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Old 05-18-2012, 11:19 PM   #31
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so how were april / may conditions this year?
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:59 AM   #32
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Dry, warm, windy....Could ride and camp any day in the last month and a half. I don't think that's the norm, but 90%+ of the days on a normal year would be good to go though. With the ocean temps I think you guys up in the NW were warm and wet, we were warm and dry. You can always check the Climatology and trend data at the NWS to see the rough forecast for a given part of the country. Although it won't tell you a thing about weather on a specific day it'll tell you what your chances are. In my experience the trends are much more accurate than the day to day forecasts....and a better planning tool for your situation.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #33
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thanks for the heads up. just got back from a desert trip in SE oregon, and we're planning for spring break next year.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:13 PM   #34
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re: RZR rental?

we're looking at renting a 4 seater RZR for one of the days (one of the guys has a major bone for one)
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the 2 options are: #1 option is street legal, which could be fun, but are only allowed on 2 trails (which sound relatively tame, not a big deal, we're just sightseeing) #2 option is not street legal, they provide a trailer, and doesn't sound like any sort of limitation on where one can go.

anybody rent RZR's out there before? wisdom?
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #35
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re: RZR rental?

we're looking at renting a 4 seater RZR for one of the days (one of the guys has a major bone for one)
anyways,
the 2 options are: #1 option is street legal, which could be fun, but are only allowed on 2 trails (which sound relatively tame, not a big deal, we're just sightseeing) #2 option is not street legal, they provide a trailer, and doesn't sound like any sort of limitation on where one can go.

anybody rent RZR's out there before? wisdom?
Moab Tour Company rents RZR 4's and they will let you use a trailer for free. Not many restrictions on trails either.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #36
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Bring chapstick. The smiling under your helmet will stretch your lips.

I was there last week.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #37
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Moab Tour Company rents RZR 4's and they will let you use a trailer for free. Not many restrictions on trails either.
is it worth the tradeoff? that day will be RZR-rific, and the thought of a street legal one is weirdly appealing. i can't remember the 2 trails that you were limited to (fish - something? apparently tame?) or is that going to suck like slow disneyland ride suck?

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we'll be going in march, we'll need double strength chapstick probably
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:48 AM   #38
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is it worth the tradeoff? that day will be RZR-rific, and the thought of a street legal one is weirdly appealing. i can't remember the 2 trails that you were limited to (fish - something? apparently tame?) or is that going to suck like slow disneyland ride suck?
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also, are rimlocks and low tire pressure mandatory? decided which wheelset to bring, and also whether my friend with a dr650 is going to have a hard time without them?
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No need for extremely low tire pressure. Lots of traction out there. I don't use rimlocks but they might be nice if you had to ride out on a flat tire. I have a lot of fun on my DR650 on most of the trails, although Moab Rim and Pritchett Canyon are above my skill level on that bike.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:37 PM   #40
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also, are rimlocks and low tire pressure mandatory? decided which wheelset to bring, and also whether my friend with a dr650 is going to have a hard time without them?
I run around 22 psi with rim locks. Using conventional tubes you can get away with less but you'll be pinging your rims on the rocks and pinch flats are likely if your riding hard. We were there last year with another rider who liked to run 14psi in his tires we had zero pinch flats, he had 2 in 3 days.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #41
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I ride Utah all of the time and never change tire pressure. 13 in the front and 9 in the back MT 43 trials tire. Never have issues with that pressure. More air will ping you around and cause more flats due to lack of flex of the tire casing. We'll be outin Utah next weekend and the last weekend in March. We always saty in Green River and ride South,West and North of GR. We don't bother with Moab.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:50 PM   #42
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Dude.. 22?

I run 11-13 in front (depending on the tire) and 9-10 rear. I can't imagine 22 hooking up on rocks or roots... and I think my arms would fall off on bumpy terrain. That's hardcore.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:57 PM   #43
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Dude.. 22?

I run 11-13 in front (depending on the tire) and 9-10 rear. I can't imagine 22 hooking up on rocks or roots... and I think my arms would fall off on bumpy terrain. That's hardcore.
Yup, ~12 psi up front and ~<8 psi rear unless I'm going over 3rd-4th gear. I'd assume RF is talking dual sportin'.
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Yup, ~12 psi up front and ~<8 psi rear unless I'm going over 3rd-4th gear. I'd assume RF is talking dual sportin'.
Ah.. I thought it might just be a byproduct of riding around in soft flat sand all the time.

Now where'd that smiley go so he knows I'm joking..


oops... nope.


errr.. uhuh.

ah.. here we go:
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #45
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Ah.. I thought it might just be a byproduct of riding around in soft flat sand all the time.

Now where'd that smiley go so he knows I'm joking..


oops... nope.


errr.. uhuh.

ah.. here we go:


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