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Old 03-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #436
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:25 PM   #437
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Nice job! You guys too the ranp...errr...boards. We went straight down the tight series of drops. Too abrupt for us to ride them.

Nice vid, but too bad it doesn't show the view from the top. It is killer! I will say this about Big Drop, it was the most memorable part of the ride...but I still think a bypass would be good.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:40 AM   #438
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:41 AM   #439
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:28 AM   #440
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Uh, yeah...as somebody already stated, that Big Drop would be more than I'd want to bite off going the other way. I don't even like the way it looks in the pic there going down it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #442
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Uh, yeah...as somebody already stated, that Big Drop would be more than I'd want to bite off going the other way. I don't even like the way it looks in the pic there going down it.
We had lunch on top, took in the view and contemplated our future. First step has a nice run out after it...thought that was it cuz can't see the rest from up there. That said, the tracks from someone before us went straight off the ledge. I was like....nope! Walked it around the left edge. The top was easy compared to the lower rocky steps for which there is no run out...just steep slope to the next step. Or the ramps.

Looking forward to Ben's vid of an ascent (if he has a GoPro that is). Wanna see how its done.

Good luck for sure!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #443
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I started PT on the hand this week. Only range of motion for now. At the end of March and will start on strengthening exercises.

I am developing a plan B here. If I don't join the all dirt contingent, I might just hop on the 990 and crash the party in Ruin Park. Access from the newspaper rock side is pretty easy, assuming that things are dry. I would haul in camping gear and water and join in the festivities.

It is very likely that I would trailer to the western slope and ride from there. Anyone else interested in a big bike loop with camping gear?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #444
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I started PT on the hand this week. Only range of motion for now. At the end of March and will start on strengthening exercises.

I am developing a plan B here. If I don't join the all dirt contingent, I might just hop on the 990 and crash the party in Ruin Park. Access from the newspaper rock side is pretty easy, assuming that things are dry. I would haul in camping gear and water and join in the festivities.

It is very likely that I would trailer to the western slope and ride from there. Anyone else interested in a big bike loop with camping gear?
Sounds good, hopefully PT goes well though.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:35 PM   #445
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It is very likely that I would trailer to the western slope and ride from there. Anyone else interested in a big bike loop with camping gear?
That could very possibly be the way I have to do this ride.

I don't have a small bike anymore

Not sure where the TR650 Terra fits in it's capabilities yet - but work might shorten the trip for me and turn it into a big bike loop with camping gear anyway.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:32 AM   #446
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That could very possibly be the way I have to do this ride.

I don't have a small bike anymore

Not sure where the TR650 Terra fits in it's capabilities yet - but work might shorten the trip for me and turn it into a big bike loop with camping gear anyway.
It fits right next to my G650XCountry that's where! I'll be doing the standard 2-night camping loop Moab -> Moab with camping gear. We can swap parts as needed :)

I'm just ignoring all these Big Drop photos
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That could very possibly be the way I have to do this ride.

I don't have a small bike anymore

Not sure where the TR650 Terra fits in it's capabilities yet - but work might shorten the trip for me and turn it into a big bike loop with camping gear anyway.
Just an option.....If Jeffs hand is in OK condition you guys could do lockhart with the group and then bypass the difficult portion of Canyonlands and come down Beef Basin Rd off HWY 211 and meet up at the campsite. Then do the ride on the 2nd day into the swell, and hit pavement back to Moab on Sunday and be back in Denver by late afternoon

Blake you sure you wont have another small bike by then

Snooker you'll do fine going up big drop on your XCountry









Although that would be very impressive on an XCounty I dont see anyone going that direction.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:26 PM   #448
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Just an option.....If Jeffs hand is in OK condition you guys could do lockhart with the group and then bypass the difficult portion of Canyonlands and come down Beef Basin Rd off HWY 211 and meet up at the campsite. Then do the ride on the 2nd day into the swell, and hit pavement back to Moab on Sunday and be back in Denver by late afternoon

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Even with my hand 100%, I doubt that I would want to do the Lockhart basin section on my 990. I have other bikes that would make that sections so much more enjoyable, I would be wishing that I was on one of them. If it turns out it is dry, I would be up for riding the section from beef basin over to natural bridges. I might even be talked into the section from hite to the swell, but I've only ridden about half of that (from the muddy river up the switchbacks to Hahns flats).

Keep me posted Blake.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #449
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That could very possibly be the way I have to do this ride.

I don't have a small bike anymore

Not sure where the TR650 Terra fits in it's capabilities yet - but work might shorten the trip for me and turn it into a big bike loop with camping gear anyway.
Blake, ya went from borderline too small to borderline too big, you were supposed to stop in between

Nice bike!

I'm pretty much finished with 525, it got the signature RF inspection along with a few deliveries from to brown truck, we're headed out tomorrow so I can get some seat time on it.

I've discovered I'm a bit short legged for this bike with wider the seat so have your cameras ready when we hit the tough stuff.
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Blake, ya went from borderline too small to borderline too big, you were supposed to stop in between

Nice bike!

I'm pretty much finished with 525, it got the signature RF inspection along with a few deliveries from to brown truck, we're headed out tomorrow so I can get some seat time on it.

I've discovered I'm a bit short legged for this bike with wider the seat so have your cameras ready when we hit the tough stuff.
Ya sounds down right dangerous to ride a tall bike. How about you sell it to me
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