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Old 01-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #199
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Originally Posted by RideFreak View Post
The section in question is almost all cruising, lots of 5th (and 6th ) gear stuff, you'll probably get max mileage in that area.
For planning purposes, I'm going to assume 40mpg on my EXC with taller gearing.

It's a ways out, so things might change.....

I'm planning on spending the entire week prior to the ride in the Moab area with my lovely wife. We'll be doing some of the moderate trails in the area.

I've suggested that I attend the first two days of this ride. Paula would then drag our toy hauler over to Temple Mtn to meet up with us on Saturday night. We have a built in 25-30 gallon fuel tank with electric pump. Since I'll be headed home from the Swell, all of that gas would be available to sell (at "market rates" ) to other riders.

Again, it's a ways out. If we have break downs or injuries prior to this ride, we might take our toys and go home. It's always good to have backup plans. I would suggest bringing extra gas cans, but not filling all of them if Plan A works.

Ben, if this works out, maybe your dad would be interested in some scenic rides around the Swell with Paula on Thursday or Friday.
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