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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LittleWan, Aug 21, 2013.
Looks like San Rafael Swell. Highway 70 overpass.
Nightly fix of OSO riding ... better than warm PBR Thanks for all the entertainment!
Please, be aware that your ride reports are one of the things that make life worth living for the rest of us!
(not entirely, completely, kidding, just some . . . .)
Don't ever stop, please, and thank you!
A day of rain for dirt like that , almost worth it
I love how you rode up to the Bridge House and then took a picture of the view out the front window...
Can you guys team up with Colebatch and ride across Russia and Mongolia? Thanks.
Count me in for that one. Planning on Mongolia in Aug/Sept 2014!!
Wasn't that close?? :eek1
We were lucky.
Thanks for watching the videos!!
Just about anything is better than warm PBR!
But I'm glad you're enjoying the report :)
Yeah, an evening posting schedule seems to be working out for me.
Aw, thanks Jonathan!
It's so nice that you're still hanging in there.
Wait a minute - you aren't recovering from another injury, are you?
Last time you were really into the Baja report, but you had a cast on your leg....
You were just happy to have something to read during recovery.
ALMOST is the key word.
We haven't paid for that nice dirt yet...
haha - you're right!
Good one, Hermy! I like that.
Sure thing, lukeman.
I'll put that on my "To do" list...
(don't get matt started! I don't know if we have the funds for that one)
hey, are you serious Jeff?
You're going to Mongolia next year?
Lica has been talking about Africa in 2014...
(I can hear matt now...)
(stop it - I need to finish this report!)
OK, more Day 12 coming up...
Day 12: 8/12/13
Moab to ?
236 miles, continued.
Bartek, Scott and Radek took off first...
Lica was next...
This is where I got that photo of Lica in the rocks (last pic from yesterday).
I was getting ready to help him, but those Osos are strong.
He was up and running!
Matt took a different line...
I was almost tempted to make a video just because of Matt's maniacal laughter right here.
We were trying to catch Lica...
but he was gone!
We were almost out of the wash. Here's the exit...
Wow, the rain had really packed down the sand!
Its usually really deep and hard to ride through.
Not this time!
Click HERE to see last years video I have it cued up to start right at that sand...
HD is available if you want to really see the rocks.
Watch that and you'll get a preview of the step coming up...(at mark 3:08)
That video was good, I didn't bother making another one this year.
I took a few screen captures if you want to see more comparisons.
Looks like this section lost some bricks in the last year.
Here's the step. The infamous step.
It looks a little taller now.
Some of the surrounding sand has been washed away.
Matt and I realized that Osito was last.
We waited to make sure that he got past the step safely.
This section was a little more washed out...
and that was it!
Bye, Eagle Canyon -
Devil's Canyon is next...
I think it would be awesome if you teamed up with Colbatch. That would be a epic ride with a truly epic ride report to follow. We'll be looking forward to it at the end of next summer. You don't want to disappoint the fans. Right?
i've never been son envious, over here in europe we don't have those kind of roads and what is whorse is that if they catch you with an enduro bike on a gravel road you may even get a high fine!!
i should move to colorado
I think that all the time! Stop on your way through and pick me up! Lots of fixer-uppers for sale in Silverton if you've got the cash.
Ride reports and I have a complicated relationship...
Imagine that I'm Homer and the toaster is a RR...
Poor arctic wildchild!
It seems cruel that they even sell KTM 990s in Europe. :huh
Start saving your pennies euro cents...and see the info below...
arctic wildchild and Sourjon -
Here's the zillow map for Silverton
And, some listings.
Let us know where we'll be staying, next time we get out to Colorado...
OK, more Oso toast coming up...
And, also because we almost hit a big rock.
It freaked Matt out - he said a little more to the right...
and that hit would have ended our ride. :eek1
Good Job for not smacking that rock with your foot or bike... Last years Baja ride one of the guys didn't get so lucky and hit a hidden rock at like 50MPH and broke 5 bones in his foot.. It ended his Baja trip also..
Holy crap, that photo was disgusting!
:eek1 Oh, that poor guy!
I hope he healed up okay.
I guess Coney was working overtime on this ride...
I feel even luckier now!
Damn! That looks painful! :eek1
So glad you guys avoided something similar ...
Another remarkably good RR, LittleWan ~ You ROCK (excuse the pun) :huh
We're pretty happy about it, too.
Glad you like the RR!
Day 12: 8/12/13
Moab to ?
236 miles, continued.
Let's see...last time I posted, we were leaving Eagle Canyon...
These tunnels make it into most TAT reports.
It had really dumped earlier.
I wonder how much water fletch123 and Sharpie saw in here...
The guys were waiting at the other end.
We talked with Osito about that rock step (leaving the wash).
Radek's really enjoying his warm PBR today Heh - that linky has Pabst AND Patrick Swayze - a 2 fer.
Something tells me those cans dont travel well.
This next bit is Devils Canyon. Its in between Eagle Canyon and Cat Canyon. Questor - I hope Mr. Purr has a shark costume!!
More fun riding - sand with some rocky areas.
Hmmm. Somehow, between the tunnels and this part of the trail,
the monkey fighting GoPro got fogged up.
I didn't take too many pics, so you get some smudgy screenshots.
Matt and I remembered this part - it's deep.
Didn't look too bad today, the rain had packed it down nicely.
Bartek and Lica had already taken off...
There goes Radek!
There goes Osito!
That's Scott, at the top left corner...
I made a little video, for those who are interested in the difference between riding in wet sand and dry sand...
And I got to use that pixie dust title, finally.
Heh. Rocks are always a nice resting spot after deep sand.
We screwed up and missed a turn after those rocks,
went down a different wash and we *might* have taken some soil samples.
No footage/pics, so I guess it didn't happen...
I'm sure the guys were wondering where we were,
so Matt tried to hurry up...
We were definitely back on track here, I remember this step down.
Hit a deep spot and got all wonky here...
Back on track!
another big step down...
some little steps...
Oh, we're getting close now...
We could just make out some dust clouds ahead...
Cat Canyon, here we come!
(that's supposed to be a school bus covered in sand )
Looks like you guys are having some great weather now... its nice to get the bad weather out of the way first with the good weather at the end of trips.. helps you remember them more in the positive..
Its funny listening to the audio... even when the sand is super deep matt is still laughing .... Me not so much..