Utards whos riding what

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

  1. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Fellas,

    I'm heading an expedition down to St. George next weekend for some mountain biking. My wife is giving me a pass since our baby is due in March.

    We're going to ride 2-3 trails in SG on Friday and then Gooseberry Mesa on Saturday.

    If any of you able-bodied fellas want to meet us down there, the more the merrier.

    There's about 4-5 locals going down and we're meeting some guys from Vegas, too.

    PM me for details.
  2. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    Well Matt- word is that they are running Dutchmans. I watched the videos and I'm pretty sure we ran it 2 or 3 years ago at the RR.

    Not sure the 690 deserves that kind of abuse. Particularly since I failed to get a 14 tooth sprocket and a better chain guide/guard.

    The guy I sold my Wr250 to is trying to talk me into going and riding it. (He will lend it to me.) BUT, he won't tell me how much I would owe him if I totaled the thing. He also set up the suspension for 170 lb guy and I am well... slightly over that by about 100 lbs with gear on.

    So the questions are :

    Orange or Blue??
    Who will be out at Knolls tomorrow?

    :eek1
  3. frog

    frog Long timer

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    Dutchmans is where my 990 met its end. I wouldn't take a 690 down it unless you want to do some repairs.

    I may not be headed down, I am moving my warehouse and may have to do the final move that weekend. If I don't go you can borrow my 250sx if you want. The suspension may be a little soft though buy should be ridable. The other option is run novice and do one loop.
  4. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    Sorry to hear you might have to move a moving company!! :eek1

    I think I will ride the WR250. I'm not racing anyways- I just want to get out and ride.
  5. acidman1968

    acidman1968 Been here awhile

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    On this link is the best rebuttal to the radical enviro-nazi attempt to expand / create the Greater Canyonlands National Monument. The guy who wrote this rebuttal is well acquainted with the area:

    :deal

    Now if only the folks in the Utah Legislature - and in Washington DC - would read it!
  6. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    Nice read acidman. I have sent letters to my congress critters and submitted public comments... not sure anyone is :earthough.


    Went out to Knolls today. Snow is deepest I have ever seen it out there. Some sand was peeking through, but very little. Bowls had drifted in and it was 18"-24". Made for some interesting crashes and riding technique.

    Probably not worth the drive out there for a few more weeks at least. Oh well, we tried.
  7. GISkev

    GISkev wwfsmd?

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    Where'd I take this last weekend? Anyone?...

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  8. ScottG

    ScottG Razor Sharp

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    Some where on HWY 89 5 miles from Mt. Carmel Junction in Kane County
  9. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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  10. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    pretty sick st george vid from Warner Valley. Lots of dicking around on the rocks but great stuff in the dirt terrain...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC8ZvA229Dc

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dC8ZvA229Dc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  11. Roostre

    Roostre Discombobulated

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    Epic! :clap
  12. Trailtwister

    Trailtwister To the peak!

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    ... a mover mover. Hope it's smooth.
  13. frog

    frog Long timer

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    Thanks. Unfortunately nothing is smooth when you have to have things approved by the DOD
  14. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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  15. warp9man

    warp9man Gravel in my Travel

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    Epic stuff :clap:clap:clap great to watch on this snowy ass day.

    where is this at? any clues or tracks would be mucho appreciated.
  16. james t kirk

    james t kirk Been here awhile

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    thanks Acidman for posting that link to the sagebrush coalition.

    indeed, Lynn Jackson put together a very informative and concise rebuttal to the pro monument arguments. i'm much more informed now.

    kirk out
  17. Roostre

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    [​IMG]

    Well the 690 survived Dutchmans with only a few new scrapes on the skid plate, but it wasn't easy. I am one sore, wore out dude today.

    It was great seeing Fano, Commander51 and meeting Kanook and the rest!!

    I think Kanook summed up Dutchmans best when he said "Why would you put that in a desert race"? Couldn't agree more...
  18. frog

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    Glad it survived.

    I can't believe they sent the novice down it. That's just mean.
  19. BrShootr

    BrShootr Been here awhile

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    Look who's talking...
  20. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Thinking about a ride April 7th,8th,9th down to Moab, Monument Valley, Lake Powell area and back... A weekend of camping and debauchery. Any takers? Though I had better bring it up now so the working stiffs can get the time off if needed. :ear