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Some donking was done this weekend in the Utah mountains

 

The first ride was a casual stroll round the Burr Trail/Notom Road loop

 

Right at the end of the Notom Road we found some water - last fall 3 cars were stuck here for 10 days after a storm, Calvin and Kaneman didn't fear the H2O

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Calvin rockets through on Whip's KTM, look carefully - he doesn't have any socks on...

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Kaneman dives in

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Tom lifts the front wheel on his way out

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Saturday brought an "interesting" Cathedral Valley loop starting at the high end near Mt Gleno. Around 10 bikes headed up the first easy gravel road, Kaneman found something black dripping from his bikes which resulted in a long wait which was extended when Tom psycho-kinetically made Jackie fall over and break her Jesse bag off. She was fine and we got the bag strapped back in place. Following that a couple of wimpy types turned back for lunch, no names but they were on a KTM and a VStrom. The rest of us made our way up on to Windy Ridge to be greeted by a healthy thunderstorm, at this point the intelligent turned back but some of us persevered, as soon as we were off the top of the ridge and on a section too narrow to easily turn round we were pelted with hail and snow. The top surface became very greasy and some falling ensued, Miko managed to pack his fender so full of mud the wheel wouldn't turn, he ended up taking it off. After a couple of miles of this we were back at the "main" dirt road and those with a shred of brains left decided to head back rather than heading down into the valley. Jonathan Multhaup and I turned downhill, pretty soon we met Luke and Boney who had been off scouting since the first stoppage, they shook their heads and warned of nasty mud ahead but turned around and came with us anyway.

 

Luke watches Jonathan's rear end while he ponders the surface

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Good progress

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Fancy burnout thumbsup.gif

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After a bit more of this we made it down to the valley bottom where the sand was damp and packed, perfect.

 

Boney leaps into the depths

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Immediately followed by Luke

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Jonathan made it round the whole loop and only fell 6 times, he developed something of an allergy to deep sand I think. At the end of the dirt he was still chipper and thus wins the Torey XIII Dirt Donker of the Weekend Award. The prize is an escorted ride through the Bentonite Hills after a rain storm (the escort will be in a helicopter).

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russell_bynum

Sweet!

 

I had a great dirt ride Sunday morning, but didn't take pics (didn't even bring my camera this time...decided to just "moto").

 

Sand is fun. Stand on the pegs, pin the throttle, and laugh like a hyena as the bike careens around hopefully in the general direction you wanted it to go. grin.gif

 

I didn't encounter much mud, but there was some in the stream crossings. I'm sure if I was the bike washing type, it would be a pain getting all that red dirt off the bike. cool.gif

 

I definitely need to come back for more dirty fun. grin.gif

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Firefight911
Making breakfast Thursday morning on my way to Torrey.

 

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Mikko

 

 

Now that's a cool pic.

 

Whip

 

Amen to that!!!!

 

I might even get some dirt on the GSA for that!!! lmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

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Making breakfast Thursday morning on my way to Torrey.

 

pic130esak5.jpg

 

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Mikko

 

 

Now that's a cool pic.

 

Whip

 

Amen to that!!!!

 

I might even get some dirt on the GSA for that!!! lmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

 

You need at least 2 days off in a row to see that place Phil. But if you come out, I will make it happen. Oh and Miko lives like a mile from me.

 

Kaisr thumbsup.gif

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Firefight911
You need at least 2 days off in a row to see that place Phil. But if you come out, I will make it happen. Oh and Miko lives like a mile from me.

 

Kaisr thumbsup.gif

 

2 days off? I can do . . . oh, you said in a row. Arrrggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!

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texasaggie97

Where were you at when you took this picture? I would love to make a trip there.

Wow what a great picture.

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FlyingFinn

Point Sublime on North Rim of Grand Canyon.

You can get a back-country camping permit from a ranger office at the National Park visitor center.

 

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Mikko

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skinny_tom (aka boney)

Who is this dude? His helemt and goggles suggest he's riding an old skool BSA.

 

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skinny_tom (aka boney)

[note to self]

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

[/note to self]

 

Must. Write. Report. (and stop playing with the video!)

 

This is only a piece of getting there. There's more...WAY more.

http://www.beachbus.net/storage/TorreyDirt.mpg

Highly edited for content and time constraints.

 

Rated: D for dirt.

 

(43Mb download, no streaming, sorry my site host appears to be slow...)

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Making breakfast Thursday morning on my way to Torrey.

 

pic130esak5.jpg

 

--

Mikko

 

 

Now that's a cool pic.

 

Whip

 

Amen to that!!!!

 

I might even get some dirt on the GSA for that!!! lmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

Gosh, I hope so. It would be a shame for that new GSA of yours to only see your driveway. lmao.gif

 

GSA+Dirt=a good thing thumbsup.gif

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russell_bynum
[note to self]

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

[/note to self]

 

Must. Write. Report. (and stop playing with the video!)

 

This is only a piece of getting there. There's more...WAY more.

http://www.beachbus.net/storage/TorreyDirt.mpg

Highly edited for content and time constraints.

 

Rated: D for dirt.

 

(43Mb download, no streaming, sorry my site host appears to be slow...)

 

Sweet!

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[note to self]

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

[/note to self]

 

Must. Write. Report. (and stop playing with the video!)

 

This is only a piece of getting there. There's more...WAY more.

http://www.beachbus.net/storage/TorreyDirt.mpg

Highly edited for content and time constraints.

 

Rated: D for dirt.

 

(43Mb download, no streaming, sorry my site host appears to be slow...)

 

Dude that deserves the rarely used

 

UBBER WORTHY!!!

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skinny_tom (aka boney)
[note to self]

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

[/note to self]

 

Must. Write. Report. (and stop playing with the video!)

 

This is only a piece of getting there. There's more...WAY more.

http://www.beachbus.net/storage/TorreyDirt.mpg

Highly edited for content and time constraints.

 

Rated: D for dirt.

 

(43Mb download, no streaming, sorry my site host appears to be slow...)

 

Google Video link for streaming:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8922771182951966327&hl=en

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Firefight911

Tom,

 

That was a thrill!!!!! Loved the last shot!

 

Must get the GSA out there with you so you can show me some stuff!!! thumbsup.gif

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skinny_tom (aka boney)

Phil, if you dirt skillz are as good as I've heard, then you'd have no problems with that monster on this ride. Assuming you keep the knobbies on it.

 

Lucky for me, my bike makes up for a good portion of my poor skilset. The rest of the time I faceplant. <-Ride report forthcoming.

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[note to self]

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

I will compose a proper ride report.

[/note to self]

 

Must. Write. Report. (and stop playing with the video!)

 

This is only a piece of getting there. There's more...WAY more.

http://www.beachbus.net/storage/TorreyDirt.mpg

Highly edited for content and time constraints.

 

Rated: D for dirt.

 

(43Mb download, no streaming, sorry my site host appears to be slow...)

 

Tom,

 

Some day I'd love to have your, Luke's, or Bob's dirt skills, but until then I'll have to do with your patience. Thanks for waiting and for helping me to pick up my bike. It was fun most of the time, but the big pig of a GS was a bit more than my lack-o-skill set could control some of the time as well.

 

Regardless, it was a kick in the a&$ to ride the dirt with y'all. I'd do it again tomorrow, but with a tad lighter bike if possible.

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