular diesel. It couldn't have been but like I said, wee's confused.
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    On a little rise above Green River on the way out. Hey Joe Canyon ride is an in & out adventure but well worth it.
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    Green River is flowing a little higher and faster than last year
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    After several miles of riding along the river, we ride the switchback up Spring Canyon Bottoms. Nearish the top in the photo
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    It was very late in the afternoon but we met another rider heading on down at the gate at the top of the switchbacks
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    Watch your step as there is a little drop off here. If you fall it will leave a mark.
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    We then bombed our way to Hwy 313 on Spring Canyon Bottoms road. Not wanting to ride pavement back to camp from 313, we detoured off on Wipeout Hill trail, whizzed through Monitor & Merrimac Buttes (again) and took the shortcut across Courthouse Pasture instead of riding 7 Mile Rim trail (again).
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    Finally across the pasture and to the pastures namesake, Courthouse Rock.
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    From here it was 10-15 minutes on Cotter Mine Road back to our camp on Willow Springs road.
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    Day 5 was just as fun as all of 'em.

    Up next, Day 6 Day Canyon, Bull Canyon, and Little Canyon trails
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  3. klaviator

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    I gotta get back out to Moab someday. Maybe I should learn to ride in sand first.

    Do the big wheels on the TW make it easier to ride in the sand?
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    Honestly, I don't know if the big tires make a difference as I've never ridden anything else to compare it too. I do plan to ride my son's KTM EXC450 in some local sand and when I do I can tell you.

    I do know the type of tire makes a difference on the TW. The stock front Bridgestone tire sucks (sucks on just about anything but pavement). I've used a Shinko SR244 & SR 241 as replacements which worked way better. I've also mounted a Maxxis Ceros ATV tire on the rear and this took is a vast improvement over the stock. This tire is a little difficult to mount to the stock TW Rim but when done it works.
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    I continue only 2 days of rides to post.

    Day 6 - Dry Fork Bull Canyon, Bull Canyon, and Little Canyon. Well, that's the plan anyway.

    Today I'm going to make it an "Easy Trail Day" (or so I thought) and ride with Eric.
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    Before we leave for the ride, I spent some time advising, ok I just watched, these Mad Scientists try to extract some DNA from a TW front fork to see which TW it came from.
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    First time riding the Dry Fork Bull Canyon trail not far from Gemini Bridges. This is an in & out trail. The beginning of the trail is really close to the Bull Canyon Trail which is marked but this one is not and is a little hard to spot. You'll ride in some sand which wasn't too deep the day I rode it and it gets a little rockier the further you ride. Nice and green in the spring. Enjoy.


    Not knowing the exact location of the entrance to the DFBC we rode past but still got some good views of what I think is Day Canyon down below
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    Pretty cool views once inside the canyon
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    Ever had that feeling you're being watched
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    Don't walk back in there I think I saw Butch Cassidy and his gang holed up back there. They might shoot you.
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    Another scary tree. It would feel spooky riding here in the dark on Halloween night
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    Eric and his TW stopping for a brief "Union Break".
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    As I mentioned, it got a little rougher the further back in we went.
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    On to Bull Canyon. I've ridden in Bull Canyon a few times but never off the main trail. Today I decided to explore the mine across the canyon. Getting there and riding around the mine is a bit dangerous so be careful!!

    I didn't take many pictures here and the video will show it the best.


    Even though I'm not excited to go into the mineshafts, they are cool to find.
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    After a narrow washed out trail coming down from the mine, I was pretty happy to see Eric waiting for me and off the roughest stuff. Remember, this is supposed to be an easier riding day...right!
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    On to Little Canyon. A DNF (did not finish). My riding eyes were a little bigger than my riding stomach eyes. I thought this would be a quick jaunt from Bull Canyon to Gold Bar Rim Canyon via this part of the trail Little Canyon. Unfortunately, I had to be back at camp earlier than normal so I could celebrate Randall's (plumbstraight) Birthday. We probably made it most of the way before turning around but we found the trail a bit harder and slower than we wanted.


    Only after doing some research did I find this trail. Just like Dry Fork Bull Canyon, prior to this year I didn't even know this trail was here passing by the entrance many times without noticing it.
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    Got a bit more technical than we wanted and we turned around not too long after this little beauty of a step. We were kind of worried on the return at some of these places but for some reason riding up them was no problem at all.
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    Moab to be continued
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    Moab 17 White Rim Trail Part I - Mineral to Hogback.

    Hopefully, I've saved the second best part for last. In this part, we ride from Mineral Switchback to Hogback CG where the groups gathered up for lunch. On the record, we then slowly took off in small groups keeping our distance IAW the rules and regulations set forth for the motorized users of the WRT. Off the record, RRRIIIIGGGHHHTTT.



