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Old 10-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #151
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Thanks David!......It would be Fantastic to ride with you again!!!
Please come on down!!......Lots of Trails!!!!!
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Which bike should I bring?
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #152
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Congrats DW on the purchase of Dingweeds Ranch or whatever you call it.

You can take a small RV out to Muley Point. Take the first turn out (left) and there is a stair-step that may stop larger RV's from getting close to the edge. Continue on down to the dead end if you want a more private experience but the first turn out was perfect for me. I was there in 2007 with an A-frame pop-up. It was a nice experience but the wind picked up at one point....not bad. I had neighbors but they were a quiet bunch. The late Verle Nelson had mentioned it on his dual sport website and I wanted to go. I liked it so much I swung through there in 2008 and it was not a fun night. The wind howled and I thought it was going to pull my roof panels apart.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:39 PM   #153
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Subscribed! Ding weed your place is on our list of stops next year.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #154
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Which bike should I bring?
You have been busy filling the stable this year, David!!!
The CRF250x would be my choice!
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:06 PM   #155
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We look forward to meeting everybody!!!!
Here is a teaser pic from day3!

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Old 10-03-2013, 09:11 PM   #156
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:04 AM   #157
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Day 3 September 3rd, 2013

Here's Bud on his 690 as we sadly left the ranch-----we would return much later for a longer stay.
There has been so much rain in both Colorado and Utah---it almost never looks like this.
Little did we know-------it was just the tip of the iceberg--as devastating rains were headed our way.

A 1/2 mile of the road into the ranch is graded gravel as you see here-----------the first 1/2 mile is good ole dirt------to keep the pirates out.





From the ranch--------which is right on the Trans America Trail we headed North into the Lasal Mountains avoiding Moab.
I'm just not much of a fan of Moab anymore--I've ridden there a lot in my younger years before it became so crowded.
This road in the picture below is the Trans America Trail.





And up into the Lasal Mountains we go----me leading and just winging the route thru there to intersect the UBDR North of the Lasals.
My winging it worked out just fine.

We are way off the designated UTBDR here.







We would get above 11,000 ft. in these mountains and our fuel injected bikes ran like tops.

By the way---nobody touched a single thing on all our bikes this trip.
Not even a flat. Bas3r did break a mirror---but that was from a fall.







Now this guy was a hoot---at first I thought he was full of shit------then he whips out photos on his smart phone of his
bike laying on it's side in the ice and snow on the haul rode in Alaska---he has been everywhere including many foreign country's.
Quite the character he was---we had a ball talking to him and listening to his tales.

He's not what I'd call a pirate-----he's the real deal







Getting close to intersecting back into the UBDR.











This picture deserves some staring at.











Bud went down------maybe my fault------I stopped there waiting for Scott to clear the very steep climb and Bud lost his momentum.





And just over that hill--------the scenery changed again on us.


I've ridden around Moab a lot------but for some reason had never ridden onion creek road. I'd always heard of it but never rode it.
Today was the day---------well------you see------it's awesome.





















We crossed onion creek at least 50 times---always running water and muddy.
Maybe a couple days earlier we would have not gotten thru here.







I don't even remember these-----but we got pictures.






















The Kokopelli trail intersects this route.













There where lots of times in here where you just rode in the creek----and look at the weather looming in front of us.
We were lucky to get out of there before it dumped on us as some of it was impassable when wet. Much of the time if I didn't say---the road was the creek-----or maybe the road had washed away ??????













Your not crossing this wash in a rainstorm.







We exit onion creek road-----and find out the road was closed.
There was no sign from the way we came.












The burned down Dewey bridge. I shed a tear when I heard the bridge burnt----but that was years ago.
This is all that's left of it------it goes over the Colorado river.




Here is a picture of it when it was burning.
I think it was said a young boy got a brush fire burning near the bridge
and it spread to the bridge.






And here it is before it burnt.





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Old 10-04-2013, 05:19 AM   #158
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More Day 3

We turned North on the paved route 128 for just a short bit and turned North and West on Owl Draw Road.
I've ridden some of this---but it turned to some new stuff for me.























We ran across these fellows------------burned out clutch---real bummer.
I helped them figure out how many miles it was to a highway with my gps.





I fell down in this sand------and looked back around the corner for help-----and Bills bike looked just like mine !!!
We fell at the same exact time.






These 2 guys were having a hoot.
But were in a bit of a hurry it seems.







We rode on what had to be an old narrow gauge railroad bed for miles.






Haven't seen one of these since I road the CDR back in 2004.








We always rode very spread out---mostly to keep from eating each others dust. I like to ride this way personally even when following----gives you the freedom to ride as you want and go your own pace and not worrying about someone on your tale who might run into you if he's not paying attention.




Here's a map of the days ride-----about 163 miles.
Green River Utah was out motel destination for the day---well------it was just where we ended up--not a destination for us really.
The waypoint "Motel Day 04"---------should have been "Motel Day 03".




Our Motel

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:03 AM   #159
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You guys are awesome and I'll have to admit that your ride reports are always top notch . I've been following all of them and always used your GPS files as references for my future trips . My time is limited and I just don't have time to look for all those great places , therefore your files come in very handy . If you ever in Chicago and need some help I'll gladly assist you . Thank You and waiting for more !

PS next year I am planning a three week trip- a combination of everything out there CDT , TAT , COBDR, UTBDR and more
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:25 AM   #160
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Another great RR. Wish it was snowing outside so I would have an excuse for sitting enjoying coffee and reading another BD report. Crap who needs an excuse. Thanks for taking us along
Scott, are you planing on living on the ranch full time
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:08 AM   #161
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Great RR, enjoying it mucho! I first crossed the Dewey Bridge in the late 60s and again several times after that. Was sorry to hear it burned (not often that happens even though we sometimes speak of 'burning our bridges!')
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #162
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Another great RR. Wish it was snowing outside so I would have an excuse for sitting enjoying coffee and reading another BD report. Crap who needs an excuse. Thanks for taking us along
Scott, are you planing on living on the ranch full time
Bluemtnridr,
Yes, We are planning on being there pretty much full time!!
With some time off to Ride of course!!!
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #163
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We always rode very spread out---mostly to not worry about someone on your tail who might run into you if he's not paying attention.
That'd be me. I'd be lookin' everywhere but where I should be lookin' in that part of the world.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #164
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Great pictures Mark, looks like you upped your game from that old camera you left in Corydon...
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #165
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Great pictures Mark, looks like you upped your game from that old camera you left in Corydon...
Hi Mark,

Will see you soon in Indiana !!!!!!!!

I"ve went thru 3-4 camera's since then-------I'm really hard on them.
I think that camera got lost somewhere in Idaho----we went looking for it on a muddy road in the rain and ran over it.
Got me what is suppose to be an indestructable camera now---we'll see how that goes.

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