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Old 12-31-2007, 08:37 AM   #16
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Wow. That looks positively breathtaking. I'm about to get into the ADV thing and wasn't aware of the possibilities available with a set of knobbies in this country. That's going on my to-do list.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:23 PM   #17
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Ordered you DVD today.
Looks like a great deal.

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Old 12-31-2007, 01:08 PM   #18
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How advanced is the ride? Feasible on a 1150GS?
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:22 PM   #19
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Ordered you DVD today.
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How advanced is the ride? Feasible on a 1150GS?
It depends on your skill. It is certainly doable on an 1150, but at times, there are significant stretches of soft sand, and there are always lots of rocky bits that would take caution on that bike.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:04 PM   #20
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I have also heard, and I have some first hand info as well, if you take a cell phone, they acually work if you can find a spot with a "line-of-sight" with the La Sal Mts. A flight plan left with a friend is always a good thing..



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Funny thing when I was out there last year: We were at Deadhorse Point and could send/recieve text messages, but not make phone calls...
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:45 PM   #21
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How advanced is the ride? Feasible on a 1150GS?
Here is a White Rim GS trip report.... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241486
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:45 PM   #22
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I much prefer going counter-clockwise. Then you do the heavier deep sand washes and the tougher stretches first and can just cruise the easier side on the way out. Plus, going clockwise, the sun (shining in your face) follows you around all day long. One more thing, when you get done, it is a quicker ride down Potash Road to cold margaritas in town.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:50 PM   #23
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....the sun (shining in your face) follows you around all day long.......
One of the things I hate....and hurts the picture taking too.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:02 PM   #24
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Plus, going clockwise, the sun (shining in your face) follows you around all day long.
Never thought about that. You old and cunning guys have all the tricks...
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:43 PM   #25
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You old and cunning guys have all the tricks...
I don't know about the cunning part...


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Old 12-31-2007, 08:11 PM   #26
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I've ridden it several times on several different bikes.
Fatchance is right, get the harder stuff over with while you are still fresh, easier to make a mistake when you get tired.

Make sure your bike is ready to go and you have stuff to make a trailside repairs. make sure your Camelbak is full of water.

There are plenty of pictures of the Moab area including the White Rim in my Smugmug if you care to look.

here is a teaser of the WR

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Old 12-31-2007, 10:44 PM   #27
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Riding the White Rim Road (not Trail) in a day is like not inhaling.

Camp. Take your time. It's not about the miles.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:24 PM   #28
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How advanced is the ride? Feasible on a 1150GS?
Depends a lot on the weather, specifically rain. Dry, no problem. Wet, there can be some mud that will make you cry if you're on a big heavy bike. I did it a few years ago with 2 other guys, one of them on a Tiger. It got ugly. All the gory details here:

http://www.dm.net/~bahwolf/moab2005/moab2005-1.htm
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Depends a lot on the weather, specifically rain. Dry, no problem. Wet, there can be some mud that will make you cry if you're on a big heavy bike. I did it a few years ago with 2 other guys, one of them on a Tiger. It got ugly. All the gory details here:

http://www.dm.net/~bahwolf/moab2005/moab2005-1.htm
Looks like you got a bit more adventure than you bargained for. Great war story!
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It depends on your skill. It is certainly doable on an 1150, but at times, there are significant stretches of soft sand, and there are always lots of rocky bits that would take caution on that bike.
Hi Ned! Firts off props on your DVD!!! I think I'll need some practice on the higher pucker-factor maneuvers. You be doing a clinic within commuting disctance from Northern Utah anytime soon?
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