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Old 06-12-2008, 10:58 AM   #16
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Day #3 - The return

Having rested up, we got up early and started the journey home... we knew the Las Vegas basin was going to be HOT, so the cool morning air to Blanding was a welcome treat. On our way to Mexican hat we went down the Moki Dugway and road through the Valley of Gods... awesome area.





We had to add to the sticker frenzy... a my2wheels.com sticker.



The top of the dugway




On a whim, we turned off at the Valley of the Gods.... a 20 mile or so dirt road.












I can't remember exactly where this was... in Arizona somwhere on the Navajo reservation... but this lady was BBQ'in off the side of the road on the other side of the fence. I smelt good, we where hungry so we said 'why not?' She should us where to climb through the fence, set up a table that had dried mud on the top of it, we selected a chair from a broken pile of lawn chairs and we ordered up some ribs.











The worlds longest electric train happened by.


We tried to strike up a brief road side conversation with the fellow in the picture above but apparently we where to scary and intimidating... he grunted though.

One last picture getting gas in Page, AZ.


We slabbed it to Colorado City, Hurricane, and St. George for some grub at Chili's... I know, we ate a lot on this trip. From there it was getting hot and we thre on our cooling vests... my skin was still cold when I pulled in my garage in Las Vegas, NV.

Nice ride.... until next time.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #17
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Absolutely fabulous!!!

I've really got to get it together and make a trip out there.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #18
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Just amazing.
I'll be there in two weeks!
Your WRT vids and photos were perfect.

Thanks for all the work to put that up!
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:18 AM   #19
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As we where about to leave, two riders came from the other direction and told us the river had backed up a little and was over knee height on the road. We decided to keep going and deal with it and hoped that the water was below the air intakes on the bikes.
Looks like the water was a few inches higher than we went through in the morning. (I took my boots off to wade it)

Glad you guys had a great ride, I really enjoyed the pictures, we didn't take many.
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:10 AM   #20
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Great report & pics.

In fact the pics and video are some of the best. WRT is definitely a must-do for any DS junkie. I've done it a few times on a KLR, but my hat's off to folks who do it on really big bikes like yours. That's a lot of beef to herd.

Speaking of beef, I love that part of your trip with the roadside Indian barbeque. That looked darned tasty from the pics.

Thanks for the ride. I never tire of seeing WRT reports and pics.
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:15 AM   #21
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Looks like the water was a few inches higher than we went through in the morning. (I took my boots off to wade it)

Glad you guys had a great ride, I really enjoyed the pictures, we didn't take many.
Good to see you guys out there... the only other bikes we saw the entire day. And thanks for the heads up on the water crossing.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #22
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Good to see you guys out there... the only other bikes we saw the entire day. And thanks for the heads up on the water crossing.

I hope you weren't intimidated by the sheer power of our bikes. That was almost 500cc's between the two of us.

Only other bikes we saw were at the top of Schafer Trail. A couple on shiny red bikes (KLRs me thinks). Poor gal froze like a deer in the headlights at the first switchback and forgot the bike won't stay upright by itself. They were fine and we headed back to our rig.
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Great write up and pics, I saw you guys on 389 but I was headed in the opposite direction (in a cage). Congrats on a terrific ride.

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Old 06-16-2008, 11:26 AM   #24
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A few more shots.

Hogback..... not so bad.




Moki Dugway.


Arches NP.


Navajo Nation American Flag.


Fun rocks, near the cliff dwellings.




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Old 06-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #25
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Man that is too cool and I love the videos and the pics! Thanks for posting your adventures.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:57 PM   #26
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Very nice write up. And thanks for posting the pics of the hogback. It seems difficult to run across those.

You have reinspired me to try the WRT.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:41 AM   #27
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Heading out to try the WRT in about a week. Your pics are great. Thanks again.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:23 AM   #28
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Heading out to try the WRT in about a week. Your pics are great. Thanks again.
Thanks... I wish I could go again right now. That was one of the best trips I've ever taken... the WRT is just awesome!
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:42 PM   #29
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great pics and videos. thanks for sharing. looked like a great ride.

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