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Old 08-18-2015, 09:05 PM   #1
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Here is a little sample of the Moab terrain. It was the gnarliest stuff I have ever ridden. It was a blast though. You could spend months riding out there and not even come close to seeing everything it has to offer.

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:17 PM   #2
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Awesome, im tired just watching lol
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Thanks for sharing!

I presume that was a guided excursion with rental bike, etc. Wonder what a guy could make doing that....looks like a dream job.
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Aside from sucking each other off at the 2:00 mark that looked fun!! I can hear what u were saying about that Rekluse clutch.
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I was super impressed till I noticed you had a rekluse clutch, then I was just normally impressed. I've been up there on atv's but not on two wheels. Someday, someday.
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*drooling*. Super cool... What was he riding... Suzuki?
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*drooling*. Super cool... What was he riding... Suzuki?
OP was on an Austrian Italian German Swedish made ktm husqvarna husaberg. That rekluse was cheating. looks like a blast.
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Thanks for sharing!

I presume that was a guided excursion with rental bike, etc. Wonder what a guy could make doing that....looks like a dream job.
The guides name was Burke Priest. He used to own a KTM dealership in Salt Lake. He got tired of the rat race and sold the dealership and moved to Moab. It didn't hurt that his wife was a doctor and the government built a brand new hospital in town where she now has a job. He is doing ok.

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Oh yeah, I was on a new 2015 Husqvarna FE501 and he had the Husqvarna 350. His bikes are all tricked out with the best of everything. He keeps them one or two seasons and then replaces them. I would not have survived 60 miles of that stuff without the Rekluse. I would have looped it or killed the battery stalling it over and over. I had the steering dampener dialed way up, that helped a lot also. I dumped it a few times but at low speeds.
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Aside from sucking each other off at the 2:00 mark that looked fun!! I can hear what u were saying about that Rekluse clutch.
Don't be jealous, you are still my favorite . He didn't mean anything to me, it was only physical.
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That Rekluse makes it about 10 times easier haha what trail was that in Moab?
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The climbs you were on were relatively easy by comparison, I feel it's best to stand on the pegs for those climbs and carry more speed, over the rear tire so that your body doesn't soak up all of the hits.

The climb at 5:00 looks gnarly for sure and would've been much easier with more momentum and speed, without that Rekluse, you would've had so much more trouble.

Hope you got to ride the slick rock, that stuff is fantastic to ride up there.
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That Rekluse makes it about 10 times easier haha what trail was that in Moab?
We started at Gemini Bridge and ended at Juniper trail. At least that is what he told me. I just followed him and tried not to die.
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The climbs you were on were relatively easy by comparison, I feel it's best to stand on the pegs for those climbs and carry more speed, over the rear tire so that your body doesn't soak up all of the hits.

The climb at 5:00 looks gnarly for sure and would've been much easier with more momentum and speed, without that Rekluse, you would've had so much more trouble.

Hope you got to ride the slick rock, that stuff is fantastic to ride up there.
I tried to stand as much as possible, my legs started to disagree with me. The slick rock was like a vacation. I looked forward to that stuff towards the end as it was easy and smooth. I also rented a RZR1000 with a buddy and spent the day at Chicken Corner and Fins and Things doing everything from soft sand to 60 degree incline rock climbing. I'm ready to go back, Moab is awesome and Houston sucks. It's on my list of retirement spots.
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Ahh nice I've been out to Gemini Bridges in my truck and done some riding around there as well. Heading back in a couple weeks with my mountain bike and dirt bikes
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If you don't mind, what was the price of the rental and guided tour?
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I hope you like winter sports then because 5 months out of the year they have snow and freezing temps there. I'm too old for that else I would've already moved to Colorado.

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The climbs you were on were relatively easy by comparison, I feel it's best to stand on the pegs for those climbs and carry more speed, over the rear tire so that your body doesn't soak up all of the hits..
Agreed... I have a hard time in the seated position when I'm going over something rough... Feels smoother on the pegs..(lower center of gravity)...
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If you don't mind, what was the price of the rental and guided tour?
I was flying solo so it wasn't cheap. He provided everything, bike, gear, lunch, post ride beers, transportation to and from hotel and it was $450 for all day. We covered around 60 miles but a faster rider could have done closer to a hundred if they really wanted to. I would have gotten lost if he wasn't there. You are in the middle of nowhere, literally. I still haven't mastered the use of my GPS. I know just enough to become overconfident and die of starvation.
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I was flying solo so it wasn't cheap. He provided everything, bike, gear, lunch, post ride beers, transportation to and from hotel and it was $450 for all day. We covered around 60 miles but a faster rider could have done closer to a hundred if they really wanted to. I would have gotten lost if he wasn't there. You are in the middle of nowhere, literally. I still haven't mastered the use of my GPS. I know just enough to become overconfident and die of starvation.
That's not bad, I just wish I could convince my wife to work hard enough to get good enough at riding to do something like this. Thanks.
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