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Moabiker's Tall Tales

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Moabite, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...any one wanna truck? IMG_20190204_105225.jpg IMG_20190204_105153.jpg IMG_20190204_105215.jpg
     
  2. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...then a game of how high up in the mountains can i go before i turn around from icy road and 70 mph gusts... IMG_20190204_110139.jpg IMG_20190204_111942.jpg IMG_20190204_112306.jpg IMG_20190204_115610.jpg IMG_20190204_115824.jpg IMG_20190204_114516.jpg
    ...actually road was perfect till last pic...could not complete loop and ride ended being out and back...instead of coming home along colorado river road (that is high!y rated as one of most scenic roads in usa)...had to ride back through this boring stuff...feel ripped off..
     
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  3. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...more moab vehicles accumulating desert dust... IMG_20190204_105246.jpg IMG_20190204_105315.jpg
     
  4. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...here a few more from mountain loop..
    IMG_20190204_115623.jpg IMG_20190204_114527.jpg IMG_20190204_113205.jpg
    ...mountain feral cowote warning..
    IMG_20190204_112639.jpg IMG_20190204_110848.jpg
     
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  5. lakeview

    lakeview XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Doesn't look like much regular traffic on your loop either!

    Did you come up with a way to anchor or mount/fasten those ya mama pipes on the 650?

    I may be assuming too much, but I do not think anyone is going to ban you from the site just cause ya don't have a Yamaha in the corral. Always interesting to see another person's slice of life.
    ....... And all that varied machinery waiting to be reactivated.
     
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  6. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...i know where the tourists are not...This is the la sal loop drive...60 mile loop ... National forest road, not one car pass me on super nice day out...just not able to finish the top part (close but bike not like short sections of icy road ahead, cars can do it no problem) ..

    .but i not have XS and maybe too pushy to keep posting here, just not proper ettiqutte once XS leaves my rebuild...

    ....torn because i do like reliving my rides...do not mean it as bragging, i just like riding ...

    ..but you get the picture even thru this awful camera...all started from a sears minibike in lisle, illinois...

    ..welder friend slow sometimes...still no pipe braces and 650 rear end stuff...he says next week!!! I hope next week i have remedy on xs650 pipe brace with pic...
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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  7. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    Here is a tourist view of la sal loop when less snow than today...good way to spend 3-4 hours.

    ...he seem to really enjoy the ride (he says really over 20 times!!!) ..
    ...but the best stuff is the miles of singletrack deep thru the mountains where no roads possible...summer stuff...
     
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  8. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    I taught sheet metal shop guys how to use first computers that come out with plasma cutters years ago...cut this out of copper...before cad...had to describe every move in math terms...instead of going out when i was i field service, at night at hotels i figure different stuff to cut besides hvac IMG_20190205_081419.jpg
    ...stalling here before dogs drag me out...but out the door time...
     
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  9. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    Cut trophies for trials events...lots stuff i cut...dog bored with my babbling... IMG_20190205_082659.jpg
     
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  10. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...can 't see moutains this morning, or sun coming up over mountains, but looking other way bright blue skies, sun just starting to hit far away red rock..
    IMG_20190205_084541.jpg IMG_20190205_084529.jpg
    ...again crappy camera can not see stark difference...
     
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  11. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...dogs tired after run IMG_20190205_090312.jpg ...now i can start my stuff...
     
  12. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...so the mountains have snow on them in places year round and less than 5 miles from there is 120°f in summer...
    ...this hike up mt. peale on my bucket list this summer...

    ...singletrack all around mt peale at 8500 to 10000 ft elevation but i never climb this to top
     
  13. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    This some of the singletrack around mt peale...

    ...the many, many times i ride up here and only see peeps 4-5 times...
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2019
  14. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    This video on jeep trail in fall, spectacular colors...
    ...the motorcycle singletrack get you way away from even jeep trails thru thick mountain forests for hours...
    ...mountain solitaire way more than desert solitaire actually, no body else out here...

    ...this the la sal pass trail...coming down...
     
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  15. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    Haha...just found this video of adventure bikes going up la sal pass...
    ...dual sport,enduro,trials bike, scorpa 4tricks, even 68 honda cub effortless to go up this...
    ...important trail i use to get to high mountain singletrack...

    ...not these guys, but a group of adventure riders were struggling then some guy in sandals and shorts on 68 cub passes them right here at skree slide area...one of my best laughing memories i had in a long time....this great way for me to start day.
    ...great fun on dual sport bike for good rider...
    ... downhill the recommended route for adventure bikers, you will be getting off bike and pushing still i guarantee...
    ...took them 7 hours to get to top...then smooth cheater road out...
    ...takes me about 1.5 hours up and then 1.5 hours back in sandals on cub...
    ...yes i am bragging....time to find review of that day in my written history files to relive epic moment...
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    too painful to watch..........
     
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  17. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...well, i got a feeling...gonna ride a cub in a few minutes...
     
  18. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...i celebrating another day of anything fun...

    ...takes me a few songs before dogs get me out door..
    ...woke everyone up in moab from my tunes this morning...
    ...now xs650 yo mamma pipes be their final snooze alarm...
     
  19. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    IMG_20190207_070912.jpg ...hang on sloopy, let me finish logging in yesterday stuff...


    ...i try and post something that not painful to watch...
    ...this the rock climber girl song...
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2019
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  20. Moabite

    Moabite XS650 Enthusiast

    ...day officially started... IMG_20190207_083857.jpg IMG_20190207_084402.jpg
     
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