Just finished my first trip to Moab........

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  1. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Just got back last weekend from 3 days of roosting Moab on my new KTM Adventure 1190R. What a blast:D I met my buddy Troy out there so we could make an exchange. That's right, and exchange! I sold him my two 1970 Honda 70's for him and his wife to enjoy out in Half Moon Bay, California. Needless to say, Troys drive to Moab was LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG. We met up at the Holiday Inn Express around 230, unloaded, and went riding!
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Day one was a quick trip out to Gemini Bridges. That is a nice easy first day ride to do a shake down cruise on. Here is Troy on a Bridge
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    After seeing it from up top, we went down in the canyon via Bull Canyon road. This was a nice change of pace; more sand, more rocks, and more fun!
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    More from the bottom of Bull Canyon
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    Here is Gemini Bridges from the bottom(obviously)
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Day two was Potash Road, Shafer switchbacks, and a little bit of White Rim trail. Here is Troy pondering life:huh

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    My steed! Ready to RIP!!!!
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    I had to throw a selfie in here somewhere:wink:
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    This area is awesome! Lots of varying terrain, both slow and fast, technical and easy. Here is a video from parts of the day.
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Here is a shot of the Shafer switchbacks:eek1
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    Here is Troy enjoying the view from the top of Shafer
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    One of the highlights was meeting another 1190R up on top. This was a 2013 being ridden by Fernado(on the left) and his wife Amal. They had left Spain 11.5 months ago on an around the world trip:clap They have totalled up 33,000 miles along the way. The only issue was a broken sidestand.
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    After enjoying the view from upstairs, we promptly decided we need to find a way down to the mighty Colorado, 2,000 ft below. Here is Troy "sniffing" for a way down.
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    Twenty minutes later, he finds the turn for Lathrop Canyon, and off we go!
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Here is Troy's view of Lathrop. This is an AWESOME 4 mile run down a wash/canyon to the Colorado
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    My GoPro was dead, so all I got was stills!
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Day Three was SLICKROCK!!!! Wow:eek1 what an amazing trail that is! Especially with 530lbs under you:evil
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Unbelievable scenery and a ride like no other on the planet!
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    After successfully tackling Slickrock, we went back grabbed a quick shower(which I needed as Slickrock and the "Big Guy" made me sweat) and put on the street gear for a run through Arches.
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    At 2pm we were back at the hotel and made the exchange.
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    What an awesome ride and cant thank my buddy Troy enough for driving 2,000 miles round trip to experience Moab for the first time with me!
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    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Four beautiful bikes!

    I returned recently from my first trip to Moab, although my riding was reduced to one day on the WRT, but I did get a couple great evenings with some pirates at the Moab Brewery.

    What's the story on the CT70's? I miss my first bike. Do you restore these or something?:ear

    btw, I also stayed at HIExp, nice place.
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    I bought the 70's a few years back as a pair. They have been together since day on and have 900 miles on them-all original! My family and I enjoyed them but decided to sell them to help raise money for a new church building. Told my buddy Troy and he sent me a check last October for them figuring we'd meet in Moab. Worked out perfectly. BTW....you even parked in the same place at the HIX:-)
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    Nice RR!

    The vid of you on the 1190 @Slickrock was awesome! :clap
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Thanks man. Slickrock was a workout for sure! Cant wait to go back:lol3
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    Good pics and good video. Thanks for posting! :1drink
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