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Old 06-12-2014, 12:47 AM   #496
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In reference to the aforementioned "big bikes" ... Among the big changes I've made to the route has been replacing a manicured county road with ...



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Old 06-12-2014, 08:08 AM   #497
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Our group is on big bikes too...

Luckily that still doesn't look too bad. Challenge accepted. :)
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:58 AM   #498
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In reference to the aforementioned "big bikes" ... Among the big changes I've made to the route has been replacing a manicured county road with ...



... and ...



... and ...



Just sayin' ...
The big bikes are fine on this stuff as long as there isn't a lot of sand or really steep grades.

What is the ratio of dirt roads to hiway?

Klinq - may well see you out there.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:06 AM   #499
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Big bikes is the word, 800's, 990's, 1200's. Would likely ride out. Or trailer to and jump off from 3 Step Hideaway
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:53 AM   #500
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Browneye, I've never done the actual arithmetic to calculate how much is paved or unpaved; but the route is overwhelmingly unpaved.

There is slab ...

-- from the mountains of NE Utah/the Wasatch Front to the west desert, roughly 145 miles

-- from the north end of Great Salt Lake back to the mtns of NE Utah; then into western Wyoming

-- outside of Idaho Falls and Dillon, MT

-- along the fringes of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

-- a few miles of I-80 outside of Rawlins, Wyo.

-- leading into and out of Meeker, Colo

-- a 30-mile or so wide-open segment south of the two Wendovers @ I-80 west of Salt Lake City

Over the years I've put a great deal of effort into eliminating paved travel where possible and warranted. But I do try to make dirt-road travel purposeful and rewarding.

If I have to guesstimate the unpaved/paved ratio currently in percentage terms, I'll venture 85/15.

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Old 06-12-2014, 12:01 PM   #501
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Browneye, I've never done the actual arithmetic to calculate how much is paved or unpaved; but the route is overwhelmingly unpaved.

There is slab ...

-- from the mountains of NE Utah/the Wasatch Front to the west desert

-- from the north end of Great Salt Lake back to the mtns of NE Utah; then into western Wyoming

-- outside of Idaho Falls and Dillon, MT

-- along the fringes of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, Wyo.

-- a few miles of I-80 outside of Rawlins, Wyo.

I've put a great deal of effort into eliminating paved travel where possible and warranted. But now and then, it is kinda nice to relax on asphalt for a time.
Can you provide approximate mileages of these segments? It would help determine which bike best fits the overall route. I have since learned that we are 750 miles of hiway before we even start the route. That means trucking a dualsport, or riding an adventure bike.
Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:53 PM   #502
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This is no trail-bike route. It's intended for dual-sport to ADV-grade bikes.

It's roughly 145 paved miles from the mtns of NE Utah through the densely populated Wasatch Front to the west desert. (Helps to keep one's eyes closed.) The others are much less.

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Old 06-12-2014, 02:33 PM   #505
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Klim tours

Just arranged a tour slash gear fitting at Klim for a duo from Canada who'll be arriving in Idaho Falls next week.

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Old 06-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #506
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Just a reminder: A web album depicting the route is available here.
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Just a reminder: A web album depicting the route is available here.
Ooh, that's the kind of homework I like. Thanks
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Old 06-12-2014, 04:57 PM   #508
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:23 PM   #509
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Can you provide approximate mileages of these segments? It would help determine which bike best fits the overall route. I have since learned that we are 750 miles of hiway before we even start the route. That means trucking a dualsport, or riding an adventure bike.
Thanks!
Browneye, Tony has documented the tracts where Basecamp will calculate mileage between any points you select. It also shows average moving speed which helps figure your daily mileage. Just highlight the tract and select your beginning point, hold the shift to the point. Hope this helps.
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Browneye, Tony has documented the tracts where Basecamp will calculate mileage between any points you select. It also shows average moving speed which helps figure your daily mileage. Just highlight the tract and select your beginning point, hold the shift to the point. Hope this helps.
Good to know, but I found it required "double-click" the track to pull up a new window outlining the points and properties within the track. From there you can select a beginning point (it will highlight the point on the track/map) and then hold the shift-key while clicking the end point of interest. Summary data is presented at the top of the window.

Also of interest are the tabs at the top of the window, which includes one for "graph" of altitude. Good info!
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