Utards whos riding what

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.

  1. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    My wife and daughter are going to Disneyland this weekend. I am working like an aged whore, so can't join them. But I do have Sunday free with no obligations whatsoever. We can start with B'fast at my place again if it'll do ya fine.
  2. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    The closest, worthy destination to ride single track is American Fork Canyon. Otherwise, the central Wasatch Mtns are off limits to motorized travel except Mineral Fork. American Fork is a 30 minute drive south of SLC and costs $6.00 American Pesos to enter the canyon for three days.

    Trail starts around 6,500ft. At present, you can ride half of it. It won't melt out to the top this year unless because the upper switchbacks face north and get very little direct sun. Worth it? Maybe if you're doing a ride over Big Cottonwood Canyon and you want to check it out on the way.

    The Stansbury Front single track might be dry. You'll drive right by it on your way to SLC from the west.
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  3. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Two other places are really better riding but further away.

    Right Fork Hobble Creek, East of Springville has a couple trailheads to the 'Center Trail System'. Its my favorite single track network, period. It may be sloppy in some north slopes, especially between 5th water and 2nd water creeks, but I'd bet there's plenty of good.

    Cherry Creek is just West of Eureka. There's trails everywhere in those mountains. Lots of tight-n-twisties up in the junipers (it's where I earned my handle). Little Sahara sand dunes are close too. Way good riding and definitely dry enough now.
  4. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Nice of you to offer... You are some kind of breakfast superwhore -er- superhero. Lets figure out where we're going ... If South, maybe I can throw the breakfast. Any ideas for a route? Looks Terracruz might go too. I really want to ride in the San Rafael Swell, but that may be too far for a single day. There's a few dirt roads and an ATV trail South of Utah Lake, connecting with Highway 6(?) 'tween Nephi and Jerico. That could work. Sometime this fall/winter I want to ride from Lookout Pass/ Pony Express Trail West to Nevada, N to Wendover and back on I80.

    I may go for a spin today too...
  5. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    I was thinking maybe link up 5-mile with Cherry Creek. I think it can be done and I would rather explore fun roads than ride lame ones I have already done (PET).
  6. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Looks great.. Is that pic from the Stansbury front trail? Anyone have a map of the trail?
  7. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Yes, that is the Stansbury Trail. No map needed. Just google the info to the trailhead, then ride north or south.
  8. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    I'm in.
  10. terracruz

    terracruz Nor. UT adv rider

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    hickonacrick and trailtwister: I don't have a windscreen/face shield on my helmet and I'm recovering from a sinus infection. So, maybe I have a case of pussitis. This is killing me, but I"m just going to do a really short ride with the wife tomorrow. Yes, two motorcycle will be involved.

    Have Fun!
  11. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    Bummer... Gotta shield up, Terra buddy! Matter of priorities I guess, and a wife'll shift 'em.

    Hickster, I can be ready as early as 8. Whatever's convenient ... maybe somewhere on the way, I'll buy. I don't know if you can stoop your breakfast-kingly-ness so low as the BK at State and 90th S (just W of State)...

    You say the time.
  12. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    Made the 5-mile to Cherry Creek loop. There is a ton of riding out there.

    Hey for anyone looking for some winter gear, I picked up a Gore Tex XTR jacket at Honda Suzuki of SLC yesterday for $115. These bad boys usually go for well over $300 or $400. The only down side, is they say Polaris on them. They have 2 red and one black XL left, and they are making deals!

    I wore it today over a fleece and was toasty in the highway and didn't feel constricted like I usually do with motorcycle jackets. I also put it through the test by by crashing twice in the rocks - I only did this to test the jacket:wink:

    It held up fine - better than my pants.
  13. tylerjwhite

    tylerjwhite Wandering Mtn Goat

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    I just bought myself a BMW F650GS I live in Orem and have been up West Mountain and Over into the area between Springville and Strawberry, as well as a few other places here locally. (I am always looking for new loops to ride) I need some friends that I can go to Moab and St. George with some time later this winter and anyone that wants to go to 5 mile because I haven't been there yet either. My wife has a Trail 90 and we also have a little TW200 so if there is anyone that wants to do some less agressive riding I am down with that to. Multi day desert long distance I am up for anything just send me a message and we will figure something out.

    Thanks

    Ty

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  14. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    Welcome aboard.

    Have you wrecked your 650 yet?

    Do ya wanna? :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

    I am always looking for victims, er I mean riding buddies. I can show you some great places to wreck a bike!
  15. STARSKEY

    STARSKEY Wandering Soul

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    Welcome aboard! The more the merrier. Not sure how soon you are looking to get that BMW dirty, but some of us are already working on a trip to the St. George area. Take a gander here:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504858


    Hope to see you soon on the dirt somewhere!
  16. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    That's the spirit! Ya better start hydrating!

    Dirty-Diesel & I just got back from Moab...

    Day1: slickrock, then sandflats rd to kokopelli to onion creek to pub.
    Day2: long canyon to shaffer switchbacks to White Rim (170 miles) to pub.
    Day3: Monitor/Merrimac to 3D to Hidden Cyn then to Hurrah Pass & Kane Creek to pub.
    Day4: Hell's revenge

    Dirty-Diesel will be posting the pics! :D
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  17. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    Hope your head looks better than your camera.
  18. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Hick
    I am beginning to worry about you. Every post, you note multiple crashes. Are you attempting to replace Frog as the Crash Queen? :D
  19. dirty-diesel

    dirty-diesel "Spiffy comment here"

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    Moab enough said :D
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  20. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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