Sunday, April 28, 2013

Blast from the past in Southern Utah, part 1

On the Face book "Utah Motorcyclist" page, rider "Kaylee" puts out the idea for a ride to Moab to see the oldies car show. Moab is about 250 mostly good miles from my home, a couple of other riders say they are's all sounding good, I'm in!
I grew up in the muscle car era, and owned a couple - scoping out cars of years gone by sounds like a great way to spend a weekend!

I meet Ken and John in American Fork, we gas and go.
Ken has restored five old cars with his kids so he is rarin to go also.
It's a COLD ride so we stop to warm up at this isolated gas station.
I got a drink, snacks...
We pass through Price, then not long after we run into this Army convoy.
Because of our stops and sightseeing we end up passing the long, slow, convoy three times.
One of our stops was in Green River, Utah. We take a photo op at the Golden Ratio sculpture.
Speaking of old cars.....
We ARE briefly here, but soon we're off again, we have to ride I-70 for 45.4 miles (The Chevy 454 cid was one of the biggest muscle car era engines)
We exit I-70 and get on beautiful hwy 128 (...hmmm, the Z28 Camero comes to mind!)
Ken gives the "V" or "Peace" sign, as in "V-8; Mind blowing, raw un-adulderated, window shaking, power kind of Peace" yea, that peace sign.
We make it to Moab, secure our room and cast about for a ride to finish off the day. We opt for hwy 211. The turn-off for 211 is 39.6 miles out of Moab, guessed it, the 396 is another Chevy muscle car engine.
For safety's sake, always hula hoop while crossing the street...
Part 2 of the ride is on ... part 2.


Trobairitz said...

Those canyons are beautiful. Such pretty colors in the rock.

Ken said...

Trobairitz - I can never get enough of Southern Utah. More amazement lies around every corner. Thanks for reading!

bob skoot said...


I've been to Moab, Arches, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, etc before but I want to go back on my bike. Perhaps next year . . . You have so many rock formations there. I would be stopping all the time, just like you.

I'm still thinking about that Alien Place

Riding the Wet Coast

Ken said...

Bob - All those places are worthy riding destinations, sooooo many roads, so little time!

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