Moab in early May 2013! B/9/9/10-20/2000

  • April 28, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Lets go ride in the mountain biking capitol of the free world early May. Myself and some others did a similar trip to this last year except we drove and rode in Los Vegas and St George en route to Moab and Fruita.

 

This will be a trip to Moab only, probably leaving on 4/28 (a full day drive) and coming back 5/5 (a full day drive). We will be driving from the Bay area up through the 80 through Reno to Salt Lake City and then to Moab.

 

Once in Moab rides on Porcupine Rim (probably can do 3/4 of the Whole Enchilada because of snow this time of year which is still a 3-4 hours downhill shuttle ride), Sovereign Singletrack, Magnificent 7 , Klondike Bluffs, Slickrock as well as many other rides are planned. We would also ride in Fruita for a day either the "Lunch Loops" or the famous horsethief bench/Kokopelli area trails.


If there is enough interest I will rent a house in Moab. This needs to be done fairly early, so I would like a 100 dollar deposit for those interested in going to reserve a spot. Obviously we would like to carpool. Further planning to be discussed in the discussion space below.  Feel free to ping me if you have any questions.

 

Usual bike protection gear: helmet gloves required elbow pads, knee pads, trail or all mountain bikes are recommended (though not a requirement).  I listed the tech and aerobic as 9's not because we ride particularly fast, or go particuarly long, but because this is not a good trip for beginning riders.

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  • Simone

    Yeah awesome, even for the 2 days! Thanks Jason. And great to meet the rest of you! Hope to ride with you all again soon.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Chris

    That was spectacular all around. Thanks again Jason for organizing it!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Cort

    One of the best weeks of my life. Great riding, great people, great escape.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Ed Valko

    Phenomenal trip! Thanks to all who shared it with me, and special thanks to Jason for setting it off. This experience will not soon be forgotten! ;)

    May 4, 2013

    • Jason Wong

      Heh. It was a expensive upgrade trip for you. Derailleur hanger, new helmet, new handlebars. Was a pleasure riding with you dude.

      May 4, 2013

  • Erika

    Don't forget to bring some California beer, that measly 4% in Utah is no good!

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Chris

      this is a good idea

      April 24, 2013

    • Jason Wong

      I'm going to bring a bunch of mexican beer I still have, maybe some German stuff.

      April 26, 2013

  • Cort

    Seriously, focusing on work is getting pretty difficult.

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • Cort

      I'm up for either. Just want to maximize ride time.

      April 25, 2013

    • Jason Wong

      Working overnight concentration hard. At least will be able to sleep in the car tomorrow.

      April 26, 2013

  • Chris

    I went last year with Insoo and Jason and it was some great riding.
    Riding the whole enchilada 2-3 hours almost all technical downhill was my favorite.
    Only a few hundred dollars and save that week vacation time for fun bikey-time goodness
    Here are pics from last year.

    https://plus.google.com/u/1/phot...­

    December 17, 2012

    • Jason Wong

      That is a good observation Dean. His tires were low on air constantly this trip.

      April 24, 2013

    • Chris

      I enjoy 10psi in my tires 100% of the time

      April 24, 2013

  • Armando

    you guys are making everyone very envious!

    April 24, 2013

  • Cort

    http://vimeo.com/63329681­

    Who's getting excited?

    2 · April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome video. Killer big-ass rock berm and mega drop shot!

      April 11, 2013

    • Chris George

      Aw man. I wish I could go, take my bike and Jeep out on 'dem rocks.

      April 23, 2013

  • Erika

    Let's get together for a ride on April 6th or 7th to do some Moab planning. Any ride suggestions? Wilder or Tamarancho? There was some discussion of Skyline Park on another forum.

    March 31, 2013

    • Jason Wong

      hey Erika, Did you and Cort discuss driving up?

      April 8, 2013

    • Erika

      Sort of. I'm planning on going to the SC festival on Saturday, hopefully we can hash it out there.

      April 8, 2013

  • Chris

    I'm somewhat tentative at the moment. I need to sort out vacation time but I'll know for sure in the next few days.

    March 18, 2013

  • Erika

    This sounds awesome, I'd like to join you guys. Have yall made any travel or room plans yet?

    March 5, 2013

    • Simone

      I want to come but I am pretty sure I will be out of town skiing. The ride is at 9PM?

      March 12, 2013

    • Cort

      Sorry, 9AM. 0900. I'll change it right now.

      March 12, 2013

  • Cort

    I'm in. I can drive one car: 4 Heads & Bikes (I bars on my roof, but only one rack).

    March 11, 2013

    • Jason Wong

      Hey Cort I am in Chile and wil soon have no wifi but good to see u joining us u probably do not need to drive. I come back Mar 26 I'll prob just join one of your rides later. See you then.

      March 12, 2013

  • Chris

    good ride at skeggs today, Nice to meetya Ed. We should do more pre-rides ...eat and plan moab post ride :-D

    March 9, 2013

  • Krista

    I would be interested if more people were interested. That's probably what many people are thinking.....

    December 16, 2012

    • Krista

      I can't make it :(

      February 11, 2013

    • Jason Wong

      Ok next year then.

      February 11, 2013

  • Louis Masciarelli

    I am interested but am thinking do i have the skills and stamina required. What are the difficulty ratings? Is this a C ride or are you putting this out for intermediate and advanced riders? Maby just memtioning Moab indicates this is not for everyone.

    December 11, 2012

    • Krista

      I am on stay cation all this week and more at the end of the year. Hit me up if you find time to come to SC.

      December 17, 2012

    • Jason Wong

      Ok I'm working till wednesday than going to LA. In the new year perhaps. I have a no work for a week than work for a week sort of schedule.]

      December 17, 2012

  • Armando

    I'ts on my bucket list of places to ride but the wife has Veto power on me taking trips longer then a weekend. :-( and she doesn't want to go...though I've tried to convince her how much fun she (I) would be having.

    December 17, 2012

    • Jason Wong

      ARmando. Does your wife like to raft hike climb or off road/atv or like national parks? The whole place is red rock and beautiful.

      December 17, 2012

    • Armando

      I still haven't givin' up, I got her to go to Downieville earlier this year and there's nothing to do there but mtb.

      December 17, 2012

  • Armando

    :-(

    December 17, 2012

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