2012 Moab Adventure

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Rider23, May 31, 2011.

  1. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    from the top of Schaeffer switchbacks headed down into the canyon for 106 miles of the White Rim trail along the edge of the Colorado river. Simply spectacular!
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    half way down
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    and from the bottom looking back up. I have to admit, I'm no fan of heights, and the descent was unnerving to say the least!!!
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    the adv crew livin on the edge!!!
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    Quantis on the edge
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    our fearless leader fearless Ted Rider23
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    the old fart 4badboyz
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    the problem with this ride is that you really need a couple of days in the canyon to capture all the images. We passed by hundreds of vistas like this without stopping for photos. Even so, we didn't get out of the canyon until 8:30pm
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    back into the canyon to retrieve a downed rider
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    the shadows get longer later in the day, riders get tired and shipwreck crashes hard. Bruised but ok:claphe soldiers on.
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    switchbacks exiting the canyon
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    spot the rider ?
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  2. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  3. Momma Coast Guard

    Momma Coast Guard Adventurer

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    :lol3:lol3 meee too!
  4. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    :ken :lol3
  5. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    True, you cannot take a bad picture in Canyonlands. I don't recall this spot. This was on the WRT?

    Trick to the sand is to just rip it. Letting off the throttle digs the front wheel in. It took me only three trips to Utah to figure that one out, and two more since then to master it (term used veeeery loosely). The sandy bits on Kane Creek trail in April were very soft, and it was harder to get any speed because of the twists of the trail.

    See you guys in April next year. You'll probably plan to go earlier next time before the heats bears down on the place.

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  6. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    yes it was 35kms from the end. Here's another from the same spot. Look familiar?
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  7. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    It looks familair, thats you guiys waiting while I sat in a scorpion filled sand bank trying to pick up my bike.... what a place to lye the bike down...:huh
  8. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    At least you had shade :lol3
  9. jeaggerfairy

    jeaggerfairy lost in transit

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    Hope you guys are all having a great time playing in that realy big ditch in Utah. Getting a few bumps and bruises I see, lol. At least there haven't been any broken bones or extremely bent bikes so far. The pictures are fantastic guys. You are making me realy envious that I couldn't attend. I should have called in dead and borrowed the 1200GS from my buddy. Keep the great pics and vids comming :)
  10. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    I would hope your buddy wouldn't mind some scratches dents and dings.....:huh I guess he could always call it in stolen when you got back...:lol3
  11. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    One more unedited video :D

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  12. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    yeh Rob, 1200gs prolly not a very good choice for here. a KLX or KLR would be the better choice, and cheaper to fix the damage:lol3
  13. rinho

    rinho Rinho FĂ©roce

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    However, a girl I know rode the White Rim with her GS1200 few weeks ago ( 21" and 18" rims)
  14. 4badboyz

    4badboyz Been here awhile

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    today's ride was "Top of the World". Evil Ted at Castle Valley en route to the trailhead.
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    Shipwreck taking in the views.
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    at the trailhead, preparing for the climb to 7,100'
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    the trail gets technical and the traffic jams begin at the tough steps.
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    the Jeep book rates this climb as difficult. The photos don't illustrate how steep and difficult the steps were.
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    Lots of this kind of action all the way up. Crashing and pushing was the order of the day.:huh
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    Finally!!!! the "Top of the World". The views were well worth the effort to get here!!! :clap
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    Eric the Goliath wins the Iron Man award for getting his 950 to the top. A photographer for Rock Crawler magazine was so impressed with the feat he tooks pics and promised to include them in an upcoming article!!! :deal
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    the adv group salute from the "Top of the World".:freaky

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    The day wouldn't be complete without one last crash tho... just sayin :lol3:lol3:lol3
  15. juames

    juames Have Fun, Don't Die!

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    Frank! You must be roasting to death with that Rally jacket on!:huh

  16. hewhohesit8s

    hewhohesit8s Been here awhile

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    I removed the collar for Moab and it's really not so bad unless you're stopped too long. But it's so easy off/on, that I didn't feel overheated, except the fourth time I had to pick up my bike:huh. Still loving the Rally jacket.
  17. Rider23

    Rider23 Evil Ted

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    It was only 94 degrees :lol3
  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Awesome photo :clap

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    Safe travels home lads :thumb
  19. Quantis

    Quantis Been here awhile

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    That was one steep climb. I made it up but my bike stalled out because of the combination of the heat and altitude. Then I'd fall over and slide back down.
  20. shipwrek12001

    shipwrek12001 Shipwrek

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    3 times is a charm is Steve....:lol3

    And Deadly do you have a challenge.........:eek1:eek1:lol3:lol3

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