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Thank you for sharing your journey with us. When you get home can you do a full walk around of the bike on video and share the story of each scratch and dent.

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Thank you for sharing your journey with us. When you get home can you do a full walk around of the bike on video and share the story of each scratch and dent.

I am glad you enjoyed the ride report! That's a great Idea I'll start working on that sometime tonight or tomorrow morning. You think I should leave the bike packed up as is for the walk around vid?

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That's a great idea too. As you unpack you can give a quick overview of what you thought of each piece of kit. Did it meet or exceed your expectations or would you try something else.

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What are the top 5 things that were most unexpected, despite your planning? Anything you really wished you'd thought of before you left? I agree on the "just do it!" approach. I wasn't fully prepared for my first kid, but 15 years later, he's still alive. Must have done a few things right! ;)

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What are the top 5 things that were most unexpected, despite your planning? Anything you really wished you'd thought of before you left? I agree on the "just do it!" approach. I wasn't fully prepared for my first kid, but 15 years later, he's still alive. Must have done a few things right! ;)

. That's also a great idea I'll get started on the videos today... I'll go through my gear too and show what I felt was the positives and negatives of it all
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DUMB QUESTION..... How was the White Rim? I plan to hit that and some Grand Junction pretty soon since its probably only an overnight trip for me, I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit. Mid Sept or so if anyone wants in, I'm flexible. Bosch / Hall PM me?

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DUMB QUESTION..... How was the White Rim? I plan to hit that and some Grand Junction pretty soon since its probably only an overnight trip for me, I'm waiting for it to cool down a bit. Mid Sept or so if anyone wants in, I'm flexible. Bosch / Hall PM me?

White rim was tough on me. I'm not too experienced with big bikes offroad but I still was able to do it with the 700 fully loaded. Not to say it was easy... Or a good idea to go alone. It is an absolutely beautiful place though and absolutely worth every mishap, scratch, dent and bruise. I recommend getting a camping permit and spending the night if one is available. The potato bottom campsite was incredibly beautiful.

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White rim was tough on me. I'm not too experienced with big bikes offroad but I still was able to do it with the 700 fully loaded. Not to say it was easy... Or a good idea to go alone. It is an absolutely beautiful place though and absolutely worth every mishap, scratch, dent and bruise. I recommend getting a camping permit and spending the night if one is available. The potato bottom campsite was incredibly beautiful.

Thanks, I figured as much. Big props for going it alone with little off-road time. I will go out on a limb and bump you up to dirt / slick rock / death drop intermediate just for having the balls!! My plan is to ride light (only a tank & tail bag), catch a few hours riding in Grand Junction or Mesa, get a room and spend the next full day out there and get a cold beer & steak afterwards in downtown Moab followed by a cold shower, good nights sleep before the short 4-5 hr trip back home to Denver area (actually Westminster). I know I know, that's not exactly roughing it!! LOL Edited by Rooster72
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