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Old 06-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #16
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colorado
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trail ridge road

utah
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:32 PM   #17
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Utah- TNTC (too numerous to count)

12/24
89 A from Kanab to Page Az
35
9 through Zion
95 (the southern end in particular)
Moab - could spend half your trip there (though hot in July)
72 to 10 up to price

July 24th is a state holiday (Pioneer Day), as big as the 4th

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #18
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got the map up on the wall

the plan is unfolding and it has been really exciting just reading about the big country
thanks for those Colorado and Utah road #s
starting to realise how big it all is
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #19
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B'ville53, when do you arrive? Bringing bikes, buying or leasing?
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
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hi Stev
well we dont arrive until 21/7/13 so in one years time
looked into buying and it added up but could have lost valueable time doing the purchase
the cost of getting a bike back has dropped dramatically
and the au $ is even with the u s$
so the figures added up to buying but the time factor lends toward renting
am thinking of eaglerider but would be grateful for any advice
if the ride is half as good as the reseach we are going to have some fun
and see some great roads
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #21
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Simply avoid yellostone

Yellowstone sucks unless you are an RVer and love traffic jams, having noplace to go and no schedule and love to see how fire ruins forests which will not recover in your lifetime. A little harsh maybe, but with so many real options like Utah, Glacier or Banff/Jasper in Canada, why waste time?
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #22
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would that fire be started by a cigger thrown from an rv
and i tend to think western colorado and the mighty utah are seriously good
but do the grand tetons really look like titts
i'm big on titts especially firm ones
thats why i dont care if i miss the rally
everything is gravity affectted at the rally
been looking at butler maps - good shit
haha
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:52 PM   #23
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A little Dugway history:



The Mokee Dugway is located on Utah Route 261 just north of Mexican Hat, UT. It was constructed in 1958 by Texas Zinc, a mining company, to transport uranium ore from the "Happy Jack" mine in Fry Canyon, UT. to the processing mill in Mexican Hat. The three miles of unpaved, but well graded, switchbacks descend 1100 feet from the top of Cedar Mesa. The State of Utah recommends that only vehicles less than 28 feet in length and 10,000 pounds in weight attempt to negotiate this steep (10% grade), narrow and winding road.
The term "mokee" is derived from the Spanish word moqui, which was a general term used by the 18th century Spanish explorers and settlers in this region to describe the Pueblo Indians they encountered and the vanished culture which had left behind the numerous ruins they discovered during their travels. This term continued to be used by the Anglo pioneers, who moved into southern Utah during the 1800's, and their descendants.
Today the standard term used to describe these prehistoric Native Americans, who lived in this region more than 1000 years ago, is "Ancestral Puebloans". It is based on present day Puebloan tribes' and archaeologists' beliefs that these people were the ancestors of the today's Hopi, Zuni, Acoma and Rio Grande region cultures. You may also see them commonly referred to as the "Anasazi", a Navajo word meaning "enemy ancestors".
There are nearly 30,000 recorded arch sites in San Juan County.
has the state left that road unpaved to discourage larger vehicles from attempting it?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:15 PM   #24
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trail ridge rd

hi guys
the Trail Ridge Rd looks very interesting
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:17 AM   #25
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trail ridge is great
may also want to ride up mt evans ( just south )

also you should look into a access pass ( national pass that covers your admission fees at most parks, forests, blm, ... ect...... also some other discounts )
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #26
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flights

well flights are booked 23/7/13 san Fran
now have to sort out the bikes
leaning towards eaglerider
any words to the wise about any other companies
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:41 AM   #27
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hi guys
the Trail Ridge Rd looks very interesting
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Trail Ridge is good. Hit it early to avoid traffic and see more wildlife.

If you're into the old west experience, visit the hotel in Medicine Bow Wyoming. Then head North & over the Big Horns to Buffalo, Wy, where you should stay at the Occidental. The hotel food their is excellent.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #28
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If you are flying into San Francisco you can check out http://www.dubbelju.com/
I don't know them personally but they have a large selection and you don't have to be stuck with Hardlies.

I would not avoid Yellowstone. If you go early in the morning most of the tourists are still asleep. The geothermal stuff and Yellowstone falls are amazing and Beartooth pass heading up to Redlodge is fantastic. You have to stop and walk around a little to enjoy Yellowstone though.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #29
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What he says... north out of Durango. Awesome riding and scary drop offs if you do too much looking and riding at the same time.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #30
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Hi everyone
am looking at CaliforniaMotorcycleAdventures.com for the hiring
anyone had anything to do with them
also what level of insurance would be adviseable in the US of A
both on the bike and the body
looking forward to any replys
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