Please Join me in riding The White Rim Trail, Moab

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by simbaboy, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    Hello friends,

    I have done some solo trail riding but I think The WRT requires a riding companion. I will be riding my KLR650.

    We should be arriving in Moab Sunday July 14th and am planning to ride WRT on Monday July 15th or Tuesday July 16th 2013.

    I have done some riding towards Potash, Musselman Arch and up Schafers switchbacks but wife won't let me do the entire WRT solo. I even got a Spot device but she won't change her mind. Sometimes you gotta give in to win bigger battles.

    Thanks,
    Simba
    direct email is: imu1@comcast.net

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  2. BuilderScott

    BuilderScott Been here awhile

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    Let me be the first to say....

    :knary No thanks.

    Consider doing some mountain pass riding instead. Colorado is closer to Michigan anyway.
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  3. 9.5isCanadian

    9.5isCanadian "Missing a few pieces."

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    Was some of the most amazing scenery I've ridden through.
    Wish I could come.
    Post pics of your ride.
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  4. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Prepare for triple digit temperatures and bring lots of water! Have a hoot! :ricky

    If you decide the heat is too much, head 2 hours south east to the San Juans and ride things like Engineer Pass or Imogene Pass up at 12,000-13,000 feet.

    :freaky
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  5. blues bob

    blues bob Been here awhile

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    It's beautiful but it's hot!!! Expect 100-104 degrees. No shade, ie trees. Maybe you have a trailer with 10 gallons of water.:evil Agree with Builder Scott; consider our passes; Monarch, Marshall, Cottonwood, Independence, Trailridge, Flattops Scenic Byway.

    The La Sals and Henry's would be cooler and still close to Moab.

    Options, oh options. Isn't life good?
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  6. Geolander

    Geolander Scruffy Nerf Herder

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    I'm down, but not until Octoberish.

    Moab months for me are March and October. I'm to thick blooded for the heat. 4th generation Colorado native born in January.

    I wanna do Kokopelli and White Rim on the 450X in October.

    If you end up in Colorado though for any reason, I'm game for some dirt riding.

    I also got a place with some property if you're passing through and looking for some free lodging for a night or so, I can accommodate tent camping.

    If you decide to go, as others have said; Have fun! Stay safe and hydrated. Take lots of pictures!

    -Dustin
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  7. rwhittak3

    rwhittak3 Been here awhile

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    I've done it solo in August, and it was hot as balls. Haulin' ass, you can do the entire thing in 4.5 to 5 hours, but it would be much more enjoyable to stop now and then to take in the (amazing) scenery. I wish I could join you, but I'm unavailable :(
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  8. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    bring more water than you think you can drink. Its gonna be hot!!!:hair
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  9. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    I am planning to start early AM as soon as I got some daylight.
    I will have ice water/cold protein shakes/nuts.
    When I went to Musselman Arch late June it was already hot but starting early helped. I stopped a lot and was taking pictures and taking pictures of other Jeepsters. I think I can be back in Moab by 3PM.
    Simba
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  10. MaverickChick

    MaverickChick I do my own stunts.

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    I do believe Moab was getting temps in the 114's. I'm from Utah and that is even too hot for me :D

    That being said--the White Rim trail is beautiful, and if you can stomach the heat--go for it. Last time I was there, I saw a decent number of people on the trail..so riding alone is totally sketch.

    Wish I could join you, but as the Coloradans have said--I'm heading to Ouray shortly after you'll be in Moab.
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  11. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    Wowzers, wouldn't do it on a dare. I've been to Moab in July, and don't plan to go again. 115+ degrees is nothing to screw around with. We did a mountain bike ride from high up in the mountains, ending in town. Temps were in the 60's up there when we started, but the last ten miles or so in the heat of the day were insane. I remember stopping frequently to sit under rocks in the shade, then stopping to hang my head under the natural spring along the highway for a very long time on the ride back into town. Add the heat of a motorcycle, all at lower elevations, with heavy clothes (compared to bicycle clothes)???......:knary

    Edit: Looks like the high for the 14th is "only" 101. Have fun!
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  12. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    I had breakfast there last week and it was in the 90's when I rode out of town around 0900. Where I live now is even hotter than there, I train here, and I wouldn't be doing that ride this time of year if I wanted to have fun. Unless you luck into a cool spell.
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  13. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    The latest i have ridden in the Moab area was june 10th years ago. WATER
    have fun make sure bikes up for the temps too.Water
    Love to go with april or Oct... Please let us know how it was!

    did i mention water as others did??? :p

    :lol3:lol3 have fun be safe!
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