Desert Minimalist Thumper Discovery Route

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Joe Motocross, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. crashkorolyk

    crashkorolyk just happy to ride

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    Epic adventure mate! Thanks for the brilliant R.R. and pictures,looking forward to your next minimum tech ride.
  2. JHpowderhound

    JHpowderhound Been here awhile

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    Great RR Joe. I truly enjoyed it.

    Thanks
    Eric
  3. Louutah

    Louutah Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing all the pics and insight!
    Great recap!
    Thanks again!
  4. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @oneworldcycles

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    Really great RR man! You really spotlighted why I love riding and why every bike I own has knobby tires. Be sure to share pics of the turbo snow beast!
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  5. SP's Dad

    SP's Dad Adventurer

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    great RR!!

    thanks for sharing
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  6. snglfin

    snglfin this statement is untrue

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    hi joe,

    another terrific ride report, your storytelling is first-rate. i've been a fan of your approach to travel since your mongolia report (https://advrider.com/f/threads/first-steppe-mongolia.818258/), and always keep an eye out for another one of your rr's. thanks for taking the time to bring us along.

    best regards,

    johnnyg
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  7. ricko1320

    ricko1320 n00b

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    One more attaboy, great story and pics. I've often pondered the fat 18 on the front as it would allow for same size spare tube, glad to hear it works in my terrain. Love to hear the minimalist mindset, I need to beat the boy scout mentality out of me.
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  8. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    I bought two of the tent bags linked in my previous post. They are very thin nylon with single stitched seams. I'm sure they'd be fine for backpacking, but I would not recommend them for Moto/ADV use.

    The size, and more importantly the shape, is right. If anyone can find some good quality, heavy duty bags (10-15L with a ~7" diameter and ~24" long) let us know.
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  9. IceCreamSoldier

    IceCreamSoldier suffering somewhere

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    Thanks PNWet, I am also searching for longer , thinner, waterproof bags. I am getting to the point where I might sew up some myself from some heavy duty vinyl I have laying around.
  10. NTTF

    NTTF ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  11. Kenner

    Kenner n00b

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    This was a great report! I was born in Moab in '81, but sadly moved away as a child. I "grew up" in Ephraim, but my dad was from Kanab. I love visiting and camping in the southern desert. I live in Northern Utah now, but there is nothing like the south. I'm stuck in the Middle East for a couple more months, but when I get back I'll spend some time camping in southern Utah since the weather will be warmer. Your ride report has reminded me of how great home is. Thank you for that.
    Kenner
  12. PNWet

    PNWet Been here awhile

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    I saw the Revelate Designs bag. They might work, but I don't know how durable their material is. They're made for bike packing. I've seen their frame bags, and while high quality, the fabric is more light first then durable. Not sure it'd hold up for moto use.

    I've thought about just getting a piece of 4'x4' material (cotton duck, cordura, something durable). With that I think I could fold and roll stuff into it.
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  13. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork Chef

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    Cool man, thanks for sharing. I'm in Spring City just north of Ephraim. Couldn't be happier!

    Definitely a bit cold for a few months. I usually start prowling around the desert again in late February. Hope you get some quality time in!
  14. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork Chef

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    I'm taking note of the different ideas folks have for stuff sacks. I've seen all sorts of stuff. You don't need anything fancy. Old dry bags work well. Nylon or cordura stuff sacks are great. I've used leather in the past. That's freaking durable. PNWet is on it, you could just roll stuff up and call it good.

    I've gone to just stitching up simple tube style stuff sacks made from cordura. Just a super simple design like a dry bag where you just roll up the extra material and strap it to the side of the bike with Voile Straps.

    The top stuff sack is about 8" in diameter. The stuff sacks on the sides are about 5" in diameter.

    Maybe Adjustafork needs to introduce a new line of packing accessories! :rofl
  15. Joe Motocross

    Joe Motocross Adjustafork Chef

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    One more thing, I'm just finishing up a cup of croffee at my house. Tastes like the desert! Not bad....
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  16. KLRalph

    KLRalph Because KTMalph sounds funny

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    Meanwhile, Inzane is busy printing fake news. He lets me have all of the misprints to use for Adjustafork packing material. By the way, if you received an Adjustafork that was wrapped in the Religion section of a Utah newspaper, it was just by chance. I’m not some sort of religious weirdo trying to spread the gospel.

    Got my Adjustafork the other day and am stoked! It came wrapped in the Deseret News and I learned:
    1. We are morally obligated to be cheerful
    2. Norway knows how to keep the air clean, and
    3. Social media is infested with Bots!
    Which got me wondering, JM you're not really a Bot are you? (Click :jive no I am not a Bot)
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  17. MojaveSidecar

    MojaveSidecar Been here awhile

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    I got my 2 two Adjustaforks last Monday. I am not going to open the package until Christmas.
    I am just going to put a bow on it, adjust the "from" label to say "From Santa @ The North Pole",
    and give it to my wife as her Christmas present.
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    BTW

    She is getting a 2019 F-150 SuperCrew 4x4 from me. :lol3
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  18. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Brave man.............at least until she opens the present :lol2
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  19. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    Here, I thought that Adjustafork was a pretty good idea. Then I found out yesterday that it was just a rip off of a previous design. The original design was done approximately 3000 years ago by a kid.. named Tutankhamun. Here is proof. King Tut had the first itteration. :imaposer

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  20. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    "Walk with an Egyptian Adjusta-fork" ^^^^^^^
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