Thrills, Spills and Chills in Moab, UT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Yardstick, May 2, 2013.

  1. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Bucket Boy playing in some snow!
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    Here's the view of Rose Garden Hill from afar. Looks nice, doesn't it:deal
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    Here's the view up close and personal. BB.
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    My view.
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  2. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    View from the top.
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    Top of the World.
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    Bucket Boy preparing to jump.
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  3. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Day 2 had us headed out to Chicken Corner and the Kane Creek Trail. We stopped along the way to watch the SoCal Bronco Rockcrawlers break a few Broncos.:D
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    This was the first big step. BB said they only got bigger going up. We watched three break their trucks in a row. Wow! :eek1
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    After Chicken Corner, we headed up Kane Creek Trail, which was a blast. Refokus charging through one of dozens of creek crossings.
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    Further along we veered off a side trail that was great fun. Refokus.
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  4. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Great pics. I did Kane Creek a couple years ago on my 70th BD on my XRL. Did not make the left turn & went up the same hill Buddy did before I saw my mistake. Also fell on that same rocky uphill! Great memories. Would do again only on my 250, a lot less work. Started to storm on our way out:eek1. Never so happy to see the pavement & get back to Moab.
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  5. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    This quad didn't negotiate the narrow trail quite as well. The guys below said no one died. Whew!
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    Buddy followed by Yardstick coming down the ramps.
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    Next the trail crossed this old bridge covered by new metal. Glad we didn't have to cross on the rotted timbers from prior.
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  6. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Bucket Boy crossing a slick spot.
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    Next up was this ragged hill. 4play and Yardstick .
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    Yardstick conquers the hill.
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  7. Slowred

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    Refokus getting into position
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    4play makes short work of the hill with that Terraflex chewing anything in its path.:D
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    On the way out BB showed us a small play area. 4play's 600 cc pumpkin with a Terraflex rear knobby likes to displace dirt at a prodigious rate!:clap
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    Well, that's the last of my pics before my crash. I'd just like to say thank you to my buddies that dragged my broken body off the mtn and got me back to Phx for care. They say you can't choose your family, but you can choose your riding buddies. I couldn't have possibly done better. Thx guys!:clap
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  8. AZ Mark

    AZ Mark Long timer

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    Such a great report... Too bad about the accident. :eek1
    However sounds like his compadre's stepped-up and handled the delima well !
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  9. 4play

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    1st steep slickrock down hill for some of us

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    Slowred following the dots..

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    It's too pretty not to stop & just look

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  10. 4play

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    You know, he could ride up that if he really wanted to...

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    Refokus & I took the easier way out Sunday along Onion Creek, gorgeous scenery

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    Group gravity excercise

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    Looking up where basejumpers launch from sometimes

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    Refokus playing in the water

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    Yardstick working the edge

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  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Yardstick this is an awesome ride report that you started. I was busy all day yesterday moving my father in law to Tucson and finally able to read this. Once Smugmug is back up and running I will post some photos from my vantage point. Stay tuned.........
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  12. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Ya know, I've been in the Moab Er, great bunch of folks. I actually got the emt that found that goofball that cut off his arm and walked out a few years ago. The er has a marker board that they keep a tally of what trail people were hurt.

    Great report though.

    thanks
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  13. 4play

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    Refokus???

    :ddog
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  14. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    First things first. Slowred, I'm sorry to hear of you being injured again. Weren't you riding with those same folks the last time this happened?!

    Second, great ride report. What beautiful scenery you guys got to ride in. Follow the yellow brick road, huh? Or the dotted white line. :lol3
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  15. utefan

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    +1
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  16. 4play

    4play Next?

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    So what are you trying to say Don? :huh
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  17. westerlywinds

    westerlywinds Two Wheels-Ride it

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    Hello I found your report tonight read it all .I lived in moab for a few years I rode some of those trails. I stayed at the bottom of some of them thinking how do they do that!.I camped in some of the canyons. How did you find the slick rock trail without dozens of pedal bike riders complaining about you on their trail.:eek1 I lived there about 30 years ago .before so many mountain bikes got there.
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  18. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    That maybe he shouldn't be trying to keep up with you! I've tried it before and thought, I'm gonna hurt myself if I keep this up.
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  19. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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    Very cool RR. I grabbed another bucket and added Moab to the list.

    Sorry about the busted body. Congrats on not just breaking, but shattering bones. 10/10 on the dismount. :clap Heal fast to ride again.
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  20. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Thx Don. I definitely wasn't pushing hard. I was pretty beat by then and just cruising. Or so I thought. It's a bit spooky not having a flipping clue what did occur. It seemed like just another AZ type rocky two track climbing a mtn.:dunno
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