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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by DingWeed, Jan 29, 2018.
Hey Guys.......we have stickers for the ride!!!
Looking Forward to seeing everybody soon!!
Oh Yeah! - Magile & Janet from Joisey
PS - NC’s finest ‘shine for our host...
I got just the spot for a new sticker.
More scouting!! Taken from Anderson Mesa looking south!......more pics to come!
Can you find the third rider??!!!
Which bike? Husky TE310R, WR250R or Africa Twin. There is so much to ride that it is difficult to decide. I'm leaning to the Africa Twin if routes like Montezuma and Comb Ridge/Butler Wash are ok for a big bike. There are lots of miles between routes, and the AT makes it so easy to get around on the highway. But, the small bikes are so handy! I'll have to look at the map to see what kind of fuel is available because the tank on the 310 is limited to 120 to sputter sputter. Add a gallon and it's 180 max, likely 150 if having fun. The WRR does it all but just slower. What's everyone riding?
There is Awesome riding for all sizes of bikes!!
A 180 mile range for your 310 should be fine.........
And of course, the WR is always a Good choice!!
Doing Comb Ridge, Valley of the Gods and Butler Wash is good for any of your bikes. Gas is available at Blanding going down and gas at Mexican Hat is only about 20 miles South of the Moki Dugway, so fuel shouldn't be a problem. Lots of fun riding and exploring in that area no matter what you're on! I'm bringing my DR650.
I think that I will bring just the twin and make this a touring ride as I want to explore some of the Anasazi ruins and go back to Hovenweep, etc. Since I'm camping in the van I need to reserve one side for a real mattress, chair and table. Once I get the van sorted with a fold up bed carrying two bikes won't be an issue, but for now it is.
My plan exactly. This trip out to 3 Step will be about relaxed riding and exploring!
My plan is to ride my 990 at the general direction of 3-step a few days early and do a bit of exploring. Maybe some night photography and such farting around.
I'm considering heading over into Denver after to visit a few folks and such. Might spoon on tires and head further afield, but likely just turn tail for home, burn the knobbies to slick and spoon on the partially wasted Scorpions I have down in the shed.
A couple more scouting pics:
Scott, is the mountain between Monticello and Bullfrog still snowed in? Nice trail up and over if it isn’t.
It depends on the day!........there is still some snow up there!
Thank You for the pre-ride Scout. After the years you have invested, I appreciate your inspiration.
On board with my fellow explorer from San Diego County . Bagstr
Reading these posts I am hoping to drive down from Canada and join you guys some day. I just don’t have a vehicle to tow my trailer and DRZ at this moment. Shopping for pick-ups right now.
Motorcycles can be ridden places you know?
Yes, most certainly they are but we are still having winter here, it snowed yesterday and supposed to tonight or tomorrow, also I would have some elevation to cross and wouldn’t want to be snowed in somewhere. Excuses, excuses I know.
Yikes! I forget not everybody lives where winter is defined by wearing a cap in place of sunscreen.
Aren't you all supposed to get at least a few hours of Spring? Or does that come along in June right before the mosquitoes hatch?
I have ridden in snow, but I was much younger and still immortal. A buddy rode his DR400 from Denver to San Jose one January after the New Years traffic cleared up. He never fell down and didn't die, but he'd likely not do it again. Pictures of snow are as close as I want to ever get again.
Yes, that is right, we get two seasons, freezing cold followed by plagues of biting insects, then repeat.