Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by RedRockRider, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    3000 mi to buy a pizza


    Sending my best to E & E and your folks K!!

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  2. Dusty Rider

    Dusty Rider Seeking Neverland

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    Hey gang. I'm currently in St. George and my KTM 300 needs some love. Anybody up for sharing some stories, food and drink in exchange for use of their garage? I have all the parts and tools necessary...
    Cheers!
  3. STRich

    STRich Been here awhile

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    @RedRockRider Thanks for all the rides here. We spent the week in St Geo with both big and little bikes. What a great area to explore.
    Thanks!!!!
    Rich
  4. MCJockey

    MCJockey n00b Supporter

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    I hope it was a Green Mill deep dish or Punch pizza to make it worth a 3000 mile trip! I live in White Bear lake MN and have a home in Ivins near the Red Mountain. I've been doing mostly solo expeditions so the misses bought me a Garmin Explorer to keep tabs on me. Would like to ride with others but the timing hasn't worked out yet. I'll be back down for spring break the week of March 8th.
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  5. michaeldualsport

    michaeldualsport n00b

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    St. George local here, recently got back into riding. Anyone interested in setting up a group ride/camp from St. George to Whitmore Trailhead, north rim in the next couple weeks?
    Looks to be about 85~miles 1 way, and my wife suggested I look for some folks to ride out with rather than venture this one solo.
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  6. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Heading to St. G Apr 10 for a week, if I can break away from family activities for a day I'd be up for a ride later in the week assuming I get needed maintenance done on my bike.
  7. michaeldualsport

    michaeldualsport n00b

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    Awesome, I'm taking vacation that week as well (11th-17th) for some friends coming down from SLC at the end of that week.
    I'd be happy to lend a hand on any maintenance from my limited brain, but probably more importantly have tools as well if you're in a pinch.
    Either way it'd be great to get some miles in, just know if you need someone to roost with, I'm probably not your guy. Got a big ol heavy KLR that I'm still getting used to having wheels back under me. Sure does feel different than my old XR from my younger riding days. :D
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  8. Mala Suerte

    Mala Suerte Been here awhile

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    KLR will definitely feel much different from the XR. KLR is big, heavy, mediocre suspension, and under powered. XRs generally have better suspension and more power. I’d take the KLR for longer on road slogs with some dirt thrown in. If your just hitting the pavement to connect off-road trails, then the XR is phenomenal.

    Welcome back to riding. I rode dirt bikes in high school, then took 25 years off before I started riding again - I also bought a KLR to get back into riding.
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  9. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    My back to dirt bike 11 yrs ago was also the trusty KLR, was also my gateway drug to ADV :DMoved on to a DRZ400S and a Husky TE510 the later which I keep in St. George at my bros house.
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  10. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Now in St. George, actually Washington at my bros, any locals up for showing a visitor some local riding, maybe Wed or Thurs? Shoot me a PM.
    Erik
  11. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    So wondering if UT is trying to send me a message, two trips to UT and two flats, plus todays was on a brand new Shinko fatty and hd tube! Back home I think I got like 3 flats in 5 years and like 10,000 miles of dirt. Still great ride today in Warner Valley with my bro and my daughter in his razor.

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  12. mostly harmless

    mostly harmless Adventurer

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    Flat's are bummer, i've yet to tangle with a flat on the road, guess i haven't been riding nearly enough!
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  13. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    That is why I wish tubeless spoked rims would get more widespread.
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  14. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    They are calling them Mousse
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  15. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I like my mousse like this:

    Easy-Chocolate-Mousse.jpg

    Just give me the tubeless so I can fill the tire with run flat goop and call it a day.
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  16. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I run tubliss now, but giving mousse a try soon. I have them here with new shoes so maybe next week after this weekend ride
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  17. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Can anyone recommend a bike shop in St. George/Hurricane area to do some work on my Husky TE510? As a non-local I have no clue who might be good, but if it's anything like here in the DC area that's hard to find.
  18. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike EricV

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    Rocky Mt ATV/Motorcycle is a decent shop, and a KTM/Husky dealer as well as other brands. I was pleased with their service quality and overall prices when I lived in St George. I never tried the shops in Hurricane, so can't offer any input there.
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  19. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    RMATV/MC. Very knowledgeable and reasonable. Hopefully not too backed up to help out.
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  20. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Thanks guys, when visiting my brother in St. George RMATV/MC is where I've been buying parts, I'll probably give them a try.
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