You ready ?
This is gonna be fun .
Yeah , up here in southern Utah in the small town of Mexican hat , just across the border from Arizona , from Monument Valley .
And we rode up here this morning so that we could poke around this area because it's one of my favorite places in southern Utah to explore .
I am hoping that we can go down into a little bit of swimming because the river is right here .
There's a little dirt road that looks like it goes right down to the water .
I feel like we might need to jump in it .
So we stopped and went swimming here and we're trying to decide now if we want to continue on with plan A , which is to go up the Moy Dugway and camp up at the top at Mooli Point .
And if you guys have watched this channel for a while , you know what Mooli Point is like .
That's where I lost my drone last year when I was riding solo and it's an epic camp spot .
It's one of my favorite places , but it's hot .
It's high , it's dry and we've got the river here .
So we were actually thinking maybe we should just camp down by the river and there's a restaurant and a motel right across the street here too .
So anyways , we're going to go right around through the Valley of the Gods and then make our decision .
So we came down to this area because we wanted to see if it was a good camp spot down by the river here .
So we're just going to poke down through the bushes here and have a look .
This is a really beautiful spot right on the San Juan River .
But in this particular spot , there's not really enough room to camp .
So back to the bikes and back to getting Eva's bike out of the sand , it just got really stuck .
You've got yourself stuck good here .
That's going to require some digging , maybe tip it over , fill the hole up of sand trying to get the pannier off here so we can lay the bike on its side and fill that hole up with sand .
She doesn't think she has the right size Allen key so we can see what we can do if we can get it off .
I have one big hex wrench , but I don't know if it's the size you need .
Oh , yeah .
Oh , yes .
Oh , awesome .
Oh , shit .
Here we go .
I got it .
It wasn't the like victorious up on the pegs wheelie onto the road exit that I had envisioned , but I didn't get stuck and I didn't fall over .
So I'll take it .
You guys may have noticed that this bike has a winch on it and that right there is the perfect winching scenario , but that said I just put the winch on and got it hooked up yesterday .
So the cable has not been spooled appropriately .
And so to use the winch without tension in the line and rewinding it appropriately , could be disastrous on a lot of different levels and extremely dangerous .
So we had to get it out the good old fashioned way .
But for all those people who saw me out on the road a couple of weeks ago who were like , what do you need a winch on your bike for that right there , textbook winching scenario .
This bike has a winch on it .
This is an A TV winch from a company called Super Winch and had a custom amount fabricated for the crash bars .
It's tied in to the main center support of the motorcycle and it's really sturdy in so many ways , it's hard wired into the battery directly .
And basically any time you're winching , you have the bike on , but you're not doing any throttle , you're just using the winch control to spool it in or out .
And the reason why this winch is on the bike in the first place is because this is a really special build that I've been putting together for Overland Expo , which is my company that I work for and the entire bike , the premise is that it is the ultimate Overland motorcycle .
So she's a long haul trucker with tons of storage space , tons of great accessories and things like this to get you out of a bind if you really get stuck .
So we didn't get to use it today , but I can guarantee you that the next time this bike is buried up to its muffler in sand .
This is going to be the secret to getting it out .
So stay tuned for that episode .
It's going to be good .
Pretty cool .
We had a hot , hot , hot ride today .
We're going to get camp set up and just enjoy a really nice evening up here on Mooli Point .
What do you think ?
We got some cold beer in here ?
Yeah , he did that for you guys .
What do you think guys ?
What do you think ?
Is there some cold beer in this pan here ?
What do you think ?
What do you think ?
Yeah , that goes down good .
It goes down so good .
That's why I had to start carrying two Hydro flasks because you need all of the air .
Just isn't enough .
It's not enough .
Well , this is a really classy , um , set of Hors Ds .
We're eating the fanciest we've ever eaten on this channel tonight when Sterling camps by himself .
He makes like gourmet filet mignon , like all this fancy stuff when he camps with me and my freedom .
You guys said you wanted more .
So you got to handle the Fritos .
What a , what a lovely day .
I tell you every day , every day , I go out riding and filming like this , I always think , oh , I'm getting started plenty early .
I'll have enough time to film everything I want to .
And then before I know at the next minute the sun is setting and I haven't even accomplished half of what I set out to do .
It just happens like that on every single one of these trips .
And today is no exception .
Like this was the plan to come up here in Canada .
So we made it , we made it before the sun went down .
So , you know , it was a good day .
What worked according to plan mostly except for your little adventure in the sand .
That was some serious sand .
I , you know , I kind of think that razzle dazzle likes the sand .
I think she likes it or I think maybe she wants me to learn to like the sand .
Am I personifying my motorcycles ?
Too much anthropomorphizing my motorbike ?
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It came in my new pot .
A very , it's just like , it's so nice .
It's so nice .
You know , I just wanted to have a fun , non dramatic , easy ride and it actually turned out to be a little more difficult than , you know , than I wanted , you know , extracting your bike and everything .
Not that .
It was a big deal .
It's not .
But no , I felt like that was like like adventure one oh one right there .
What was your high and low today ?
Well , being up here is wonderful .
I will say being up here and having it be cool .
That is a serious high .
Um I mean , I did get my motorcycle stuck so bad today .
I don't really count that as a low .
I would say that the heat coming across the desert there was a couple of times today when the heat was really getting to me .
Like , I was just feeling hot .
I was feeling cooked , you know .
Um I'd say that was probably the low but I don't know , like got the bike stuck .
I was totally bummed that I didn't have the right Allen key , but you happen to have this weird giant Allen key that's several sizes away from like the standard set .