    With our permits in hand (Fred) or mobile phone (the rest of us), it was time to take off.
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    After a quick brisk ride from camp to the top of Mineral Switchback, we take one last look at our equipment before taking off on the trail.
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    Well, Fred did anyway. Almost a show-stopper for him. Believe some ATV Gasket Maker was used as a last-minute substitute for the usually used valve cover o-rings.
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    Mineral Bottoms from above
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    Mineral Switchback. You can see my shadow of me hanging from an overhang so I could get this picture. [​IMG]
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    After a short distance of riding the bottoms, we come to the Canyonland N.P. "Border Fence". We slithered on by.
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    I don't know if it's a named arch, or even if it is an arch, but on the left side of the rim you can see a little blue opening. I'll call it the "Little Blue Opening Arch" for the purposes of this ride report.
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    Green River near what I believe this is Upheaval Bottom as seen from Hardscrabble.
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    View of the Fort Bottom area
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    Not knowing exactly where I took these pictures, they are generally taken between Potato Bottom Basin and Hogback.

    I get thirsty just looking at this picture
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    We start to see our first signs of the "White Rim"
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    Super scary to walk near the edge if you're ascared of heights like me.
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    I'm pretty sure I saw some dust in the distance from Wiley E. Coyote chasing the Roadrunner. Beep Beep
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    Some of the many pillar type features one can see in many places along the WRT.
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    ejfranz and am not quite sure if this is before or after we had lunch at Hogback. I say before but am making a 50-50 call on the deal.
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    To be continued - Moab D7 Day 2 Second Half
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    Moab 17 D7 Day 2 Second Half of the WRT - Hoback to Shafer Switchback. (Note: on this section, we rode a side trip out and back on Lathrop Canyon. I am going to skip it in this part and save it for the end).

    This is the second half of our 100 mile plus ride. We rode counter-clockwise starting at Mineral Switchback and ending riding up Shafer Switchback. In this part, we ride from Hogback CG up Shafer.



    This is the final section of the climb up Hogback from the north.
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    Our lunch stop is in the mass of blue markers near the campground on Hogback on the map. Lots of traffic both motorized and mostly bicycle.
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    The TW Hogback Picnic
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    After lunch, we took off in small groups again to keep our spacing so "the Man" doesn't get all twisted with us riding too close. I wonder if the bicyclists would rather have one hoard of motorcycles ride past all at once or in our 2-3 motorcycle groups spaced out for an hour or so. Dust'em once or dust'em 3-4 times. Same amount of dust near as I can figure.

    Descent down the south side of Hogback
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    Some miscellaneous photos from Hogback to Shafer Switchback which are kinda cool
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    and then we headed up Shafer Switchback. Most, or should I say some of us had to switch our gas tanks to reserve anywhere from here on back to camp. I rode most of the way with ejfranz and he went on reserve with his stock tank at 103 miles. I went on reserve on Hwy 313 on the way back to camp at 134 with my 2.3 gallon XT225 gas tank. I have it on good authority no one died on this ride...from any of our groups anyway.
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    to be continued - Lathrop Canyon
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    Great bunch of pics. Way to do a ride report.

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    Moab 17 WRT 3rd Half Lathrop Canyon.

    Except for a bonus video of the entire Moab 2017 experience which I haven't finished yet, this is it, our final ride, done, finished, the end.

    On day 7 we rode the White Rim Trail and take this nice side trip down and back in Lathrop Canyon. This was the most enjoyable part of the WRT for me. Don't miss this if you ride the WRT!
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    Little longer than I do most videos but this was fun. The best part of the WRT for me.


    Now some pictures for the video impaired.

    The first part of the Canyon trial has a couple steep switchbacks for your enjoyment. The main WRT was getting monotonous so this was a good change of pace.
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    The views down are pretty cool even when you're eating dust
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    First third the canyon is still a little narrow
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    After that you start riding in and out of the wash with some pretty cool look Bobsled turns eroded into the canyon wall.
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    You can't live in a TW down by the river like you can in a van, but you surely can ride down by the river a lot easier on a TW than you can a van
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    Colorado River. Murky water this time of year.
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    Saw these TW fishermen down by the end of the boat ramp. They do look familiar though so I'm not entirely sure they were fishing.
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    View up canyon from the boat ramp
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    It's pretty riding in the canyon wash
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    I wish I would have stopped and took a picture with the camera here instead of capturing an image from a video but you can see it's pretty cool geo features
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    We're all smiles. You just can see it. I borrowed this photo from Tweaker who was with our group but not on this ride. He took the pitcher of us as we're about ready to depart. The WRT Crew Left to Right: ejfranz, admiral, Fred, Vanillagorilla, Brycen (or something like that, hey I'm close), Jeff, Sidekick Kevin, Sidekick Chad, Wa Larry (aka lrppcer)
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    That's it for Moab 17...sort of.

