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Mrs. Admiral and I were just to announce us going and spending a few days late September but a family situation came up and we're not able too. Hopefully, next spring. It's been so long since spring 2019.

2019? How about since 2015? 😕

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I have decided that I am in for the next Moab trip regardless of how I have to get there or what I have to rent/ride. You only live once and 2020 is a good reminder for many many reasons and losses.
 

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I have decided that I am in for the next Moab trip regardless of how I have to get there or what I have to rent/ride. You only live once and 2020 is a good reminder for many many reasons and losses.
You won't regret that...the only thing I regret is not getting back sooner since my last visit in 2015...but I had so many great adventures with Borneo, Montezuma, Effanflood, and others I can't complain too much...
 
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Reading up on MOAB here, ADVrider, etc.....the White Rim Trail seems to be the most talked about "Need to ride". I just stumbled upon the Top of the World Trail on Google.....surprised I hadn't heard anything of it 'til now.

Questions for you that have ridden MOAB. I do realize MOAB is a vast amount of square miles of riding. Does your meet-up trips there include riding White Rim Trail, or the Top of the World Trail?
 
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Reading up on MOAB here, ADVrider, etc.....the White Rim Trail seems to be the most talked about "Need to ride". I just stumbled upon the Top of the World Trail on Google.....surprised I hadn't heard anything of it 'til now.

Questions for you that have ridden MOAB. I do realize MOAB is a vast amount of square miles of riding. Does your meet-up trips there include riding White Rim Trail, or the Top of the World Trail?
WRT is ridden by someone in our TW group almost every year. Not everyone rides it though. Unless it has changed, you need a free permit. There is plenty of information with details I cannot remember. All I can say is I obtained the permit on my iPhone and took a screenshot of the permit. I believe this is permissible. You can also obtain a permit from Canyonlands NP (Island in the Sky for instance). Views are awesome and is a long day ride (at the recommended posted speed limit wink wink). Watch out for mountain bike tours.

Several of us have ridden TOW. It's technically more difficult than WRT for comparison and is east of Moab. In past years, we haven't ridden TOW/Dome Plateau as often as there are more trails closer into Moab so you don't have to ride or trailer as far. The day we rode TOW we also rode Dome Plateau trails in the morning to make it a full day of riding. You can ride out there from Moab (we trailered the TW's) but you may want to have plenty of gas if doing more riding out there. The view from the cliff at the top is awesome.
Also in the area is Onion Creek and a big loop from Onion Creek up by the LaSal Mtn Loop back into Moab is another not to technical ride with lots of scenery.

Several members including myself have posted our rides including the ones you are asking about with pictures and videos.

Trails not to miss riding are too numerous to mention. There's a ton of good places and trails to ride and fun with many at different skill levels.
 

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The White Rim Trail is not difficult at all, is a nice long loop that is close to town . Thus its popularity and the inception of a permit system a few years ago to limit number of daily visitors.
Seasonal issues near the Mineral Bottom end of either high water & monsoonal run-off, or conversely dry weather and traffic that pounds silt beds into deep flour can challenge a TW. Otherwise for most of the year a careful driver could do it in a Subaru. Not so for Top of the World.
Similarly most of the listed Jeep Trails are very gnarly and not suitable for a stock Jeep or intermediate skill level TW rider riding alone. Try those with buddies to assist when necessary with tall ledges and other obstacles.
 

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We/they tend to make it up as we/they go along – there’s no set routine, and various groups can split off and do what they want to. Most of the next day is planned by early evening, then minds change over a few brews around the camp fire – then the mornings weather gets factored in – you get the idea

You could spend a month a year in Moab, and still never get all the rides done – best to put your ambitions in “park” mode, and just go with the flow. Moab presents enough challenges without trying to fit everything you saw in a holiday brochure in (that’s just the tip of the iceberg)

Every TW rider should experience Moab at least once, just to put the bike (and rider) through their paces. But go at your own speed, not Freds - (you’ve seen the Road Runner cartoons)

Go – ride – survive – and have something to tell your grand kids about …..
 

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This was asked if I were to come to the next MOAB group ride. Appreciate the replies, all informative! (y)
 
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Get the Ball Rolling.... 👍 :devilish:
 

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As a new dirt rider/long time street rider, this Moab thing looks and sounds scary to me. I don't mind being laughed at, but I don't want to be laughed at while I am crying.

