Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by RedRockRider, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    FTL, you seem to like the same type of riding that I do, when it comes to off roading. I need to get another DS bike.

    RedRockRider, kudos to one of the best threads on this website.


  2. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    RRR,

    I see the pics and just shake my head in amazement. To see SG in that kind of weather event is incredible.

    Now you get to tell the stories..."Let me tell you about Dec of '13".
  3. G19Tony

    G19Tony Been here awhile

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    If you can get one for that price. Do it. :clap In Vegas, they are over $5000 :eek1
  4. FTL900

    FTL900 White and nerdy

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    Just stick a plate on a dirt bike, it's cheaper and the bike is faster!!!

    I have seen 2 plated KDX's for sale on CL recently, and after riding the DR a few times, I'm feeling the need for 2 stroke smoke! I think I'm gonna have to rearrange the garage and get a dedicated dirt bike. Or a plated dirt bike.

    The DR is great for dirt roads and cow trails, but it doesn't have the excitement of a 2 stroke. Or the power band of a 2 stroke. Or any power.

    But it will outrun almost any XR200 ever made. [​IMG]
  5. DirtyJohnny

    DirtyJohnny BR 549

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    One of these days I will post the MPH that I clocked RRR on his TW on Old Highway 91:deal
  6. DRZ RIDER

    DRZ RIDER Been here awhile

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    I will second the MPH done by RRR. I was very suprised:eek1
  7. Hoot Gibson

    Hoot Gibson Banned

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    Honda East in Toledo/Maumee had three 2013s for $3399...I secured one and will be picking it up after New Years Day....a personal X-Mas Present for myself....I was pretty happy as well. {Even with the add ons my cash layout including taxes is well under $4000} Buddy of mine and I will put it in the back of his Pick Up and bring it home...I am pretty excited{of course turning 65 next March, that doesn't take much these days}:lol3
  8. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    Oh yeah, you shoulda seen RRR smoke me on his dad's 230, side-saddle, one handed and clicking away with that mighty camera of his. Dude's an animal on the bikes.
  9. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    I agree....I have a 2013 KTM 200XCW smoker and plated it. Its awesome. Lightweight (213 lbs), e start, juice clutch, folding mirror, tiny tiny signals, 2.5g tank and it rips. I ride it hard core off road and single track as well and never even know it is plated. Best/most fun bike I have ever had so far.....and that's out of 40 years of riding and racing.:clap


  10. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS

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    and then he inspired me this afternoon to do something crazy!
    Simba

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  11. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Congrats! How do you like it? One of those could be my next ride.
  12. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Very inspirational Dr. Simba . . . work hard . . . save your pennies . . . buy a TeeDub . . . one of the best (and most advanced) bikes on the planet. :clap

    Snow on the roads has finally melted in St. George. One week after the storm. Very unusual. Your neighborhood looks like "real" winter. Stay safe on those neighborhood explorations. Enjoy the holidays with Mrs. Simba and your girls! :D
  13. ElleDubs

    ElleDubs Been here awhile

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    Congrats! Have fun playing on that little toy. Post pics of donuts in the snow!

  14. Media

    Media livin' in overtime

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    Hi De Ho RRR

    Thanks for the ride.
    Hope to catch you in the real world sometime.

    'till then
    Happy Trails
  15. KC-10ENG

    KC-10ENG Been here awhile

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    Subscribe. Live in LV with family in StG.
  16. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Pics from a few days ago, about one week after our rare St. George snowstorm. Things are gradually melting, but still lots of snow in the shade.

    A couple of icy patches. Old Highway #91 has a few curves along side some cliffs. No sun = ice. Good place to go slow and look for the strip of bare pavement. :D

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    Sunshine up on top, but still some snow covered hills.

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    Melt pattern. The big windshield of the Vulcan 900 LT is welcome protection on cold riding days.

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    Short section of asphalt at the start of the Joshua Tree Scenic Backway.

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    Good to see you, KC-10ENG and Media. :wave Hope none of the local inmates suffered any "snow/cold" damage. Snowiest and coldest stretch of weather in St. George for decades. Bring on the sunshine!

    Thanks for checkin' in. Happy Holidays to everyone. :beer
  17. Ol Man

    Ol Man Been here awhile

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    For winter time riding, I put a pair of Hippo Hands on my Valkyrie. They look a little funny, but sure nice to have warm hands:

    http://www.hippohands.com/HIPPO HANDS.htm

    Just noticed that he is retiring and selling out his existing inventory.
  18. TheAdmiral

    TheAdmiral Long timer

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    Yep, gotta be careful on any road/trail in the shade after snow has fallen.

    Looks like lots of us not letting the snow stop us. Slow us down sure, stop us no!:D
  19. ringokelly

    ringokelly Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas all you inmates. Hoping yours is warmer than ours here in SLC. I know Dirty Johnny is chillin' in eastern Utah.

    RRR ...wow hard to believe there is still that much ice and snow. Hope my pipes have not broken...if so I am in trouble.

    Put on your sun-making suit and get the arm weather back for us! :clap:D
  20. DirtyJohnny

    DirtyJohnny BR 549

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    Merry Christmas Ringokelly and to all inmates and lurkers. Been hiding out in Northern CO for a while. I hope my pipes are ok also.:freaky