    I did go back in early May with Mrs. Admiral who missed this one due to work and being out of the country (I think she's an assassin but she won't tell me for sure). We did a couple rides in May I've never ridden before but it was a much short Moab with many less TW riders.


    and
    Except for the upcoming bonus video
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  10. TheAdmiral

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    We found a TW relative.

    A few weeks back we went to the Wallowa's and ride around the Enterprise area. You know, since we missed the Wallowa Jamboree and all we had to get a hint of what it was like.

    Well, we came back home with an older relative to the TW, a 1983 XT200.
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    It's old and has a few issues

    6-volt electrical system.
    Headlight missing
    LR turn signal stem broke
    L side turn signals no work
    Dash/instrument lights no workie
    Front brake light actuation doesn't work
    Taillight doesn't work
    Front fork seals need replaced (new seals provided by PO)
    Rear tire needs replaced (new tire provided by PO)
    the seat is pretty shot
    engine runs but stumbles in high gears @ higher speed


    So for this past weekends Sea Trials, I did just enough to get it to run ok

    Nothing like a little fake metal plate duck tape to cover the missing headlight (no highways on this ride)
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    I cleaned the carb and the stumble is reduced but not gone away. Replaced CDI but that's not it. Will have to do more carb work or replace I think. What do you expect from a 30 plus year old motorcycle.

    I did have a little squirrely situation I needed to rectify before the weekend
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    All in all, it actually ran pretty darn good and I had some fun on it. I'll start the rehab soon.
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    Little trail action up Nord near the Bovill, Id.
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    I have some summer ride's to catch up on here but until then...

    here was a different ride we took this last weekend for one of our daughter's birthday. Still had handgrips and required a helmet so I was ok with it...after a while:lol3

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    Hey Admiral; loved the Zip video. After the short training/orientation ride; how long was the main event?
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    Ha, I can't even remember how many lines there were but their website says there are 8 lines and I'm thinking the 2 orientation lines are part of this. Heck, I didn't even know there were orientation lines as it all felt part of the course to me. The guides gave us a quiz on what the name of a line was called a couple back. I stood behind the tree and mumbled something which wasn't the right answer. We all continued anyway.

    Except for the last 2 out of 3 lines, most in time measurement was around 10-20 seconds long. 3rd line from the end was about 1,500 feet which were the second longest line and the last line was around 3,500 feet long. I think I remember they mentioned the last line would take about 1 1/2 minutes or so. Watching someone go on this it felt about that long. It "zipped" on by when riding it.

    We heard there was a 91-year-old lady in one of the groups after us. The only part she might have had trouble with is a suspension bridge to walk over and a short hike which has a few steep spots for a 91yo (if it's ok to say that). Heck, we had to watch our step as well.

    Bridge gets a little steeper at the end and not shown in the picture very well as the tree covers it up.
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    The XT200 Files. The 1983 XT200 I picked up a few months ago started and ran ok but only through 3rd gear. In 4th or 5th it would spit and sputter. Supposedly the XT200's had/have an issue with the CDI's going out. However, I was told it had a new CDI so I needed to investigate if the carb was ok.

    I had a hint the carb might be the problem as it had a SuperTrapp aftermarket exhaust installed and my hope was it could be a jetting problem. I don't know anything about SuperTrapp exhausts but I've heard you can also adjust lean and rich by the number of disks. Since I don't have a clue about the exhaust I decided to work with the carb.

    After opening up the carb there was no way I could see or read any jet numbers. All I knew is it wasn't running right. With the help of a friend, he sent me a whole bag of jets to experiment with. Oh, and he offered plenty of good advice from his own personal experiences.

    After much fooling around with the jets I finally got it...99.9% anyway. Now it was time to finally start riding the XT to make sure it's good to go.

    There were some other issues I had to fix as well.:lol3
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    This picture was taken when I tested one of the jets. Still, more adjustment was needed.
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    I also had to fork around with it as well. Leaking fork seals replaced.
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    Gotta love the homemade damper rod holder tool don't cha. The bonus was I already had it made when I had to fork around with the TW forks. The Jackass Gulch Master Mechanic Damper Rod holder works for both motorcycles.
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    And I put on a new rear tire which was given to me by the P.O. who is a good guy.
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    This pic was on the second long ride. Sounding and feeling good. There are still a few things to fix, like getting a front headlight and getting the left rear blinker to work but the XT runs pretty well so far. I like that it's so much lighter than the TW. Per the manuals XT200 216 lbs. vs. TW200 278 lbs. Oh, and we actually got this for the girls who said they wanted to learn how to ride. Well, they're off to college so I guess I better keep it exercised right! :D
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    And the QC run.