And so was able to take the panniers off , rock the bike back and forth and get it out .
That was no problem .
It was kind of a fun little adventure .
Yeah , it was a work out .
It was a little setback , but I mean , we had it out of there in a half hour .
It wasn't like some all day ordeal .
So I can't complain about that .
I mean , I can't really complain about anything .
It was gorgeous .
Like this is my stomping grounds , Northern Arizona and Southern Utah .
I've spent 15 years of my life roaming around this area and I'm so happy to be here .
This is five years .
We've done some good five years .
Isn't that neat ?
What's my longest relationship ?
Well , officially here's for five years .
It's my longest .
Good relationship .
I stayed in for way longer .
So , you guys might have seen me use this a few times before already .
This is something new that I got this winter and it's a camp kitchen .
It's made by the Adventure Tool Company and I ordered it online after doing some research and looking just for something like this .
And the reason it's pretty obvious it's that I have a lot of different things in my camp kitchen .
And I was kind of looking for one place to be able to put everything into one simple container so that it's all in one place .
And so that stuff doesn't vibrate and rub on each other or on the inside of the panne as much because you notice what happens when you , when you carry your motorcycle gear , it's always rubbing against something and it gets kind of worn out and just tarnished .
And so I was looking for something to kind of organize my camp kitchen .
So I found this , it's super rugged , super heavy duty , really well constructed and I can fit just about everything I need for what I would call my deluxe camp kitchen .
And so that's kind of the point of this .
It's super deluxe .
It weighs a ton when you fold it up and I put it in my bike .
It practically takes up an entire pan here .
But that said it's got everything that I need .
It's more than just a camp kitchen .
It's actually kind of like my survival kit as well .
I've got my fixed blade bush craft knife .
I've got my saw to cut wood for the fire box stove , which is down here .
I've got my MSR water filter , the collapsible sink to do my dishes .
All the soap and scrubby that I need to do the dishes .
I've actually got a frying pan and two plates inside of here .
The pot lifter , silverware , folding chef's knife , fire gloves , tinfoil , spatula wooden spoon .
It's so cool .
It's all here .
It's all really well organized and it just lives in one of my panniers and every night I can break out this kit , hang it up on the bike or on a tree or whatever .
And there it is .
So , anyways , just a quick look at this new deluxe camp kitchen kit that I kind of put together .
The case itself is again by a company called Adventure Tool Company .
I'm not affiliated with them at all , but they're out of Colorado .
I'll put a link down below so you can check that out if you're interested .
My camp kitchen is exactly the opposite side of the spectrum from Sterling's , it's super minimal .
It all fits in this little tiny bag and it's super minimal .
I keep my little candle lantern in there in case I need some ambiance .
And then I've got my little cook pot right here .
One of the most important components of my camp kitchen is my little flask .
This happens to be filled with bourbon just in case we want to get into some of that tonight .
And then my whole kit fits into this little box and this is where I keep all the wet things and the liquid things that might potentially leak and the coffee grounds that might explode in the morning .
So I always keep hot sauce , essential salt and pepper and oil for cooking .
And then the bowl and the lid becomes the cutting board and the prep for when I'm cutting things up , we keep some little silverware , backup matches for lighting the stove just in case the lighter goes bad .
And a super tidy , simple Swiss army knife with a cork screw in case you end up with a bottle of wine at your campsite .
Look now it looks pretty .
It looks so good .
Should I hit this with some habanero salsa ?
So , um , got a little lime you can hit it with here .
Got a little bit of fresh cilantro .
Can't go wrong with a giant pile of cilantro .
I know .
I'm really excited .
I'm so happy after eating chicken soup last night to be able to cook a proper camp meal .
I think it hit 100 and 11 today was not a comfortable motorcycling day .
But , you know , it's just the kind of days that sometimes you gotta do when you got to be on your bike and you got to go somewhere and it's 100 degrees .
Plus you just got to deal with it , but you got to make some good choices .
You got to stay hydrated .
We drank a lot today .
We drank a lot of water .
We stopped a lot .
Yeah , I drank at least a gallon of water today .
And I'm carrying a full gallon of water on my motorcycle .
A whole gallon takes up like half a pan here .
But we didn't know we would be camping by a reservoir and , you know , we're in the desert .
We're a little higher in the desert .
Where are we now ?
We're in central Utah .
We're sort of into that like southeast of Provo .
Kind of not quite the mountains but definitely not the desert , but we were definitely in the desert today .
Oh , yeah , for a long days .
So we were prepared .
We had the water that we needed .
Pretty much everything else .
New fuel of renewed focus and interest on water .
In light of your recent experiences .
It actually feels really good to wake up and put your puffy on and be in your long underwear .
It's sort of really nice after 100 and 10 degree riding days , it's overcast .
It's windy .
It's kind of cool , almost quartering got cold after yesterday .
So a little different , a little different story and we're gonna head into Salt Lake City and get ready for this Overland Expo event that we've got to go work at .
So this video is just about done .
We got a little bit of riding left to do today and then it's on to the next thing .
Yeah , everybody's going to work .
We're doing a work project this weekend .
That's going to be fun .
This is how I do this .
It all goes into this stuff .
Sack together that way .
These don't get all mushy with this .
We're going to head up to Salt Lake City today , Eva and I have to get to work at the Overland Expo event that's going on up in that area .
So we've got a little more riding to do to get us up there .
Thanks for sticking around on this video .
It's kind of our first ride of summer time and I hope you've enjoyed this short little excursion into Utah with Eva and myself .
Thanks for watching .