Riding the road less traveled... NW Utah

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Idahosam, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. dirtywurty

    dirtywurty Emmett ,Id

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    Sam that was one great ride and write up. As always I admit.
    Sure miss riding with you and hope to do it again. I need an adventure like that: :D
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  2. Idahosam

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    Thanks man! I agree you do need to get out and ride more; seems every time I ask someone to go ride with me they can't so I quit asking. You see I'm no longer restricted to weekend only rides, very peaceful out there during mid week.

    Good to hear from you again.

    See you out there :ricky
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  3. Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga Been here awhile

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  4. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    So, what your saying is, this is perfectly acceptable :D


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    There's a whole lot of quite out there... this is the Yost-Strevell Rd heading to City of Rocks I took a couple years ago off this ride.


    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602788


    OK everyone it's time to get out there an play spring is here!!:clap:freaky
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  5. Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga Been here awhile

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    I keep thinking I will see you out there. Your rides always inspire me. Just placed an order with BDCW to insure I will have enough fuel and a few goodies. I am going to try and find this area, you give good direction. Time frame wise, you got to Utah on the first day of the ride?
    Last weekend I went to Indian Creek @ Owyhee Reservoir, then up and over to Leslie Gulch. It was good to get familiar with the bike on technical (rocks) then have a nice fast ending. All just practice for a ride like yours. Ride safe!
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  6. Juan Loboe

    Juan Loboe Been here awhile

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    Inspirational ride report! Really nice!
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  7. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    You can't go wrong with the good folks at BDCW. I HIGHLY recommend the skid plate a little $$ but such a great product that I believe has saved my butt. Oops..... an endorsement. :shog sorry.

    On another note, I went on a fund raiser ride Sunday, and was offered a chance to ride a brand new KTM 500 EXC... OMG :tb:feelgood:bubba I should have never climbed on it 247 pounds (lighter than my DRZ) and a very responsive FI...

    Oh why did I ride that dang thing.

    Back on subject. Once the snow melts and the mud dries out (real soon) you can pretty much do dirt all the way over to Oakley or Jackpot depending on which one turns your fancy. South Hills are about to open up.:clap


    See you out there :ricky
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  8. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Thanks man, you guys have some pretty awesome stuff too... particularly N AZ- S Utah
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  9. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

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    Sam Sam, looks like you had fun . sorry southern Utah didnt work out but I see you made it to Box Elder.
    the sun tunnels are neat and the spiral jetty is fun to walk out on when the lake is low. when I was a younger man we use to go camp and ride all over out there. lots of open space you can run out of gas real fast if your planning is not up to par.
    see you this summer, I hope. Dutchjohn
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  10. liv2rydktms

    liv2rydktms Long timer

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    Remember when you were in Hawaii and we would post a ride report and you would respond like this? :dizave
    Now your able to ride and we're swamped, and unable to ride like we would like to so turn about is fair play, correct?

    At any rate thought you would be interested in knowing Alan's Grandfather was an interpreter for the internment camps, and it broke his heart the way Japanese-American people were treated.

    Looks like a great Ride, I am envious and can't wait until we get to ride with you now that we will be living closer! :clap
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  11. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Nice work there Sam - Headed out that direction early in June. Inspirational, wish I could go right now! :clap
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  12. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    :wink: Glad to be of service, and YES I appreciate the :dizave response. Feels good to be the recipient. That is interesting about Alan's Grandfather. I just think that without study and learning from past mistakes (history classes) they will repeat.


    Hey Dave, I am glad my ride was inspirational but your rides are always EPIC. :deal Thoroughly enjoy reading your RR . So, what's this years then...... "Lunch at Jiggs" :D Looking forward to it. What ever it is I know it'll be good.




    GAS............ Oh Boy howdy. Yea the wind and rain chased me off twice now.
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  13. salute

    salute Been here awhile

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    nice ride report - I hope to get out there within the next couple weeks. There's some great riding there - If you get a chance check out some of the trails around the Silver Island mountains and even the Pony Express which is south of I80. It makes a nice secluded loop around the lake.

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    here's a pic from the Silver Island mountains
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  14. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    This is one hell of a picture :clap
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  15. salute

    salute Been here awhile

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    thanks Signal - I've enjoyed many of your pics and reading about your travels on your thread. Maybe we'll cross paths one day.
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  16. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Thanks for the RR Sam.
    Ride on.
    :ricky:clap
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  17. Idahosam

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    Your welcome.... glad to entertain.

    See you out there :ricky
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