Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by COXR650L, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Assfault

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    After watching all the videos and pictures, I really doubt there will be much of an issue. This is knowing the riders abilities with whom I will be riding with. All the NM guys are solid riders. I don't think there will be any serious issues. It looks really fun, I can't wait to go ride this thing.


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  2. AKASY

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    Our group will be fine---we are staying at a Holiday Inn Express in Blanding---right RF:eek1
  3. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    I don't know, I wouldn't be so confident. I didn't see any wheelchair ramps for Ev to make it up to the top.:lol3

    But seriously, after seeing Slojoe's pics earlier in this post of that Jenny girl making it up by riding a couple of XT's up BH, it does sound quite doable. However, I can attest that once you either ride or walk your bike down Impossible Hill, there's nothing I can recall at all that would be super challenging. We had two ladies and two definitely old guys...me as one of the old guys...in our group who did the extended route without any drama, so at least you know you have an option if needed to go the Impossible Hill downhill route.

    It sounds like you guys will have a blast on this ride. It's one of the most beautiful routes in Utah...or anywhere for that matter...and it has enough terrain features to keep things interesting without trying to kill you every 1/4 mile.
  4. GrizGirl

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  5. RideFreak

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    I haven't done anything about the first nights lodging, there's aways the possibility we'll have to bypass the Abajos in which case it might make more sense to stay on Monticello. I figured to call the FS about 1~2 weeks in advance and see what the conditions were like. We can decide which loc depending on what they say. I've stayed in Blanding a couple times and that seems to have a little more to offer than Monticello.

    I don't think there's going to be a big issue with this area, sure it might be difficult for some, that's what makes it an "Adventure". If this ride was all easy dirt roads then we'd be bitching about all the traffic. It's because of these obsticles that we'll have the area mostly to ourselves. Consider them "filters" or even better, "Entry Fees", ya gotta pay to play. There's always a price to pay to ride the bettr areas. Just pack appropriately, you may need to pick your bike up a time or two.
  6. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    You do realize that I'm one of the NM guys you're gonna be riding with, right???.....:deal :muutt
  7. Assfault

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    Yea, I know. :) , but we have met before so i know what I'm saying, For the most part. even though I live in the state to your north, I'm considered a southerner due to being south of Castle Rock. This means, unfortunately for you'all, that I'm really one of you. This means ill let any of you tow me out to civilization when I end up on RF top 5 screw ups video. This after at least 10 minutes of verbal and emotional abuse of course. I have a fake hip for the love of God. It's my only excuse.
    So please be gentle as you roost by be in the creek crossings Magoo.

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  8. RideFreak

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    Don't worry, I won't be "trollin". I'm thinking this vid will be more about the scenery of CL and the group ride more than the typical close in action I usally post up. But...I'm not above taking advantage of a good 'photo op" if it presents itself. :D
  9. VxZeroKnots

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    Damn, that post from the xt forum makes me want to join you all. Haven't been back in there since I was a kid in a jeep.
  10. Assfault

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    I'm really getting excited about this ride for some reason, and I wouldn't mind one way or the other to be in one of your screwup videos.
    One the one hand a person gets to be famous, or is that infamous, I always forget, and the other side of the coin is the embarrassment. Since I'm getting older I don't get embarrassed much, a little infamy might not be so terrible. Falling here and there hopefully keeps the big crashes to a minimum. I usually tend to come to a stop and for some reason tip over in a parking situation lately.
    Either way I can't wait to go ride the area.
    What's everybody doing as far as tubes/ mousses.
    I think a UHD tube with slime might be the ticket for out there.
    I really don't want to burn a mousse and have to haul it out a hundred miles.
    I'm gonna go for a MotoZ desert rear and a Michelin Desert front for tires.
    Those MotoZ rears last forever and seem to stick pretty good.
    The fronts I really don't care much for, they seem to skate on the loose stuff instead of cut through to the hard pack underneath.



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  11. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    Am running Maxxis Desert IT tires for our Baja adventure starting next Friday, with HD tubes, and Quad Boss sealant....

    For the Moab gig, Cheng Shin light duty tubes with street slicks.....:lol3
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    Dez ITs also, nothing special for tubes, I run about 22psi to avoid pinch flats.

    I'm pretty excited about this ride also, 450miles of great scenery, good group of friends to ride with, pretty tough to beat that.
  13. AKASY

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    Yea yea--you just "happen" to get those right:lol3
    Take a look at 7:50 into the video in post one:norton
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=630226&highlight=bajada
  14. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    I am going to rely on the snake tires.


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  16. COXR650L

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    I've never seen those tires before, how to you like them? Are they more a desert tire?


    BTW thanks everyone in the pervious posts regarding impossible hill, bypasses, GPS points, advice etc.
  17. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    They are a hard pack rocky desert terrain tire. They wear better IMO than the Maxxis Desert IT (at least the rear does). They ride/grip good too.

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  18. AKASY

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    Maybe you should tell him the brand:norton
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  20. COXR650L

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