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Wasatch Front Dual Sport Ride – July 2017

  1 July, 2017 Shortly after Jamie got here motorcycle license, I took her on a dual sport ride through some of the canyons near our home.  I just completed a similar loop, this time with Jason, since Jamie was … Continue reading

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Grand Staircase-Escalante – May 2017

May 25-27, 2017 There has been a lot of controversy over the recent National Monuments formed in Utah.  But one thing I will say, is that it gives me a name for my adventure report! This trip has been in … Continue reading

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Defeating A Lawnmower Auto-Choke – Apr 2017

There is only one thing that really annoys me with my new Honda Lawnmower – the motor often dies when trying to mow tall or wet grass.  This is caused, primarily, by the auto-choke.  When the motor bogs down in … Continue reading

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Sand Hollow RZR Ride – Mar 2017

Since Jason was still recovering from his broken arm and was unable to ride his dirt bike, we decided to rent two Polaris RZR 900s for spring break.  We rented from the Southern Utah Adventure Center in Hurricane, Utah, and … Continue reading

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Replacing My KTM Front Brake – Mar 2017

On my last few dirt biking rides last fall, I noticed my front brake was getting pretty soft.  So, I figured it was time for new brake pads and change the brake fluid. For the most part, I have been … Continue reading

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Santa’s New Sleigh – Dec 2016

For the past two years I have been trying to decide what kind of car to buy.  I have considered most of the mid-sized crossovers and SUVs, but the vehicle that kept coming back to the top of my list … Continue reading

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Magruder Corridor / Lolo Motorway Loop – Sept 2016

Sept. 14-17, 2016 Just over one year ago I started planning this trip.  I was studying the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route (IDBDR) and I was intrigued by the Magruder Corridor and the Lolo Motorway.  With my small KTM 350, I … Continue reading

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