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Old 05-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #631
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Moto Support for St. George Ironman 70.3

Did moto support for St. George Ironman 70.3 yesterday. Good times. I carried the same photographer I had last year. He wanted pics mostly in Snow Canyon which was fine with me. This was the crux of the bike route and the most scenic area.

Here's the Vulcan with the magic green sticker that lets you ride anywhere for the day. This pic is just below the Dixie sign on Red Hills Parkway.




A few of the men leaders on the steep climbs in Snow Canyon. These guys were all pushing big gears and moving quickly up these grades. The shorter course, 70.3 vs. the full Ironman really kept the pace fast. Impressive athletes.




My photographer laying down to get his shots. This was a bit later, but still early in the pack. These racers have a bit more of a sense of humor. One called out to ask me if the guy in the white helmet was dead. The lead 25 pros guys never talked, picked up their heads or made eye contact. All business.




The beginning of the amateur riders in Snow Canyon.




We drove back down to the bottom of Snow Canyon to get pics of riders dropping into the dip. Enjoy 10 feet of downhill before the big climb.




Center of town at T2, the transition from bike to run.




Bikers dismount.




My photographer stayed in town to photo the run. I went back out to Snow Canyon to get some pics of the signs and encourage the stragglers. Still quite an accomplishment.




I heard a few of the cyclists laughing as they passed this sign.




Excellent weather. No wind. Very fast times. Men's winners had overall times of less than 4 hours.




More signs in Snow Canyon.







At the top, just before the big right turn and the fast run back in to St. George.




Ironman will want more moto volunteers in St. George next year. The 70.3 format is a huge success. Many more pros and amateurs. If you have a bigger moto and want to carry someone two-up, plan on it for next May. Also have moto job for single riders. Excellent event.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #632
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Awesome adventures. Thanks so much for sharing!

Can't wait to get out for some rides like these on my new CRF230L.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:32 AM   #633
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RRR, Nice pics of your latest adventures
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #634
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Toroweap Pics from Dad



















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Old 05-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #635
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That last picture... Wow!

Just became my new wallpaper. Tell your Dad, Thanks.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #636
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Your Dad takes stunning pictures. Never been to Toroweap. Barb and I will have to go next time we're out there. Thanks for being a tour guide.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:01 PM   #637
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Tell your Dad, thanks for the great photos!
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:26 AM   #638
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Someday I will have time to get over to that overlook. OK, near that overlook. It will take a great deal of effort on my part to overcome my thing about heights to get onto that overlook.

Great stuff.

RRR took me out there and I can attest, that overlook will make your groin suck up! Pretty dang high! Don't slip.....
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #639
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Gotta Comment out loud - finally

OK, I just gotta say that picture of your dad's of the sunrise at Toroweap is one of the best shots from that spot I have ever seen, and living around this part of the country for over 30 years, I've seen a bunch. (And your pictures are always way above par also - you're sure no slouch).

Also, thanks for the picture of the Page Ranch House. The Robert Richey (Dan Page's grandfather) is my great-great-grandfather. My mom (now 95 and close to the end of her time here) and her siblings used to tell the story of how they stopped at the Page Ranch on their move from near Monroe, Utah to Ruth, Nevada in about 1926 (her uncle, her mom, her sister and three brothers and all their belongings in one old car - real Grapes of Wrath type stuff).

That day I PM'd you about the county sheriff advising me to turn back on the way to Diamond Valley I ended up in Pine Valley and spent time hiking around the little lake there before meeting my son in St. George. Old Robert Richey was one of the first group to settle Pine Valley in 1855.

Thanks for all the work you do on posting up continually.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #640
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Turaweep

Been following all still Red Rock Rider.

But got really excited seeing your trip to Turaweep---me and my buddy Dingweeds where there April 16th.
Nice weather---headed to Fredonia and it all of a sudden got down in the 20's----stayed the old Grand Canyon Motel.






