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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by GeoMoto, Mar 29, 2016.
Im interested in attending
I will be driving up wednesday night late. What bike are you bringing?
Scratch that, just realized I have a mid term on Wednesday night, but thanks for the reply. Have fun!
You should try to make it! Lots of fun!
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.
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.
Can bring jugs to 'weep.
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.
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.
shirts ordered, and vacation requested ! Jeff and I will be there! We had a ball last year!!!
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.
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!
Unfortunately Chaz and myself are going to bow out on this one.
We might look for one in the Spring.
Map of event Site
Any route tracks?
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. 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?
My last visit to Toroweap was 2013, by motorcycle, group ride out of Mesquite, over 5 days.
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
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.
We look forward to riding with you! See you tomorrow!