Moab Weekend Anyone?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Deano955, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. The Fist

    The Fist Knulp

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    Yeah, I recognize that Trans-alp as well....

    (ride report to come -- this evening hopefully)

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  2. JStrom

    JStrom Been here awhile

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    I spaced that and it came to me about two hours after I typed it. DuHHHHHH!
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  3. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Its all good. How was your ride Saturday? Check out the Black?

    Ok about this Moab thing, I have two more riders interested in coming, possibly Crud, and my father. We will probably get our own room if these two decide to come along. If the group is getting larger than you like we could go opposite directions on the White Rim and meet in the center for a lunch stop. I'm easy.
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  4. Doubletrackmind

    Doubletrackmind Been here awhile

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    And have to through all the effort of making two ride reports???

    Nah, I say the more the merrier.
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  5. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    You know I only cuddle with transgendered, big twin riders from Transcona. Sorry.
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  6. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    Gregg,

    Are you out there lurking?

    Post up Mr.
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  7. Mr.Gorilla

    Mr.Gorilla Disc Golf Champ

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    Hey,John Can't make the Moab weekend it's the same time as the disc golf state championships.It sounds like I might be in over my head with my v-strom any how.

    Gregg,a.k.a Mr.Gorilla
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  8. Artboy

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    I would not do the white rim trail two up on a GS. I did it this last summer with my friend he on an adventure and myself on a stock gs with TKC 80. There are only a couple tricky spots but two up would be real tough. Greatest ride of my life, lots of fun.
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  9. Deano955

    Deano955 Insatiable

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    I have borrowed a trailer from a friend to make the trip a bit more enjoyable. Why ride 6 hrs in the dark, across the state, on a KLR that can do about 85 tops?

    This way we can bring all kinds of goodies (beer) to the dry state of Utah.

    Anyone considering coming? 3 rail trailer with 2 bikes on it....

    Deano
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  10. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    Deano:

    You won't have any problems getting beer in Utah. Either by the 6-pack to go or in a bar/tavern/restaurant. Utah DOES have state liquor stores for actual wine/spirits though.

    If I had a real dirt or DS bike I would join you. I love Moab and haven't been yet this year.

    There is a ton of cool stuff you can do on a KLR.

    Tom
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  11. HooterView

    HooterView Been here awhile

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    Wish I was going. Pops 70th birthday party is that weekend.

    Stop in at the Fat City Smokehouse.
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  12. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    So whats the latest body count? I got three in my group.
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  13. Doubletrackmind

    Doubletrackmind Been here awhile

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    Dean and I are in for sure. I'm going to book a hotel today. if everyone else was up for camping and sitting around a fire and crapping behind a bush I'll go along with that but a warm shower and a bed sounds just fine by me.

    Steven "Scooter scum" wrote this at the colorado dual sport yahoo group.


    " Well, I will be out there (you inspired me). I'm not sure we will be riding
    with you, but I'm sure we will see you on the trail. We will be brining the
    bring Iron:

    BMW R1150GS - Silver
    KTM 950 - Silver
    BMW F650GS - Yellow
    Honda XR650 (wimp would not bring his R1150GS Adventure).

    May have an additional KTM 950 -- We will see if he can"

    Edit: We are booked in the Bowen Motel. I tried to get into the Red Rock Lodge since they have a jacuzzi but they were booked up. If we decide to cam we just have to give them a 24 hour notice.





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  14. gee

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    If anyone is interested there is a big AHRMA event in Moab on 10/22-10/23, this will include DP rides, trials events, MX racing..etc last year was the first year and the turn out was good enough to do it again this year. For further info check out the following link:


    http://www.racemoab.com/
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  15. Deano955

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    Oh boy I just recieved a little package from Arrowhead Motorsports today!

    Got the new Wolfman Enduro tank bag, some new fork boots, and the all important sticker from Arrowhead.

    Those guys are great. I ordered on Tues night and got the goods on Fri.

    Now if I can only figure out how to jack the bike up to get the forks out of the triple clamps....
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  16. cap

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    You can tie a strap to an eye-bolt in your ceiling. But don't make the common mistake of using bicycle hangers. They will bend. DAMHIK
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  17. Deano955

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    Got the new fork boots on in 20 minutes flat. I borrowed a floor jack from my motorhead neighbor, used the rearstand and jack to lift her up. No problem. I don't know what I was worried about.
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  18. BWalker

    BWalker Been here awhile

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    On Sunday, Sept 18th, Goss and I did the White Rim Trail on a pair of 950's. He was running TKC80's and I foolishly did it with the stock Scorpion's. We started, going clockwise, from Potash (Hwy279), and everything was fine until about half way we encountered deep sand. Not just on the flat straights but also on very steep hills. The Scorpions really suck in sand. I went down 3 times. The hardest part was the last half. Sand, steep uphill and downhill with either sand or gravel and near the river very deep sand.
    You also need to watch out for other vehicles.....some of the steep hills have sharp turns and the "road" is barely wide enough for a 4 wheeler, so if you meet a jeep or pickup somebody will have to give. Not much room for that.

    If you're going to do the WRT, you'd be better off on something like a 400 with knobbies.
    We started about 9:30am and climbed the last set of switchbacks about 5:30 or so. :eek1
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  19. enduro-ince

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    I knew it all along.....You Texans are pussies..





    Just kidding :D I'm sure the sandiness factor varies from Spring to Fall but in my mind a little sand struggle is worth the other 92 miles of awesome road. And your right, the biggest crux is avoiding contact with Mt. bikers and there sag wagons. Some of the climbs sneak up on you thats for sure. The last time I did it was on a 1150. That will make my 640 feel like a 400. I think I might have Fire-Strom convinced to join me on my twice in a day attempt this fall. Its only fitting to have him with me. The mad man has ridden it in a day on his Mt. bike, twice!! I think the Mt bike record is in the 6 hour range,,,,sickos out ther I'll tell ya!!!

    BTW props on doing it from potash that adds quite a bit to the day
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  20. Deano955

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    If you're going to do the WRT, you'd be better off on something like a 400 with knobbies.

    DTM and I will be on knobbied KLR 650s.

    I aint afraid of no sand...:lift
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