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Old 11-04-2010, 11:15 AM   #16
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I road the WRT in June on a KTM640e. i did make it all the way but did also spend about 20 minutes at Murphies figuring how to get the bike back on its wheels frrom lying downhill....

The pics you sent most definately looks much worse than it did then....
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:28 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Ditch
Nothing wrong with backing down from an obstacle you don't feel comfortable with. It's no fun damaging your self or your bike, especially when you are far from help and home.

Common sense, what a refreshing concept!
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:48 PM   #18
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I'll agree that the trails around Moab are gradually getting worse. I had the GS out there about 8 years ago and the KLX out there 3 years ago. I had trouble on the KLX where I had taken the GS a few years prior.

In the mid nineties, I was able to do the Lockhart Basin Trail from Needles to Hurrah Pass (in a rented Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition) in a little over 6 hours. From what I've heard, the Lockhart is pretty tough nowadays, even on a bike.

It's still the best place in the U.S. to ride.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:08 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Staxrider
I picked the line a little to the left. What was unerving for me was on the other side. Deep powder that hides the rocks underneath. Murphy's hogback is more a mental thing than any real physical obstacle. I'm a flatlander so that ridge grew more in my imagination until I cleared it. Of course with the closure at Potato bottom you get to do it twice!

It was before the closure and the surface was a bit firmer then but I met a couple 2-up on a 950 Adventure exactly where this picture was taken. I was going down. They were coming up. I thought at the time I just wouldn't want to do this 2-up but they were trucking along pretty well. FWIW I was on a KLR with trials tires -> no problem here but the sand washes in creek beds later on were challenging for me.
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Old 11-08-2010, 05:19 AM   #20
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I like the pics, the one quoted by thump, descending along the side of that ridge looks really cool
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