08-29-2012, 07:22 PM
You can do it!
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: 3 hours from the bay area - closer to the dirt!
Originally Posted by dano619
Reading your report first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day and enjoy a cup of coffee----and to heck with the newspaper-------look forward to more
Working on videos kept me from posting this morning, but now you'll have something to read tomorrow...
Originally Posted by larryboy
That tire is looking pretty bad already. Are you guys running rimlocks?
Oh dear, zombie deer.
Oh, that reminds me - this was supposed to be hidden in that Eagle Canyon video,
but we blew it...
No, no rimlocks.
But that's a good idea (Matt has them on the XRR).
We could use some on the 990...
Two days before we left on this trip we took a test ride up to Mt. Tamalpais.
Matt had just put on the new 2.5" rim and the K60.
We were in the twisties when we got a rear flat
Got totally sideways - it was super scary.
The valve stem had ripped right off the tube so the tire went flat instantly.
Matt couldn't believe that thing had stayed on the rim,
it must have been because the tire was brand new and stiff?
Oh, wait til you see the K60 in Moab!
yeah, actually, BigWan already had an ice cream cone at Slackers (torrey, UT) but I missed the photo.
Originally Posted by oldtrucks
Sure that counts, but based on previous RR's I suspect there will be more
Day 13: 7/4/12 happy independence day!
Monticello to Moab, UT 98 miles
We started the day off with some serious crap, courtesy of Norm.
For some reason, Delorme maps are missing a few major roads.
Norm couldn’t see this giant, paved road...
And instead, he told us to turn off onto a washed out dirt trail.
This map shows the UTBDR tracks in red.
They are following a lovely paved road.
Norm had us take that pink dotted road.
It looked like this:
This is the trail?
There’s the mucking road! The same monkey-fighting road we were on earlier.
What a waste of time.
So, we were trying to get to Newspaper Rock.
The flying squirrel is my favorite.
Hey, that guy on the right looks like Hellboy!
And that one on the left is The Tick.
And we're moving...
We stopped at Hamburger Rock so Matt could put new batteries in the GoPro
It would be a cool place to camp...
Info for the rock hounds...
The greenery really pops out here.
We *almost* went to the left here. Don't go that way!
You'll get stuck in the sand...
You want to go straight across this sand "river" and then up to the right...
Another note for the future UTBDRers -
You want to follow the sign for Hurrah Pass.
It's easy to focus on the "Lockhart" part of Lockhart Canyon, but it's a dead end.
In and out - with DEEP sand.
We went down there by accident and if you aren't used to sand, you're screwed.
You could spend a lot of time (and energy) flailing in the canyon...
Okay, this is the start of the good stuff...
Sorry, no HD on this one.
It took us a while to figure out what happened...
The project has to be in widescreen to be HD, not sure why.
Anyway, this one is in standard format.
Oh well. It's not horrible.
Lots of nice rock steps, and a safety cone drop off at the end...
OK, part II tomorrow! That one is in HD.