Doing the Dusy Ershim Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Spartan, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. montibank

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    So you think I can make money with my latest get rich quick scheme out there. My goal is dinner when we get out.
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  2. berolina

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    I hate to disappoint you but I think you're better off carrying extra water or a filter.


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  3. WoodsChick

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    I dunno, man...I carried a little travel-size bottle with me when I did it in September a few years ago and it was almost gone by the end of the ride.
    Dinner would have been a small price to pay :lol3




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  4. montibank

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    Heh das what Im thinking... Sadly my riding buddies backed out. Damn pushed back another yer.
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  5. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    By the time we got to the top of thompson hill I was cooked. Being 60 years old, out of shape, 7 months out of back surgery and the altitude put the hurt on me. I was fighting leg cramps for the rest of the way and was riding in survivor mode. I was slowing everyone down, but I had the truck keys so they took pity on me . I just never seemed to recover, and I'm sure the altitude had alot to do with it.[/quote]


    I'm right there with you Scruffy. I turned 60 in March and am really having fun riding even at this age. Just have to be careful and plan ahead for any thing.
    I'm riding a 530 also and it makes riding alot easier I think. Great bike. I think I may have a bout 75 lbs on you though at 6'2" 275lbs. Sometimes the 530 feels like a mini bike but not in that kind or terrain.
    Good on you ole brother :gerg :thumbup . You made it out on your own and that is what it is all about. How many other 60+ guys do you know that would even think of doing that ride.:lol3

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  6. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    I can see that you're all using trials tires on the rear, what are you
    running on the fronts? Great report, I'm 60+ and getting back on
    the bikes, but I wear LOTS of padding, and I go slow especially on
    the TLR.
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  7. montibank

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    Got my reality check this weekend... Ended up riding in the woods this weekend near swamp trail (very similar to Dusy from what I hear) only 1000' lower in elevation and only 9.5 miles long. I altitude kicked my arse, I was cramped up the whole time, and every time I exerted myself (walk a few yards, pick up the bike etc.) felt super nauseus (i know spelling) and kept falling over for no reason.

    Any that has done dusy, have you done swamp? It might be a good trial run for those of you that are thinking of doing dusy.
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  8. 666

    666 Agnostic and Orange

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    It was nice meeting you.
    We just had some little fun here in Moab
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