Moab Utah

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by CarlS, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. CarlS

    CarlS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special
    Hello everyone. been a long while since I have logged in... Thought I would share some Utah vacation pics. It's more fun than reading abut E-bikes on trails, right?

    Had a great 9 day vacation: got some riding at gooseberry, moab, and flagstaff

    Anyone ever stayed at the Moab Springs ranch condos? Look them up if you plan a trip, awesome place with old spring that flows through the property. Loved this place:
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    I swear the spring has magical healing powers:
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    Onto the rest of the pics. I'm just going to dump a bunch and let them tell the story. It was pretty awesome. Camped at Goose on the way out. At moab the highlights were slick rock, MAG 7 trails, Klondike bluffs, and Burrito/Porcupine shuttle. NOTE to self: DO NOT try to ride Porcupine again on 100mm XC bike. It was BRUTAL! I will rent a big DH bike next time. I don't know how the poor bastard on a hardtail made it down. We tried to hit Sedona on the drive back but it was just too crowded so we stopped in Flagstaff to change it up.

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  2. CarlS

    CarlS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special
    more pics:

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  3. CarlS

    CarlS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special
    last set:

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  4. Marty657

    Marty657 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    Great pics, looks like you had great time.
     
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  5. Cougar

    Cougar MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Niguel
    Name:
    Craig
    Current Bike:
    '14 Turner Burner
    Great scenery, I'm jealous :)
     
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  6. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Wow 9 days of pure awesomeness. Great pics and report. Thanks for posting.:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    OH. HAIL. YEAH!
    Very nice! I wanna go back now!
    No... I mean RIGHT now. Get in the dahm car!
    Sweet, and welcome back. You were missed!
    Mikie
     
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  8. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Pick me up on the way, I'll be ready in five...
     
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  9. hill^billy

    hill^billy MTB Addict

    Location:
    Acton
    Name:
    Doug Lake
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB-66
    You put thought into your pics, I like it!
     
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  10. Cornholio

    Cornholio MTB Addict

    Location:
    Not smelLA
    Name:
    B
    Thank you for the Monday morning stoke! Great pictures. I need to get to Utah one of these days, first I need to start riding with other people so I have company. :thumbsdown:
     
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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Yes. You really should...:cautious:
    My name is Mikie. I'll ride with you!
     
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  12. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Thanks for the great pics and visual ride report. Moab Springs ranch looks cool. 9 days sounds blissful. Green forest after days of orange rock looks serene.
     
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  13. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    DUUUUUUUUUUUDE! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  14. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Hahaha who would ride Porcupine with just 100mm travel...o_O

    Oh yea, I did back in April :whistling:
    And with a bruised rib to boot.
    Next time I'm taking my big bike too just so that I can huck some of those drops :)
    Thanks for posting!
     
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  15. CarlS

    CarlS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special
    I had one good slow motion OTB and then another close call when my buddy stopped right in front of me at the last minute. I thought he was going to go for it so it was one of those fraction of a second decisions to go to the right of him and the drop was huge. I did one of those full travel pogos on the front end while rolling and don't know how I didn't go OTB a second time. The rest of the trail just had so much rock clutter and those never ending stairsteps. I ended up with bruises on the insides of my thighs from the top tube or seat hitting them. And at one point, my bike went sideways and my knee hit the top tube, again I don't know how I didn't crash there. was wishing I was on a Rip instead of my Jet-9. Or even better, like my other friend who came prepared with full-on DH bike and stormtrooper battle gear. Not really my cup of tea. I enjoyed the flowy, smoother trails in the trees much more.
     
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  16. knucklebuster

    knucklebuster Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo (South Orange County)
    Name:
    Dave
    Current Bike:
    Canfield The One '12
    Looks like some awesome riding and scenery @CarlS ! Thanks for posting the pics:thumbsup:
     
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  17. ridinrox

    ridinrox MTB Addict

    Location:
    Murrieta
    Name:
    Roxanne
    Current Bike:
    '11 Turner 5-Spot
    Very nice Carl. What a beautiful place to ride.

    I was wondering why I hadn't seen you on our trails lately. ;)
     
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  18. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    08 Trek Fuel EX 8
    Are the Goats still riding?
     
  19. CarlS

    CarlS Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula, CA
    Name:
    Carl
    Current Bike:
    Walmart $50 special
    MVMG? not as a group anymore...
     
  20. yvettessherpa

    yvettessherpa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    French Valley
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    08 Trek Fuel EX 8
    Sorry to hear that. I used to ride with Glen on Thursdays and a couple times with you guys.
     
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  21. tbarnesarc

    tbarnesarc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Taylor
    Current Bike:
    2016 Giant Reign
    Fantastic visual story telling! Really enjoyed your photos. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  22. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Great ride up and great write-up! Loved the photos - and frankly, I am quite jealous.:D I am hankering for some new trail.
     
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  23. SoCal_Rider

    SoCal_Rider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Temecula/Murrieta
    Name:
    Ryan
    You packed a lot of incredible riding into that trip. One of these days I'll make it to Moab. Looks like great riding and incredible scenery.

    And you always take awesome pics. So much better than my quick iPhone shots.
     
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