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Old 08-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #151
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Day 36

No luck with the Cousins, so I went to some of the old places that I used to live and do some site seeing.


Little detour to China (Cultural Centre Utah).


Utah State Capitol .






View of the valley from the hill with some dark clouds rolling in.



Tomorrow off to Moab, Utah.


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Old 08-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #152
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Moab should be very hot this time of year.
Two of us Tenerers rode the White Rim Trail last fall.
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5900.0
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:25 AM   #153
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Keep it coming. Great RR so far.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #154
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Great report. Your livin the dream man! I'm following along in mind & spirt. Good luck & good riding!
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #155
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It just keeps getting hotter

Keep riding if it's hot it's hot! Could mean scantily clad women.....
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:06 PM   #156
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Keep it coming. Great RR so far.
Thanks RsZK, will do my best.

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Great report. Your livin the dream man! I'm following along in mind & spirt. Good luck & good riding!
Great to have you along Overcomb3, everyday I pinch myself just to make sure that it's not a dream.

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Hey Icy Roads, I think I will need to get more towards some large body of water, the pickings are slim around here.

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #157
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Moab should be very hot this time of year.
Two of us Tenerers rode the White Rim Trail last fall.
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=5900.0
Great RR on the White Rim eemsreno this is a great help, and thanks for coming along.

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:13 PM   #158
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Day 37

Had a great stay with Michael (dentedvw) and Helena, thank you both very much had lots of fun and the movie was super.


Just had to take Highway 128 to Moab, Utah even though this was an extra way around, but this road goes along the Colorado River and the enormous red cliffs, the shear size of these things never stop to amaze me, the ever changing patterns and colours are spectacular (this camping has very bad internet so the pictures will have to follow.)


The temperature was only 28c with a light cloud cover which made this ride nice and relaxing, I'm hoping that tomorrow will be the same as I attempt the White Rim Trail.


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Old 08-10-2013, 10:24 AM   #159
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O.M.G. The White Rim Trail is one heck of a road, the views are amazing and the road is good for most of the parts but terrible on the steep rock to loos sand climes or descends, for the guys that love cross country riding it must be a dream ride, but for me this will be the first and last time I will do this one again, it was 255km round trip from the Slickrock Camping and it took me 14Hrs to complete and 6 liters of water, dumped the bike 3 times in the loos sand, the first one catching me by surprise, going in a little to fast I twisting my ankle and knee, after half en hour I could finally walk on it again, and I could feel the swelling kicking in, this had me thinking continue or go on, decided to man up and go finish this route or I would for ever wonder how good or bad it is, luckily twice some passerby helped me pick-up the bike but the worst one was on a steep climb and then of course no one around to help, swinging my front end down and removing all gear finally made me able to put it back upright, just over an hour of sweating in the sun and as I get back on the clouds come in and give me a few drops of rain just to say here you go cool down.
For anybody thinking of doing this route I can only advise to not do it alone and bring lots of water because you will need it, if you do the hole route do it in two days for this will give you the time to take some of those awesome cliff shots that I now don't have, did make lots of video and will have to see if any of that is good.


Tomorrow will stay an extra day in Moab to rest and see how my knee does.


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Old 08-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #160
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Rest day in Moab, the right knee is swollen on the left inner side and really hurts if I twist it but walking straight with a limp works fairly good, so into the hot tub for today and some Advil for the pain.


Yesterdays ride took me through the following loop: Gemini Bridges Trail to Mineral Bottom Rd to Point Bottom to White Rim Trail to South Fork Rd to Potash Rd.


The Road in.



Mineral Bottom just before the descent.



White Rim Trail.









Here is a video of the White Rim Trail, sorry that it's a little off to the left, but this was due to the fall I made.

http://youtu.be/NhCbAR5cK08


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Old 08-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #161
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Get some ice on that knee. 15 minutes on then 15 off and repeat. Frozen bag of peas is even better. Helps to reduce the swelling.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #162
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Get some ice on that knee. 15 minutes on then 15 off and repeat. Frozen bag of peas is even better. Helps to reduce the swelling.

I agree with RsZk, the hot tub is for relaxing. ice is for swelling. Possible ligament damage. If it doesn't get better see a doctor. They sell some good knee supports in most pharmacies. May get you through the tough spots. Awesome pics & video. Beautiful country, you could mistake it for Mars except for the water! Stay safe, ride true. Keep up the great RR's
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:28 PM   #163
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Hope you turn out good
Glad you could make the whole WRT it's a great scenic trail.
Repeat here---- Take lots of water and a friend. [or two]
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #164
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Ditto last three. Hang in there bro.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #165
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Get some ice on that knee. 15 minutes on then 15 off and repeat. Frozen bag of peas is even better. Helps to reduce the swelling.
Thanks RsZK the Lady from the camping gave me a ice pack when she did see me limping, and that did help.

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I agree with RsZk, the hot tub is for relaxing. ice is for swelling. Possible ligament damage. If it doesn't get better see a doctor. They sell some good knee supports in most pharmacies. May get you through the tough spots. Awesome pics & video. Beautiful country, you could mistake it for Mars except for the water! Stay safe, ride true. Keep up the great RR's
Thanks Brian, looks like the knee will hold and when you are out there it feels like Mars too.

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Glad you could make the whole WRT it's a great scenic trail.
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Your absolutely right eensreno, and I'm glad that I finished it, because it is a once in a lifetime experience.

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