BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum

Go Back   BARF - Bay Area Riders Forum > Club House > Sport Touring / Cruising


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2020, 09:25 PM   #1
hardy1506
Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Fremont
Motorcycles: 08 Kawasaki Concours 14 06 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic
Name: Hardy
Ely-Utah-mojave in 7 days

Hello everyone,

I planned a 10 day trip to Yellowstone earlier but something went terribly wrong with life, last minute
I am back up with a 7 day plan to Ely => Utah => Mohave ( I will do Yellowstone next year )

Please check it out and advice : https://goo.gl/maps/1K2ifcUwzY2Jaw6V7

Potential date : 09/20
Moto : 08-Connie
I want to stay in hotels, I will ride alone and mojave is optional

Thanks in advance
Stay Safe and keep
hardy1506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 07:11 AM   #2
1962siia
Veteran
 
1962siia's Avatar
 
AMA #: 424261
Contributor + + + + + + 4%

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Rohnert Park
Motorcycles: xr100 350exc-f Aermacchi/HD Sprint 250ss 950 ADV 200xcw C&J XL350 T100SC
Name: Daniel
Highway 50 is fun but can also eat rear tires if you take the opportunity to see how far you can twist your throttle. Start with good rubber is my advice. Not sure the hotel situation on hwy 50 but I stayed in a cool old hotel in eureka nv across from the old court house. I’ll try to find and post a pic.

Terrible pic but this place. They had the bar open downstairs and nice rooms upstairs. By the time I got on to 15 in Utah my rear tire was toast. Luckily rockymountain mc/atv was close by in Payson and had a new tire for me.
__________________

Last edited by 1962siia; 09-11-2020 at 07:22 AM..
1962siia is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 08:02 AM   #3
Heywood
Veteran
 

Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Sacramento
Motorcycles: Versys 650, FZ6
Name: Dave
Nice, here's a slight variant of the loop if want to catch a ferry ride across Lake Powell. https://tinyurl.com/y3fmwe5d
ETA: I took a closer look at the road into Boulder, looks like road "BLM 12000" maintained gravel. Not really suitable for the Connie. On sat view I saw what appears to be a suburban? pulling a trailer so it's passable in some form.
__________________

Last edited by Heywood; 09-11-2020 at 08:17 AM..
Heywood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 09:25 AM   #4
bikewanker
Veteran
 
bikewanker's Avatar
 
AMA #: 178394
Contributor ++++++++++++1%

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SFO
Motorcycles: TR-650x2, , Rapid Taxi RR, Tiger 1050, ZX-6r, '81 1002 F
Name: chris
Definitely start with new rubber, the Interstates in Utah are often 80 mph and 95 has high speed sweepers. If you have a half hour take scenic 143 south/west from Panguitch to Cedar Breaks National Monument to 148 then 14 west to Cedar City and the 15. I’d pass on the ferry time and sand wise. East from 12 at Boulder the BLM 12000 is paved and geologically interesting like most of 12 and 95.
Just so you know what you’re getting into 191 used to be highway 666.
__________________
Originally Posted by nebulous
“Being offended by the past using today's sensibilities, or un-sensibilities as it were, is disgusting”

"tis better to wank here than in the hereafter" M.S. Murphy.
"Rivers and roads lead people on" Georgia O'Keeffe

Be Well Ride Well
bikewanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 09:31 AM   #5
berth
Veteran
 
berth's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Orange County
Motorcycles: KRS-1200
Name:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heywood View Post
Nice, here's a slight variant of the loop if want to catch a ferry ride across Lake Powell.
That would be cool.

It should be noted that on the Utah side of Lake Powell, there's not a lot of gas opportunities. Just FYI.
__________________
#69 #45 NP
berth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 09:59 AM   #6
scootergmc
old and slow
 
scootergmc's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Land of cows and silage
Motorcycles: Honda HT3813 (x2), Cub Cadet 147, Oliver 1655, Super 88, Cat 15 (x2), Yam FJR
Name:
I'd pass on anything Mojave/Needles/DV/area etc. I did it a few weeks ago (by necessity- during the "highest ever recorded temps" day) and it was the most miserable ride ever. I hit Yucca Valley coming west at 730am and it was already 110-115. I'd imagine the forecasts for those areas are still 100-110 in late September.
scootergmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2020, 10:51 AM   #7
bikewanker
Veteran
 
bikewanker's Avatar
 
AMA #: 178394
Contributor ++++++++++++1%

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SFO
Motorcycles: TR-650x2, , Rapid Taxi RR, Tiger 1050, ZX-6r, '81 1002 F
Name: chris
I would consider instead of continuing on 191 and 163 taking 95 north/west from Blanding then 261 south. Less traffic better funner roads. The negative is you’d be riding Down the Moki Dugway.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqRwBgAf_xI
Gas when you can on 50 and in Utah and or ride at a moderate pace if possible.
__________________
Originally Posted by nebulous
“Being offended by the past using today's sensibilities, or un-sensibilities as it were, is disgusting”

