MOAB Sep 7-21 2017

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Fred-O, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Fred-O

    Fred-O Adventurer

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    Planning my first trip to MOAB :clap I will be taking my WR250R. Will be there for about a week in the 7-21 Sep timeframe. Will most likely Base camp and day rides. Nothing too difficult, but White Rim Trail is a must! Looking for ride partner(s). Or small group to join.
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  2. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Where are you coming from?
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  3. Fred-O

    Fred-O Adventurer

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    From San Antonio, TX. Most likely will arrive on or about 8 or 9 Sep. Stay a week then head over to Meredith, CO for a week.
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  4. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Keep me posted, I could maybe join you for a day or two.....I am 1.5 hours away.
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  5. Todd157k

    Todd157k Been here awhile

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  6. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    My wife and I will be down there during that time. White rim is on our list as well. DR650's . Subscribed. Splitting time with Colorado as well, ha.
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  7. jwrover

    jwrover Been here awhile

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    For those splitting time in CO, be sure you check out the San Juan's. Sept is about perfect riding weather up here. All trails are open and days are dry and balmy.
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  8. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Easy rides to consider while in Moab:

    WRT (all day and form a group--more fun that way. Consider counterclockwise)
    Chicken Corners
    Gemini Bridges
    Potash to Musselman Arch then up Schafer trail
    Hey Joe Canyon
    Long Canyon Road
    Onion Creek
    Sleek Rock Area for a little off camber (technical) enjoyment.
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  9. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    Thanks simbaboy.

    The first day out, my plan is using onion creek to get a shakedown run and a feel for the AWESOMENESS. Then WRT. Can I please just go now???
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  10. BigKnobby

    BigKnobby Adventurer

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    I too made my first trip to Moab from San Antonio back in 2000. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.

    Now that I actually live in heaven (northern Utah), I might join you for a couple days if my schedule allows. I've been itching to make my way back there...

    Are you a mellow rider or more of a hard core, fast rider? I'm a mellow rider so I don't want to cramp your style if you're into the more aggressive stuff. A WR can be a lethal weapon in the right hands, so I have to ask.

    Subscribed for now...
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  11. motogramps

    motogramps n00b

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    FredO I will be arriving at Moab on the 10th of Sept. Will be staying at the KOA. Just 2 of us. Will be at Ouray a week prior to that.
    We are planning to ride White Rim on the 12th. You are more than welcome to ride with us if you want to. We are taking a TE450 a G450X
    and a DRZ 400 for backup.We will be there till the14th or 15th.
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  12. Fred-O

    Fred-O Adventurer

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    That sounds good; you up for some COBDR?
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  13. Fred-O

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    Melow AARP rider - on stock mostly WR250R http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=106865/
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  14. Fred-O

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    Sounds good, 3-4 is nice size group. I think they are limiting group size on White Rim Trail. I am a AARP style rider with occasional short bursts of attitude. How about you two? 450's about 3x more bike than mine :-)
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  15. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Perhaps, just depends on work load.
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  16. motogramps

    motogramps n00b

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    Fred-O
    The kid on the Beemer is a newbe .He wont be braking any speed records. As for myself going to relax and stop alot for photo shots.
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  17. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    If and when you ride WRT allow enough time to ride Lathrop Canyon. It was a full long day of riding for us so expect to be tired for sure.

    Enjoy your time in Moab.

    Down by the river (Colorado) at the end of Lathrop.
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    A little sandy here and there so don't be caught off guard.
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    https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNe6xjBZ7kE5M8L_3bizHslHX0boT_joqZzvy_7
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  18. Fred-O

    Fred-O Adventurer

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    How long (miles/time) does the Lathrop Canyon add?
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  19. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    I think it's approximately 8 miles round trip. The exact mileage is on the sign at the start.
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  20. Thunder_Jay

    Thunder_Jay Here and There

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    I'm game to ride after work most days and Monday all day. If you plan on camping we live in the La Sal mountains 30 minutes from Moab right off Rim Rocker trail and you are welcome to stay on the lawn/in the teardrop camper. We are always 10 degrees cooler than Moab.
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