Canyonlands Adventure Ride. May 2013

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

  1. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    CrossCountry broke his collarbone right before his baja 1000 race...He should be ready to go by now.
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    mylsmkj Long timer

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    Sorry Rick, I was messin' around, CC is a great dude and all but he's even better holding a 350 above his shoulders in quicksand, the single most memorable sight riding motorcycles is the dude, holding a bike above shoulder level in quicksand. And the guy is helping me out huge right now!:clap

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  3. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    And to see him ride! I remember a ride we went on and he took his 950 down rose garden w/out a rear brake and made it look easy! He rocks for sure! Great guy.
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    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Sorry, the BLM has specifically posted that Tony isn't allowed in the Swell. :deal

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  6. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    A little preview from the backside of Elephant Hill:
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    Some of the cool stuff in Ruin Park:

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    FYI, I ran into an old riding buddy the other night. He's retired and spends his time geo-tagging old ruins. He's headed to Ruin Park a couple of weeks before us. I'm going to pick his brain. I would like to spend an afternoon/evening just exploring the area.
  7. dmac1

    dmac1 Long timer

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    Great pics! Thanks!

    Found some of the spring washers for my KTM at Fay Myers. Thanks for the heads up on that. Does the washer fail catastrophically or what happened when you attended the school I'm perpetually stuck in (i.e. the school of hard knocks).
  8. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    The washer pushes a bushing against an O-ring that seals the shaft. Without enough pressure on the O-ring, it will start to leak. Usually not a gusher, but you will have a self-oiling chain.
  9. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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  10. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Welcome!

    I like the ITs better than the 606, but either will work fine.


    Hellsickle,

    I'll send you an email on the two camping spots I was thinking.


    Dmac,

    So I just got back from a 200 mile day (I was aiming for 300:tough:muutt) from 5MOH into Moab and I went up Big Drop. Ya F*** that, tear than damn hill out:lol3:lol3. The switch backs BLM is putting in will make that a nice two way trail.
  11. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out for the E mail. I would suggest that we stay away from the immediate vicinity of any of the ruins.

    BTW, I just remembered that I discovered a spring/cattle tank within a couple miles of farm house ruin. There is no guarantee that water will be running, and certainly no guarantee that the water is drinkable even after boiling, but it could be very useful for washing up so you don't have to use valuable drinking water. I discovered it accidentally several years ago while taking a shortcut.
  12. dmac1

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    Major props for giving it a go! I'd think that upper overhung step would be a bitch to get by....if ya can get up the other steps. Maybe if a guy's got a trials bike and the skills of Geoff Aaron or something it would be feasible.
  13. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Another Jeffication?:whip:whip:thwak:bash

    Bring it buddy!
  14. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Hey Jeff... You changed your avatar??? Heal up. and thanks for the inspirational pics.
  15. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Let's see with these big bikes will do. I'm looking for a bit of a challenge, as long as somebody else is there to help me pick it up when things go wrong.

    Yeah, variety is good. It's a picture of a our kid playing with wudscrashers dog. She is a nut.
  16. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    right now, I am leaning towards the big bike option, but I won't know for a few more weeks. I have a couple of questions on the proposed route that I have not ridden before. is the southern part of the sections from Hite crossing to Hans flats big bike friendly? I have written from the muddy to hansse flat, but I'm wondering if the southern part of that section has an a deep sand or big ledges that would be in issue on a fully loaded 990. thoughts?
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    Pretty easy stuff, hardest part is the section at the flint trail switchbacks. Sounds like you've ridden the worst of it.
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    Thanks. It has been almost 20 years since I did the switchbacks. I dont recall them being terribly difficult. Unless there is a lot more rubble, I should be fine on the 990. Point and shoot :deal
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    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Jeff, Here's some video of the section, should give you a good idea what to expect.

    Hite to the Flint trail
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ya_eT522Lbc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    FT Switchbacks
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EKvBKlpNzzA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  20. GJ650Rider

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    Chris - I just checked out the "maximum carnage" video on our 7 Mile Rim ride. GOOD JOB!! I've been looking forward to see it.