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Old 02-04-2014, 03:58 PM   #76
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Hurrah Pass


Don't forget to check out the LaSal Mts. Lots of good riding up there.


And Polar Mesa.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:15 PM   #77
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Hurrah Pass

Don't forget to check out the LaSal Mts. Lots of good riding up there.

And Polar Mesa.
thanks for the pics.

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Old 02-04-2014, 07:17 PM   #78
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Pix . . . . .

Well, you may want to avoid this:



Unless vertical stuff is your thing . . . . .

I believe we went by at least six winching points (Huge bolts fastened into the stone at the top of the vertical drop-offs . . . .

Well, it was April Fools Day, it was our first day in Moab; we went straight to the trail that my buddy's friend told us to stay away from, and fortunately we were going down the canyon - not up . . . . It was a worthy welcome to Moab ! ! ! ! Slabs like these:



Don't fall down on these:



Coolest thing: A pygmy rabbit (fully grown the size of a bunny), hopped like 12 times to cross the road in front of me.

Uncoolest thing (sort of): Embarrassing scenery crash on a really easy portion of the WRT . . . . . .

Be sure to dismount your steed to ogle the Native American paintings/petroglyphs up on the red cliffs ! ! ! ! !

. . . . . . . Needed a little PT on the shoulder, but all better now.

Have Fun ! ! !
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:35 AM   #79
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I haven't been to Moab on a bike yet. Been twice in a Jeep I had. These were taken on a June 2006 meet-up with a bunch of others on a Jeep forum.

A v-notch on Poison Spider Mesa trail.


Steen's Road, South of Moab adjascent to the Mi-Vida Mine.


Potato Salad Hill


Crossing the Golden Crack


Me standing somewhere on Hell's Gate trail wishing I hadn't busted my ZJ.



These are from a 2003 trip
Colorado River ... I think its from an overlook off of the Hell's Gate trail




Kane Creek trail. I was going up the technical part...


Kane Creek




While I'd love to venture out there and ride, I dont think its possible for me this year.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:06 AM   #80
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Again simba

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The ride suggestion involving Onion Creek is a good one, but try some of the other mellower suggestions and cut your teeth on Fins N Things before going down Rose Garden. I rode up it 3/4 of the way last fall, and even after I turned around, going down was not exactly easy.
+1 What M & R posted, I would highly reccomend not going down R.G. Hill until you get more time in the Moab saddle, I have had many years experience dirt biking and went on the TOTW to RG Hill out Onion creek last summer and had a blast, but would rank going down RG Hill one of the toughest technical down hills I've ever done.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:12 AM   #81
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+1 What M & R posted, I would highly reccomend not going down R.G. Hill until you get more time in the Moab saddle, I have had many years experience dirt biking and went on the TOTW to RG Hill out Onion creek last summer and had a blast, but would rank going down RG Hill one of the toughest technical down hills I've ever done.
I have a big ride planned with friends, starting and ending in Rabbit Valley. In those three days we plan to ride almost all the hard stuff around Moab. Going up Pritchett and UP Rose Garden are the only 2 spots that I am already anxious about!
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:08 PM   #82
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Thanks Everybody,
I am a fairly new rider so no major difficult trails for me.
Many in my Spring 2014 Group are also not too keen for doing the crazy stuff. The ones who are very experienced will be doing rides in smaller groups.
Thanks Friends, keep up the advice and pics. It keeps us going through the snow storms we are having here in The Midwest and elsewhere.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:12 PM   #83
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #84
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When is your spring 2014 ride going to be,
We are going to be there the last few days in
April and the beginning of May.



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Thanks Everybody,
I am a fairly new rider so no major difficult trails for me.
Many in my Spring 2014 Group are also not too keen for doing the crazy stuff. The ones who are very experienced will be doing rides in smaller groups.
Thanks Friends, keep up the advice and pics. It keeps us going through the snow storms we are having here in The Midwest and elsewhere.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #85
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When is your spring 2014 ride going to be,
We are going to be there the last few days in
April and the beginning of May.
First week of April.
You will enjoy it.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:37 PM   #86
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Wow, some really great trail pics!!! Can't wait. Counting on you, Simba, to make sure you take me to all the good photo spots.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:02 PM   #87
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Let's please keep the white rim trail on the menu for one of the days, us FL touristy types would like to claim "we rode that"
Let me share a little story.......

A few years ago, my then teenage son and I went to Moab for his spring break....this was a "guys" trip, no women to slow us down, or hold us back!! We had longed to do the White Rim so we could claim "we rode that"

We rode it at a decent pace for two guys that hadn't ridden in several months (don't forget winter and snow where we live) and had a blast............until the massive arm pump set in along with the excruciating pain in our fore arms for the last 10 or 15 miles of washboard gravel road................ We barely made it back to the truck without bursting into tears, and had to pry our fingers off the grips!

Moral of the story, pace yourself a little, and don't ruin the week by trying to be macho studs on the first day!
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #88
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I have a big ride planned with friends, starting and ending in Rabbit Valley. In those three days we plan to ride almost all the hard stuff around Moab. Going up Pritchett and UP Rose Garden are the only 2 spots that I am already anxious about!
Probly not a big deal if'n yous gotta trials bike & MAD skillz . . . . .



Post pix of the carnage here, pleez . . . . .
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:31 PM   #89
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Nope. A Beta 525RR, but geared low...12/50. Usually sheer ignorance, luck, and helpful friends get us throw these adventures. It helps to not be too concerned about minor crashes..
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:30 PM   #90
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My family and I rented a Jeep and went on a trail that one point we rode our car under a rock. It looked like there would barely be enough room to get through but actually there was plenty of room.

Anybody know where this was? I would love to ride my bike under this rock.


EDIT: FOUND IT---Its Pucker Pass.
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These pics were lifted off a Search Engine. I will look for our own.



I've never heard of Pucker Pass, but take it from a Utah Native, it is the top of Long Canyon
If you are looking for a Moab trail book, this is one that I've used for a long time. It has directions to the trail head, a few scenic pictures for along the trail, and a rating system.
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