Utah BDR - 2022

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Utah BDR - 2022
« on: April 20, 2021, 02:55:19 PM »
https://ridebdr.com/utbdr/

Looking at Utah BDR in 2022. Who's interested?

Currently looking at September or October for a time frame. Weather may be too cool in October though. Decision on time frame pending!
« Last Edit: April 20, 2021, 03:28:17 PM by Nick Bright »
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 10:40:09 AM »
I'm in, Looks like from Wichita to the southern end starting point 805 miles. From the ending point on the northern end  1005 miles. We need to decide on a direction we want to go  and how to get there and back. The UTBDR is 855 miles and broken up into 6 day rides. longest fuel stop is either 165 miles, or if you miss one 240 miles.
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 11:59:50 AM »
Watched the promo video and went over the maps. That would be the ride of a lifetime!

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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 12:19:18 PM »
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 09:11:20 AM »
So I see that Wellington is about the closest halfway point for the ride, so if we can find a safe place to store my rv there we can ride to the start from there. I see if we do all slab, it is 231 miles to the start and 247 miles from the end back to Wellington. As i heard Mike say we could also do dirt/gravel there and back. Only thing that worries me about that is the time it will take to travel dirt/gravel to and from. I know Nick and I will be on a days off limit.
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2021, 03:09:40 PM »
So I see that Wellington is about the closest halfway point for the ride, so if we can find a safe place to store my rv there we can ride to the start from there. I see if we do all slab, it is 231 miles to the start and 247 miles from the end back to Wellington. As i heard Mike say we could also do dirt/gravel there and back. Only thing that worries me about that is the time it will take to travel dirt/gravel to and from. I know Nick and I will be on a days off limit.

Could probably do a mix of slab/dirt on the connectors to keep the time to a day. The nice thing about that is it turns 6 days of riding in Utah into 8! :)

So, something like:
Day 1 (9/3/2022): Kansas to Denver
Day 2: Denver to Willington
Day 3: Wellington to Mexican Hat
Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: Utah BDR
Day 10: Evanston to Wellington
Day 11: Wellington to Denver
Day 12 (9/15/2022): Denver to Kansas

If we shift-drive through the night, we could cut some time out. Google shows 14 hours of drive time from Wichita; if we left there by 9am (time to get everybody rounded up and loaded); that puts us in to Wellington at 11 PM, and Day 2 could be the ride down to Mexican Hat. Similar on the way back - that cuts the total time to 10 days. Personally I'm kind of a night owl and wouldn't mind a night shift driving.

Wellington doesn't seem to have any RV storage, but next door in Price there's a couple of places:

https://daves-trailer-storage.business.site/ - $20/month - fenced & security cameras.
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2021, 09:23:00 AM »
If we make Price, UT our center point, then it will be 240 miles to the start and 238 miles from the end to the RV. sounds good to me.

Please do remember that my RV only travels at 60mph It can't do the 70-75. So the time to get to Price will be a bit longer than google says. also I have to stop for gas about every 220 miles at will take about 30 gallons.
I like the idea of taking turns to drive, and I'll drive during the day, I don't do well at night. I do think I can get 5 people in my rv comfortably, maybe 6.

Daves storage looks like a good place to meet.
I see 931miles from my house to Dave's storage.

We do need to decide on a meeting place in Kansas, but that will be more from who is going.
So far that I know of, Me, Nick Bright,Mike Bright, Ken Ertl.
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2021, 03:45:24 PM »
Do we have access to a 4-5 bike trailer?
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2021, 07:14:13 PM »
No I do not. I was hoping someone has one.
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2021, 03:38:45 PM »
Sorry for being late to the discussion. I'm in on this ride. I retire in January of 2022, so, there is some riding to be done!!
I agree, Price seems to be the place closest to the midpoint of the route. There are a couple of good storage businesses in Price we could leave a truck and trailer.
I also thought; the south half of the route is primarily the desert southwest. Whereas, the north half is higher elevation. Leaving gear at the truck to swap out at that midpoint may reduce some of the load we need to carry for the trip.
I'll have a 3/4 ton pickup that I can pull a trailer with. But, my trailer is only going to haul 3 bikes maybe 4 if we are creative. I could pull a bigger trailer if we can find it or rent it.

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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2021, 04:51:00 PM »
I wonder how many would fit on Ken's trailer?

Checking U-Haul, they have up to 6' x 12' trailers, but their website says "This trailer is only available for local and round trip moves." Paying for it to sit in a parking lot for 10 days is probably expensive as it looks like they charge $35 per day.

I may have access to a 16' enclosed cargo trailer in Chanute, I'll need to ask my Aunt. My concern there would be towing weight - an enclosed trailer will weigh a lot more, and would likely not be within the towing capacity range of the RV (but would be in the range of Dad's new pickup.)
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Re: Utah BDR - 2022
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2021, 08:54:08 PM »
I might be able to get a car trailer. Iíll let u know tomorrow.
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