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    Terrakhana in the San Rafael Swell

    One possible ride destination i've been pushing for this march event goes south along the Swell from Goblin Valley, Little Wild Horse Mesa and on to Factory Buttes where the landforms in the Mancos Shale are impressive.factory butte 2.jpgFactory Butte 2 _MG_1394-02-Edit v2.jpgfactory mancos shale.jpg This all gets us to Swing Arm City where apparently Ken Block had fun too. He did go a bit faster than I did last year. I camped at base of cliff around minute 3:14 in the March with lots more soil moisture and no dust. No 600 horsepower either.


    It is getting time for us to flesh out our ride plans.
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    If I were 20 again and bullet proof that looks like it would be a lot of fun.
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    If I were 20 again and bullet proof that looks like it would be a lot of fun.
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    When he went up that really big wall near the end with the sheer drop it took my breath away.
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    There were high marks from other motorcycles to the top of that big wall when I was camped. Betty Boop only made it up about 25 feet.
    I was there all by myself in mid-week and there was room for a many a hundred of campers, a really big place. It just fine to explore at a sedate to moderate pace but our bikes lack the power to tackle much of the terrain, like the single tracks atop many of the knife like ridges.
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    Looks like fun, but I want to go back home in one piece with a bike that is ready for the next run.
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    there are some very cool rock formations in that area

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    I am game for any sane routes, to see as much of the country as we can. Drove route 24 from Capital reef to Hanksville last june, and that was some dry and dusty country. Hanksville might be the closest place for resupply. Got to love that store dug into the hill!
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    Hollow Mountain, Kanksville

    Doesn't everyone buy their beer and bait underground? Hollow Mountain.jpg
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    Great video. It looks awesome there. A bit dusty, but I'm guessing a TW would rely more on traction than horsepower for forward propulsion.
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