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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Sep 5, 2019.
500 is ~ 30 lbs lighter.... no brainer.
Now the riding gets a little more interesting as we start descending a steep route that’ll drop us into the valley below.
We get a little easy cruise across this bench before the pitch steepens up again.
We continue to drop. The route is steep although it’s hard to tell from the photos. We’ll drop about 5000 feet all together.
We might’ve been a little over half way down at this point. More great views of the valley.
Pretty damn fun route!
Lots of rocky sections to keep you on your toes.
Freaking serious route down off the mountain!
F*ck man, that’s sweet! Fairly certain when someone thinks of UT, they don’t picture what you’ve captured in those pics. I really dig the high elevation stuff, amazing contrast to the floors.
LOL to Blurry eatin the pee-hole brat, not right man.
Great update @Joe Motocross. And I’m looking forward to a good few days of riding this weekend. Won’t be ADVF given our base camp, but I pack nothing on my trail bike and cook over a fire. Anti drink lots of whiskey...lol.
Knobby side down.
We hit the valley floor. Blurry Murray and Mo split off from us. Their journey is about done.
I point Drey Dog up a single track. The riding notches up once again!
Oh yeah!! Time for a little hill climb!!
The last ½ hour is definitely the most intense of the day. Drey gets a hold of the climb and eats it up!
The trail eases up and we drift down into town to stock up on supplies for the night and the next day.
ya know how i know this is a low budget minimalism adventure?
cause those are referred to as VOILLE straps instead of PRONGHORN straps.
Day 7: Things ratchet up
@Buuurrrt has joined the Presiding High Council. His adventure bike is a 300 two stroke. His claim is “half the strokes, twice the adventure”! Jury is out on this. We once again head into the high country.
We are taking advantage of the high elevation terrain while it’s still warm and dry.
This is absolutely perfect timing for this terrain.
A month from now and you may or may not be able to ride up here.
Once we reach the summit, we start down a quad trail that descends a canyon heading for the desert.
The riding is excellent on the fast twisty quad trail.
This is a narrow route that descends a fairly steep canyon.
There are a number of small creeks that cross the trail and dump into the main creek of the canyon.
About half way down, we stop and regroup. The council is amped up to ride.
We make good time down the canyon with plenty of action to satisfy.
In my non-PC bunch they're called retard chariots. I guess we're not trying as hard to be accepting.
Edit: I have to admit that even I find the term offensive. Not because it's disrespectful to those unable to balance on two wheels while traveling the backcountry, but because it's derogatory to those with intellectual disabilities.
This is ADV-F!!! We raw dawg it or we don't dawg it at all!!!
^^^ Heh heh heh, you guys are funny.
Then it’s across the main creek which is a little rocky. The water is low right now so it’s just good practice. I’ll cover the ADV-F creek crossing philosophy in a bit.
Time for a “launch break”.
We are headed for the saddle in the far distance. We’ll make a choice of which way to go from there.
A little more launch.
It’d be a good day for a swim but it’s way too early in the morning still.
We have a quick meeting about which direction we want to go. ADV-Fs are very democratic about route decision making until we're not. Our choice of route finding style is to mostly "wing it". We generally don't have a destination in mind but there's nothing stating ADV-Fs can't have a planned destination. We just choose not to.
We opt for a rocky canyon with a similar name. We’ve been up and down it in the past but it’s been a few years.
This is a rugged route that drops down to the desert floor.
It’s narrow and it’s got some exposure.
Lots of rocks. Fairly easy on the descent. Climbing it keeps you on your game.
Maybe try folding the pizza in half over the fork with the filling inside making a calzone. Tie it closed with a little bailing wire from the tool kit.
The problem is that retard chariot riders spend more money than worshipers having unwavering attachment to the set of irreducible ADV-F beliefs.
True. It appears you know what helps drive the local economy here.
Ride save and have fun
While we try to avoid getting injured, I'm not sure "safe riding" is exactly the first thing on our minds.
These obscure challenging routes are the ones we seek out. This is how we like to ride, thus the need to keep gear to a bare minimum. You better be ready to climb back up in the event the route gets pinched off for some reason.
Again, dropping this stuff is fairly easy. It’s no doubt a bit more demanding when ascending.
We continue pounding down through the chunder.
We hit the desert floor and decide to check a route we’ve never done. It looks like an old two track on a bench.
An old dugway cuts through the hill and drops us down some more.
We were aware that there was some weather going to move through and sure enough, it clouds up. We were glad that we’d crossed the high terrain in good weather earlier in the morning.
We’re moving along well. The riding is fast with enough bumps and turns to keep you active.
The route continues to snake through the desert foothills. We’re heading for a town where we’ll get supplies.
The route takes quite a bit longer than expected to get to the next town but we don’t mind. We don’t have anywhere to be and the riding is great!
We’ve got one more bench to get off before we get to the main road on the outskirts of town.
Wow, when it clouds up out there everything turns to black and white. That is a rare sight! Just be careful you never go full plaid. That's really bad!
Great set of updates @Joe Motocross, some rocky $hit you guys went through to get to town for re-stock.
LOL to @everready's comment on clouding up and going mono.
Great looking lake to start things off, imagine it'd be a great place to camp by too.
Hope the inbound weather didn't cause any issues with routes you had in mind. Looking forward to what comes next
Joe continues to attain ever higher levels of minimalism. He doesn't even need color vision now.
There was nothing wrong with the World Series in black and white.
Joe has a future in Hollywood... that last post was thick with foreshadowing, then the shift to black and white... and now a dramatic pause...