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Old 06-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #136
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after marble canyon and navajo bridge....next stop was vermillion cliffs. the elevation here is about 4k feet but still it was getting warm. time to head up to higher elevation


http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm...vermilion.html




though dusty, we were able to bypass 70 miles of pavement.....



not too far from this sign is "the wave"



http://www.zionnational-park.com/coy...ttes-paria.htm

the wave (not my pictures).







near the trailhead to coyote buttes



coyote buttes (not my picture)



we're actually on a plateau



after 30 miles of some of the most beautiful dirt we hit the highway
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:51 AM   #137
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Some participants of this ride is really really really lazy or busy I guess...
I am waiting for days 1-4 to finish my RR.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:16 PM   #138
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Are you kidding? There are a lot of great rides in Florida, I have seen lots of youtube vids of people riding down there. You just need to find them is all.

Don't get me wrong I enjoy the trails we have and being a Park ranger, I have more then most. I was stationed in Tustin/ElToro and the SoCal area and it's location in conjunction to everywhere else overs on the left coast is top notch. I spend ten hours driving so I can ride in the smokies often.
Florida has been great, I'm bailing out in 5 years to places of elevation.
Great ride report gentlemen.
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Old 06-16-2012, 02:20 PM   #139
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Don't get me wrong I enjoy the trails we have and being a Park ranger, I have more then most. I was stationed in Tustin/ElToro and the SoCal area and it's location in conjunction to everywhere else overs on the left coast is top notch. I spend ten hours driving so I can ride in the smokies often.
Florida has been great, I'm bailing out in 5 years to places of elevation.
Great ride report gentlemen.
glad to hear you're enjoying this as much as i do.

at least you had the chance to travel and lived in various parts of the country. you have a larger perspective where to live next.

i've been very fullfilled here in socal, nice weather, happy with my job, made a lot of good friends and so many places to ride.

beautiful weather today, rode my bike and put 150 miles on the twisty angeles crest. look us up when you're in town.

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Some participants of this ride is really really really lazy or busy I guess...
I am waiting for days 1-4 to finish my RR.
let's wait for the lazy lizards.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #140
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Thats a great report Ersin and all. I still would like to make a GC trip some time. So what kind of fuel range do you need to make this trip?
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #141
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Thats a great report Ersin and all. I still would like to make a GC trip some time. So what kind of fuel range do you need to make this trip?
Thanks DD. The only day we needed gas was the first one. Masquite to Bar10 to Toro Weap. Joel made the arrangements for it and we got 87 at $7/gallon.
My 990 got 2.8 gallons. Less then DR650. BTW, my mpg thorough out the trip was way over 40. I hardly get over 40mpg but on this trip I got 47, 49 and 49 mpg per tank. I keep track of it with an app.
Other than that I thing 120 miles per tank would be enough, unless you get lost. Joel will help you out on this one, on both.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:52 AM   #142
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glad to hear you're enjoying this as much as i do.

at least you had the chance to travel and lived in various parts of the country. you have a larger perspective where to live next.

i've been very fullfilled here in socal, nice weather, happy with my job, made a lot of good friends and so many places to ride.

beautiful weather today, rode my bike and put 150 miles on the twisty angeles crest. look us up when you're in town.
Fantastic, thanks again.



let's wait for the lazy lizards.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #143
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Thats a great report Ersin and all. I still would like to make a GC trip some time. So what kind of fuel range do you need to make this trip?
duane, the biggest IF is having available gas at bar10. if none, it will be a 200 mile ride to the next gas station in fredonia.

i have a 3.8 gal tank on the 640 which did 30mpg, and when i filled up, i took 4 gal....



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Thanks DD. The only day we needed gas was the first one. Masquite to Bar10 to Toro Weap. Joel made the arrangements for it and we got 87 at $7/gallon.
My 990 got 1.8 gallons. Less then DR650. BTW, my mpg thorough out the trip was way over 40. I hardly get over 40mpg but on this trip I got 47, 49 and 49 mpg per tank. I keep track of it with an app.
Other than that I thing 120 miles per tank would be enough, unless you get lost. Joel will help you out on this one, on both.
120 is good if no messing around....getting lost, doing side trips and lots of tire spins, one will need at least 150 miles.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #144
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after vermillion cliffs, it was a mixed of highway and dirt to get us to orderville ut for lunch



gassed up here



having flags of the different countries mean this is a friendly joint









is the food good enough?


yeah, loving it; great place in a small town. five star service and the food was home made.


time to move on


as we were getting to leave, a group of 5 or 6 italian riders on harleys came to us and started talking. happened to be friends of frank's cousin living in turin....small world
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #145
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north bound on hw89



the big bikes are at home on this kind of road - that's paul on the SE



wide open



the back road to the campground



hoping to see sometime this year what's in buster's gopro...



the campground is in that forest



almost there



there are 4 camp grounds around navajo lake - this is one of them



view from our camp site (taken by rich)
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Awesome Rr you guys. Not a single KLR in the group
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #147
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Awesome Rr you guys. Not a single KLR in the group
Don't be disappointed Duy, Joel's bike did handle like a KLR, his luggage weighed as much as a KLR, and his wallet is as tight as KLR rider's, so it was almost like having 3 KLRs with us.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #148
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Awesome Rr you guys. Not a single KLR in the group
duy, last year was fun, not too late, more fun rides coming. you gotta stop getting rich and start riding.


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Don't be disappointed Duy, Joel's bike did handle like a KLR, his luggage weighed as much as a KLR, and his wallet is as tight as KLR rider's, so it was almost like having 3 KLRs with us.

bwahahaha.

you're funny timmy even without running butt naked out of the cold river.....

the last 2 days were good too, and you would have enjoyed it, no bikes to pick up.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #150
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Great ride. Very entertaining to follow along. Thanks for posting.

Since you are at Navajo Lake, a tribute pic of my bike near the "end" of the lake on the way down (via dirt) to Zion.



Thanks again. Great write-up and pics!
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