Desert Minimalism: Springtime Adjustafork Odyssey

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. 2old2Bbold

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    My grand dad, out in west Texas, use to make "cowboy coffee". He said it wasn't any good till your spoon would stand up in it. :lol3
    He was a pretty tough old guy. Rode a horse from Dallas to Oklahoma in 1903 to marry a Chickasaw girl. Wish I had of ask him about all that before he died.
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  2. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Catching up after a few days of being off-grid. What a fantastic few days of riding and updates @Joe Motocross. Dude - that scenery is amazing, and that flank steak over the coals looked perfect.

    Had a good laugh at the 'small desert' comment on your buddy's wife working at the post office. Pretty cool of you to make sure orders are taken care of even when you're "on the road".

    Looking forward to seeing pics from the dinner and crow you enjoyed with your friends :thumb
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  3. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Coal country.
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    This is a tributary of a river that I would’ve had to cross to get to Wally’s camp if I stayed on the usual routes. No dice right now.
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    I arrived at the camp and Wally issued me a chair!! Hey, I’m not a “chair hater”. I actually like a good quality chair. But, as you know, I don't think they belong on a dirt bike.
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    We had cocktails enjoying the views while sitting in chairs.
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    We got ready for dinner and started a fire. Wally’s girlfriend didn’t like us using a little gasoline as a firestarter. She called us “rednecks”. If she only knew the half. I was thinking to myself “shit, I knew I shoulda packed some of that Roost Relief”.
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    We sat around in chairs and enjoyed the bounty of the Adjustafork and some more crow ON ICE!
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  4. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    You guys are nuts. Seriously.
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  5. NoelJ

    NoelJ Been here awhile

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    A chair and ice. SMH.
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  6. Blaise W

    Blaise W Long timer Supporter

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    Hey, they are for my riding buds, and will be great around the camp fire! I see they are on the way; that was fast!!! However, we prefer High West in our cups!
  7. Mach 1

    Mach 1 It'll go or it won't Supporter

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    Hey nutcase you inspired me and I'm committed, now I'm hooked. Sent you a DM
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  8. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Holy carp man, that's a killer shot. Not looking for site intel, but with the fire ring and RV in the shot, appears to be an actual campground. If so, I'd say it's a great campground to offer views like that - effin' spectacular. And if you're not sharing it with a whole $hit-ton of idiots, even better.

    :lol3 :lol3 You meant there's another way to start a fire? Newspaper's great, but so much work to get things going. A little 2-stroke fuel and we have a blaze going in no time. And I like the smell of some 2-stroke mixed with doug fir or pine, at least right off the bat.

    Taking my adjusta-forks out for their first foray in the wild this weekend, albeit not in minimalist fashion as it's a family camping weekend on the dirt bikes. Hell, it's more like the antithesis of minimalist...chairs, tables, tent trailer, etc. But, I want our boys to love the woods as much as we do.

    Keep the updates coming @Joe Motocross, great stuff :thumb
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  9. CJohn

    CJohn Been here awhile

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    I agree with Joe Less intel the better !
    There is lots of places to make own little campground if know where to look, BLM lands, National Forests etc.. that allow dispersed camping. Just don’t abuse it and clean up after yourselves , don’t wanna give the Feds and libs more reasons to close the areas to off-road / camping , hunting than they already have.
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  10. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    This day would prove to be another one of my favorites. A definite theme was emerging. The best days were the days I had no agenda. No place to be, no one to go meet, just ride and end up where ever.

