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Archie Moses

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I made a full video, it's pretty long so, just a warning.

If you go to Moab, I highly, highly, recommend driving on the Potash trail if you have a truck or jeep. The views and scenery are beyond amazing and it wasn't crowded at all.

Lastly, I randomly got reached out by a cool, new coffee company that wants to support and sponsor my YouTube channel. Considering how small it is, I feel pretty lucky. I'm not making these videos for views or subscribers. I guess it's fun to share them, but ultimately, I just don't want to sit on the couch anymore.

Check them out. If you're a coffee fan, you might really enjoy their coffee. Obviously, they have great taste. Haha

https://gearheadcoffee.com/
 
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idestroyedthetoilet

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If you go to Moab, I highly, highly, recommend driving on the Potash trail if you have a truck or jeep. The views and scenery are beyond amazing and it wasn't crowded at all.
Are you talking about Potash Road or is this different? I rode along up Potash Road in a Ford Taurus. It was a pretty good road about 7-8 years ago. Corona Arch is a pretty cool little hike and the petroglyphs are good. Add the cool evap ponds and it's a pretty decent drive all around.
 

Archie Moses

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Are you talking about Potash Road or is this different? I rode along up Potash Road in a Ford Taurus. It was a pretty good road about 7-8 years ago. Corona Arch is a pretty cool little hike and the petroglyphs are good. Add the cool evap ponds and it's a pretty decent drive all around.
Yeah, Potash Road/Shafer Trail.

I'll hike the Corona Arch one of these times too.
 

str8line

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Your bikes are awesome. Looks like you definitely ride at a higher level. I bought my bike 2 and a half years ago. The first year, I just rode it around the valley. The second year, I had hip surgery and hardly rode it and even debated selling it. This year, I told myself I'm going to use it how I envisioned using when I bought it. I want to see everywhere in Utah.
Some places I'm planning on going this year:
The Devil's Playground
Coyote Gulch
Capital Reef
Canyon Lands - Druid Arch
The granite formations hidden in the Sheep Rock Mountains close to Vernon Reservoir.
Everywhere in the Uintahs.
The Piaute Trail
Mexican Mountain
Monument Valley
Saint George area
Geode Pit/Fish Springs - West Desert
9 Mile Canyon
Black Dragon Canyon
Anywhere where there is petroglyphs really
That's a great list. I've been to a few of those but would love to do more someday when I get a street legal adventure-type bike. In the early 90's I had a Honda XL600 and then a XR650L which were both street legal. Rode around the Wasatch and Uintas and went to Yellowstone and twice to Alaska and down the coast of California... all from Utah. To get to Alaska(Southeast) I took the ferry from Washington. At some point when trail riding gets too hard on the old bones I'll get something like the new KTM 790 Adventure R or if I plan on riding longer distance something like the Honda Africa Twin or a KTM 1090 Adventure. Looks like your bike is set up real nice for travel. What accessories are you using? That purple seat looks comfy.

BTW, I keep my toy hauler in Green River and ride near there and Moab a lot if you want info about other rides you could do on your KLR.

When you took those selfies and jumped over the gap on the rim I got nervous!
 
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str8line

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I made a full video, it's pretty long so, just a warning.

If you go to Moab, I highly, highly, recommend driving on the Potash trail if you have a truck or jeep. The views and scenery are beyond amazing and it wasn't crowded at all.

Lastly, I randomly got reached out by a cool, new coffee company that wants to support and sponsor my YouTube channel. Considering how small it is, I feel pretty lucky. I'm not making these videos for views or subscribers. I guess it's fun to share them, but ultimately, I just don't want to sit on the couch anymore.

Check them out. If you're a coffee fan, you might really enjoy their coffee. Obviously, they have great taste. Haha

https://gearheadcoffee.com/
That spot next to the Colorado river isn't a dam, it's a U.S. superfund clean up site of uranium mine tailings from Moab's mining past. They are moving 16 million tons of uranium tailings from next to the Colorado river to 32 miles north.

https://www.grandcountyutah.net/257/Moab-UMTRA-Project
 

Archie Moses

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That spot next to the Colorado river isn't a dam, it's a U.S. superfund clean up site of uranium mine tailings from Moabs mining past.
On my drive back, I realized it was some kind of dump. They had a **** ton, of what looked like, old and rusty under carriages to cars in the middle they were getting ready to bury.
 

Wes Mantooth

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I made a full video, it's pretty long so, just a warning.

If you go to Moab, I highly, highly, recommend driving on the Potash trail if you have a truck or jeep. The views and scenery are beyond amazing and it wasn't crowded at all.

Lastly, I randomly got reached out by a cool, new coffee company that wants to support and sponsor my YouTube channel. Considering how small it is, I feel pretty lucky. I'm not making these videos for views or subscribers. I guess it's fun to share them, but ultimately, I just don't want to sit on the couch anymore.

Check them out. If you're a coffee fan, you might really enjoy their coffee. Obviously, they have great taste. Haha

https://gearheadcoffee.com/
Love the part when he says 1L or 2L because he’s unsure which is the equivalent of 64 ounces.
 

Archie Moses

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Love the part when he says 1L or 2L because he’s unsure which is the equivalent of 64 ounces.
Wasn't sure the size of my new camel bag on my new pack. Thar said, I'll be the first to admit I'm no expert on the metric system capacities. All I knew was, I was going off to a very remote and hot area and my initial boy scout instincts told me I needed to have more water in case of the worst.

Glad you watched the first minute, bro.
 

Archie Moses

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Got these two bikes this week. Gonna work on them and get them ripping. I plan on putting the 6.5 212 cc preditor engine from Harbor Freight (they're like 120 bucks.)

I plan on making some videos and having some fun with them. I had a tote goat when I was a kid and always wanted to get another one. KSL and haggling is awesome.
 

Archie Moses

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So, I traded an old computer I had in my basement for a motorcycle about two months ago. The bike wasn't working and in rough condition. Since I've had it, I've been learning how to fix her and attending Google and YouTube University and learning how to fix engines/carburetors/electrical system.

Mind you, before I got the bike, I knew nothing about fixing engines and was pretty worthless in that regard. I got the bike running a few days ago and rode it for the first time last night and got her into third gear today. There's an awesome feeling knowing you brought something back from the dead.

YouTube and Google are amazing resources. One could learn almost anything if they took the time.

I plan on doing a full bike restoration and making it into a tracker style bike. Google Honda Xl500s Cafe Racer to give you an idea, but the bike can clean up real nice.

Love new hobbies.
 

Archie Moses

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I filmed this hours before my motorcycle wreck due to a missing stop sign. I broke my collarbone in 4 pieces and my wrist. I'll be back riding soon, hopefully.
 

Archie Moses

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Kind of a weird hobby to get into later on in life, especially with a broken down body, but since buying my first dirt-bike at age 36 last November, I've had countless memories on it. Took my bike up American Fork Canyon the other night and it was amazing. So beautiful up there and full of serenity.

I wish my lower back, right leg discrepancy and hip weren't so bad because I can barely walk after my rides, but it's still totally worth it. I'm pretty sure (90%) I need surgery on my right knee, left hip and lower back again.

@str8line you wanna go ride sometime?
 
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