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Utah Back Country Discover Route, Part 2. Moab to Moab

Posted by Jay Barry on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : Travel 

The next portion of the BDR started in Southeast Moab and looped through the LaSalle Mountains before dropping into the Colorado River Canyon near Fisher Towers along Hwy 128. If anyone has just a couple of days in Moab, I’d recommend riding this portion. And when I return on my Ural, I plan to ride this part again.

We grabbed a quick smoothie for breakfast, meeting a Tenere rider who was out breaking in his bike. After swapping stories and destinations, we rode out of town on Sand Fl...


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Part 1 of the Utah Back Country Discovery Route

Posted by Jay Barry on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : Travel 

Winter kept a tight hold on Colorado this Spring, But Dezso and I finally found a window of opportunity to get out for a trip. Granted we had both gotten some short rides in during the winter months, but it’s not the same as loading up your gear and disappearing into the back country for a week. We looked at our options. The Rockies still held an abundance of snow, but Dezso and I figured we could ride around a great deal of Utah without getting snow on our shoes.

 We rode hard from D...


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5 Tips for Packing and Riding

Posted by Jay Barry on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : Travel 

This will be the first of a few blogs regarding Dezso and my recent trip to ride parts of the Utah Backcountry Discovery Route. In contrast with the know-it-all-blogs, I definitely lack the proper credentials to tell you how to ride. Instead I thought I’d tell you some of my hastily put together rules for packing and riding.

  1. Space is limited on your motorcycle. You’ve got panniers and maybe a bag on top to fit your camping, cooking, photography, and computer gear inside where it’s...

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Deep Water Crossing on the Great Divide Trail.

Posted by Jay Barry on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : Travel 

Dezso had texted me to see if I was interested in riding another section of Great Divide Trail. I was in the middle of packing for a week-long work trip followed by another week of camping. Needless to say I was quite busy.

“Sure,” I texted back, showing my first lapse in judgment.

“7am at the Conoco in Morrison.”

“Really!? Freak. Make it 8.”

“7:45.”

“Fine.”

The rising sun and I are rarely on the best of terms, but I had to concede an early departure would mean an ...


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A writerly pilgrimage

Posted by Jay Barry on Thursday, October 13, 2011, In : Travel 
I'm on the East Coast Road Trip this week, and since I traveled through Massachusetts, I had to take the pilgrimage to one of the writers who set my wanderlust in motion: Jack Kerouac. I read his book "On the Road" in high school and have looked forward ever since to getting in a car and just going. (Good thing my day job has me doing that often!)

(photo forthcoming. Apparently I'm too much of an idiot to post the photo in here and I'm way too tired to try after the 57th time. Fuckers.)

So I ke...
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Dancing with Matt!

Posted by Jay Barry on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Travel 
Sunday, Deana and I got to head to the Denver Center for Performing Arts because Where the Hell is Matt is putting together another dancing video. If you haven't watched any of Dancing Matt's videos, I suggest you look up his videos, including the making of at his website: www.wherethehellismatt.com  

It is quite easy to get sucked into his videos, looking at the places he's visited, watching what the locals are doing, and then watching the way his dancing friends are dancing. One watch isn't...
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