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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:37 am 
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You've set a pretty darn high bar here. I've not seen pics or read such an excellent narrative in years, in ANY forum.
Nicely done, and darn interesting. :clapping: :drinks:

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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:25 pm 
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excellent report- lovely photo's. Thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
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Amazing trip. Ive always been a woods and mountains kind of guy but I have been itching to see the desert. Especially high desert areas.


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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
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That was a wonderful ride review! Great narrative and photos. Thank you! :clapping: :yahoo:


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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:59 pm 
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On pg 4, I said I was putting it on my bucket list... well, I just made reservations to take the RV to Moab and from there, launch our bikes in all directions. Thanks for the inspiration! :bumps: :Roost: :bumps:


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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Wow. Just read through this. I'm going! Looks like early May is the best time of year there? Not too hot and not too much snow left at high elevations? Any thoughts about the best time ride this area?

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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:40 am 
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Glad you enjoyed it, Kanuck. Since I have only been down there once, I`m not a very good timing guestimator- better to ask over at ADVR on the Rockies regional subforum or Trip Planning. From my limited views though, I had REASONABLY good weather this spring overall. I never got hot though did spend a good bit of time wet and shivering at the high elevations, and the possibility of rain even when it didn`t actually occur prevented me from doing any slot canyon hikes. As for snow pack, there were plenty of routes open to keep me busy while others were still unpassable. If I had been on a longer trip, some of the closed routes probably would have been a bummer to miss, although since I was already short on time, I just consider that a nice decision making tool! If I had my druthers, I would have probably gone in Oct, but spring was easier to schedule for me. Probably would have had more dust to contend with in the fall though since everything was nice and damp when I went.

I suggest making a wish list and then looking at the suggested dates for all the individual places/routes that you want to hit and see which of them coincide season-wise. The huge elevation differences involved with everything in that area make it nearly impossible to pick a good time that would be a safe bet for all of it. On the other hand, playing the elevation game to your advantage can be a good way to stay comfortable by routing on a day-by-day basis depending on the current weather.


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 Post subject: Re: Utah convert : )
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:02 pm 
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That's something I never thought of for the fall. Much more dusty conditions. I am hoping for May. Not sure if I will trailer the bike south or leave from home. After a long winter I will probably be itchin to just ride.

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