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Grand Junction area Rides & Riders thread

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Greg@RME, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    Last year at this time it was between onion creek and moab that we ran into snow
  2. Greg@RME

    Greg@RME Weekend Adventurer

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    I have not been up there yet myself, but usually the La Sal mountains are still snowed in until late spring, early summer.
  3. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    We rode over to dewey bridge and back yesterday. Felt like May outside.
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  4. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    I'll be down there this coming weekend for a few days, I'll try and check the Onion Creek to Milt's leg while I'm there and report back.
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  5. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    Here now, snowing in the La Salles all day, not sure how much.
  6. Greg@RME

    Greg@RME Weekend Adventurer

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    Sounds like Springtime in Moab!
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  7. Graywolf11

    Graywolf11 Lobo Loco Moto

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    I was up Onion Creek and over to the beginning of Rose Garden Hill about two weeks ago and it was all dry. The climb out of Fischer Valley up to Polar Mesa was still snowed in.
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  8. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    In the last few days that I've been here (Moab) the mountains have been getting daily snow.
  9. onthetrail

    onthetrail Been here awhile

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    Hi, I'm riding the TAT from NC to CO with an advrider rider. He is doing the TAT --> CO discovery route --> pavement back to PA. I want to finish the TAT and concerned about the safety riding solo from CO to OR. Anyone know interested in doing the TAT? Even a day or two would be awesome and a great help. If I can't find a rider, Im probably going to squash the whole trip and try again next year. I'm willing to cover expenses. (Riding a WR250R) Please send me a PM, thank you!
  10. Thunder_Jay

    Thunder_Jay Here and There

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    What days are you coming through Moab?

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  11. onthetrail

    onthetrail Been here awhile

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    About July 25-27, does that work?
  12. JR1

    JR1 Been here awhile

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    I'm visiting GJ until about July 10th. Anyone interested in playing tour guide? Years past I messed around on the mesa, pinion mesa and escalante area. Full disclosure, due to some injuries & medical problems I have not been able to ride much the last few years. I actually haven't ridden at all since last September. So any single track would have to be fairly mellow. Some 4x4 double track would be a safer bet. If interested send me a pm, thanks.
  13. Thunder_Jay

    Thunder_Jay Here and There

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    Maybe. I work those days but I'll see what I can do
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  14. Rossmoesis

    Rossmoesis Been here awhile Supporter

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    Waking up a sleeping thread. Brraappp!

    My bike is back in working order after a 4 day assault in Baja California two months ago. My body has healed from the million cactus punctures.

    The never ending rain season and cold has taken a break on the western slope and temperatures are warming up. I'm getting the itch to twist the throttle and get outside.

    If anybody is interested in doing some riding PM me. I generally stick to single track and avoid pavement as much as possible.

    Some pics of Baja.

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  15. KamikazeKunze

    KamikazeKunze n00b

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    I’m in. Just arrived back in GJ after being in AZ for spell. I’m looking to take some time off and ride in June. But I’d Love “local” rides as well.
    Just went from Gateway to Dewey Bridge and back in my M1010 (Rambo the Ambo).
  16. Donttrustdolphins

    Donttrustdolphins Adventurer

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    Anyone heard anything regarding the opening of the Rimrocker? According to the website Buckeye campground is open but the trail is still closed. Heading out for a 3 day loop (GJ-Moab-Montrose-GJ) this week, unless anyone knows of an imminent opening of Rimrocker I'll have to find a different route. Maybe Koko down, two-day loop around Moab, Koko up?
  17. KamikazeKunze

    KamikazeKunze n00b

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    I went over La Sal a few weeks back and it was clear.
    I know Lands End is still closed. Drifts over the road above 9k feet.
  18. Donttrustdolphins

    Donttrustdolphins Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info, I am surprised La Sal is clear but that's good to know. Maybe we will do an out and back on La Sal instead of linking all the way to Montrose.
  19. KamikazeKunze

    KamikazeKunze n00b

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    Yeah, the John Brown from Gateway into Utah was clear. Lots of snow on the peaks, but the road was pretty good. It was rutted up as it passes through the private property.
  20. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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    I will be in Grand Junction tomorrow morning to get a Harley serviced. I am debating pedaling out at Fruita or spinning around on the dirt bike if anyone is interested. Short notice, I know...