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Old 08-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #151
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While I was digging in the food bag, I found this!
woo hoo! Ice cream sandwich!
I forgot we had been saving it for our anniversary.
(ice cream for old trucks! or does this one count? )



Sure that counts, but based on previous RR's I suspect there will be more
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #152
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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

Thanks, dano619!
Working on videos kept me from posting this morning, but now you'll have something to read tomorrow...


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That tire is looking pretty bad already. Are you guys running rimlocks?

Oh dear, zombie deer.
Hi Rob!
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?

Anyway.
Rimlocks.

Oh, wait til you see the K60 in Moab!


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Sure that counts, but based on previous RR's I suspect there will be more
yeah, actually, BigWan already had an ice cream cone at Slackers (torrey, UT) but I missed the photo.











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?
OK.



















There’s the mucking road! The same monkey-fighting road we were on earlier.
Dammit, Norm!




What a waste of time.
Stupid box!





Sigh.
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...






Hurrah!














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.



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Old 08-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #153
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The last video makes me want to jump on my bike to chase down some safety cone booty.

Oh! What am I thinking. Steep rocky uphills are NOT my favorite.
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:22 AM   #154
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Amazing ride!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #155
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Amazing ride!
You guys are coming late to the party. You should check out their other ride reports. The trip over Black Bear pass two up on that big bike...... Amazing is par for the course with the Wans!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #156
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Hi Rob!
Oh, that reminds me - this was supposed to be hidden in that Eagle Canyon video.

No, no rimlocks.
But that's a good idea (Matt has them on the XRR).
We could use some on the 990...







Rimlock really saved the day for Louie and I.

If I ever finish that Bandit dirt bike it has double rim locks.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #157
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Laugh "Make sand your favorite"...

I just watched the sand video and DAMN!!!! I'm all wore out just watching it. Funny I was just talking to Lionsroaar last night about the regrets we have about the TAT and not riding Eagle Wash and Cat Canyon came up. Ummmm, maybe not so. I hate sand. Of course, I might learn something or at least get past my mental block about it if I did it..
As always, Awesome job Matt and Kelly
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:07 PM   #158
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That last video looks like some awesome ridiing...

...and it never ceases to amaze me the amout of trust and confidence you have in Matt and his riding. Very cool to hear you giggling like a little school girl going over those steps. Happy belated anniversary to you both.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:53 PM   #159
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The last video makes me want to jump on my bike to chase down some safety cone booty.
Oh! What am I thinking. Steep rocky uphills are NOT my favorite.
Dave! I think they are your favorite. You just don’t know it yet.
That john’s canyon hill was gnarly!

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Amazing ride!
Hi TouratechUSA!
thanks for the great trails!
hey, what’s the deal with the geocache on the WABDR?
We thought it was at the viewpoint for the Cold Springs C.G.?
BigWan and I looked and looked and couldn’t find it.


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You guys are coming late to the party.

heh. Tn Walrus, you’re sweet.
Raggin’ on the Touratech guys because they haven’t been reading our stupid ride reports...
Cut ‘em a break - not everyone can slog through a Wan report.
You firefighters simply excel at it (right, Bob and oldtrucks?)
thanks for all the support!




Hi again, Rob! squeeze Louie for me. ♥



Hey redog1
yeah, sand.
I actually learned to like it, which is crazy.
The more you do it, the less awful it will be.
Practice, practice, practice!

gee, thanks for the anniversary wishes and the very kind words!
you might like the Porcupine Rim video (coming up in a couple days) -
Matt turned the camera around and pointed it at me for a little bit.
Lots of silly grins...







Day 13: 7/4/12 continued
Monticello to Moab, UT 98 miles






Some stills/photos from the first video...





















Waiting at the top of the first step...(I was taking pics and talking about where to leave the cone)






Here, watch Part 1 if you haven't already...





We walked back up the steps to check them out...





















bye, coney!







This looks like a good spot...











Waypoint! How easy is that?






For some reason, I took a photo of an ant while I was standing there...






The magnificent schoolbus driver.






Might as well have some water and jerky while we're stopped (a.k.a. Lunch).





We figured it was a good time for a photo op, too.
Holy cow, my arms look ginormous! I hope it's just the angle...






Hmmm, let's check the tires.
I think they have 1,966 miles at this point...













Okay, enough standing around -
back on the trail!






We must be getting closer to Canyonlands.







We're starting to see hoo doos and other interesting rock formations.




















This was a big ol' step.
I think the view is better in the video.






This canyon was kind of a surprise for us.
I remembered seeing the first steps (where we had lunch), but forgot about this part.
Was it in the UTBDR trailer?
We didn't see the full dvd until we were in Idaho.







At any rate, it was very cool!




















I had BigWan stop so I could take a photo here.
This looked familiar. It must be from the UTBDR trailer...






Okay, ready for Part II??
I think it's a much better video than Part I.
Better flow.
and, HD this time






By the end of that video, it was HOT.
Around 100°


(we're seeing a lot of that sweaty guy!)



We were ready to get out of the canyon...
At one point we took a detour, trying to get down to the river.
No joy. Just got even hotter.































Hey, Kane Creek!






Too bad my photos are all washed out. Stupid sun.






Oh, wait - here's a B&W for Tn Walrus:
(the other ones didn't work, but I like this one)











See the little baby arch?






We decided to stay at the Bowen again.






It was the 4th of July so we were glad to get into town nice and early.
Not a problem.
People don't seem to flock to Moab during the hottest time of the year...






We really needed to get some new tubes before continuing the trail...






Luckily, Arrowhead Motorsports was open, even though it was a holiday!






Fred has a lot of stuff.






But most importantly, he has tubes and patches.
We also got a new pump (not pictured).
Thanks, Fred!














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Old 08-30-2012, 05:16 PM   #160
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Another great video and pics!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #161
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Really enjoying this

I really am enjoying this.

2 things stand out looking at your pictures and videos.

First and foremost is your smiles and really good attitude---no matter how hot and sweaty it gets for you it's
obvious to me you two are having a ball and really enjoying the scenery and each other.

2nd is the unbelievably riding (and passengering) abilities of you two.

You ride along in some pretty rough stuff as easy as I do solo on a much, much smaller bike.

So this all just puts a smile on my face-----------thanks !!!!

It's been about 12 years since I rode thru Lockhart basin and I had kind of forgot just what it was like.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:47 PM   #162
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Laugh Great video

And you're photos aren't washed out. They look great.

I found myself giving it body english on some of the trail. That looks like a helluva fun ride. Masterful driving and passengering Matt and Kelly. I always like your ride reports for the mad skills and the humor. And the photos and videos. Thanks for putting in the effort to share with us.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #163
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #164
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Happy anniversary and nice ride report. Enjoying all the pictures.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:23 PM   #165
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Hi Wans! Finally catching up. Belated "Happy Anniversary!" Very sweet pics of the two of you. Good redirect on the Cap'n Underpants link. Funny. Keep it coming.
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