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Crying makes it that much funnier! Besides, you’re in good company. I think the TW200 carries the most new riders out of any other bike on the market. Also, I‘m a, basically, completely new rider and have fallen down plenty of times learning to ride on dirt so... yeah, in good company!
 

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Agreed. Am I reading the first post correctly? Current date is Dates: 20-26 April, 2020?

Thanks!
It was, but Covid got in the way.

Slick rock is easy to ride, you just need to get over your fear of sliding.
Sand, well to some it is the devil work, to other it is God‘S gift of fun for an ATV tire.
 

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It was, but Covid got in the way.

Slick rock is easy to ride, you just need to get over your fear of sliding.
Sand, well to some it is the devil work, to other it is God‘S gift of fun for an ATV tire.
Sand is most definitely DEVIL’S work!!!!!
 

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I was hoping someone would revive this thread. I plan to go down to MOAB this spring 2021. I haven't set a date. When this Moab trip was postponed last year I ended up taking my Super Tenere up to the top of Bear Tooth Highway and Tent camped with my wife. We didn't see any bears, just lots of Mosquitoes up there and lightning
 

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Moab is on my list for this year, though it's a long haul from Wisconsin. That said, I'm leaning towards a trip that would include a few days in Moab with a few more around Telluride/Ouray, CO, and that pushes the timeframe out to June or so at the earliest. I might be able to talk myself into two separate trips, though that's two days driving at either end, leaving me just the midweek for fun.

Last summer I took a 10 day trip through CO to break in our new teardrop trailer, and the desire to hit the 4x4 trails was a big driver in my TW200 purchase. One night of the trip was spent in Castle Valley, just east of Moab. The valley itself was 100°F in the afternoon, while my boondocking campsite near the LaSal mountains was only 85° at the same time.

I did a lot of drone video during this trip, so here's a shameless plug of the sights:
 

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Moab is on my list for this year, though it's a long haul from Wisconsin. That said, I'm leaning towards a trip that would include a few days in Moab with a few more around Telluride/Ouray, CO, and that pushes the timeframe out to June or so at the earliest. I might be able to talk myself into two separate trips, though that's two days driving at either end, leaving me just the midweek for fun.
Pupsocket, your drive is ~ 1400 miles, mine is ~1200 miles and I have a border to content with. I do not drive over 67 mph with my truck and camper so our trips are probably the same length in time. When I was working, I would leave right after work on Friday and drive until 10 or 11 PM. I would be up the next day a 5 AM and would be at Willow Springs late Saturday afternoon or early evening all pumped up ready to ride. I have been to Moab 7 times since joining the TW group, the last few trips have not been so rushed (Retired) and I have stopped at LT's and the Admiral's along the way. I would ride Sunday - Friday, all day every day and then on Saturday do a short ride and be gone by noon so I could be home Sunday evening. A week is really not enough time at Moab, but it is well worth the effort and expense.

June may be getting a bit too warm for riding in Moab. My first trip to Moab was in July and it limited how much I rode.
I do not like to trail ride when it gets into the 70s let alone the 90s. Moab got to 110 while we were there that summer.
 

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Pupsocket, your drive is ~ 1400 miles, mine is ~1200 miles and I have a border to content with. I do not drive over 67 mph with my truck and camper so our trips are probably the same length in time. When I was working, I would leave right after work on Friday and drive until 10 or 11 PM. I would be up the next day a 5 AM and would be at Willow Springs late Saturday afternoon or early evening all pumped up ready to ride. I have been to Moab 7 times since joining the TW group, the last few trips have not been so rushed (Retired) and I have stopped at LT's and the Admiral's along the way. I would ride Sunday - Friday, all day every day and then on Saturday do a short ride and be gone by noon so I could be home Sunday evening. A week is really not enough time at Moab, but it is well worth the effort and expense.

June may be getting a bit too warm for riding in Moab. My first trip to Moab was in July and it limited how much I rode.
I do not like to trail ride when it gets into the 70s let alone the 90s. Moab got to 110 while we were there that summer.
You are welcome here anytime brother. (y)
 
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