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Old 07-21-2014, 04:22 PM   #21646
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Just back from Moab. Did the White Rim among other things.



Had a few friends with me. I envied the smaller bikes in that heat and sand.









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Old 07-21-2014, 08:19 PM   #21647
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:40 AM   #21648
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Great riding in Cali. I finished the northern trip yesterday. 2,300 miles via Yosemite National Park, San Francisco, up the coast, through wine country, Lake Tahoe and finally finishing with America's Loneliest Road. Enjoyed rain and light hail on America's Loneliest Road...desert temperatures went from 103 to 70 degrees.

On the way to Yosemite the temps hit 115 on the north side of Death Valley. I rode solo to San Francisco for 3 days of meetings and my wife flew to SFO and rode home with me. Great roads and scenery.











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If anyone needs a good route through the Sierra's south of Tahoe let me know. twistiest roads on the planet!
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM   #21649
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Mirror Lake Ride

I'm looking for suggestions to route a good dirt route in the Mirror Lake area. The plan is to depart SLC early AM Saturday and return home mid afternoon.

Any suggestions? Big bike friendly (my new chubby orange girlfriend needs some exercise).

Of course anyone is invited. If we ride the Mirror Lake area, we can meet at the 7-11 across from the mouth of Big Cottonwood, then ride over Guardsman.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:49 PM   #21650
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[QUOTE=2wheeladv;24675225]I'm looking for suggestions to route a good dirt route in the Mirror Lake area. The plan is to depart SLC early AM Saturday and return home mid afternoon.

The BDR section 12 goes right through the Mirror Lake area, although some of it is on pavement but slightly less than half parallels the highway. Don't know degree of difficulty. Of course there are lots of fire roads up there. Are you looking for single track? Might be interested unless you're doing single track. Gave the 650GS to my son and now have a 1200GS.

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:57 PM   #21651
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I'm looking for suggestions to route a good dirt route in the Mirror Lake area. The plan is to depart SLC early AM Saturday and return home mid afternoon.

The BDR section 12 goes right through the Mirror Lake area, although some of it is on pavement but slightly less than half parallels the highway. Don't know degree of difficulty. Of course there are lots of fire roads up there. Are you looking for single track? Might be interested unless you're doing single track. Gave the 650GS to my son and now have a 1200GS.

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Congrats again on the 1200GS, great bike. Doesn't need to be single track. Dirt is the main objective, a mix of all types would be great. I'm riding the KTM 1190 and the other victim is riding an 800GS.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #21652
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I'm looking for suggestions to route a good dirt route in the Mirror Lake area. The plan is to depart SLC early AM Saturday and return home mid afternoon.

The BDR section 12 goes right through the Mirror Lake area, although some of it is on pavement but slightly less than half parallels the highway. Don't know degree of difficulty. Of course there are lots of fire roads up there. Are you looking for single track? Might be interested unless you're doing single track. Gave the 650GS to my son and now have a 1200GS.

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Digger52 it looks like BDR 12 is mostly highway, but we could ride AF to Midway and catch BDR 11 to Mirror Lake highway.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:37 PM   #21653
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I'm looking for suggestions to route a good dirt route in the Mirror Lake area. The plan is to depart SLC early AM Saturday and return home mid afternoon.

Any suggestions? Big bike friendly (my new chubby orange girlfriend needs some exercise).

Of course anyone is invited. If we ride the Mirror Lake area, we can meet at the 7-11 across from the mouth of Big Cottonwood, then ride over Guardsman.
Soapstone road from Mirror lake hwy over to Wolf creek big bike friendly... Then go left up to Wolf creek pass on the slab hit Duchesne Ridge over to coop creek road and many varieties of things down to strawberry reservoir... Feeling good take Daniels pass over to Wahlsburg then drop down to Sundance up towards Wasatch state park and the dirt over to guardsman... About 120 miles from Kamas all told with about 85-90% dirt... All doable by big bikes
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:00 PM   #21654
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where to ride?

Ya I posted a link to a nice free map...
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:00 PM   #21655
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Digger52 it looks like BDR 12 is mostly highway, but we could ride AF to Midway and catch BDR 11 to Mirror Lake highway.
You're right after looking at it a little closer. We did section 10 last weekend so doing 11 would be good.
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:35 PM   #21656
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GISKev and 2wheeladv,

What was it like attending meetings after all that riding and anticipating the ride home?

I imagine I would be one straight useless fuck during my attendance, even more useless than normal. (I realize it was separate trips)..

I worked with a guy that would ride his Harley to meetings. And wondered if he was just fucking off on the dime or actually productive. I think he was productive, I'd like to think I'd be productive if I tried really hard... Thoughts??
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GISKev and 2wheeladv,

What was it like attending meetings after all that riding and anticipating the ride home?

I imagine I would be one straight useless fuck during my attendance, even more useless than normal. (I realize it was separate trips)..

I worked with a guy that would ride his Harley to meetings. And wondered if he was just fucking off on the dime or actually productive. I think he was productive, I'd like to think I'd be productive if I tried really hard... Thoughts??
Mixing business with pleasure is how I do half of my adventures. Between business and family, there isn't much time for riding. All my offices are in the West, so I ride to them twice a year. Also, solitude and time to think without distractions is at a premium for me, so the time on the bike offers that as well.

While I'm at my destination for business, its all business.
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Soapstone road from Mirror lake hwy over to Wolf creek big bike friendly... Then go left up to Wolf creek pass on the slab hit Duchesne Ridge over to coop creek road and many varieties of things down to strawberry reservoir... Feeling good take Daniels pass over to Wahlsburg then drop down to Sundance up towards Wasatch state park and the dirt over to guardsman... About 120 miles from Kamas all told with about 85-90% dirt... All doable by big bikes
On 2 separate rides we covered both of these trails last year. Both great rides, descending to Currant Creek reservoir and Strawberry is great as well as the road out of Wallsburg has enough rocks to make it interesting. I've ridden the Wallsburg road south to Strawberry a couple times but haven't road from Strawberry. Good suggestion.
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I'm looking for suggestions to route a good dirt route in the Mirror Lake area. The plan is to depart SLC early AM Saturday and return home mid afternoon.

Any suggestions? Big bike friendly (my new chubby orange girlfriend needs some exercise).

Of course anyone is invited. If we ride the Mirror Lake area, we can meet at the 7-11 across from the mouth of Big Cottonwood, then ride over Guardsman.
This might be longer than I have time for but it looks like a fun day.

https://goo.gl/maps/9EAvd
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Next Wednesday afternoon ride

I'm riding the Uintah's next wed afternoon if anyone's interested...

Anomad: Some conferences are better for networking than learning, but this one is great for both. I ditch out on the social events after classes and go surfing, so work and play is nice.
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