The first time at Moab doing Hells Revenge with you guys scared the .... out of me and that was near the beginning of the ride. Now it seems pretty tame.
The 52 second mark of the video reminds be of some of the areas on Slick Rock.
The last time I was at Moab, I met an expert rider and he said I should try Wipe Out Hill. Just ride down it he said.
i think I would rather try going up it.
I have seen a group of motorcycles ride down it and they made it look easy - Mind over Matter.
I have also sat at the bottom of the hill pondering the best route up - then Admiral brings me back to reality.
2001 TW200 sporting a MT43 up front. Duro has gone to a good home. 2015 VStrom XT, 1996 DT 200, Broken 2010 Xingue 400 XY. 2009 WR250r now shared with my son.
Did Devils Racetrack and Poison Spider loop last weekend. Heading down to ride Dead Cow and the Tubes in White Sands Wash this weekend. Got to get some saddle time before Moab..
Soldier Summit Earlier Today
There sure are lots of good folks attending this year. With thirty some odd attendees (well, maybe not everyone is odd) it may be hard to visit & ride with new and old friends. Going to be epic no matter what.
Another nice day again.
The siren song of the slickrock is calling.
Slickrock is also whispering to ride responsibly, stay on trails and no free-riding through the desert.
Took a while to find them but hit Dead Cow and the Tubes today. Mary's Trail had a very steep slick rock entrance similar to launching pad on the Spike so we passed on it. Lots and Lots of Sand..
2017 Beta Xtrainer 300 - Suspension modified for height
2013 Yamaha TW200 (Sold but not forgotten, possibly in the future when space permits)
2007 Kawasaki Ninja 650R (sold) Fun for a year, then mega garage DUST collector
1985 Honda CB650SC Nighthawk (sold) FUN - but became a dust collector
1984 Honda CB450SC Nighthawk (sold) Primary transportation for almost 5 years
Various other 2 wheel rolling junk not worthy of mention....
Last minute reminder to first time attendees on available infrastructure:
Dry Camp- Has fire ring and a pit toilet about half mile away. We are on our own, strive for self-reliance in all respects.
Archview Campground- Gas, ice, mini-store, showers may be rented. A little garbage can be gotten rid of if buying gas.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks- Water, plumbed rest rooms, guide books, garbage disposal at Visitors Centers.
City of Moab- Lodging, stores, restaurants, fuel, waste disposal, Yamaha shop but all are a twenty minute ride away.
8pm today. Still nice after sun goes down, bit of snow lingers in the La Sals. If riding getting time to head back to camp.Isky.jpg
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Finalizing Moab preparations.
Getting the bikes ready. All oil changes done. Purple's Bee has new front tire and a smaller rack for this trip. Took some hammering to get the old rack to fit. Just had to use the correct hammer for the job.
The after ride "medicine" is being brewed as well.
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?
Figured I might as well have redundancy so loaded up two today as a test. Little did I know redundancy could also mean two suddenly leaking petcocks.
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