Five miles of hell.....well almost.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Motomochila, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Motomochila

    Motomochila Mad Scientist

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    A little late but here are pic of my ride in may to Moab and a few trails. Well we passed five miles of hell.. first day on the ride...not advisable until a few miles to warm up..yea right, warm up.
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    So..this is where we started.

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    Should we so early in the trip.....Naw, we were too lazy today.

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    that nice warm seemed great here.

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    ..and here.

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    an here, but we were about to have some fun

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    A little stop for some sight seeing and photo op.

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    of course a few adjustments before the tuff stuff

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    the trails were leading to somewhere the guys kept saying I'd like alot. the stopped ofter and laughed. It must have been my Honda since they all were riding KTM's

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    We just rode up that canyon

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    Nice views, but do I hafta ride down that trail?

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    I guess the old Honda is keeping up with them KTM's..I'm not though. Running out of talent about now.

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    Who care about talent, its a beautiful trail. I'll worry about the pain tomorrow.

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    It's amazing that these guys don't use heavy duty tubes. they changed four tires.

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    the next day. some slick rock riding..and some rain to go with it!

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    So I parked my bike here to snap a few pictures...

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    and it slid off the cliff here. see the peg grind marks
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    the only damage; broken front master cylinder and a dented swingarm. could have been far worse.

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    and then this happened. Pete fell and broke four ribs.

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    So..it was head home and plan for another trip soon.

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    and look what we get to drive in! Hey I'm from California. we don't do snow on the highways.
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  2. BusyWeb

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  3. SepticSkeptic

    SepticSkeptic Been here awhile

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    :lol3 I cringe when my bike falls over in a parking lot. Never had it fall off a cliff before. :rofl

    Was there an echo in the canyon when your palm smacked your forehead? :D


    Seriously though, cool report thanks for sharing. :thumb
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  4. cheaterbiker

    cheaterbiker AKA gaklx250

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    awsome report .I hope man and machines are on the mend!!
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  5. wanna bECO

    wanna bECO Been here awhile

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    Oh man, broken ribs suck :cry only thing you can do is cry and hold your breath. That fall you took was crazy!! cant believe you made it unscathed! ya got skills bro :1drink
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  6. Yardstick

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    Those look like good pics! They just need to be bigger! :deal :lol3

    That's a neat area. I heard about that 5-miles of hell trail long ago, but still haven't done it! One o' these days!
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