I always try to visit Moab in October. Best time of year in my opinion, the weather is always great and you don't have the crowds from the Jeep Jamboree's in the Spring. Every year I look for new and challenging trails to ride. This year I was able to convince Brent aka: Riceless950 to join in the fun. Riceless has never been to Moab but has a strong affinity towards singletrack and technical trails....so I knew we'd be perfect riding buddies! My plan was to hit trails around Moab for a couple days, then head north into Sovereign, Arches, Green River, and Temple Mountain/Dick Brass Trails. Riceless was along for the ride, little did he know he'd be on his hands and knees praying to the Rock Gods... This is me getting ready to ride the good stuff! The two of us drove straight from PHX to MOAB and immediately went out and rode the Slickrock Trail. We were got lucky since the week before the mountains were dusted with snow and rains kept the dust down around the lower elevations. Riceless testing out the great traction with his half-worn Pirelli trials tire on the slickrock: Poser shot for Day 1 with the Colorado River in the background: The views were hard for Riceless to wrap his head around: Riceless had a hard time controlling his emotions... Off to the Moab Brewery. This is the look of someone that was just told the beer only has 3.2% alcohol by volume: Day 2: Poison Spider-Gold Bar Ridge-Golden Spike-Portal-Gemini Bridges We woke up to nice crisp air and rode over to Poison Spider along the CO River while rock climbers hung from cliffs above us: "Hey Riceless! Are we having fun yet?" Just about the time we think we are dreaming, the mighty Beta gets a front flat so we pull over and find some shade for a repair: Lots of Jeep Groups passed us. This one group from Texas had about 12 rigs that were particularly friendly. Everyone kept offering assistance and one guy insisted we use some air from his on-board compressor. Back to riding and exploring new trails: Riceless was getting a better feel for the superior traction and started gaining confidence on the bigger hits: We even stopped at the large Golden Crack to watch some other motorcyclists have a go: We rode out to this cool arch with a train track that tunneled underneath the mountain into Moab: You can barely see the train track in the bottom: The last few obstacles out of the trail required some concentration: We rode out past Gemini Bridges and slabbed the pavement back to town for more brews and burgers.