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Old 02-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #16
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Holy Hell I was there a few years ago and had no idea!

Looks like I'm headed back

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #17
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i hope you visit KEY WEST before leaving Florida. no place like it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #18
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i hope you visit KEY WEST before leaving Florida. no place like it.
Many, many years ago it was.
Today, it's just another tourist crap spot - open wallet, get boozed, get a T, etc.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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From cannonshot's map it looks like it is close to the Mexican Hat rock.

12 to 15 miles close.

Mexican Hat Rock is just northeast of the town of Mexican Hat.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:07 AM   #20
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I promised a photo, but I'm slack, and I haven't mastered this photo sharing business. But I did indeed get to Monument Valley, and had a very enjoyable stay thanks to the generosity and kindness of JJ Headshrinker of Kayenta. Moki Dugway and Valley Of The Gods was just fantastic. I'm sure that as my memory fades to black, ths trip will linger longest.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #21
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I promised a photo, but I'm slack, and I haven't mastered this photo sharing business. But I did indeed get to Monument Valley, and had a very enjoyable stay thanks to the generosity and kindness of JJ Headshrinker of Kayenta. Moki Dugway and Valley Of The Gods was just fantastic. I'm sure that as my memory fades to black, ths trip will linger longest.
How good/bad is the road in Valley of the Gods? I'm heading that way in two weeks, and was curious about the condition of the road.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #22
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How good/bad is the road in Valley of the Gods? I'm heading that way in two weeks, and was curious about the condition of the road.
Hi Mr Gone,

for a gravel road, it was in very good condition. I ride a Guzzi 1200 Sport and it was no trouble at all. Here is a photo.
http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/2542342/
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #23
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Many, many years ago it was.
Today, it's just another tourist crap spot - open wallet, get boozed, get a T, etc.
You don't have to spend all your time on Duval St.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:18 AM   #24
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Hi Mr Gone,

for a gravel road, it was in very good condition. I ride a Guzzi 1200 Sport and it was no trouble at all. Here is a photo.
http://www.bikepics.com/pictures/2542342/
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Fantastic photo!!!

Thanks for the response. I'm assuming that you could average 15-20 miles per hour?

I might just have to add that to my route.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #25
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Fantastic photo!!!

Thanks for the response. I'm assuming that you could average 15-20 miles per hour?

I might just have to add that to my route.
Hi Mr Gone,

it was one of the highlights of my trip. Valley of the Gods is aptly named as it does have a spiritual feel about, and I'm not really that way inclined. Please don't be in a hurry, stop and feel the vibe. Also do the brown bits on Cannonshot's map, (earlier in this tread ) to Goose Necks and that dead end road, I forget the name, at the top of Moki Dugway thats gives you a grand view over the whole region, and its all free.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #26
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Hi Mr Gone,

it was one of the highlights of my trip. Valley of the Gods is aptly named as it does have a spiritual feel about, and I'm not really that way inclined. Please don't be in a hurry, stop and feel the vibe. Also do the brown bits on Cannonshot's map, (earlier in this tread ) to Goose Necks and that dead end road, I forget the name, at the top of Moki Dugway thats gives you a grand view over the whole region, and its all free.

Cheers,
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I keep trying to squeeze in every great destination on my trip (leaving in 15 days, which means I am in serious countdown mode). I believe I can ride Valley of the Gods, which should only add a couple hours, total, to my trip, but I need to hit Shiprock before sunset and so that doesn't leave me a heck of a lot of time.

So, unfortunately, I don't think I can do Moki Dugway and the overlook at the end of Mulie Point Road. Although I'd really love to, it will have to wait for another trip. Which is a great excuse for another trip, don't you think?

I am managing to squeeze in a brief stop at Goosenecks, though. Trying to slam 4,000 miles and 10 national parks into 11 days is a brutal logistical nightmare, but I'm gonna give it a go.

Thanks for the advice. If I find myself running ahead of schedule, I will definitely try to do Moki Dugway.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #27
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Trust me, Mr Gone, it'll only add an hour total (if that) to go up Moki and see Mulley. You can add the time by twisting the throttle more than usual. Easy to do on the Rez roads to Shiprock.

Trust me and Mark--it's must see if you're doing VOG.

Have a great trip!

Oh, and hi Mark!
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Trust me, Mr Gone, it'll only add an hour total (if that) to go up Moki and see Mulley. You can add the time by twisting the throttle more than usual. Easy to do on the Rez roads to Shiprock.

Trust me and Mark--it's must see if you're doing VOG.

Have a great trip!

Oh, and hi Mark!
Okay, okay... you've convinced me.

I do have another question: by "twisting the throttle more than usual" on the rez roads (like 160 and 64), is that because they're great roads, or there's no speed enforcement? Because I have an FJR that will comfortably cruise at 120 mph all day long with no problem. I just usually keep it around 70 so any speeding tickets don't land me in jail.

By the way, I absolutely appreciate the advice!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #29
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You don't have to spend all your time on Duval St.
very true. never go there except for new years eve party. between kayaking, riding bicycles, kite surfing, snorkeling, we're pretty worn out when Duval gets going. I did trailer my bike down once...big mistake as there are no place to ride other than us1.
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very true. never go there except for new years eve party. between kayaking, riding bicycles, kite surfing, snorkeling, we're pretty worn out when Duval gets going. I did trailer my bike down once...big mistake as there are no place to ride other than us1.
Yeah, where you gonna ride in Key West ? You don't need a bike down there. all you need is your feet; I usually rent a scooter for one day. I like walking around the neighborhoods and looking at some of the interesting architecture. After 3-4 days I'm ready to move on. I rode down there last October, took my time. I rode from Biloxi to Gainesville, to Naples, then to, Florida City. Next day ( Sunday) I rode on down to KW. This worked out great as I was able to take it easy and see some stuff I wanted to see on the trip down. When I got there I parked the bike and walked everywhere except one day when I rented a scooter. When I left I rode home in two days; KW to Gainesville and Gainesville to Biloxi. Nice trip and I'm ready to do it again.
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