not suitable for work, then COVID came and i escaped to ID, MT, WA, OR, CA Desert & UT

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

  1. black 8

    black 8 Long timer

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    nice Joel...

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

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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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  3. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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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  4. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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!
  5. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Man, I need to get to Utah...
  6. 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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  7. Some Beach

    Some Beach Been here awhile Supporter

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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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  8. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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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  9. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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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  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Did anybody do WRT on the Monkeys?
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  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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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  12. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv 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
  13. Pcfly

    Pcfly Dude?! Seriously?? Supporter

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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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  14. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    profit? how? i like to buy high and sell low.

    thinking of going back to OR and ID in June. don't have details yet. i will keep you and the guys posted.
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  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    3rd Day of Moab Riding was purely monkey business

    coming from Sand Flats and our intrepid leader @Mofrid is on full speed
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    towards La Sal Mtns
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    complete focus is required when you're on a monkey
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    as we go higher elevation, more snow, but the road was monkey friendly
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    lots of fun twisties
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    downhill is more fun
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    like always, actually steeper than it looks
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    more coming....:y0!
  16. Some Beach

    Some Beach Been here awhile Supporter

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    The man, myth, legend
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    p.s. thanks for the video with both of my feet out like a Harley rider :doh and was that French or Tagalog you were sweet talking me with?
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    ChicoProf Been here awhile

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    Great job with the pics and brief reports. Those monkeys look like they'd be so much fun out there!
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    joefromsf Dark Happens Supporter

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    How the hell do you monkey guys know which bike to get on after a stop?
  19. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    that was a monkey talk...come to the jungle and you'll learn

    haha didn't Jimmy Lewis tell you always to keep one foot on the peg. no worry, not just Harley riders, kids do it too....:lol3
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    finally, got a decent picture of me...thanks a lot!

    it's evolving from a toy to a wannabe dirt bike. fun fun fun.

    no we don't! i just take what's left.
  20. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    we made it down to Onion Creek....and the monkeying begins
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    @Some Beach are IN for more wet and wild frolicking
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    more water more fun
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    with so many water crossing (i lost count) everyone got wet!
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    stupid fun
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    did we get enough........apparently not, pants not soaked yet
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    using the tarmac to dry ourselves up
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    back in camp and tonight we're having pizza in town
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