Moab Madness, Moab, Utah, April 6 - 14, 2018

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by HeidiHo, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. ksoldracer

    ksoldracer n00b

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    Arrived Friday evening. Rode hard for two days. Rode Gemini, met Heidiho and jjustj . ( Thanks for the pics.) Rode Kane Creek start to finish Sunday. Some tough places let me tell you but had a blast. Also rode slick rock trail Saturday evening. Scary at first but made the entire thing.
    I'll be back again.

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  2. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Absolutely georgous pics. You can feel the adventure in them. Wish I had made it but an emergency with my best friend has me staying close and broke for a bit. Here's hoping to next year! Thanks for pulling this together @HeidiHo

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  3. ClimbingFool

    ClimbingFool Adventurer

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    Not certain if folks will still be out there, but my buddy and I are leaving SoCal this afternoon, and should be camping at Willow Springs on Thursday / Friday night before starting to work our way back. We are on a red G650gs and a Sertao.
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  4. apexfiend

    apexfiend Adventurer

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    We'll be out there Thursday sometime early afternoon.
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  5. MeanGrnZX6RR

    MeanGrnZX6RR Adventurer

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    I'm getting to Willow Springs tonight. Be there until Sunday.

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  6. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Mad Scientist

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    Another morning, means more pictures of Moab need to be posted:

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    This plaque below...story is that the Jeep driver lost brakes as he was on top of Gemini Bridges, and the Jeep...kept going :fpalm

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    Just more awesome sights while riding around on Sovereign Trail.

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    This "was" my bike, while riding around Moab. Listed it for sale yesterday morning, sold it in under 6 hours.....gone !

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  7. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    SOLD IT! Now we're going to have to refer to you as "Heidi who" the guy who use to own a Rally!
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  8. WoodrowBDR

    WoodrowBDR Been here awhile

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    Whats your next bike?
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  9. HeidiHo

    HeidiHo Mad Scientist

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    Already purchased....last year. We bought 3 new 2017 bikes last year...the Honda 250 Rally....a Honda Rebel 500 for my wife....and a '17 V-Strom 650 XT that will serve as my newest Alaska/Yukon bike. I and another inmate leave in 60 days for the Great White North...riding to TUK....Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories.
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  10. apexfiend

    apexfiend Adventurer

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    Any recommendations for bike shops in the area? Looks like I'll need a tube for my daughter's bike, and the spares were left in my bench at my shop.
  11. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Got home a little while ago. Good times. I love the unorganized nature of “rallies” like this. However, I’m going more remote to camp next year as clowns with generators abounded where we were.
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  12. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Mad Bros on south end of town. if they don't have it, I might have some spare, 14, 16, 18 and 21 in my trailer. I'm in town. shoot me a PM if you need.
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  13. MeanGrnZX6RR

    MeanGrnZX6RR Adventurer

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    Not sure on the shop, but a couple of us are at Willow Springs on 250 dual sports if you want to get together for any rides.

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  14. apexfiend

    apexfiend Adventurer

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    White F250 with a rally on the back will be through in a few minutes
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  15. socially stunted

    socially stunted Mind astray

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    Anyone still coming in should stop by the first set of campers on the left along Willow Springs. A couple inmates are still lingering despite the wind and cold. Still lots of great riding to be had.

    I will be leaving Archview first thing in the AM unfortunately.
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  16. jjustj

    jjustj Long timer

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    see fred at arow head sports in town for tubes also
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  17. apexfiend

    apexfiend Adventurer

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    Definitely a good time!

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  18. apexfiend

    apexfiend Adventurer

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    Top of the World is a great trail, with plenty of excitement. Next time I'll have a gopro so everyone can enjoy my crashes too. MeanGrnZX6RR, it was great to ride with you, and educational, don't forget to bleed your brakes!

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  19. Alphaogre

    Alphaogre Adventurer

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    My brother and I arrived Friday and left Tuesday, I then had another trip I had to leave for. It was my first time out there and had a blast! we met some great people that showed us around. It was much more technical than expected...

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  20. Alphaogre

    Alphaogre Adventurer

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    Started going through some go pro footage, just remembered how fun this section was! At the end of the second day and a 75-mile loop of on your feet technical riding, it was nice to head out Willow Springs Rd and be able to sit and relax a little...