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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-27-2015, 11:40 AM
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Posted By jakbrand
Lots of jeeps crawl through Mineral Basin for the...

Lots of jeeps crawl through Mineral Basin for the miles of cool obstacles. The same fun obstacles trials bikes like.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-342SSw6/0/L/i-342SSw6-L.jpg


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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-27-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Mineral Basin

More from Mineral Basin.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-4Mkfnp4/0/L/i-4Mkfnp4-L.jpg



Amazingly, we snuck up on a pair of moose foraging along the lingering snow line. These beasts are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-27-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Looks familiar. If it's the steep trail that...

Looks familiar.
If it's the steep trail that connects Sunset Peak Trail and 157 to Ant Knoll, then we rode it. Maybe not clean, but we made it up.

There were several tough switchbacks and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Trail 38 was especially rugged and steep heading...

Trail 38 was especially rugged and steep heading up to Mill Canyon Peak.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-CNRm8Hz/0/L/i-CNRm8Hz-L.jpg



Probably would have turned back or smoked the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Trail 157 was very busy on this first day of...

Trail 157 was very busy on this first day of summer with hikers, horses, mountain bikers and motos. We decided to exit Trail 157 and explore seldom traveled Trail 37 and Trail 38.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Trail 157

Riding trials up the initial climb on Trail 157 to Ant Knoll is a big advantage. It's steep and rocky with tight switchbacks. Fun!

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-3pjzN8w/0/L/i-3pjzN8w-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Fuel Range

Good question.

Measure fuel usage in hours, rather than miles because trials bikes are slow. You're not going to cover much distance in a single day.

My Beta 250 two stroke has a two liter gas...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
After taming the mountain that connects Brighton...

After taming the mountain that connects Brighton and Alta ski areas, we turned the descent into a trials practice session.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-q49DQfL/0/L/i-q49DQfL-L.jpg

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Sunset Peak Ridge

We attempted Sunset Peak Ridge a few years ago on enduro bikes, but failed miserably. I'm not sure we rode past the fence at the trailhead.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Honkey Cat, Thanks for checking in. Hope to...

Honkey Cat,

Thanks for checking in. Hope to see you rambling out yonder through Utah's canyon country next year. :thumb

From C2D 2015
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Forum: Photos 06-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 249,440
Posted By jakbrand
singletrack!

Uinta Wasatch-Cache National Forest on June 20

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-rQ9Njxx/0/L/i-rQ9Njxx-L.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
We don't need no stinkin ramps

You can tell I'm new to the world of trials. Real trials riders don't use ramps for unloading. :deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
I prefer a loop trail, but this out-and-back trip...

I prefer a loop trail, but this out-and-back trip delivers intensity from start to finish no matter how many times you ride it.


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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
10 Miles of Heaven

We briefly discussed exploring other trails around Temple Mountain on Day 2, but quickly decided on 5MOH x 2. :webers

Beta's fuel tank holds two liters. Today's five to six hour out-and-back ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
5MOH plus Lone Man Wash took us more than four...

5MOH plus Lone Man Wash took us more than four hours.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Rugged Beauty

After an hour of riding I unpuckered and started enjoying the rugged beauty of San Rafael Swell.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
A few more shots before hitting the Crux. ...

A few more shots before hitting the Crux.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-LrpNckn/0/L/i-LrpNckn-L.jpg


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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-09-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
The Crux

Tooly, I cannot lie. I dabbed. :lol3

This section is known as the "Crux". It's definitely the most critical point of 5MOH because it's steep and the ledges are covered with sand. Poor traction...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
The beginning of 5MOH is technical, but there's...

The beginning of 5MOH is technical, but there's nothing to make you consider taking the bailout yet.


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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Tooly, Thanks for checking in. I...

Tooly,

Thanks for checking in.
I believe you will be riding red rocks in the near future! :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Follow the White Line

A quick stop at the trailhead kiosk reveals hundreds of miles of routes across San Rafael Swell. 5MOH was created a few years ago by enduro riders to connect Red trail to Lone Man Wash trail.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
5 m o h

If Harleys occupy one end of the motorcycle spectrum, then trials are on the opposite end with dual sport landing somewhere in the middle. Each discipline depends on the terrain you choose to ride. 5...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
C2d

Let's back up for a moment.
On the way to Utah, I stopped in South Georgia for a two-day spring gathering of Hall of Fame dual sport riders where we tooled around clay roads near Cuthbert, Lumpkin...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
Stretch, Thanks for following along! :thumb ...

Stretch,

Thanks for following along! :thumb

Next summer we will follow some of your 2007 Alaska tracks. :webers
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-22-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
Hey Tooly, Did you seal the deal on a...

Hey Tooly,

Did you seal the deal on a 500EXC yet?

In the photo below, the oil pump cover needed a little tightening. No big deal. I expect to tighten a few bolts on a dirt bike with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-19-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
Day 7

The original itinerary had us departing Prineville on Day 7. We were departing Seneca instead, meaning we were exactly one day behind schedule. Now the main route must be modified if we intended to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
Wild West

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-sZZVCCh/0/L/i-sZZVCCh-L.jpg


We exited Ochoco National Forest and entered Malheur National Forest.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
It felt symbolic of leaving the wilderness as we...

It felt symbolic of leaving the wilderness as we opened and closed a few gates crossing ranch land at the northern edge of Oregon Outback. I also noticed the roads were becoming well traveled.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
Turning north near Gap Ranch the we climbed out...

Turning north near Gap Ranch the we climbed out of the desert into a steppe and scrubland region. Many of the roads snaking up the side of numerous buttes were littered with loose volleyball sized...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
We were still crossing the beautifully rugged...

We were still crossing the beautifully rugged Oregon Outback which is actually the northern fringe of the massive Great Basin.

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-BRnXXKD/0/L/i-BRnXXKD-L.jpg
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
All our water was frozen this morning. Hot...

All our water was frozen this morning. Hot chocolate would require an extra step of preparation, thawing the water bottles. :vardy<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 30,898
Posted By jakbrand
Classic trials form. :clap ...

Classic trials form. :clap


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
I was sleeping so profoundly during the first...

I was sleeping so profoundly during the first toyhauler drive-by that I thought the whole episode was a bad dream.

It wasn't until he circled back later and shined his powerful Baja lights in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
This was one of those perfect bush campsites that...

This was one of those perfect bush campsites that you read about in other folks ride reports. It almost seemed too perfect.

Temperature dropped fast after sunset. Fortunately, nearby sage wood was...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
We scouted a hidden campsite in small grassy...

We scouted a hidden campsite in small grassy meadow at the edge of the dunes.
It was clean, there were no other campers and it didn't look anyone had camped here for a while. :kumbaya


We...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
It was about four o'clock after hiking Crack in...

It was about four o'clock after hiking Crack in the Ground and we turned our attention to locating a suitable campsite.


We decided to bush camp at Christmas Valley Sand Dunes 25 miles due east....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
Crack in the Ground

http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/i-wnncS9H/0/L/i-wnncS9H-L.jpg

Geologists estimate about a thousand years ago this active volcanic area pulled apart creating a fissure nearly two miles long...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 133,952
Posted By jakbrand
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...I love riding across the desert.

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