Nunca haremos un giro a la izquierda! (Mexico to the Translab ....)

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  1. Peter640

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    Cheap room in St George and a unplanned 4 mile hike around town after a mis direction to a local eatery! Arrived after the sights to an excellent Local IPA! Much needed!

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    Great sign going into staff area “George’s Bar and Restaurant”! Service was great!
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    Bloody hell this place gets busy! Off to Zion and then up to Loa tonight as there are NO cheap rooms anywhere else! I’ve left the tent in LA which may have been a mistake!

    Any ways a couple or three canyons to explore today! Then Colorado tomorrow.
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    I just had to write to my wife and tell her I have another woman ... her name is Utah!

    Un f’in beleiveable!

    Pre breakfast down to Snow Canyon, St George:

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    Taking a rest now at Springdale after doing the Messa Rd from Virgin WOW WOW WOW and I know I have only skimmed to top .001% of this place! You could spend a year here!

    Didn’t happen without pics so ....

    The climb up!

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    Then a nice spot for late breakfast!

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    Spot the bike!
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    Then a glorious loop back to Virgin!


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    And the drop down to Virgin!!

    Not a road to do in the wet!!

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    Spot the road cut in the hills!
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    A philosophical ending to a very good morning!
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    In for more!
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    Landed in downtown Loa Ut after a slightly bigger ride than planned. Was going to run down Burr Trail but it headed the wrong way and it was 1600 hrs so not the smartest plan. It will keep for Utah 2 in June!

    So hit the 12 all the way to 9,600ft and didn’t stop for many pics! Met these dudes from Las Vegas and forgot to ask their names!

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    Parts of the 12 are amazing! Not many pics but all good riding!

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    God bless America and Utah in particular tonight!

    Even the run down to Loa was pretty!!

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    Colorado tomorrow to catch up with a friend from the Deadhorse trip in 2016. Big day planned and trying to link as much nice stuff as I can from map without killing myself with miles!
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    It’s beer and pizza time in Loa!!

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    Welcome to the RR nice to have you along!
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    Yesterday was a mad big day of extremes! I knew it was going to be a big day covering 560 miles to reach. Buddies house in South Fork Co. so I set off early without judging the temp right!

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    The 72 out of Loa was a nice surprise!

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    It was meant to be a no stops no photo day! To pretty but many many deer also came out to play!

    No choice but to smash out miles to grand junction on the freeway which in places is pretty spectacular!
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    I then dropped onto the 141 ... what a great road that is!! It runs in a Canyon for miles and miles!

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    More from 141

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    You follow the river always a good thing!

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    Lunch at Norwood the the 505 S via Silverton. I was going to cut thru on the back country road that extends out of the 101 but was told it was very boggy and snowy so that will keep, so no down toward Durango on an amazing road with some high passes!

    Approaching the mountains it looked a bit grim! I wasn’t wrong!

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    The run to silverton was amazing ...

    Great twisted ...

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    No room for error here ...
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    Higher and higher you go!

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    Then the day got a bit nasty! After Durango the 160 gets better but the weather got worse with rain thunder and lightening! As I climbed up Wolf Creek pass to 10,600 feet snow stuck to the visor and man was it cold! No pics as I wasn’t stopping. I dropped into South Fork tired cold and shivering! Caught up with Tom and a great rib eye and off to flagstaff today to see my niece!
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