Saturday, June 5, 2010
One of the activities at the Canyonlands Motor Classic is tech day. Riders are encouraged to bring in their bike and perform needed service or modifications. Here is a Kawasaki KLR rider from Salt Lake City getting assistance from Fred, owner of Arrowhead Motorsports, in installing a new "doohickey" in his engine.
Friday, June 4, 2010
A quick ride to Moab was in order to take part in the Canyonlands Motor Classic. The CMC is one of the oldest gathering of dual sport motorcycle riders in the U.S. The Classic was originally called the "Utah Get Together" and attracted primarily Kawasaki KLR riders. I don't recall when I first attended, but it was 199_.
The CMC has evolved from a small event where everyone got to meet everyone, to a more well attended affair (about 150 riders) and now back down to about 50-60 people.
Arrowhead Motorsports sponsors the CMC now and served dinner to us tonight.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Packing list from 2009 trip on the Trans-America trail.
Frogg Toggs jacket
Monkey Butt powder
Voile (Wally) straps
Air pressure gauge
Clif Bars, tuna fish, Powerbars
Empty 55 gal. trash bag
camera battery charger
1 oz. bottle Dri Wash 'n Guard w. microfiber towel
Aerostich triple digit raingloves
100 oz. hydration bladder (fits in backpack)
20 oz. motor oil in MSR fuel bottle
Cruz tool kit (Econokit M1)
First aid kit
1 gallon gas jug
Lowe camera bag (chest pack)
Cruz tools Outback'r M14
Roadgear coconut socks
Dave Wach's oil bottle tool carrier
Nikon D40 with 18-55 lens
wide brim hat
microfiber bath towel
Hennessy Hammock (Explorer model)
tent ground cloth
SPOT satellite messenger
sheepskin ( to make tarmac sections more comfortable)
Garmin Emap GPS
Front tube (packed with tire irons in front fender pack)
Giant Loop luggage system