6th Annual Flying Monkey Adventure Rally, ZION, UT October 13-16, 2016

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by GeoMoto, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. mike89061

    mike89061 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Oddometer:
    400
    Location:
    Pahrump NV
    Im interested in attending
    #61
  2. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto Head Flying Monkey Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,088
    Location:
    Smith Mesa, Utah & Temecula, CA
    I will be driving up wednesday night late. What bike are you bringing?
    #62
  3. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan aka Hooligan LT

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    441
    Location:
    WV
    Scratch that, just realized I have a mid term on Wednesday night, but thanks for the reply. Have fun!
    #63
  4. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto Head Flying Monkey Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,088
    Location:
    Smith Mesa, Utah & Temecula, CA
    You should try to make it! Lots of fun!
    #64
  5. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,210
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I have decided to make the drive over two days each way - the RV is slower than shit and I get too tired. So I've paid for Wednesday and Sunday nights but won't stay there. We'll probly stop at Valley of Fire or Virgin River Casino or something to split up the drive. Coming in early Thursday, might be a good day to hit Zion.

    Planning on Toroweep for Friday. Need a bike ride Saturday. Any tracks setup?

    Just thinking out loud here...
    It's actually easier riding a bike. :deal
    #65
  6. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,077
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    Jesse, what's your thoughts on the weather at this time?

    Is the ride to Toroweap the same route we took last year?

    Any comments on distance between gas stops for either ride planned? I'm trying to decide if I need my rotopax jugs or not. I'm good to about 140 miles w/o them.
    #66
  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,210
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Can bring jugs to 'weep.
    #67
    danketchpel likes this.
  8. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,077
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    I was able to do the Toroweep ride last year w/o needing to crack open a Rotopax. But I didn't do Lonnie's ride last year so I'm not sure the distance between gas stops on that ride. The only thing I miss about my old KLR is that big ass gas tank...... Kawi got that part right for sure.

    I can add Rotopax jugs to get the same capacity but the extra mounting + jugs adds up to a lot more weight. The Rotopax mounts themselves are HEAVY, plus the extra hardware, racks, etc.
    #68
  9. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto Head Flying Monkey Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,088
    Location:
    Smith Mesa, Utah & Temecula, CA

    I always suggest that everyone be prepared for 150 miles between gas stops. It rarely happens that we have to go that far, however if someone veers off course I like to know that they have enough gas to get back.
    #69
  10. dutchjohn

    dutchjohn Adventure Touring

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2010
    Oddometer:
    450
    Location:
    Just a Plain City in Utah
    shirts ordered, and vacation requested ! Jeff and I will be there! We had a ball last year!!!
    #70
  11. SteadyStare

    SteadyStare Adventurer wannabe

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2015
    Oddometer:
    525
    Location:
    Ettalong, NSW
    I had some time free up and I may be able to make it after all. Is it too late to order a T shirt? I'm an XL. I'll try and get my vacation time approved Monday or Tuesday for sure.
    #71
  12. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way...

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2002
    Oddometer:
    2,625
    Location:
    San Diego
    IN! 1150GS and ultra light camp setup. Tent spot paid for 'in the group'. I'll ride up from SD Thursday a.m. to be there by lunch time. I'm stoked!
    #72
    pceire32 likes this.
  13. danketchpel

    danketchpel Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,077
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    Unfortunately Chaz and myself are going to bow out on this one.

    We might look for one in the Spring.
    #73
  14. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto Head Flying Monkey Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,088
    Location:
    Smith Mesa, Utah & Temecula, CA
    [​IMG] Map of event Site
    #74
  15. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,210
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Hmmm...no image.
    Any route tracks?
    #75
  16. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto Head Flying Monkey Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,088
    Location:
    Smith Mesa, Utah & Temecula, CA
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812730

    Check out the link attached above.

    Crawdaddy of CORE has provided some tracks. I don't have tracks for Friday and Saturdays big group rides.
    We will be creating them and posting them as we go for future events. We will also be building tracks on Rever.

    Thanks,
    Jesse
    #76
  17. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    11,210
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Thanks. Looking at them on GoogleEarth.

    As I mention up thread we are bringing our pickup truck, wife and dog, so driving on Friday and not riding.
    We may end up going to North Rim lodge instead of Toroweap unless someone says they want a support truck. Just throwing it out there.
    It's still 114 miles one way, but it's all hiway. Two and a half hours.
    Toroweap overlook is 109 miles from Zion Ponderosa, likely half dirt. Park service site says a 3-hour drive from Fredonia. 'Course the way I drive...maybe an hour? :lol3

    My last visit to Toroweap was 2013, by motorcycle, group ride out of Mesquite, over 5 days.
    #77
  18. Koonzee

    Koonzee Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    121
    Location:
    Via Lactea
    GeoMoto: Hello. I hope to attend this rally on my XRV750. I will be traveling from San Diego and moving onto other areas in UT & CO. I am looking forward to meeting other riders and those with local knowledge of scenic routes for larger dual-sport motorcycles. If possible, I would like to camp in the group campsite. Primary interests in motorcycling and photographing fall foliage. Thank you for your time and effort in organizing this rally. David
    #78
  19. nnamssorxela

    nnamssorxela ¯\(°_o)/¯

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    132
    Location:
    Fort Collins, CO
    I'm marked as "going" on facebook, but just now found this thread. Heading out Thurs after work and spending the first night in Moab. Should be there for Fri and Sat nights. See y'all there!

    EDIT: I'll also be on a FJ-09. Not a very capable off-roader, but if I have to sit out the group rides, I can lead my own.
    #79
  20. GeoMoto

    GeoMoto Head Flying Monkey Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,088
    Location:
    Smith Mesa, Utah & Temecula, CA
    We look forward to riding with you! See you tomorrow!
    #80