    Out in the hills, little sand, and up through the gears at speed. I detect a slight miss when quickly letting off the throttle is a couple of the gears but it's something more heard than felt.
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    Riding season is slowing but not yet over. However, I'll take this time to catch up on posting some rides this year.

    For the life of me I thought I posted this but after an exhaustive 2-3 minute search, I found nutt'in so gonna post it. If I already posted it somewhere feel free to provide me with the link. It's easy to hit the delete button after all.

    Up the Birch Creek Without a Paddle

    Catching up on some rides.

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    We decided to get some sand riding experience before we headed down to the May Moab. While we camped here, the creek would run intermittently which was interesting. Wanted to show the wife a neat geological area upstream but the water was running too deep on two attempts so we aborted and rode other trails in the area.



    Of all the times I pick to come here and get some sand riding in the creek decides to weep. Also wanted to show Mrs. Admiral a neat geological site but we got "creeked out".
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    The easy route was riding in the water and being cold outside didn't help
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    So we rode around the area and found some other neat places to see
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    Rock tent
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    This area was a good consolation prize since we couldn't see the other site
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    We tried again to go upstream in the afternoon but ran into the water again. The weird thing is the water quite running where we camped at but about half-way upstream, it was running. Seeing the water disappear in the streambed was really neat as I've never seen that before.
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  16. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    Riding Wild Country in and Around Idaho-Oregon Owyhee's

    Did a weekend solo ride this past spring/summer in various places the Owyhee Mtn's in Idaho and Oregon.


    And when I said I was riding solo this also means I saw no one else. It was just me and the sound of Scoob.
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    During the non-rattlesnake season, this would be an excellent camping area. Good protection from the wind. Plus it's pretty!
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    If you have unruly kids you can send them in here for a timeout!
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    It was warm enough for the cute 4 legged snakes to be spying on me. Probably wondering if I brought any unruly kids along so they could scare the bejesus out of them. Hisssss!
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    Opsie, I guess it's snake season. Good thing I was riding solo w/o Mrs. Admiral.
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    Unruly kids training device
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    Made it to the headwaters of Lake Owyhee. I've been in this area on both sides and have never seen the water level this high. One branch of this trail is normally down by the treeline.
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    Yep, someone wasn't paying attention and didn't remove their camper. It's really far and on a real bumpy road to get here so I'm surprised anyone would bring a pull behind camper in here in the first place.
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    I found the bones of what I now know is the rare North American Kangaroo Deer.
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    Owyhee River, The River of No Return for Unruly Kids. I just made that up.
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    Did find some single track. Well, actually not sure if it's an official single track trail or cow path. Either way, it ain't no 2-track.
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    I would assume this is intended mainly for the BLM. I recently read an article about this in a past issue of the Owyhee Avalanch newspaper. Can't remember the date of the issue right off.
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    Did some old homestead ranch search. Unfortunately, I could visit with the no trespassing sign on the gate to the right. Why advertise it if one can't go see it. False advertising, I should sue!
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    But I found another one instead. If it weren't for the fact there is no roof or door anymore, you could stow your unruly kid in here for a while. Just a thought.
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    Just across the stream, I found another dugout.
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    Moonshine shelves, awesome. Grownup's need to drink so they can ignore "loud" unruly kids who have not quite reached the need for a timeout yet
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    This is what I'm talking about. Nothing like teaching an unruly kid a life lesson while using the John Deere Sickle Mower. Yeah, baby!
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    An Oliver F240(x) something Chilled horse-drawn Plow.
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    after leaving the old homestead ranch I was able to do some chilling out of my own
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    Found an old campsite not used so much anymore
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    Yep, it was a good weekend to ride.
  17. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Keep up the awesome adventures--whether in Moab or elsewhere.
    Its always a pleasure to see your pics.:clap
    Some of my best riding partners are 'unruly kids'.
    Simba
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  18. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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  19. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    I really need to haul my drz down to the Owyhee zone...
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  20. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    A great place to ride when the mountains are still snowed in or you need a fix and can sneak in a day ride. Like many places, there are a lot of old historic places to see and find. Usually, avoid the area in the hot part of summer. The heat can be brutal. Bundled up of course but I have been able to ride some of the lower parts in winter.
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