    My first stop (50 yards from camp) was to chat with these Adventure Riders and see what their story was. They were doing day rides. They were keeping it real with a couple of older bikes, DR, XR, blue jeans and a newer bastardized Africa Twin.
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    I was eyeing up the Africa Twin and started noticing the custom mods. DIY adventure pegs.
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    And check out the custom pipe he bolted on from the auto parts store. I’m pretty sure he said he dropped 30 lbs with this mod! I forget the details but he stated the stock pipe was like lead.
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    I was near a complex of single track so I decided to ride them as I continued my general direction which was actually unknown.
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    I rolled out of camp light. No extra water, ½ tank fuel, no extra food. This meant maximum bike performance and I was hitting anything I wanted.
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    Loads of single track in this zone.
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  11. Joe Motocross

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    There were a few technical “chundery” sections.
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    The single track went past this rock and my camera did a great job of focusing on it.
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    The trail followed this bench for a bit.
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    Then up a small wash.
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    It climbed up this little steep section which I got to ride twice since I decided to photograph it.
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    The trail goes up the hill which you can see and then it bangs to the left and climbs up that knife edge ridge. I generally ride it the other direction when I’m doing day rides in this area. I have ridden it on occasion in the direction I was going this day and I remember it being a little spicy. The knife edge ridge climb didn’t disappoint in the excitement department and demanded some concentration.
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    What I’d kinda forgot about was the couple of moves after the hillclimb. Once I got to them, I remembered that they weren’t just “gimmies”. I had to get off the bike and go check this before hitting it.
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    A section of big whoops!! Even though I was rolling light, the camp gear really limits how hard you can hit this stuff.
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    Then I came to this move which I don’t remember being quite so challenging. I had to get off the bike and walk this one also before punching it. This is about borderline as far as the stuff I’m willing to do when I’m out solo. The obvious issue is that when you’re solo, there is zero room for error.
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  12. NoelJ

    NoelJ Been here awhile

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    More great pics. I really appreciate the time you take to set up and get them. And the notes about riding alone cautiously - I turned two leg bones into seven leg bones a couple years ago...alone. It was exciting while I waited for that cell phone connection! And a long summer of sitting around.
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  13. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    I was seriously having a lot of fun setting up these shots. I was getting a routine down so I wouldn't spend much time. I'd stop, set up the camera, ride the section and loop back, grab the camera without getting back off the bike and on I'd go.
    Yep, comes with the territory. I've blown up a couple of times also.
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  14. Joe Motocross

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    After getting through the more challenging sections the trail eased up and was just fun easy riding.
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    It was winding through a convoluted section of rocks.
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    Tons of fun stuff to jump off!
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    There was a little water down in the wash which felt good to splash through. It was getting hot.
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    The wash opened up for some high speed cornering.
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    It was mid day now and to the point where I needed to find some shade for a break. I’d had a GREAT morning of riding and now I needed to assess what to do next. I needed gas, food, water and had another fork to ship so I guess I was headed to town.
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  15. chudzikb

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    Nice touch with the BW picture!
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    Super classy. Nice KTM chair ad.
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  17. Magus

    Magus Never grew up... Supporter

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    You are really nailing it now! Your ride report is really flowing. Going solo is often my preference but you’re dead on, adds a whole new factor to the adventure - both a good one and and a new level of caution.

    Packing ‘the fork’ has to give a man confidence he can take on whatever comes his way too
  18. NoelJ

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    Amazing how varied the rocks are when viewed up close. From a distance it seems like they're just different colors. Do you run across much wildlife as you ride, or are they mostly nocturnal?
  19. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork.com - CEO

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    Shit was really coming together for me, for sure.
    Prong horns, deer, big horn sheep, bear, bison, moose, elk, two types of rabbit, coyote, fox, utah prairie dog, pack rat, snakes, and birds like raven, crow, eagle, hawk, blue heron, and probably a bunch more stuff I'm not thinking about right now.
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  20. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Fackin' awesome @Joe Motocross, killer sections of single track and the action selfies were great. That steep section you climbed solo...damn. Just curious, but what would you estimate the incline at? Looks like a "nice" rock ledge to get past at the top too.

    Great update and you kept the business rollin' too...lol.

    Looking forward to seeing where you camped and what was thrown on the adjustafork for dinner :nod :nod