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Old 05-18-2009, 05:01 AM   #1
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MY Dad Went to MOAB!!!

MY Dad Went to MOAB and All He Brought Me Was This Stinkin' T-Shirt



another MOAB ride report.....




The Stars

The Canyons


The Mountains


The Monuments


Dad


Don


Dan


Bob


Gene



More to come.........
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:16 AM   #2
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Don is the poster child for slow Texans. Notice the trouble he had spelling FYYFF and the sorry excuse for a flip-off.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:58 AM   #4
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There were Flowers
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/photos/5...94_Zb68R-L.jpg

Wild Animals
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/photos/5...46_N4cqe-L.jpg

Death Defying Feats
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/photos/5...19_z2jkY-L.jpg

Carnage
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/photos/5...82_zqCZ7-L.jpg

Food
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/photos/5...10_uJbpy-L.jpg

And a Few Laughs
http://bigdon55.smugmug.com/photos/5...49_mvJMg-L.jpg
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:35 AM   #5
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Sorry I had to be the one to provide the carnage part for you !!
Yes, I dropped the bike ,what a dumbass.
Thanks for letting me join you guys for the ride.
Had a great time and saw some terrific sights along the way.

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:49 AM   #6
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Your dad has the right idea!! Looks like a great ride too!
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:53 AM   #7
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More Moab Please!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:20 AM   #8
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Bob I think all the DR's had a bout with Gravity at least once!
We enjoyed riding with you . You would have enjoyed days two and three. Lots of breath taking scenery and riding. Something was taking my breath, it must have been the scenery!
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:30 AM   #9
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Moab Day 1

My daddy went to Moab and didn't take me. I was worried because he is an old fart and thinks he can ride. He was planning to ride some of the trails that are way out in the boonies, and I knew that if he broke or crashed that he is too fat and old to walk out. Anyway, he made the trip.

Even though I was pissed about just getting a T-shirt, I still acted like I wanted to know everything about his trip. He told me he drove 900 miles to some little town near Dallas to pick up a friend named Don. Then they drove the 1100 miles to Moab, all in one trip. They both took their DR650s and stayed in a hole-in-the-wall motel named the Inca Inn.



In MOAB they met some other friends, Bob and Dan. The plan for the first day was to ride the White Rim Trail. I was really scared when I first heard about this. The White Rim Trail is in the Canyonlands National Park and is 50 miles from anywhere. Here area couple of pics of some of the trail from Dead Horse Point. You can see why they call it the White Rim Trail.





Dad said they rode the loop counter clockwise, whatever difference that makes. He sounded like a little kid when he talked about going down the switchbacks at the end of Horsethief Rd.







Once they finished the switchbacks, they rode south along the Green River.



Dad said he was worried about getting over Hard Scrabble Hill.

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Dan took this picture from the top of Hardscrabble Hill


It must have been tough - Dad didn't take but one picture.
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More White Rim

The next big obstacle was Murphy's Hogback. The Hogback was easier than expected (except for Bob's previously mentioned bout with gravity).



Here is Dan wondering when Bob is going to work up his courage for another try.



While Bob wonders the same thing



Dad made a video from the top of the Hogback. Note that Bob makes it this time.



Did you see how easy Don made that climb look? Don is a great rider except for one thing - that is his top speed.

While those guys worked their way up Murphy's Hogback, Dad took a little rest.

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More White Rim

Dad said after Hard Scrabble Hill and Murphy's Hogback, that the rest of the trail was easy. This disgust me, but it is Dad's story, so I am posting this pic of some of the girls they saw out on the trail.



I don't know which guy that is, but Dad better not have a picture like that.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:58 AM   #12
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Intermission

Dad is eating lunch.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:59 AM   #13
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Happy for your Dad!
I think all Dads should go to Moab!
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #14
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Even More Moab

Dad tried to describe how beautiful the mountains and canyons were, but I didn't understand until I saw some pictures.














Three Bozos
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Dumbass Dan

Dad says Dan may not be playing with a full deck.









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