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The 2015 Bill Thompson Memorial ride
03/03/15 at 09:14:34
 
The 2015 Bill Thompson Memorial ride
Start planning for the 2015 Bill Thompson Memorial Ride. The dates to put on your calendar are April 24 and 25, 2015. We will be doing the Orange trail again.  We will do a Friends ride on Friday the 24th. We will head out of Green River and go to Robbers Roost.
On Friday we will start (leave) at 9:00 AM from Green River State Park head toward the Green River Airport  turning South towards Horse Bench Reservoir (Purple Pond) going by Trin Alcove, Moonshine wash, Saucer Basin, Lookout Point, Keg Point, Keg Springs, Horseshoe Canyon, Bluejohn Canyon and to Robbers roost. That is pending on the group. If we do a lot of sightseeing on the way out, we will head back in time to get to Green River for dinner. Thoughts are to have a Pot Luck Dinner at the Green River State Park.
Saturday; Leave the Staging area at no later than 8:30 AM. We will stage approximately 1/2 mile west of the east Green River Exit. We will be doing the Orange Trail and a few of the Side routes to some overlooks. Some of the route will be the same as in years past. We will be doing some routes that we have not done in past years.
Both days will be easy riding. Bring a lunch and snacks for each day and plenty to drink. The end of April the weather in the area can be at either extreme or be just great riding weather, so plan accordingly. We have done rides at the end of April many times. We have encountered Snow and freezing temps to temps in the upper 90;s and also many great days in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
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Re: The 2015 Bill Thompson Memorial ride
Reply #1 - 03/19/15 at 15:51:24
 
I'm excited for this ride! I have always wanted to go to Robber's Roost and I can actually get FRiday off so I can do both days with you guys!

Who all is going??
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Reply #2 - 03/19/15 at 17:03:11
 
I'm going.  Probably both days and then some.
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Reply #3 - 03/19/15 at 17:15:25
 
I'm going both days. If the weather is good my wife is going.

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Reply #4 - 03/19/15 at 20:26:44
 
I am going to try to come down for the Saturday ride.
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Reply #5 - 03/20/15 at 10:39:10
 
I may be down for this one..

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Reply #6 - 03/21/15 at 00:51:09
 
We have it on the calendar. Hopefully we (Alice and I) will be there for both days.
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Reply #7 - 04/11/15 at 18:33:12
 
1/2 mile west of the east greenriver exit, would that be south of the freeway then 1/2 mile west?
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Reply #8 - 04/12/15 at 04:57:53
 
Deward  yes get  get off on the last Greenriver exit eastbound then take the south side  frontage road west towards the water tank to this location.
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Reply #9 - 04/17/15 at 19:35:22
 
Any idea on how far the rides will be (Fri and Sat)?

As you know, I have a smaller tank and don't buy local corn gas!  Gotta bring whatever I'm gonna use....
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Reply #10 - 04/17/15 at 20:45:17
 
If Dale doesn't reply my guess from what I have heard is 75-100 miles per day. Be prepared ya never no with Dale, he loves to ride!!
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Reply #11 - 04/18/15 at 22:06:39
 
Thanks Rockhound.
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Reply #12 - 04/20/15 at 09:27:25
 
The 2015 Bill Thompson Memorial ride
Start planning for the 2015 Bill Thompson Memorial Ride. The dates to put on your calendar are April 24 and 25, 2015. We will be doing the Orange trail again. We will do a Friends ride on Friday the 24th. We will head out of Green River and go to Robbers Roost.
On Friday we will start (leave) at 9:00 AM from Green River State Park head toward the Green River Airport turning South towards Horse Bench Reservoir (Purple Pond) going by Trin Alcove, Moonshine wash, Saucer Basin, Lookout Point, Keg Point, Keg Springs, Horseshoe Canyon, Bluejohn Canyon and to Robbers roost. That is pending on the group. If we do a lot of sightseeing on the way out, we will head back in time to get to Green River for dinner. We will have a Pot Luck Dinner at the Green River State Park at 7:00 PM. Please bring a side dish if you plan to attend. Rolls and pulled pork will be provided by Chris Haller and Myself. Bring your own drink's. We will have ice for drinks. This will be a paper plate, plastic fork event. Good food good company. Let me know if you plan to attend. Just put a post or reply here.

Chris Haller OHV Program coordinator will talk about the OHV program and how you can help and be involved.

