Virgin Gorge and Mecca

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After meeting Jim Ryan @ the King o' Hammerpalooza, I knew I needed to get back to Moab. Only been there once before a few years ago and barely scratched the surface.

First stop was to see an old friend in St. G, he had ice cold Modelos and good food waiting for my b-day. Crashed the night there and woke up to wet dirt:banana:
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Drove 3 blocks to the spot:thumb:
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Couldn't get up to the fresh snow 'cause the Virgin was flowing
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Beautiful! So do we guess about the rest of the trip or are you going to share more:noidea:
Wish I could travel as much as you do John. I used to more then now. :rant:Gas prices are killing my riding style!
 
Oh yeah, I bought an extra gopro battery so I would have two batteries that went dead right away.....
Here is some of what the Virgin River riding looked like;
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and what some of the terrain looks like
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Arrived in Moab area before dark. Cold temps and a fire awaited. Camped out with a big group of guys from Co, Id, Mi and Wy. They had just got back from a 110 miler with DualSportUtah leading the way.
Everyone went different ways in the morning. I chose to do Soveriegn trail which was near camp.
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Not alot of pics taken the next couple of days, busy riding!
Did take some up on 7 mile rim
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Trail Boss Jim Ryan of Dualsportutah.com, ktmofmoab.com and GasGasofmoab.com, great guy, amazing rider. Only guy I know who answers his cell in the whoops without loosing a beat!
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Tell him I sent you and get a 10% discount
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Jim giving Ken some tips
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How about that background scenery!
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Next stop: GasGasofCostaRica.com? :ride:
 
This will be an annual spring trip for me (wish I was out there now with Mr. D Wood). You are invited:thumb:
Hoping to ride Monticello area this summer, just down the road from Moab....

ok i will be there next spring for sure... even if it means the wife has to ask for vacation 6 months in advance :P
 
Beautiful! So do we guess about the rest of the trip or are you going to share more:noidea:
Wish I could travel as much as you do John. I used to more then now. :rant:Gas prices are killing my riding style!

Taht must be my problem, I always thought it was my lack of skill.............:smirk:

Nice R & R, Utah is beautiful country...spent a week up in Panguich (Big Fish) Utah, just west of Bryce Canyon...rolling hills, sage, pinion pines, red clayish dirt...BEARS, Lions and Antelope oh my! :thumb:
 
BT,

Sure wish i could have carved-out the time to go with you ... gotta get back there soon!

I know you won't mind, but here's a few more beautiful sections of God's country...

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BT,

Sure wish i could have carved-out the time to go with you ... gotta get back there soon!

I know you won't mind, but here's a few more beautiful sections of God's country...

did you go UP that ?
 
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