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

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by trinitydirt, May 3, 2014.

  1. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Hey man, you're supposed to be a lurker!!!! Welcome newb;-)
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    I found myself leaning left and right as I watched the slickrock video! :lol3
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    What a nice Slickrock video... A tad puckery at times thinking 'bout 500+ lbs of bike!

    Congrats on givin that new bike what it likes!

    (BTW, what software did you use to compile your videos? Nice editing)
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  4. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    I use Windows Movie Maker-I think it comes free on every Windows based system. I have Windows 7
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    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    That video was impressive. Were you running stock gearing and clutch?
    How big are you?
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Stock gearing and clutching. As far as size goes, Im a mix of linebacker and lineman! 6'3" 265lbs:huh Yes a 400lb bench press and 20" arms do come in handy when you're riding the 1190R in technical terrain. That being said, it is an incredibly well balance machine:clap
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    I'm heading out from Seattle on Sunday May hit DV and the head up to th Ubdr. Thanks for the pic may hit a route you have.
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Well fellas....... I liked Moab so much that Im leaving with the family and all the dirtbikes for round two of the greatest place on Earth! Look for more pics and details Monday. Roost on brethren:lol3
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  9. lamotovita

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    It's probably important to make the point that the Slickrock Trail shouldn't be attempted by most riders on big bikes. Obviously you are a skilled rider on a competent bike (as are many here), but you have size and strength well beyond most riders.
    Some of the trails that have been closed to motorcycles near Moab were closed due to repeated rescues of bikes and riders. Towing companies hauling ADV bikes off of the Slickrock (a very likely scenario), or oil spots on the slickrock from broken cases and clutch rebuilds, would leave a very negative impression on the bicycle riders who are the predominate users of the Slickrock Trail now.
    Enjoy your next trip, I suspect after riding the same trails on a dirt bike you won't be so interested in riding the big bike on them.
    Have fun.
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Guess what? I cant wait to go ride my BIG bike on Slickrock and a few trails that "shouldnt be attempted on a Big Bike". I get your point, but this is America and we have the freedom to do things that others may consider foolish. Too many people worry themselves to death wondering what people think of them or if they offended any one, instead of living their own life. The MTN bikers will be just fine..........
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    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Well the second trip back with my family was cut
    Short due to rain. We did manage to ride to Gemini Bridges, but that was it. The good news is that they liked it just as much as I do and cant wait to go back:-)
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  12. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    My post was not intended to chastise you, only to avoid sucking other riders into situations that could be detrimental to all of us.
    The first time I went to Moab I started riding the Slickrock Trail on my R100GS, solo. I got to the top of the first hill and decided that my clutch probably wouldn't survive much more, so I turned around.
    Now that I've ridden the trail numerous times on a dirtbike I wouldn't even consider it on a big bike.
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    All good homie. I may have taking your words too seriously and mean no disrespect.
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