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Old 03-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Help me plan 3 days in Moab with plated bikes!

in a nutshell:
3 dudes, 2 plated ktm 450's and 1 dr650
3 dualsport days

so far i have WRT for one day. open to suggestions and any intel or wisdom you may bequeath upon me.

the guy on the dr is a good rider, and strong, but it's still a 400lb bike.

we probably won't be able to get back out there for a few years, and i'd like to make the trip super awesome.

thanks!

ps. yes i've read moab 101, and yes i've been researching for myself. just looking for any suggestions that i may have not thought of.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Just get a nice little front sprocket on the DR and you would be amazed where it can go. I used to ride a KLX650R on most of the trails there. Sure, lighter is better, but you don't want to come all the way out and miss the good stuff!
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:00 PM   #3
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Just get a nice little front sprocket on the DR and you would be amazed where it can go. I used to ride a KLX650R on most of the trails there. Sure, lighter is better, but you don't want to come all the way out and miss the good stuff!
I agree with the smaller sproket I put one on my DR and it makes it a little easier to deal with the rocky sections. I would also include Gemini Bridges and if the DR rider is moderately skilled I would do 7 Mile Rim, this one has some good rock ledges for the first half and a lot of sand in the second half but is doable on the DR. There are two routes up from HWY 191 one is easier than the other, might take the DR up the easier route (smaller ledges). Onion Creek is also good, snow should be melted by now.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Kane-BTR-Pritchett, if you want more do an out and back on Amasa, still want more out and back on Moab Rim. Day 2 done. Day 3 Sovereign and 7 mile rim or Sand Flats stuff. Boom, my work here is done.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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thanks for the input guys

it helps me to plan!
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #6
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Just got back from there ourselves and I rode the entire time on an DR650. Would have loved something lighter and more appropriately geared (even had the smaller sprocket). We rode the entire Kane creek loop (upstream to 191 and back to town), chicken corner, top of the world, fin's & things, Gemini bridges, short part of slickrock trail. Lot's more we wished we'd rode, but absolute favorite for me was Kane creek.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:23 AM   #7
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I was just out there a couple weeks ago on a WR250R. I haven't read Moab 101 (linky?) but Hells Revenge would be at the top of my list. We also rode around the Gemini Bridges area and then Seven Mile Rim was awesome. I've done Top of the World in Jeeps and think it would be great on bikes as well.

Cunning Linguist - How was Cane Creek?? I've done that a few times in Jeeps and remember LOTS of deep water crossings. Is there a different route for bikes?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
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I was just out there a couple weeks ago on a WR250R. I haven't read Moab 101 (linky?) but Hells Revenge would be at the top of my list. We also rode around the Gemini Bridges area and then Seven Mile Rim was awesome. I've done Top of the World in Jeeps and think it would be great on bikes as well.

Cunning Linguist - How was Cane Creek?? I've done that a few times in Jeeps and remember LOTS of deep water crossings. Is there a different route for bikes?
It's a rare event when Kane creek is deep. I've witnessed it once. Probably happens 1-2 times a year and settles very quickly.
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I haven't read Moab 101 (linky?)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57337

thanks for the input. whittling down the plan.

part of it is that we have 3 days to ride, and we'll be there during the jeep safari. my plan is to have backup plans in case it gets too crazy!
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Plan on some of the singletrack areas then and avoid a lot of the keeps. Sovereign has a good variety, and slickrock as well. With the trails with jeeps, you will come across groups of twenty, but they move slow and you might be able to get by them quickly ,especially if they are at a feature..that can take hours! It can be fun to go the Dump Bump and spectate when you are done. Head up towards sand flats rec are, take a right to the dump and go until it ends. Can be some good redneck fun going on!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #11
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Kane-BTR-Pritchett, if you want more do an out and back on Amasa, still want more out and back on Moab Rim. Day 2 done. Day 3 Sovereign and 7 mile rim or Sand Flats stuff. Boom, my work here is done.
Amasa back, Moab Rim on DR650? I wanna see it
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thanks again for the suggestions. we're staying at archview, so it sounds like soverign will be a good litmus as to where we are able to go.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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Just got back last week from moab.
Camped in Kane creek
First day rode slick rock,fins and things hells revenge 50 miles

Second day fins and things porcupine rim, Kane creek trail-highway then linked up with Pritchett canyon back to Kane creek
110 miles

Third day Gemini bridges to dead horse state park took some canyon road back to potash road, then did Kane creek to hurrah pass and rode till 6 and then turned back same way back up hurrah up till dark, 103 miles

Forth day sovereign trail system +single track. Which is very fun but pretty technical

50 miles

Ill post up gopro video at some point haven't started editing yet!

Going back April 15 th for a week.
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amasa back, moab rim on dr650? I wanna see it
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