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post #21 of 182 Old 05-06-2013, 02:38 AM
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Hmmm.....Getting respect from sportbike riders.....Soon guys on Harleys will be waving at us!! What's next? BMW riders?
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That actually happened to me today on the way to work - unless the guy was riding a Triumph Tiger...



...then again, the guy probably didn't see I was riding a KLR until it was too late to change it to the one-finger salute!

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post #23 of 182 Old 05-13-2013, 11:53 PM
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Took the Gen1 onto the Beaver Lake pipeline trail yesterday.
Wolf tracks next to my size 10 boot!

Bypass start. Bypasses go around waterholes that span the width of the trail. The trees and bush are too thick to go through.

Bypass pic2

An other water hole. Waterholes vary from 2inches to 2 feet+ deep and can be firm bottom or bottomless muskeg. I have seen quads buried to the fenders in these type of holes. Best to check them out before driving in!!

A KLR in its natural state! If you look carefully you can see the tire track on the extreme left of the water hole(mid thigh deep) right next to the trees. There is no bypass.

Home again! Time out 11am Time home 4pm I worked through or around 20 waterholes during a 30k loop plus un numbered rocks, ruts, roots, and other mayhem!!

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Nice one Jeff.

Them mud puddles scare me. That wolf track is really cool.

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Nice one Jeff.

Them mud puddles scare me. That wolf track is really cool.
The mud holes are mostly at the bottom of valleys or in natural low spots and are often dug very deep by Quads. I have no problem with that, it's just one of the hazards. Muskeg is much worse!! Three weeks ago there was 3ft deep snow on these trails.
I am always happier to see fresh Wolf tracks than fresh Bear tracks!! I never want to see fresh Cougar tracks.
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Rode up Middle Canyon in the Oquirrh Mountains between the Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys, with the goal of riding up to the Oquirrh Overlook above the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine. Unfortunately, about 200 yards from the top of the pass where the road to the overlook branches off, it appears that Kennecott has installed a gate across the road.

Major bummer!!!

I was really hoping I could get to the overlook to see the big landslide for myself.

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i rode to the carwash. hosed her down real good( i know but she REALLY neded it) and came back home. 100+ degree desert heat is a little much for this gringo from the north.

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Just had to get out of the house for a while and headed for back country roads that I thought I'd ridden before, but found a few that I hadn't. Seventy-seven mi. of solitudinal (is that a word?) bliss. Mostly 45 mph with more :animal0030 than cars: none of these either.
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