Endless Utah

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Signal, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Great RR :clap

    Utah is slowly becoming one of our favorite ride areas. Especially now that we found there are more roads than I15.:lol3
  2. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    :lol3
    I'd forgotten about that

    Not that time (it was actually kinda early in the morning, for a saloon anyway....) they do make a good burger, and I'd love a few of their silver dollars to start a collection.
  3. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Yeah, sadly many only know Utah by I-15, and perhaps a trip to Moab (not that there's anything wrong with Moab-- headed there tomorrow-- but you get the idea)

    Thanks, and ride through safely :wave
  4. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    I dreamt about riding all over Utah last night.

    Subscribed BTW.

    Thanks Signal! :thumb
  5. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Hope that's a good thing :lol3


    Oddly, I had dreams of Moab. I'm heading down this afternoon....in the mini van :patch . My parents are dragging down a trailer to spend a few days, so I'm playing tour guide. Still will be fun, but I know I'm gonna see guys riding, and will try not to sigh out loud :bluduh
  6. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    As promised, yesterday's jaunt over Ant Flat road--

    Edges have recently been graded, passed a couple water trucks hosing it down....likely all a result of a new huge pipeline all teh way from WY crossing the road

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    Pavement to hard dirt/gravel, and some mud (slick on the hard pack :becca ) thanks to the water trucks

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    Deep edges

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    Up a bit higher

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    Some California deer peeking at me :patch

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    Cresting the rolling summit

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    Aspen groves still bright yellow :thumbup

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    A few locals hopped to it as I approached the Hwy 39 Junction
  7. DistortedHumor

    DistortedHumor Been here awhile

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    That is Manti temple right?
  8. DistortedHumor

    DistortedHumor Been here awhile

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    Great photos, Will be going out there in March, a few days in salt lake, then rent a car and go site-seeing.
  9. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    yup :nod
  10. DistortedHumor

    DistortedHumor Been here awhile

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    Thought so, I have always like it and Logan's temple looks. My only worry about visiting Utah is that I might want to stay full time! :D
  11. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Might be a problem, though not if you visit Logan in Feb. :lol3
  12. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    A few for a rainy weekend :bluduh...

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    A cloudy double arch

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    A tough old Juniper tree (had a few new shoots near the bottom) :gerg

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    Rain pouring off the red cliffs, cutting slowly
  13. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Cool stuff.
  14. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Thanks for playing along :wave
  15. DistortedHumor

    DistortedHumor Been here awhile

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    :rofl


    I think i will be doing the whole "Salt lake and south" due to the timing of the trip.
  16. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Just for kicks-- had a BIG winter in '07/08.......to let you in on what Utah can be (and is) in the winter

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    front yard on a sunny day (yeah :clap ) after a long series of storms dropping 12-18 inches at a time. the sides of the driveway are flat grass even with the driveway. no more room to to pile it up. My son was likely around 4'6" at the time

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    A standard height patio chair, had about 38 inches built up (north end of the yard)

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    Time to lighten up the roof's load- we had over 40 inches built up on the north side. Was a LOT of work

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    Last one-- on an up note, this was a pumpkin I'd carved a year ago-- a local blues duo "the ledgendary porch pounders" -- these guys are the real deal


    Over 6K views :clap , I thank you all for watching and your comments
  17. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Nice! Brad is one of my buddys. Played with him a few times. :thumb great looking gourd.
  18. rydnseek

    rydnseek reluctant poster

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    Nice thread! Isn't it nice having the simple point & shoot cameras? Just crop, resize & post. Makes picture taking easy... the photographer can concentrate on the subject, rather than camera settings.

    I've been to most of the places you've been.. good stuff in utah. I think you might have seen my daughter & son in law at a cyclecross race in ogden a few weeks back.. If you bump into Taylor Foss, say hi to him for me.:wave

    Nice setup for these kinds of rides.. good choice!
    scotty
  19. rydnseek

    rydnseek reluctant poster

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    btw, the burr trail is mostly paved, now.. only problems will be near bullfrog where the mud fills up the wash crossings. But the county clears it out fairly quickly, so it's an easy ride, even on a big bike.

    I agree about the hamburgers at the silver star in huntsville! ..some of the best.
  20. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    He's good people. After I gave him that pumpkin, he kept it for a month or two in his fridge in an attempt to stave off the rotting :lol3 . Talanted, kind guy.