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Old 07-31-2013, 10:52 PM   #16
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I'm still interested in trying your 420 to 157 all the way to Timp and back but need to borrow a lighter bike for the single track. If nothing else, it would look a bit ridiculous to encounter an old dude on a DR650 with windshield up there. Especially if you had to help him pick it up
If by ridiculous you mean sheer badassness, then yes.

Can't wait to do some more scouting up there! But for now, I think I'm all prepped and ready for Colorado tomorrow AM.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:42 AM   #17
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Looks like the 420 side is the link to 157 then. I was on the north side of Snake Creek and I don't think it could connect except by foot which is a go over Sunset Peak. See my point B where I bailed on the climb.

40.579379,-111.582624 (enter this coordinate in google earth)

We used to ride to Pittsburg Lake in the early 70's on our Huskys and I think that's still open. I'm not such a fan of riding a heavier bike in that terrain but keep finding myself in it.

I rode to Forest Lake on the AmFork side but didn't attempt the 171 link from there up to 157.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901506

I'm still interested in trying your 420 to 157 all the way to Timp and back but need to borrow a lighter bike for the single track. If nothing else, it would look a bit ridiculous to encounter an old dude on a DR650 with windshield up there. Especially if you had to help him pick it up
I'm with you on the heavy bike aspect - we had to lift our bikes over 3 fallen trees on that run and there are several drop downs caused by tree roots or large rocks that I'm not sure I would have been able to come back up. I was on a KLX250 at the time and even it seemed too heavy (I am inexperienced on single track though). I ride a DRZ400 now and I'm not sure if I'd take it on that or not - well I would, but I'm not sure if I would make it all the way or have to bail by the lake again.

What kind of range do you have on that 650?

MavChick - Have fun in CO - sounds like an awesome trip.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:43 AM   #18
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I'm with you on the heavy bike aspect - we had to lift our bikes over 3 fallen trees on that run and there are several drop downs caused by tree roots or large rocks that I'm not sure I would have been able to come back up. I was on a KLX250 at the time and even it seemed too heavy (I am inexperienced on single track though). I ride a DRZ400 now and I'm not sure if I'd take it on that or not - well I would, but I'm not sure if I would make it all the way or have to bail by the lake again.

What kind of range do you have on that 650?

MavChick - Have fun in CO - sounds like an awesome trip.
We'll be watching for the ride report Mav.
200 plus miles with my 5 gal tank - only hit reserve once at 220 plus.

I was thinking you were pulling some good moves on the DRZ or the trail was easier than I thought - thanks for the warning.

I keep telling myself I should be packing a block and tackle plus long straps to lift the bike, along with a hand saw and a cable saw for the logs and roots, and maybe a small crowbar for the rocks, etc. but then I'd have to run more tire pressure and heavier springs. I got really strong and fit riding the impossible (deer trails etc) when I was young and only slightly dumber. Smarter is to ride with someone who at least, if they won't talk you out of something, will have to help lift/carry the bike, or keep you company on the walk out.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:33 PM   #19
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Smarter is to ride with someone who at least, if they won't talk you out of something, will have to help lift/carry the bike, or keep you company on the walk out.
Exactly

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Old 08-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #20
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Stansbury Front Trail

You should try the single track in the Stansburys between South Willow and North Willow but ride it early in the morning this time of year.[/QUOTE]


1+ for Stansbury Front Trail. Here is a like for map/topo info. http://www.tooelecountytrails.com/st...ont_trail.html
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #21
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Thanks for the map link. Not single track but more fun desert riding north and west at Grassy Mountains (west of the lake and north of freeway).
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #22
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Happen to know if there is any good riding out by Eureka?
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #23
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I hope to check out all the other single track American Fork has to offer when we get back from Ouray.

Speaking of....We leave tomorrow Happy Friday to me
Not back yet? Hope it's been a great trip! Waiting for an RR.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #24
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Not back yet? Hope it's been a great trip! Waiting for an RR.
Ouray was great! We got back yesterday, unfortunately. RR will be out hopefully by the end of this week, we've got to get all the footage crunched and photos consolidated.

I do have some stories for sure.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #25
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Not back yet? Hope it's been a great trip! Waiting for an RR.
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