The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    some of our neighbors here at The ADVentureLoft™ where we were going on this trip, they all said... "Oh, are you going to see Double Negative"?

    That's why I love New York City in a nutshell. (no pun intended, but yeah, we're all nuts for living here)

    Here's a neat website for details: http://doublenegative.tarasen.net

    What's most interesting for me is that our stop there was the highlight of our day, not because of the artwork (which was, um, interesting conceptually), but rather on accounna the folks we met there. :evil
  3. DR. Rock

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    This hilarious band of Overton folks,

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    Who were just cleaning up from the 1st annual Double Negative arts and music festival. Bigger than Woodstock, bigger than anything. Don't miss it next year. :clap

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    We chatted a spell, they really were cracking us up. :lol3

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  4. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    across the Virgin River

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    is to kick it up to the Innerstate. :cry

    But we had fun along the way.

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  5. sasho

    sasho Dual Personality

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    Woohoo, more Mobius!!! :clap
  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    at Mesquite. We really loaded up 'cause it'd be a few days before we could reload.

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    and into the Arizona strip.

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    Plan was to explore the north rim.

    Stopped for the day on Lime Kiln rd. I think this is where Francine started talking to me again. I believe the first words out of her mouth were, "Kinder and gentler my ass." :brow

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    We set up camp.

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  7. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    No matter what or how you do it, I think all who have followed you adventures appreciate the effort and time that you put in. :clap
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  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    from out perch.

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    Day 1 stats: 136 miles.
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Deeper penetration. Into the North Rim, that is. :evil

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    We'd be trying to get to the edge at a couple of vista points -- Twin points, and then Kelly point. We would fail, twice. :cry

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    A bit of a late start, 9am. It's tough to have a bad day out here. :D

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    even with all the washouts.
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Nutter twists. Highly recommended. :nod

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    except when there's been torrential rain and flash floods, and the roads are trying to kill you. Except for then. :deal
  11. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    and bushy tailed.

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    Urban sprawl:

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    I'm riding her bike though some mildly technical sections, but she's starting to get her mojo back.

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    Break time. She's smiling inside. Honest.

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    :D
  12. DR. Rock

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    on day 2, the most technical section of the whole trip. :dog

    The approach:

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    It's 112F, no shit. We walk the section.

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    It's steep and rocky. Fine. I ride her bike up, and it's a bitch. There's just no good line.

    Of course, the photos never give it the right perspective.

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  13. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    hydrate, pray, and...

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    :norton
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    It was like a mini-Bruneau canyon.

    Yeah, baby!

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    'course Big Dog & Dingweeds did this very section when they carried on in M11 while we were nursing LDF's TBI. They sailed right over the section -- "yeah, it was a little bumpy for a bit" they said. On a stack of Bibles the rains had to have made it WAY more difficult now. :deal That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  16. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    thirsty, and running out of water. :twitch

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    but it's just gorgeous in here. Simply magnificent.

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    Check out how GREEN everything is... crazy!

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    That was an awesome section!

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  17. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    road washouts we encountered. On most, there were no other vehicle tracks prior to ours.

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    The concerning thing is we didn't ever know if we'd run into a show stopper.

    There'd be little pockets of puddles, but nothing big enough to filter. This was concerning to say the least.

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    Can you believe this is September???

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  18. Animal Instinct

    Animal Instinct Been here awhile

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    It's great to see you guys rolling again!:clap
  19. DR. Rock

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    LDF's bike started to sputter and die. Yikes. :huh

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    I loosened the gas cap, figuring the valve had gotten splashed and it'd developed a vacuum.

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    The complete opposite -- the gas had started to boil, and over pressured the tank. When I took off the cap, there was like a geyser of gas that sprayed up.

    As we got closer to the rim, we gained elevation, and the temps cooled, but the roads were getting muddy. :huh

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    Finally, we pass a small pond for cattle (Overnight pond) and there's water. But it's fenced in, and we can't easily get to it, and the edges are all muddy anyway. hmmm. I spy a trail going downhill from the pond, and there's a dry wash,

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    but in one section there's still some water.

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    Now I have full faith in our water filter, and the water doesn't look like it's been stagnant for long. No bugs, no slime, no algae, smells fine, but...

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    it's muddy. :cry

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    We filter a gallon or so, and it comes out nice and clear, but man, it just kills the filter.

    Getting late, we have a snack, check the maps, and check our progress.

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