"tis better to wank here than in the hereafter" M.S. Murphy.
"Rivers and roads lead people on" Georgia O'Keeffe

Be Well Ride Well
bikewanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 09:30 AM   #8
Tom G
"The Deer Hunter"
 
Tom G's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Jose
Motorcycles: BMW R1200GSA
Name: Tom
New tire in Payson, AZ? Google maps says Eureka to Payson is 660 mi. Are you talking about a different route?
Tom G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 10:32 AM   #9
kneedraggeroldy
Rookie
 
kneedraggeroldy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: American Canyon
Motorcycles: FJR1300 R6 KLX300R
Name: Michael
Wife and I along with a couple friends did Ely to Utah with 50 and the pony express trail (which is where the pic was taken with wife doing the BARF salute BTW) in JULY and it was HOOOOT! Recommend cool vests as they save our bacon there as well as Kimberly Idaho and HElls canyon....aptly named.....
kneedraggeroldy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 03:46 PM   #10
1962siia
Veteran
 
1962siia's Avatar
 
AMA #: 424261
Contributor + + + + + + 4%

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Rohnert Park
Motorcycles: xr100 350exc-f Aermacchi/HD Sprint 250ss 950 ADV 200xcw C&J XL350 T100SC
Name: Daniel
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
New tire in Payson, AZ? Google maps says Eureka to Payson is 660 mi. Are you talking about a different route?
Eureka, NV. to Payson, Ut 305.9 miles at a high rate of speed ate my Q3 rear tire. It was a Saturday and the sun was getting low when I noticed the tire. I tried calling a Yamaha dealer south of Salt Lake because they were the closest and they hadn't heard of the fz-09 (it was a new model at the time but still I was shocked). Google turned up Rusty's Custom Motorcycles and he told me about Rocky Mountain to grab a tire and stayed open late to change it for me. Rusty saved my bacon that day!

__________________
1962siia is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2020, 04:06 PM   #11
buellistic
Veteran
 
buellistic's Avatar
 
Contributor

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Here
Motorcycles: kool loud one + 11 more
Name:
You may be caught in a dust storm on 50..
Bring a N95 or better mask..Goggles..
buellistic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2020, 05:23 PM   #12
theshinysideup
Newbie
 
theshinysideup's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: 707
Motorcycles: 2017 ninja sixfiddy
Name: Katja
Sounds like you're going to have one rad trip. Have absolutely loved the times I've gotten to spend out in the Moab area. You're so close to just keep heading east from the Moab and on to Ouray/Million Dollar Highway... but that's probably a different trip. Cannot recommend that whole area enough.

Route looks pretty solid, but I'd recommend heading south where 12 and 89 meet (towards Hatch), then take 9 west to Hurricane and back to the freeway. You get to avoid a rather monotonous stretch of interstate 15 with the fun bonus of twisties, a long tunnel, and all the awesomeness that is Zion.

And seconding the pass on the Mojave/Needles/DV/area via moto, unless you have to.
theshinysideup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2020, 07:35 PM   #13
budman
General Menace
 
budman's Avatar
 
AMA Life Member #203453
Highway Aviator
Founding Member
Top Percent Poster
Community Contributor + BB
Moto Junkie

Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Palo Alto, Ca.
Motorcycles: Keep me rocking life
Name: Budman
Enjoy.

Hope to get out there one day.
budman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2020, 09:12 PM   #14
hardy1506
Rookie
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Fremont
Motorcycles: 08 Kawasaki Concours 14 06 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Classic
Name: Hardy
Thanks for all the awesome inputs, dropped plans to Mojave already
I will work on the new map and post it soon
hardy1506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2020, 07:52 AM   #15
scootergmc
old and slow
 
scootergmc's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Land of cows and silage
Motorcycles: Honda HT3813 (x2), Cub Cadet 147, Oliver 1655, Super 88, Cat 15 (x2), Yam FJR
Name:
For some reason I thought I included a suggestion for Western Colorado. A previous poster included it but I'll second it- I'd go check out Black Canyon (Gunnison Natl. Park) and head down through Ouray/Silverton/Durango before looping back.
scootergmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.