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Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« on: November 28, 2021, 01:24:05 PM »
I rode my Moto Guzzi to the Moon.

Well, sorta.  Moonscape Overlook.   Near Hanksville, Utah.  10 miles of dirt road to get there, but an unforgettable view.





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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 02:02:11 PM »
Almost..
At 200,000 kilometres, I’m 80% of the way there.

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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 02:10:06 PM »
Cool pictures. I’ll bet the rides in and out were beautiful.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 06:36:49 PM »
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 07:26:40 PM »
I did ride where they faked the moon landing.  J/K.   :drool:  Oh, and don't kid around with a park ranger about that.   :shocked:

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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2021, 07:54:40 PM »
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2021, 08:33:30 PM »
I've been to Hanksville a few times. That part of Utah is really remote. You'd want a reliable motorcycle to go there. Goblin Valley state park is near there. It's a must see place, where the famous scene in Galaxy Quest was filmed where they had to retrieve the Beryllium sphere. Also Little Wild Horse and Bell slot canyons just a few miles away.







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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2021, 08:55:04 PM »
Must have taken the long way around from our place. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2021, 09:29:37 PM »
I have not been to Hanksville, but we were in the general vicinity this summer on our trip riding from CA to MI.  What we did really enjoy was Utah 12 from Torrey to Escalante - just a bit to the southwest of Hanksville.   This was in early June, so temps were scorching, but the scenery was absolutely stunning.  There is an area were road runs along a ridge with 1000ft+ drop offs on both sides.  I had no idea that Utah had such a varied landscape.  Just prior to this, were rode through a verdant valley with cattle and sheep ranches.  My prior impressions were from driving across northern UT in my childhood.  Long, straight and flat - some of that, but alot of variety too.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2021, 06:43:31 AM »
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What we did really enjoy was Utah 12

My vote for most scenic road in America, and I've been everywhere, man.. wrote a song about it.  :smiley:
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2021, 08:27:35 AM »
My vote for most scenic road in America, and I've been everywhere, man.. wrote a song about it.  :smiley:

It was a nice ride, but there is something about running along water that appeals to me.  The Maine Coastline and sections of the PCH get my vote. 
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2021, 10:35:26 AM »
Dang it.  I rode Utah 24 and 25.   And 128 along the River near Moab.   Had no idea about 12.  Oh well—excuse for another trip
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2021, 10:43:58 AM »
The Alps have alot stunning roads and views, South of Sweden in early summer with miles of yellow rape fields next to the road is beautiful. I would like to drive in USA where there is corn fields and those red/silver silos.   :cheesy:
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2021, 12:35:25 PM »
Looks kinda like the Bad Lands in SD that I visited a few years back.

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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2021, 10:10:54 PM »
Im about 48,000km short at 336800km.
I have in a box somewhere of the mk3 lemon on the edge of a salt lake in the GAFA ( great Australian f*&k all)
That is every bit as desolute as the OP's photo.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2021, 10:35:48 PM »
Smith, I didn't intend to one-up you on your thread.  At first your pics weren't visible to me.  That overlook is beautiful.  Like someone else said, similar to the Badlands in ways.  As we crossed that area, it dawned on me that we were passing through an area of relative rapid gradience between differing landscapes.  The same could be said for a lot of places.  As a contrast, in my area, the land changes are slower over longer distances.  In your pic, you also can see some of the Monument Valley type geography on the right (although different stone I think).  The thing is that there are so many stunning places.  The thing to do is try to appreciate the one your in when you're in it.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2021, 07:07:05 AM »
It was a nice ride, but there is something about running along water that appeals to me.  The Maine Coastline and sections of the PCH get my vote.

I've done those, too.  :smiley: "I've been everywhere, man.."  :cool:
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2021, 07:19:18 AM »
I once rode my Guzzi through MOON VALLEY, AZ, just outside of Phoenix!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:





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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2021, 07:38:05 AM »
Well, I have put about 300,000 miles on Moto Guzzi's over the years.
I just checked and it is 238.855 miles to the moon.
So I guess I have.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2021, 08:26:01 AM »
Been to Hanksville and the store in the mountain but not that particular location. I agree at UT 12 being one of the most scenic rides in the US. Also been to Craters of the Moon. Stop at the Visitors Center for the history of the place and whats in store when Yellowstone follows suit and blows up. Rode my BMW R bike almost to the moon with 226,000 on the odometer when I sold it.








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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2021, 10:56:37 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2021, 11:19:45 AM »
Or this shot coming out of Ocotillo into the mountains east of San Diego.
Massive granite mountains just disintegrating in place:

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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 11:52:52 AM »
Yes Prescott, I have been there on the CX100, rode over from Durango/Silverton to Grand Canyon and into Utah. I found a complete goat skeleton that was interesting. I have pictures, but I was still shooting film then.
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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2021, 10:19:02 PM »
Yes Prescott, I have been there on the CX100, rode over from Durango/Silverton to Grand Canyon and into Utah. I found a complete goat skeleton that was interesting. I have pictures, but I was still shooting film then.

Can you articulate why the goat skeleton was of interest?

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Re: Who here has ridden their Guzzi to the Moon?
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2021, 08:52:17 AM »
Utah has a little bit of everything (except coastline) and a LOT of nothing.
Not many taverns.
Great for stargazing.
You really do need to pick your seasons for that crazy desert area.
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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2021, 04:55:48 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2021, 05:26:11 PM »
Been to Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho.


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