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Old 03-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #481
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CrossCountry broke his collarbone right before his baja 1000 race...He should be ready to go by now.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:38 PM   #482
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CrossCountry broke his collarbone right before his baja 1000 race...He should be ready to go by now.
Sorry Rick, I was messin' around, CC is a great dude and all but he's even better holding a 350 above his shoulders in quicksand, the single most memorable sight riding motorcycles is the dude, holding a bike above shoulder level in quicksand. And the guy is helping me out huge right now!



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Old 03-18-2013, 10:52 PM   #483
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Sorry Rick, I was messin' around, CC is a great dude and all but he's even better holding a 350 above his shoulders in quicksand, the single most memorable sight riding motorcycles is the dude, holding a bike above shoulder level in quicksand. And the guy is helping me out huge right now!


And to see him ride! I remember a ride we went on and he took his 950 down rose garden w/out a rear brake and made it look easy! He rocks for sure! Great guy.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #484
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And to see him ride! I remember a ride we went on and he took his 950 down rose garden w/out a rear brake and made it look easy! He rocks for sure! Great guy.
Sorry, the BLM has specifically posted that Tony isn't allowed in the Swell.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #485
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Sorry, the BLM has specifically posted that Tony isn't allowed in the Swell.

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Old 03-19-2013, 11:49 AM   #486
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A little preview from the backside of Elephant Hill:




Some of the cool stuff in Ruin Park:



FYI, I ran into an old riding buddy the other night. He's retired and spends his time geo-tagging old ruins. He's headed to Ruin Park a couple of weeks before us. I'm going to pick his brain. I would like to spend an afternoon/evening just exploring the area.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #487
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Great pics! Thanks!

Found some of the spring washers for my KTM at Fay Myers. Thanks for the heads up on that. Does the washer fail catastrophically or what happened when you attended the school I'm perpetually stuck in (i.e. the school of hard knocks).
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:35 PM   #488
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Great pics! Thanks!

Found some of the spring washers for my KTM at Fay Myers. Thanks for the heads up on that. Does the washer fail catastrophically or what happened when you attended the school I'm perpetually stuck in (i.e. the school of hard knocks).
The washer pushes a bushing against an O-ring that seals the shaft. Without enough pressure on the O-ring, it will start to leak. Usually not a gusher, but you will have a self-oiling chain.
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Dirt Tricks makes a tempered steel washer that does not require replacement.

http://www.dirttricks.com/washer.htm
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:03 PM   #490
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I would like to introduce myself. I am from Ohio and super excited to be joining this group. Been riding southern Ohio single track for alot of years and looking forward to seeing more of this great country, especially as single track is drying up here. Bought a new 500 XC - W about a month ago and have been busy getting it ready - street legal,big tank and protection - almost ready except tire choice.

I need to finalize some things for me and the bike - I typically run 952 Dunlops here but this is mud,roots and some rock. Don't really know what to run in Utah. I saw earlier in this thread high praise for Maxxis Desert IT's . If I run these I will have to order- How are they compared to a 606.

Also I guess I will need to buy a tent - I usually hammock camp around here but I imagine trees may be a little scarce in the Canyonlands. How about just a tarp in case of rain and a ground sheet and sleeping bag - really love to see those western stars. I guess what I am really asking is what temp ranges do you expect to encounter this time of year and is a tent really necessary? Thanks for any advise and looking forward to meeting everyone.
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I like the ITs better than the 606, but either will work fine.


Hellsickle,

I'll send you an email on the two camping spots I was thinking.


Dmac,

So I just got back from a 200 mile day (I was aiming for 300) from 5MOH into Moab and I went up Big Drop. Ya F*** that, tear than damn hill out. The switch backs BLM is putting in will make that a nice two way trail.
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I'll send you an email on the two camping spots I was thinking.
Sounds good, I'll keep an eye out for the E mail. I would suggest that we stay away from the immediate vicinity of any of the ruins.

BTW, I just remembered that I discovered a spring/cattle tank within a couple miles of farm house ruin. There is no guarantee that water will be running, and certainly no guarantee that the water is drinkable even after boiling, but it could be very useful for washing up so you don't have to use valuable drinking water. I discovered it accidentally several years ago while taking a shortcut.
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Hellsickle,
I'll send you an email on the two camping spots I was thinking.

Dmac,
So I just got back from a 200 mile day (I was aiming for 300) from 5MOH into Moab and I went up Big Drop. Ya F*** that, tear than damn hill out. The switch backs BLM is putting in will make that a nice two way trail.
Major props for giving it a go! I'd think that upper overhung step would be a bitch to get by....if ya can get up the other steps. Maybe if a guy's got a trials bike and the skills of Geoff Aaron or something it would be feasible.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #493
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I would like to spend an afternoon/evening just exploring the area.
Another Jeffication?

Bring it buddy!
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Hey Jeff... You changed your avatar??? Heal up. and thanks for the inspirational pics.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #495
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Bring it buddy!
Let's see with these big bikes will do. I'm looking for a bit of a challenge, as long as somebody else is there to help me pick it up when things go wrong.

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Hey Jeff... You changed your avatar??? Heal up. and thanks for the inspirational pics.
Yeah, variety is good. It's a picture of a our kid playing with wudscrashers dog. She is a nut.
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