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RUST in UTAH on BMW R 1200 GS

RUST IN THE USA – PART 1

WELCOME to a five-part series of video shorts that follow RUST’s JB and Warren as they spin around five western states in the US on a range of bikes, on both dirt and road. It starts with this, an adventure ride on a couple of BMW GSs through Colorado and Utah, picking up on some of the Backcountry Discovery Routes organisation’s finest trails.
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We hope you enjoyed the video. Now here are some of the pictorial highlights from this leg of the journey.

Warren is kind of distracted in this shot, but the canyonlands (Indian Creek we think this is) simply amazed; this kind of geology leaves us humbled, and however monstrous a GS or GSA might be, it’s still no more than an ant crawling across this landscape…
There, see – a motorized ant. At this stage the Lockhart Basin ride looked pedestrian, but the big rocks and nasty savage climbs and descents that came later certainly supported the Expert grade the BDR guys gave this route.
Put JB in any arid desert-like environment and guaranteed he’ll bring rain within 24 hours – never fails. Within minutes of this shot the streets were running like rivers and the dust from the trail was washed clean off the GSA.
With more time JB could have made a better composition. But riding remote American roads with never-ending telegraph poles alongside, that’s an iconic image, a bit of an Easy Rider thing you must do before you shuffle off. Okay a GS isn’t an old Harley but still, yeah, cool…

That’s all for now, but keep checking back in to find part two of the series coming soon. In the meantime please feel free to comment and share – maybe let us know about your travels in the US – it all helps our dirt biking and adventure riding community.

This leg of our journey was made possible with the help of Colorado Motorcycle Adventures, Giant Loop, Scott Motosports and Bell Helmets.

 

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6 Responses

    1. That is sad to hear, it’s a standout wee town, it should be preserved. Beautiful area around there, too, lovely riding, could have spent weeks pottering around.

    1. Thanks Chippy, very kind of you to say so. Was shooting with one of the latest Canon 5Ds, very nice camera. Hopefully bump into you again somewhere soon, eh? All the best, JB

  1. Nicely done, Indian Creek holds a special place in my heart, you should take some trad climbing gear cause not only were you in one of the best locales to ride, one of the best crack climbing meccas of the world!

    1. I love the idea of climbing – have read so many books on mountaineering – but I have no head for heights, I spin out so quickly. Tramping/hiking/hill walking would be just fine though. I envy those who do climb, though. Great idea though, to combine the two. Best, JB

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