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Old 05-31-2010, 11:00 AM   #46
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Very nice... Bravo.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:05 AM   #47
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Great report! Looks like I need to check out my maps so I can ride some of the trails you all did.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #48
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Brilliant RR, great pics.

Next time I'm back in the USA I must get a trail bike and I must head down that way.

Cheers: Jaq.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:19 PM   #49
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Great report!! The WRT & Utah are on my fall schedule this year!
I've done the CDR twice, the eastern TAT and most of the Western TAT. Spent some time roaming around Moab, but mostly Zion, Bryce Canyon and the Hanksville area.
Got to spend more time exploring Utah.
In my opinion, Utah is the most beautiful motorcycle state in the US (Including Alaska & Hawaii)!!

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:39 PM   #50
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Great report thanks a bunch. Also nice to see you enjoying activites with your son.

A question. Give us your impression on the ZacSpeed packs, both pro's and cons if you can?
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:37 PM   #51
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re ZacSpeed Packs

I have always worn the BMW Jacket with a "Cammelback" until this trip.

I have never worn a regular roost guard, so I can only compare it to the convenience of the ZacSpeed Packs.

Overall I was very happy with the Zac's. 3 liter capacity plus pockets for a few powerbars, pocket knife, tools or other misc. stuff. In addition, Zac's convert to a regular small day backpack in less than a minute. To me that was key as I like biking and hiking/trail running on DS trips. Protection seemed to me to be very good, certainly as good or better than the BMW jacket, but our crashes were at very low speeds. Also, as long as you use a large enough jacket, you can layer up or down depending on weather.

Cons, can't think of many. Bite valve is not as good as a camelback, but I will fix that with a $5 camelback one. And you can't really stuff it with heavy stuff or it will not be as comfortable.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:17 AM   #52
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Great pics. We met you guys at the motel in Moab. We were the guys from Missouri. Rode the WRT on Wed. of that same week in the other direction. Nice TR!
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Old 06-03-2010, 07:50 AM   #53
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Great report,and pics! Now I'm homesick!
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:55 AM   #54
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Thanks for taking the effort to make a ride report.

Shows me a lot of what I missed. I would have been there this week.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #55
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I was doing some research for an upcoming trip and ran across this one... love it! Thanks for the detailed writeup and pictures, the hiking looks like a good way to break up the riding too.

Hopefully I'll be riding the same roads in a few more weeks.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #56
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Hey very nice Ride report! I've been thinking about the Maze area and the Henry Mtns. during my next Moab trip. The pics are great too! Hiking and motos are a great combo. Thanks for taking us along for the ride!
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:01 PM   #57
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Nice pics and report.
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