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Old 10-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #31
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Ok, that "Old Guy" with the KLR I rode with at Michaux State Forest a month or 2 ago. I was headed for Wyomming/Colorado/Utah on my way to La Barstow 2 Vegas. I'm glad to say I didn't do it, alone was not the way to go. I was laughing 2 days ago about the snow I would have been in out there and now I have 10" here in Pa! Anyway, I'm still off to Barstow but the GS is going to be a trailer Queen. I will do Moab next year and I will abide by the buddy system. Fantastic pics by the way and you won't see me sitting on the edge of a cliff eating lunch! I would love some of your tracks if you can offer them.

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Old 10-29-2011, 09:02 PM   #32
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Michaux...

I've ridden Michaux a handful of times myself
This was the 2011 dualsport event and this PDF has 54 pix but is a 70meg file. Click, let it load and see if this is the one where you were?
I didnt see Mike there, but he IS a great guy.
http://photos.imageevent.com/peteh/m...aux2011pix.pdf

or other times at Michaux...

2009 Dual Sport event at Michaux
http://imageevent.com/peteh/michauxd...ventaug9th2009

2007 DAMN riders do Michaux
http://imageevent.com/peteh/micheaux
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #33
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Fisher Valley

All mornings started out with about a 15 mile run into town through some truly inspiring country. Near Moab close to the Sand Flats area there are also some camping areas close to some nice slickrock formations...

100meg video clip just running the dirt road into the Sand Flats area. Excuse the bouncing around, it was a hand held cam and I was trying to enjoy the scenery while riding
http://photos.imageevent.com/peteh/m...p/MVI_2787.MOV

A few days we had rain but that didnt stop us. A couple of the guys who needed more rain protection ran across the street and got a cheapo rainsuit. I believe one got the pants and the other got the top. Our guys were always ready to roll



At times we would ride quite a distance from camp to get to whatever trailhead we were riding. Having bikes that can handle the highway miles as well is a big plus in the Moab area. The Fisher Valley and Onion Creek Areas are beautiful and EASY riding.





















I was promoted at my job...









Lots of mineral springs in the area and many with a high sulphur stink.













Lots of long days in the saddle covering HUGE miles of dirt. It just seems unreal for an east coaster that you can cover so much ground and not see anybody else! From here out, all rides will likely be compared in our minds to Moab. I am betting there is no more fun place to ride dual sport bikes in the states but I am pretty biased after this trip.











Todd praying for more mud on the way to town



Lots O man caves...




KLR swapped out for a two fiddy Suzi



Junior ready for a chilly morning ride. Often cold temps in the morning and quite warm by afternoon. Layer and have a place to put your gear when you need to shed it. The guys with saddlebags were everybody's friend when you needed to get rid of a jacket.



Skinny Jay lookin mighty colorful today. He was appropriately hassled for his choice of jacket.



Mike headed to town for gas.













Vagina rock







Coming up, Canyon Lands, Gemini Bridge, Arches, White Rim Trail, LaSal Mountain Loop and more...

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Old 10-30-2011, 09:49 AM   #34
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Oh gawd. There is an artist among us...Bring it on!

This report could be defining...or maybe not.



But slow down! Post a few every now and then so more people get to enjoy.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #35
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Hey On Off

Yep, I'm on a boat right at the inner harbor. Where are you at?
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:24 PM   #36
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Perry Hall and I work at Hopkins. I can probably see your boat from my office :-)
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:48 PM   #37
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Probably! I'm at the harborview marina on Key Hwy
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:10 PM   #38
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Fantastic scenery and pictures!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #39
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Hey Pete, awesome pics!! After you get all yours posted up I'll throw a few of mine up from the trip. We NEED to go back!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:03 AM   #40
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Continued...



The beauty of dual sports





Even the crappers were in scenic locations



























How about a video clip...

http://photos.imageevent.com/peteh/m...p/MVI_2072.MOV




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Old 10-31-2011, 06:27 AM   #41
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OK this shit has got to stop, Alaska on the bike was first on my Bucket List.(For quite some time). Then last week after reading thru a report an inmate had done on the Land Down Under that was the new Bucket List champ.(Boy, that didnt last long). And now with all of the crappy pictures you have in this awesome RR its now Moab or Bust for the Bucket List. I think I see a pattern developing.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:36 AM   #42
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OK this shit has got to stop, Alaska on the bike was first on my Bucket List.(For quite some time). Then last week after reading thru a report an inmate had done on the Land Down Under that was the new Bucket List champ.(Boy, that didnt last long). And now with all of the crappy pictures you have in this awesome RR its now Moab or Bust for the Bucket List. I think I see a pattern developing.
Moab and surrounding area was simply incredible. GREAT rides everywhere we went. HUGE scenic country and no crowds. You could easily spend many weeks here riding non stop and not see it all. While you are at it, take some time to hit the roads and different areas of Utah. On a recent cross country cycle trip I traveled through a bit more of Utah and the variety of landscapes is amazing.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:54 AM   #43
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OnOff, the trip looks incredible but I have a question: for someone without much off-road experience is it do-able? Many of those roads seem to be hardpack or old asphalt and are just as cool looking as the gnarly bits. I'd always considered Moab to be way outside my comfort zone (and it probably is) but, goddamn, those pics are incredible and I'm willing to bet they don't do the place justice!!
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:05 AM   #44
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Moab and surrounding areas...

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OnOff, the trip looks incredible but I have a question: for someone without much off-road experience is it do-able? Many of those roads seem to be hardpack or old asphalt and are just as cool looking as the gnarly bits. I'd always considered Moab to be way outside my comfort zone (and it probably is) but, goddamn, those pics are incredible and I'm willing to bet they don't do the place justice!!
There are LOTS of dirt roads you could do with little experience as well as many gorgeous back roads that are paved. I wouldnt mind spending more time in the area with my FJR1300 but man it was a BLAST on a dual sport! There are some great APPs, programs and books on planning a trip to Moab and they offer a decent amount of detail on the trails or roads you might choose.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:33 PM   #45
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