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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Moab in April

A buddy and I are thinking of riding Moab the first or second week of April. Neither of us have riden the area, but are looking for a lot of off-road riding. I will be on my Strom and he will be riding a Scrambler.

Anyone have any advice on where we should ride?

I don't want to get into 250cc stuff on our heavy bikes, but we aren't afraid of challenging riding.

Thanks for the tips and ride suggestions.

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 11:49 AM
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John,

Are you going to trailer the bikes to Utah or ride from here?

If you're trailering, take the Hondas. A buddy of mine rode Moab on his KLR and said it limited what he could ride. I would expect that to be more so on a Strom.

That's not to say that there's some Strom-strasse's in Moab, but I'll defer to others for that.

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Check out this new web gps site:

http://ridewithgps.com/

And search for Moab, Utah, etc.

There are already some nice routes/tracks shown for Utah, and elsewhere.

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Edit: I did Moab/Utah on the DL650 May of 09, and had mucho fun, but as others said, the trails I was willing to attempt were limited.....

Link to one route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/27823/full.gif

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-24-2010, 10:49 PM
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John, I have spent lots of time in the Moab area. Many years of Jeeping, and biking. Let me know what you want to see and do. I might even be persuaded to be a "sorta" guide. I have the kokopelli ride on my schedule at the moment. But............Cost you lunch, but I would ride down there for a good pow wow on Moab.
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+1 on the White Rim Bench. Could be wet in spots that early in the season.

I know the area pretty well, but I need an idea of what you are looking to see and do. If all you are looking for is roads to ride down, then I can point out a few I love. If you are looking for rock art, canyons, or whatever, I can help with that, too.

I'd be interested in tagging along.

As I've told you many times before, the journey is the destination. So to answer your question: Yes, we are there.
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I appreciate the replies.

Terry rides a Scrambler and I am certain it is his only bike. (Although, I think he is seriously searching for a Bultaco. He use to race back in the day.) You would be friggin surprised where he can take that Scrambler, but certainly we won't be riding a couple of light weight enduro's that can go anywhere. So we

Also, not to offend anyone, but trailering a bike is 100%.....NOT ME. I just don't trailer bikes. If I can't ride there, then I don't go. Leaving the house on my bike is part of the adventure. We will be riding the bikes over to Moab.

I will look into your posts a little closer this next week and holler back if I have any questions.

Norm, you and I can get together in the next couple of months and we can chat.

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Onion creek is also very fun.
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Also if you find you're limited in what you can do in/around Moab (doubtful) and are willing to ride just a bit further, then the Burr Trail is another a scenic dirt road.

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