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Old 05-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #46
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A few extra pics added

Dan came through with some photo shots that Don and Dad didn't have, so I went back in the report and added a few more pics. See if you can pick them out if you have the time. I am working on the other stuff now. We are headed for Forest Gump Hill.

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:21 PM   #47
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Mexican hat

There was some kind of big UTV rally in Moab for the weekend, so Dad and the others got throwed out of town (no rooms). Dad and Don decided to head South to Mexican Hat. Dad wanted to see the rocks. Don wanted to eat at the Swinging Steak.

First was Mexican Hat. Note that Don's head is too big for his hat.






Next was Goulding's Resturant, which looks out on Monument Valley. The food and service there was super, but not as good as the views out the window.



Then we took a ride up the Moki Dugway.










We went out late to Monument Valley hoping to get some good sunset pictures.

Three Sisters


The Mittens



Who cares?


Suzuki


We were cheated by the clouds.



But Don still tried some artsy fartsy stuff.



Finally, we had supper at the Swinging Steak. The band wasn't very good, the place ain't cheap or fancy, but the atmosphere and the food was top notch.

Here is the watch dog hiding in the planter out front.


I guess this is a Southern (Utah) band.


Dad was very comfortable.


We kept an eye on the cook.


18oz. Ribeye - ummmm good. Dad said that since he was on a diet, he didn't eat the salad.


The meal and entertainment made for a perfect end to a wonderful trip. We are going to have to do this again!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:18 AM   #48
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Well the picture of me pinned by my bike in the Snow Drift did not make the report. It must not have happened ,yeah it did not happen!

If any of you guys have the chance, grab up a good Bud or two and go to Moab!
You will not be sorry!
I had been looking forward to this trip for over a year. I was not disappointed!
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:55 AM   #49
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SYP Road

That strech of road going is very scary under the right/wrong circumstances. Last march we rode ATVs at Goblin Valley and decided to go down to AZ to ride the Yuma dunes and thought this would be a shortcut. I had a big F250 with 4 atvs and gear on a 20ft flat bed trailer and it was very dark and I did not know what we were in for. When you hit the brakes, the gravel breaks loose sometimes and you feel like you are going to go over the edge. No brakes on the trailer made it push us a little for extra effect. I think I averaged 2.2 mph down this stretch. If you come through when there is snow and ice... Nightmare...it's 2000 ft down in some places. Straight down. SYP stands for S*&T YOUR PANTS!
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:12 AM   #50
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The Rest of the Story

That is the end of the official ride report. We have a bunch more pics that did not fit into the story. Here are three from the Lockhart Basin Trail that are landscape views. It is a big country out there!!!





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Old 05-20-2009, 03:14 PM   #51
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White Rim Trail from Green River Overlook

Talking about landscape, here are a couple of great shot sof the WRT from the Island In the Sky -- you should have been there, Pitkin.





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Old 05-20-2009, 05:59 PM   #52
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great report
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #53
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Great stuff! And DR650s too!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:49 PM   #54
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Great report..too
Spent many many days in Utah long ago, anyone ever read any Edward Abbey?
thanks for the photos, it has been over ten years since I last visited so utah....man I miss it....
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:35 PM   #55
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great RR --- I will be there in a few days to ride the same trails.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #56
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I have done a lot of those same trails in my 4 WD truck.
Never even entertained the idea of doing them on my bike.
Guess I'm going to have to plan on taking it next time I go.
Great pictures, I never remember to use my camera when I go.
Well, hardly ever. Most of the time Im trying to climb the nexT big rock.

Don and I will be doing the TAT in September! No snow there for him to fall down in!

LOOKS LIKE FUN!
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:40 AM   #57
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Andy awesome report! A perfect mix of photos, with some humor and sarcasm! Your dad looks happy! I think the old BMW rider is pretty cool!
I save some of your photos, hope you don't mind!
Pat McGhie turned me on to your report. Cheers.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:20 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by andy29847
Near the end of the trail is Musselman Arch. The pictures do not tell the whole story of the arch. The arch is about 5 feet wide, it is ~1000' down if you fall, and there is a big crack in the rock near the thinnest part.

Dan was going to ride his bike accross the arch but nobody would watch.
Nice report.........next time you are in Moab pop in to see Fred at Arrowhead motorsports. When I was there and told him i'd been to the Arch he asked if I dared walk across it and when I said I had he whipped out a picture of him mono wheelying across it
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:23 PM   #59
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The Moab Diner....

I truly love that place.
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:05 PM   #60
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Great report and pictures. I never get tired of going to Moab or seeing someone elses pictures, either.
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