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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by NSFW, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Increasingly Grumpy Super Supporter

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    Nice
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  2. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Stir crazy

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    ^^^ The Guzzi rider seems to be enjoying himself. Good one.
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  3. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    mk, next time you come over pick a good month and i will be happy to take you to DV.

    David. myself is a MG fan. old school and drive shaft. of course we know an Italian air-head between your legs is happiness. i missed my 2005 V11 Le Mans and hope one day...:nod
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    MrKiwi Increasingly Grumpy Super Supporter

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    Deal, I'd enjoy that.
  5. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    due to responsibilities and campground duties, i didn't really get to ride a lot while in Death Valley. 2 weeks later still longing to get out but riding solo is no fun. so i posted a want-to-ride in the LA ADV thread just a few days before the planned weekend ride (April 11-12) and had 3 takers.

    smogged.out and BiggieFalls showed up at my house before 7am. our planned route is to ride north to Ojai - Carrizo Plains - Pozo Saloon - Santa Maria
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    we rode a couple of the finest twisty roads in socal, hw 150 and 33 on our way to get to Carrizo Plains
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    Doc Sarvis on Quatal Canyon
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    it was chilly, have to put on a shell over and had my heated grips on. also wearing a heated vest.
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    the rest of the story is here

    in 2 days, we rode a little over 500 miles
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  6. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    a week later, April 18 - 24, 2021...this time to Moab for 6 days. it's a mixed plan, alternately ride the Honda Monkey and the little red pig.

    teaser pics:

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    thumper ride

    left the house on Saturday morning, drove up north, took the I-15 and stopped for lunch in Baker, just to find out my favorite restaurant, the Mad Greek is out of business...:becca
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    then to the best hamburger in CA, except this one is in Las Vegas.
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    into the AZ strip and bush camped at Black Rock before crossing into UT
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    sharing my sleeping quarter with the monkey. i used to do that with my XR400 and that wasn't smart. the gas vapor escaping from the fuel tank will kill me silently...:grim
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    next morning, back on the road. the roadside landscape is stunning
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    made it to Moab RV Resort before 3 pm on Sunday and our friends @Some Beach and ms. are pretty much settled in
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    monday morning meet up with fellow inmates at 8am....brrr it was 45F, but the reception was warm. thanks to @simbaboy for organizing this gathering
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    the monkey gang
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    then to Potash Road and with the speed limit, we were able to hang with the rest of the group
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    unknown to us, honda sent along their stunt rider @Some Beach
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    @Pcfly doing a great job and making sure no monkey is left behind....:imaposer
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    we took our first break
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    short meeting before tackling dirt....we have an assortment of bikes, from 125 to 1000 cc
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    no such thing as a bad picture in Moab
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    things starting to heat up
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    the view
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    the Colorado River
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    the sweep finally caught up....:lol2
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    more coming....:y0!
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  8. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    sorry if the pics are out of sequence....:D
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    Gooseneck Overlook
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    our loyal sweeep
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    we were easily dwarfed by the rock formations
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    looking behind
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    our fearless leader making sure the last rider make it to the end
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    also a TW200 in the mix
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    almost near the top of Shafer Trail and who elso?
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    our fearless leader Simbaboy
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    these monkeys are the first to conquer Shafer Trail....:clap
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    this one taken earlier
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    we made it to the Canyonland Visitor Center and were received like celebrities.....:lol2
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    not a bad day for the monkeys' first foray on dirt. it was a blast ......:y0!
  9. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    nice Joel...

    Utah is on my bucket list in the next year or so...
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  10. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    thanks for chiming in...and i'm pretty sure @simbaboy will have a Moab meetup next year. let's make it the biggest and baddest monkey ride
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    the next day i let the monkey take a day off since today's ride is the White Rim Trail loop and will need more hp and suspension travel. we took the pavement to Canyonlands but when we got there, a mile long of cars lined up in traffic were waiting for us
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    eventually we were at the top of Shafer Canyon
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    unlike yesterday, this one we're heading down
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    waited for the guys so i can take a picture of them
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    we reached the bottom
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    at the junction of Potash and Shafer, i transferred my spare gas to my tank and had doubts that i don't have enough to complete the WRT loop. fortunately, these guys gave me another gal and half.
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    big thanks to this guy for the refill...:thumb
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    more coming....:y0!
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  12. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    the xr400 breathing freely without worrying about running out of gas
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    chasing @Pcfly
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    worried that i fell off the trail, Carter walked down and searched for me. my bike stalled and could not find good traction. this pic was taken after i passed him while he's hiking back up. great riding buddy and proud of him.
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    the good old xr and rider
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    no clue what's underneath us
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    beauty below us
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    more coming....:y0!
  13. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Man, I need to get to Utah...
  14. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously?? Supporter

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    Great riding out there Joel! That was a great group, great ride......lots of great fun!

    White Rim Trail group.
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    My favorite photo of the White Rim Tail.......
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    Another from the White Rim Trail.
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    This was the day before the White Rim Trail.......all Monkey Business.
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    More Monkey Business from the day before......
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  15. Some Beach

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    Good times Joel, I have a few more of you but don't want to jump ahead. Here's another from Day 1
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    @Pcfly I didn't know you were a Monkey sweep, we just thought you couldn't get enough of the Monkey Biz. Anyway, thanks for watching out for the little guys on Day 1 and keeping everyone on the old folks eating schedule back at camp. :-)

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  16. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    don't wait too long....depends on the date, i am ready to go back.

    traffic is bad, so stay in town.

    even in the shoulder season, Moab is already packed.
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  17. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    Paul. our timing was perfect and the campground (Moab RV) was great. i honestly enjoyed the company of everyone, and eating out was good too.

    sorry, i used many of your good pictures and didn't give you credit for it. anyway, i know you're cool and really appreciate uploading them to my smugmug, they are safe and available for a long time.


    thanks Dave. the monkey ride is epic. nice pics and thanks for waiting for day 3 for more monkey business. i'll get the WRT rr done soon.
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    @Some Beach was thinking of doing WRT. it can be done but i think the suspension is certainly inadequate. lots of 1 ft drop, shelves, embedded rocks and square hits; this is where the 21" front and 10" travel are essential. of course rider skill is the most important!
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  19. NSFW

    NSFW who else would love noobs? Super Supporter

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    it is steep once you're on it
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    paul, carter and the never-ending scenic landscapes. KTM 500s ruled this ride!
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    carter
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    hardcore
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    the crew and the Green River
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    a vintage XR400 got in the mix
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    @Blaise W doing a fine job leading
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    6-day (ISDT) porn
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    looking back
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    shall we turned around and do it in reverse?
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    i said....let's just call it we had a great ride
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    the shadow is getting long and let's have a nice dinner in town!
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    the Monkeys next....Sand Flats - La Sal - Onion Creek Loop
  20. Pcfly

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    Yup Joel, everyone had a very good time! Even Bill's body double kept coming by to see what we were up to.:lol3 No worries on the photos.......I just want 90% of the profits. :D

    Let me know when the next ADV is.:thumb
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