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Old 06-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Dallas to Utah, Moab - White Rim Trail : 7 days, 2600 miles : 2up : DL650

My wife and I went on a road trip on May 25, 2013 from Dallas to Moab and back.

White Rim Trail was not in plan initially, But then got to know about it from some of the RR's here. Felt interesting.

Here are the pics to start with - I would update the thread with logs too.

Day 1 : Dallas to Tucumcari, NM












Day 2: Tucumcari to Moab









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Day 3 - Moab : La Sal Mountain Loop Road and Dead Horse View Point


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Dead Horse State Park














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Day 4 - White Rim Trail

I did not explore plan much about this trail. Got a PDF map online, talked to the park rangers - thats all the info I had - plus the info from RR here. I had bought the GPS just on the day I we started the trip so could not load the maps to GPS. In stead I downloaded the offline google maps on my phone , so that I know where I am and then compared it with the PDF map.

Based on the RR here most of the had taken 6-7 hours and every one suggested to keep one day aside for this 100 miles offroad trail. I read some one did the whole trail in 3-4 hours. Hatts off to him !!!

Now here are the pics from this section -

we started 7 in the morning ! considering we had a 5:30 pm activity booked with hells revenge 4x4.

we did the route clock wise



Start of the off road section











Met this person on his punctured bike. We thought he was taking rest initially.
After talking to him realized he had a flat tire. His camp was just 3 miles away and he did not had a puncture kit. So we helped him inflate the tire since I had the Slime kit with me.

















Near Dead Horse view point - upclose







Entering the park, three was speed limit baord here for 15 mph











we had seen only 3-4 vehicles the whole day in this stretch most of them was the back up for the bikes












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Old 06-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Wow

Damn, these are some terrific pictures.

I enjoyed your Arkansas RR as well.

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Excellent photos!
Looks like a great trip! Enjoy!

.........on a side note...........I noticed that both of you guys are wearing the Rev'it Levante Jackets. I've been considering buying a pair of those for myself and my better half. How do you guys find them in really hot weather?
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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Damn, these are some terrific pictures.

I enjoyed your Arkansas RR as well.

Have fun!
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Excellent photos!
Looks like a great trip! Enjoy!

.........on a side note...........I noticed that both of you guys are wearing the Rev'it Levante Jackets. I've been considering buying a pair of those for myself and my better half. How do you guys find them in really hot weather?
Thanks, its REV'IT! Tornado Jacket/Pant. We have used it between temperature 38 to 103.

For hot days upto 90 its managable. air circulation is very good . This trip while coming back on the last day in texas is was 100+ and it was not manageable at all. I am not sure any jacket can keep you cool. we wore a inner liner to keep it cool - still it was not helping.

For winter I would say, above 50's its comfortable with the thermal liner. We at times added one more thermal tshirt. Its not really good for below 50's and there is too much air circulation. But here in texas this jacket and pant make sense over all through out the year.
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thanks for the info!!! safe travels !

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15 MPH is posted. My buddies and I took six hours going 30-40 MPH, of course that was on dirt bikes and not 2 UP.
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Thanks for sharing, now 2 up must have been intresting on the WRT at times!
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15 MPH is posted. My buddies and I took six hours going 30-40 MPH, of course that was on dirt bikes and not 2 UP.
Yeah , I also did not stick to 15mph but there are sections I had to go slow considering 2up. I am sure riding alone would be much much more fun.

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Thanks for sharing, now 2 up must have been intresting on the WRT at times!
Yes some of the sections climbing up and down the hill was really interesting and scary too.
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We did not even realize that we took close to 3 hours to cover just first 25 miles.



This was one of the most scenic section





Closer












It was not all dry












We took a lunch break here.. had packed sushi.







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Old 06-13-2013, 03:58 PM   #11
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Great country......

Utah seems to be hard to beat when it comes to photos and you got some nice ones. Thanks for taking the time to do this cool RR. I think you two could make yourselves some traveling $$ by modeling various biking gear!
Stay safe.....

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #12
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I think you two could make yourselves some traveling $$ by modeling various biking gear!
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He he that would be interesting too !
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:14 PM   #13
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This was the first section where we have to climb









Took a break here. And to my bad the cross winds was too high it blew my helmet away. I was taken by surprise since I had kept the helmet on the mirror. It had gopro and bluetooth on it. Luckily nothing much happened to both even after and 50ft fall and roll. Only the clamp of the gopro broke, but the cam and bluetooth was safe.

Even after that the wind was too much that the bike itself started moving from this position.





there goes my helmet






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So how many hours did it take to do the ride ?
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So how many hours did it take to do the ride ?

From the Start of 279 to back on 313 -total 103 miles we took 9 hours 10 minutes.

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