Wandering from my meandering (Latest: Moab late June)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by ScotsFire, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    June 22, 2020: La Sal Mountain, Onion Creek loop

    In the afternoon, Imu and I redid a loop that the group had done last year, but someone got lost and didn't finish it. Brian (probably wisely) chose to forego the heat of the afternoon ride.
    It really wasn't too bad as a lot of it was at higher elevations on La Sal.

    The route starts out Sand Flats Road, past Slickrock.
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    I tried to keep track of @simbaboy because, well just 'cuz.
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    Altitude picks up pretty quickly, and the pleasant temperatures are matched with great views.
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    We stopped at the Dinosaur Footprint overlook.
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    The mountain uplifting put the print here, so there wasn't really a cliff that the dinosaur walked off of.
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    A series of steps.
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    An Imusaurus.
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    As well as a specimen of Nimrodasaurus.
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    And something a bit more believable.
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    No rattlesnakes seen.

    The landscape shows the increased moisture above 8000 feet.
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    It starts to return to the desert just as quickly.
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    Riding stays nice.
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    Nothing TOO technical on this ride, but no lack of views.
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    A side road off of Onion Creek Road leading towards the Rose Garden and Top of the World trails.
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    An area I'd like to spend more time in when it's not in triple digits.

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    I bought this WR450F specifically because I wanted a lighter bike for these Moab trips, as well as other desert riding. It's been great for all that.

    Getting deeper into Onion Creek.
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    Imu sneaks ahead.
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    Imu is a favorite riding partner. He's fun to hang out with, and he lets me browbeat him into stretching his riding.
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    While it wasn't the most challenging ride around Moab, it was a great way to spend time with a friend in a magical part of the world.
  2. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Loved the Spanish guitar music in an earlier video.
    Loved me saying "I Hate That Spot" just after Pucker Pass (fallen rock).
    And I really value your friendship and riding with you --- I think I am a better rider because of your coaching (and others have coached too).
    None have yelled at me "Get The Fuck On The Pegs" or something like that. :imaposer

    Imu

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    Always looking out for everybody---clearing rocks to make it easier on the other riders.
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  3. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Not a ska fan, eh? I'm just waiting for the right video to use some Offspring. You'll LOVE that. Nine Inch Nails also on deck.

    I believe it was "STAND THE FUCK UP!"

    Seeing that it was my GF second in line, it seemed a prudent thing to do... move rocks or potentially have to go wade out to pick up the bike.
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