I think we got there on a different route than you took




This was just a small part of a 14 day ride of 2,500 miles on a huge loop.

That story is at the link below if your interested---this trip included an unwanted helicopter ride to the ER when a lady riding with us (LDF--Francine) hit her head severely on the "Old Mojave Road" in California------it's a good read---with pics of course. Her boyfriend (Dr. Rock) hit the emergency button on his spot tracker and here came the chopper.

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/1Mobius11.htm


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Old 05-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #641
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Thank you, inmates. Also thanks for all the positive PMs, and star ratings.

There are some creative names out there in ADV-land. Ride safe, recent visitors:

Desertwater, SquidRavioli, DirtyJohnny, samthg, Duhfactor, G19Tony, MTNClimber0331, DCZ, ringokelly, eakins, davesupreme, eveRide, Superhawk, Byork, Signal, TheAdmiral, NSFW, Bob, MSH, dave6253, bfilk, BidDogAdventures.com, Questor, mountainfever, ram350, tuna101, fly2hi96, mefadv, Deadweight, plumbstraight, StG, red_ryder, chrish4ku, trevor2k, bomose, bdarling, robincx, Oldone, markbgardner, ALinUTAH, SparkyL, DirtReeper, Mr Head, RockinTheRVA, notsofasteddie
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:29 AM   #642
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I'm not surprised at all at the number of visits. I avoid checking here some just because every one of your reports makes me want to quit my job and go ride, hike, bike anything other than sit in that cube.

Just found out Friday I have an assignment following the one I'm on, after a short break for our first vacation in a couple of years. No motorcycles for this one though, I'll be sitting on at a beach cottage, sipping boatdrinks and coffee, channeling my Jimmy Buffet. Come Fall, maybe I can get away for a few days. I really need to see that overlook.
In a few hours I'll slab it back to Phoenix for my last two weeks there. Just waiting on the day to get hot enough.

(... waiting on daughters to go eat lunch...)

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Thank you, inmates. Also thanks for all the positive PMs, and star ratings.

There are some creative names out there in ADV-land. Ride safe, recent visitors:

Desertwater, SquidRavioli, DirtyJohnny, samthg, Duhfactor, G19Tony, MTNClimber0331, DCZ, ringokelly, eakins, davesupreme, eveRide, Superhawk, Byork, Signal, TheAdmiral, NSFW, Bob, MSH, dave6253, bfilk, BidDogAdventures.com, Questor, mountainfever, ram350, tuna101, fly2hi96, mefadv, Deadweight, plumbstraight, StG, red_ryder, chrish4ku, trevor2k, bomose, bdarling, robincx, Oldone, markbgardner, ALinUTAH, SparkyL, DirtReeper, Mr Head, RockinTheRVA, notsofasteddie
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:31 AM   #643
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I am so glad I came across RRR's ride reports for our trip
In June to Utah when my daughter gets out of school hopefully it won't
be too warm. Between RRR and Big Dog if you didn't own a
bike before you would soon after reading there reports.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM   #644
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I am so glad I came across RRR's ride reports for our trip
In June to Utah when my daughter gets out of school hopefully it won't
be too warm. Between RRR and Big Dog if you didn't own a
bike before you would soon after reading there reports.
Hey KICKNBACK -- Thanks for your post and your other email. Great that you and your daughter had so much fun exploring Utah and are planning another trip. As a family, we've never done any real "rockhounding" -- just a few samples we accidentally bumped in to. Can certainly see how kids (and parents) could get into it. Nothing like a "Treasure Hunt" -- especially with reward at the end. Greetings to your daughter. Have a safe trip. Stay at higher elevations if it is getting hot towards the middle of summer. Always possible to beat the heat by going up. Best regards, RRR.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:39 PM   #645
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Speaking of Tuweep,

There's gotta be an award for "Toilet in the Best Spot".



Thanks RRR, congrats on all the views and a fantastic thread!!
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