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Old 11-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #31
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I am down for the white rim road on Friday i will see you at the meeting spot. I hope you don't mind me tagging along.
I will be on a ktm 950.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #32
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I'll be there with Wentjo and Wentro!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:48 AM   #33
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Thanks for the pm, Ian.
Looks like I will be leaving Durango super early Friday morning. I hope to get two full days of riding.
Seems like some big bikes. I'm still torn between the KLX300 and the KTM950. I guess there could be worse things to have to decide.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:08 AM   #34
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Thanks for the pm, Ian.
Looks like I will be leaving Durango super early Friday morning. I hope to get two full days of riding.
Seems like some big bikes. I'm still torn between the KLX300 and the KTM950. I guess there could be worse things to have to decide.
Throw them both in the truck and put off the decision until later.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:58 PM   #35
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After much gnashing of teeth, I have decided to ride the 950. Still struggling with the thought of tent camping in freezing weather!!


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Old 11-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #36
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Thanks for the pm, Ian.
Looks like I will be leaving Durango super early Friday morning. I hope to get two full days of riding.
Seems like some big bikes. I'm still torn between the KLX300 and the KTM950. I guess there could be worse things to have to decide.
If it makes any difference, I'll be on a 350 exc and Wentjo with be riding his 500 exc.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:07 PM   #37
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If it makes any difference, I'll be on a 350 exc and Wentjo with be riding his 500 exc.
I'll be on this:
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:26 PM   #38
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I'll be on this:
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #39
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I almost feel like I should be riding the GSA if everyone else is on big bikes..

Ian, did you decide if you wanted to ride the wrt cw or ccw? My preference in cw, that way we don't have to stare at the sun all day. I'm not sure if the shaffer switchbacks are open or not. I heard they might be closed.
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I almost feel like I should be riding the GSA if everyone else is on big bikes..

Ian, did you decide if you wanted to ride the wrt cw or ccw? My preference in cw, that way we don't have to stare at the sun all day. I'm not sure if the shaffer switchbacks are open or not. I heard they might be closed.
I'd also prefer to not be staring at the sun the whole time, so CW sounds good. Last I heard, the switchbacks were open again.

Bring the GSA--that way I won't be the only one struggling.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:57 AM   #41
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I almost feel like I should be riding the GSA if everyone else is on big bikes..

Ian, did you decide if you wanted to ride the wrt cw or ccw? My preference in cw, that way we don't have to stare at the sun all day. I'm not sure if the shaffer switchbacks are open or not. I heard they might be closed.
I have a feeling my big bike/little bike decision is gonna be a last minute thing. I'll just have them both ready.
I just rode the WRT in early October and it was open. I know that area slid about two years ago and was closed for a while.
I was at 7 1/2 hours and 110 mile round trip. I'm gonna try to be down there at daybreak Friday.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:04 AM   #42
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I just rode the WRT in early October and it was open. I know that area slid about two years ago and was closed for a while.
The slide has long since been fixed, I've been a few times since Mineral Bottom switchbacks were fixed - top notch job too.

On the other end, the Shafer switchbacks were closed recently (from a Moab WRT RR here) but I'm pretty sure that was a temporary snow/ice thing.

If this WRT was happening Saturday I'd probably be able to make it. Work got it's claws in me for the early part of this week - but I still have Fri-Sun free.....just can't make it until Friday mid-day.

I wonder how the sand is at Potato Bottom - Ian, make sure you take good notes I want to get over there and do WRT on the Guzzipotamus next time.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #43
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Graywolf and I are riding out on Friday afternoon, so any late-comers are welcome to join us!


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A few photos from the WRT on Friday:

































That was a great day, thanks guys!
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And a few from riding with Adventure Girl and Graywolf11 on Saturday:





















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