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Old 05-03-2014, 06:41 PM   #1
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Just finished my first trip to Moab........

Just got back last weekend from 3 days of roosting Moab on my new KTM Adventure 1190R. What a blast I met my buddy Troy out there so we could make an exchange. That's right, and exchange! I sold him my two 1970 Honda 70's for him and his wife to enjoy out in Half Moon Bay, California. Needless to say, Troys drive to Moab was LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG. We met up at the Holiday Inn Express around 230, unloaded, and went riding!

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:45 PM   #2
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Day one was a quick trip out to Gemini Bridges. That is a nice easy first day ride to do a shake down cruise on. Here is Troy on a Bridge

After seeing it from up top, we went down in the canyon via Bull Canyon road. This was a nice change of pace; more sand, more rocks, and more fun!
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:46 PM   #3
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More from the bottom of Bull Canyon

Here is Gemini Bridges from the bottom(obviously)
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #4
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Day two was Potash Road, Shafer switchbacks, and a little bit of White Rim trail. Here is Troy pondering life


My steed! Ready to RIP!!!!

I had to throw a selfie in here somewhere
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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This area is awesome! Lots of varying terrain, both slow and fast, technical and easy. Here is a video from parts of the day.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:54 PM   #6
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Here is a shot of the Shafer switchbacks

Here is Troy enjoying the view from the top of Shafer
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:57 PM   #7
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One of the highlights was meeting another 1190R up on top. This was a 2013 being ridden by Fernado(on the left) and his wife Amal. They had left Spain 11.5 months ago on an around the world trip They have totalled up 33,000 miles along the way. The only issue was a broken sidestand.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:00 PM   #8
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After enjoying the view from upstairs, we promptly decided we need to find a way down to the mighty Colorado, 2,000 ft below. Here is Troy "sniffing" for a way down.

Twenty minutes later, he finds the turn for Lathrop Canyon, and off we go!
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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Here is Troy's view of Lathrop. This is an AWESOME 4 mile run down a wash/canyon to the Colorado
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #10
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My GoPro was dead, so all I got was stills!

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Old 05-03-2014, 07:05 PM   #11
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Day Three was SLICKROCK!!!! Wow what an amazing trail that is! Especially with 530lbs under you
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:07 PM   #12
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Unbelievable scenery and a ride like no other on the planet!


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Old 05-03-2014, 07:09 PM   #13
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After successfully tackling Slickrock, we went back grabbed a quick shower(which I needed as Slickrock and the "Big Guy" made me sweat) and put on the street gear for a run through Arches.


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Old 05-03-2014, 07:12 PM   #14
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At 2pm we were back at the hotel and made the exchange.

What an awesome ride and cant thank my buddy Troy enough for driving 2,000 miles round trip to experience Moab for the first time with me!
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:39 AM   #15
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Four beautiful bikes!

I returned recently from my first trip to Moab, although my riding was reduced to one day on the WRT, but I did get a couple great evenings with some pirates at the Moab Brewery.

What's the story on the CT70's? I miss my first bike. Do you restore these or something?

btw, I also stayed at HIExp, nice place.
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