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Old 10-07-2017, 10:39 PM
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I wished I lived someplace I could ride "out back". I'd have a trials bike in the line up.
That's the great thing about a trials bike. One bike I test rode was in a neighborhood. He had a few obstacles built, cross ties, and logs in his back yard. You can play for hours on simple stuff like that!

But yes, I am fortunate to have a great place to ride around home!

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:00 PM
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Well, just sold my 2011 Heritage Classic. I have not been using the street bikes since I started with the dirt bikes. So doesn't make sense to pay insurance, property tax, dmv fees, etc on something that sits.

I haven't made up my mind about the V-Rod. It has sentimental value. However, I'm ready to let go of it too at this point. I may keep it in the hopes of passing it down but it's a 2003 and who know how long it will stay viable to operate. Could be a lot of years or could be just a couple more.

Going to be nice to have that little extra room in the garage to work on the dirt bikes. The 450R is out of action right now in the middle of replacing the clutch plates and the center hub.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:47 AM
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Well, just sold my 2011 Heritage Classic. I have not been using the street bikes since I started with the dirt bikes. So doesn't make sense to pay insurance, property tax, dmv fees, etc on something that sits.

I haven't made up my mind about the V-Rod. It has sentimental value. However, I'm ready to let go of it too at this point. I may keep it in the hopes of passing it down but it's a 2003 and who know how long it will stay viable to operate. Could be a lot of years or could be just a couple more.

Going to be nice to have that little extra room in the garage to work on the dirt bikes. The 450R is out of action right now in the middle of replacing the clutch plates and the center hub.
Time to buy a trials bike!

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Old 10-17-2017, 08:20 PM
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Just back from Moab, Utah. Great experience!
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:21 PM
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Time to buy a trials bike!

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Just back from Moab, Utah. Great experience!
And then Covi posts his post and makes me drool! Moab. Another place I have to get to so bad. And on a dirt bike would be awesome. I'd say backpack but just looking at Moab say dirt bike is better! Jelly here!

Maybe a dual sport - seems awful convenient if I move to the right spot for retirement. A lot take the 250R and make a woods/trails bike. My 2015 would need to ditch the air forks for springs. This coming from a guy who claims to always want to do track and pretends he's not planning for it. I know trail will be for me sooner or later. As long as I can keep picking a bike up off the ground, I will ride dirt. Just me at this point in my life.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:21 AM
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haha, Yes its truly amazing. the scenery is like nothing else. Sometimes I thought I was on the moon.

chicken corners
kokopelli
top of the world
fins and things
Canyonlands NP
Rose Garden

were some of the trails I rode.


The jeep and UTV seen is by far out weighing any other vehicle. I think I saw 3 total four wheelers. 5 or so trials bikes. and a mess of enduros. of course Mtn bikes but they were not on the trails that I rode. mostly saw them around town.


wildlife seen = moose, elk, deer, fox, skunk, ram, bald eagle, squirrel, magpie.

I had this on my bucket list for a long time super stoked that I can cross it off.


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And then Covi posts his post and makes me drool! Moab. Another place I have to get to so bad. And on a dirt bike would be awesome. I'd say backpack but just looking at Moab say dirt bike is better! Jelly here!

Maybe a dual sport - seems awful convenient if I move to the right spot for retirement. A lot take the 250R and make a woods/trails bike. My 2015 would need to ditch the air forks for springs. This coming from a guy who claims to always want to do track and pretends he's not planning for it. I know trail will be for me sooner or later. As long as I can keep picking a bike up off the ground, I will ride dirt. Just me at this point in my life.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:19 AM
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thanks for the list of trails this is on my list for next year with my new to me Jayco Octane to get out there and stay out there!
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:19 AM
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Just back from Moab, Utah. Great experience!
Wow. I've never owned a dirt bike before, but this makes me want one!
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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The camper / RV scene is insane. The amount of tricked out Mercedes sprinter vans was crazy. Not to mention toyhaulers, fifth wheels, etc. I actually tent camped. I would not recommend it if you plan on recreating. A nice bed with running water would have been nice. The accomadations at the local rec. center were great. $5 bought me shower, gym, pool, and flushing toilets each day. My campsite looked over the famous slick rock trails. Weekends were very busy. Weekdays were very manageable. Temps this time of year = 70-80 day 35-45 night. Not a cloud seen the entire time.


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thanks for the list of trails this is on my list for next year with my new to me Jayco Octane to get out there and stay out there!
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:21 PM
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The camper / RV scene is insane. The amount of tricked out Mercedes sprinter vans was crazy. Not to mention toyhaulers, fifth wheels, etc. I actually tent camped. I would not recommend it if you plan on recreating. A nice bed with running water would have been nice. The accomadations at the local rec. center were great. $5 bought me shower, gym, pool, and flushing toilets each day. My campsite looked over the famous slick rock trails. Weekends were very busy. Weekdays were very manageable. Temps this time of year = 70-80 day 35-45 night. Not a cloud seen the entire time.
Hum, I need to dump some vacation. Great time of year to go there.

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