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post #41 of 53 Old 02-17-2015, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Arches is right next to Moab. On a Street Bike it is worth driving thru that. Also HWY6 is a curvey twisty road that goes up thru the mountains and over Soldier Summit and then down Spanish Fork Canyon just south of Provo. It is worth the detour to avoid that southern piece of I-15 from Cedar City to Provo. You'll wear a flat on your tire and run out of gas.
I might have to make that a weekend trip. By the time we exit Zion's (assuming we have time to stop) it will be a B-line straight home, unfortunately.

I'm only about 4-5 hours from that part of Utah, so that's a doable weekend warrior event.

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I drive every year (for the past 17 at least) thru that part of Utah up to Idaho Falls. We don't even need a map or GPS any more... Unfortunately it is in a mini-van but I try to act like I am in a F1 car thru the canyons...

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Sure looks like a good trip! I'd never make it... What happens to me is I get tired and pissy from being on the road and then when I make it to Reno I would end up getting drunk that evening then the next day I would cut across to Sacramento instead of heading North etc

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^^ Isn't that the point of you coming along?? I need good stories to get me through winter-times ...

Besides - I'll make sure to record it all in GoPro 4k glory and put it on my YooToob channel.

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. Definitely fill up at the one with the Honda motorcycle at the top of the sign, it's the last one for A LONG ways and I think even till you get to the shore (on 36).


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I agree. I think it is a long way with only one tank of fuel. Good luck on your trip. Looks like a winner. Take as much time as you can get, and don't rush it. If I have learned anything over the course of many trips it's to shorten the mileage each day and actually see something. It sucks when you have to rush to meet a self imposed distance deadline.

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I agree. I think it is a long way with only one tank of fuel. Good luck on your trip. Looks like a winner.
That's the one. The clerk/owner is really into motorbikes too, just look at his posters inside. Make sure to conversate with him, he'll give a heads up of conditions and anything you might need to know for the road. Oh and get the premium gas.

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No matter what though, get the premium gas.
Story behind the 87 octane?

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Story behind the 87 octane?
I think it doesn't get as pumped as much as the 92. Its locked and when I asked for it they gave me a funny look, then I realized it might be old gas because my bike vibrated more than usual til the next fill-up.

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It seems like every year right about this time I see a thread like this. Why on earth did my ancestors decide to settle in Minnesota....




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This is looking like The Epic Trip of a Lifetime, guys....ENVY!!

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So detor you self over to Colorado and ride with The Shadow and I! Looks like a fun trip, how did you swing it with the wife and kids to be away for two weeks?
Still sorting out the dates but I'm definitely riding to Colorado this summer.
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It seems like every year right about this time I see a thread like this. Why on earth did my ancestors decide to settle in Minnesota....
Darksiders?

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