TEAM TRAIL ZONE's AMERICAN VACATION
Call me Clark and steer me toward Wallyworld -- the big wigs from TZ have touched down in the good ol' USA and we're currently heading east from LAX and taking aim on the 7th annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally trail ride in Moab, Utah, next weekend.
Tania and I landed in LA on Saturday, hooked up with Big Rich Gold and his mighty F150 pick-up truck with a pair of thundering big-bore KTM EXCs thumpers onboard and started driving ... and driving ... and driving ... on the 'wrong' side of the road the whole way.
Last night we made the lonely outpost of Needles on the border of California and Arizona, while today we punched on to the Grand Canyon, where we have spent the afternoon gazing over what has to rank as one of the most amazing big holes in the ground.
And for a big hole in the ground, this one is just awesome!
Check out the pic attached that Big Rich snapped: we coulda just hung out here all day and soaked up the views.
Tomorrow we're heading toward Monument Valley, where with a bit of luck and some careful scheduling we should be able to get some dirt under the wheels of the mighty Katos and burn up a few mega-pixels in countryside loaded with some eye-watering back-drops.
From there we climb up into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for a gander around there, before reaching Moab on Thursday night.
The KTM Rally kicks off on Friday morning and is set to feature three days exploring the slick-rock red canyons of the surrounding countryside that look like they've come straight out of a Roadrunner cartoon.
Yeah, next weekend should be really good. I just can't wait to get there and start riding, actually.
So stay tuned and in the next few days I'll post up some more details of our grand little adventure into America's wild west.
And if you've got any questions, be sure to email us, because the TZ office is currently unattended!
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au