Saturday; Leave the Staging area at no later than 8:30 AM. We will stage approximately 1/2 mile west of the east Green River Exit. We will be doing the Orange Trail and a few of the Side routes to some overlooks. Some of the route will be the same as in years past. We will be doing some routes that we have not done in past years.
Both days will be easy riding. Bring a lunch and snacks for each day and plenty to drink. The end of April the weather in the area can be at either extreme or be just great riding weather, so plan accordingly. We have done rides at the end of April many times. We have encountered Snow and freezing temps to temps in the upper 90;s and also many great days in the mid 70s to mid 80s.
Hope to see you there.
The weatherman says its going to be partly cloudy, with temperatures in the mid 60's
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Reply #13 - 04/21/15 at 09:49:33
 
Sorry...but I am not going to make it this year.  A number of family things have come up and it would be better no to go.  See ya all on the trail.
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Reply #14 - 04/21/15 at 18:25:16
 
I won't be there either. I just discovered that I have a seized shock and the left rear A-Arm frame attachment is ready to break off!  I will be dropping the Polaris off to the dealer and they're 2 weeks behind!  Huh
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Reply #15 - 04/21/15 at 18:29:15
 
Sorry you guys won't make it ....


Austin says he doesn't want to go to school on Friday so I guess that means we both have no choice but to go . Grin
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Reply #16 - 04/21/15 at 20:29:03
 
Good to see you and Austin can make it. I will make sure to bring plenty of Oreos to fill Austin's belly.
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Reply #17 - 04/21/15 at 22:21:02
 
BruteForce wrote on 04/21/15 at 18:25:16:
I won't be there either. I just discovered that I have a seized shock and the left rear A-Arm frame attachment is ready to break off! I will be dropping the Polaris off to the dealer and they're 2 weeks behind! Huh


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Reply #18 - 04/22/15 at 06:18:12
 
kick start wrote on 04/21/15 at 22:21:02:
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I won't be there either. I just discovered that I have a seized shock and the left rear A-Arm frame attachment is ready to break off! I will be dropping the Polaris off to the dealer and they're 2 weeks behind! Huh


I guess you better dust off that old Brute and ride it instead. Wink


I have already unloaded all my extra gear from the PoPo back to the Kawi.. Wink

I then discovered that a tube of JBWeld was in my tool bag, detonated and coated every tool with JBWeld!  Shocked
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Reply #19 - 04/22/15 at 13:31:34
 
I'm still planning on being there for both days.

Dale, are we still on for the dinner Friday night? if so, count me in.
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Reply #20 - 04/22/15 at 21:32:01
 
Alice and I are planning to be there both days.  Alice said she'll bring a salad (frog eye).

Dale, can you bring me some of the new Shoshone maps to the ride?  I'd like to have a bunch to give to people when I meet them on the trails up here.  A lot of people don't seem to have any map of the area at all.
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Reply #21 - 04/23/15 at 08:12:20
 
Plans changed...I am coming both days.  I should be at the second green river exit before 9 am.

I will be across the street at motel 6.  Is there anything I can help with.

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Reply #22 - 04/23/15 at 08:26:32
 
Dennis and Chris, glad to see you are coming!

Dale, can I get some of those new Shosone maps as well? It seems I always run into folks that have no map and no clue on where they are. I tend to give away my maps regularly in cases like that.
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Reply #23 - 04/23/15 at 20:00:43
 
if I can find you i'll be there in the morning
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Reply #24 - 04/25/15 at 13:50:52
 
Good ride yesterday. Nice to put some faces with the names here.
According to my odometer, we went about 74 miles and saw some pretty remote country straight south of Green River on the west side of the river. I'd driven through some of the area in my truck antelope hunting before, but never ridden an atv out there.
I was amazed at the nice roads. Most of them were 50 mph Honda Civic roads and smoother than some of the paved roads in Utah county!

Thanks for the good time and those who organized the event. Wink
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Reply #25 - 05/05/15 at 19:51:55
 
So how was day 2?

Some buddies out in Grand Junction said it rained over an inch on Saturday and they were stuck in the mud. That downpour wasn't too far from Green River.


Btw, I just topped off my quad from the first day's ride (been out of town since) and it only took 3.8 gallons.  That's 19.5 MPG!  I've never got that good before!  Must have been all that 2wd cruising and not much goosing!
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Reply #26 - 05/06/15 at 12:36:38
 
Day 2 was a excellent ride I think we did about 93 miles, seen lots of new areas got some rain and enjoyed everybody's company. Thanks to all that made 3 days fun possible, nice to see the Bill T. memorial again.
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Reply #27 - 05/07/15 at 12:54:20
 
Thanks for the info Brett.  Wish I could have stayed Saturday.  It would have given me a chance to use my extra fuel I didn't use on Friday! Cheesy
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