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Old 11-09-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Transcontinental Railroad Grade

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Old 11-09-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Great report Sage!

The PET and TransConRR are two of my favorite rides. I guess being sort of a history geek makes me enjoy them even more. I watched your youtube video when you first posted it. I just didn't realize it was PurpleSage on ADV posting it.


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Old 11-10-2011, 09:07 AM   #3
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Outstanding!!!!!!

I have certianly enjoyed your report. It has given me some insight into the vastness of the west. I have been wanting to ride there, and thanks to your report it has moved up on the "TO DO" list.
Also makes me realize that I should ride with someone with knowledge of the area instead of just "jumping in".
If you decide to do another ride PM me and lets see if I can make it.
Thanks again Sage, well done!!
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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Thanks!

That's a loop ride that is on my list. Thanks for the pics, directions and turn offs!
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #5
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Man...I can't see any of the pics
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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That is absolutely incredible! Definitely on my ride list for next spring or fall. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #7
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Excellent ride and report, thanks for the memories. Three friends and I took the same route in reverse in mid-September. We were about 1 hour behind a rainstorm and hit some impassable mud just before we got to Kelton. We backtracked a bit and took Board Ranch road up to Park Valley then over to Golden Spike. It's a great ride.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #8
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Great Ride Report, PurpleSage!

Thanks. Read this all last night. Enjoyed every photo and all the text. I'm going to check out a few of your other Utah ride reports also. Let me know if you ever ride the St. George area. Thanks again.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:37 PM   #9
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How about GPS Tracks?
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:23 PM   #10
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Man...I can't see any of the pics

same here about halfway down all the pic links are dead. great report would love to see the rest of it!
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:47 PM   #11
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Nice pics.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:19 PM   #12
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Great RR, though I'm missing the West even more right now. Thanks for taking us along
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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Great report, a two wheeled tour of the Great American West is on top of my bucket list.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #14
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I popped out to work here to use the internet connection here. The second page loads ok but the first still gives me the red x dealie at about 3/4ths down your report.

Still enjoyed it though....
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:56 AM   #15
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Both the Pony Express and Trans Con RR routes are described and layed out perfectly in Tony Huegels Utah Byways offroad book.
This guy knows his stuff when it comes to adventure routing.
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