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9/22/2017 12:08 PM

I'm going to be about an hour or so from Moab for work next week. So I decided to go to Moab and rent a bike and ride. Bringing my gear on the plane. Me and another guy will be there Wednesday. I'd hoped to ride a few hours, then break for lunch somewhere in town. After lunch, if we aren't too stove up, we'll go back and ride more. I can either have the bikes back at 5pm to turn them in or keep them overnight for an additional $20.

Any of you guys got experience with this or live there want to chime in and give some pointers on what to do and not to do?

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9/22/2017 12:20 PM

I’ve been to Moab to mountain bike but not to MX. It was sick. Have fun

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9/22/2017 12:20 PM

Shhhhhhhh


it's already busy enough.

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9/22/2017 12:34 PM

Rented mountain bike in Moab a year ago and it was awesome.

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9/22/2017 1:49 PM

rode there this spring. rented a bike and used guides from Rim Tours. Fucking INSANELY good time! I'd recommend a guide if you could... It's alot easier to follow their lines and get all their insight to the trails. $$ though.

I rode Mag 7, Amasa Back and Captain Ahab (same area i think) and Porcupine Rim. Porcupine Rim is a must do I'd say - the view is insanity.... This time of year you could maybe do the Whole Enchilada - do some alpine runs up high then end up with Porcupine Rim trail. Lots of exposure but holy moly it's fun.

Be prepared to climb and ride alot of rock. It'll take a toll on your body. Get a decent full suspension bike too - 150mm travel or so would be good. Lots of gnar out there.

For sure talk to a bike shop or Rim Tours - local insight is key.

Jealous!!!!!!!! Enjoy and rip!

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9/22/2017 1:55 PM

Kane Creek is a blast on a dirt bike!!!

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Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

9/22/2017 1:55 PM

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somewhere on the Amasa Back section
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9/22/2017 5:09 PM

Watching the videos I want to hit Dead Cow Trail and/or Kane Creek and then make one of the Rim rides to see the scenery. I talked to a couple of the guide places but it was too short notice. Looks like I'm getting a KTM500EXC and my buddy will ride a 350. We should have plenty of bike. My main worry is finding our way around.

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9/22/2017 5:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 5:23 PM

Mad Bro Powersports Center in Moab rents 2017 fx350's that are street legal. I'm sure they would be more than willing to work with you on the rental hours. They are great people, give them a call and they will take care of you. They handle a lot of guys who fly in and they even store bikes and gear there. They will help you out with maps and trails too! Local's opinion.. make sure you hit Sovereign Trail and the Enduro Loop

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9/22/2017 5:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 5:37 PM

Green River is a more affordable place to home base from.........there are awesome rocks, hills, sand......and the slickrock (which is like sandpaper to ride on as long as you dont break the tires loose. )

Its like nothing I've ever seen even in the Rockies........If you can find a guy that knows the local trails, you will have a permagrin the whole time. The best bike to have in my opinion is a husky or ktm 300......just remember you may be lifting or manhandling your bike quite a bit, so smaller and lighter is better. My 300 xc was the perfect bike for sure for me. The guys on 450's were struggling in the tight stuff.

Its like disneyland for off road guys. As long as you're not looking to moto.
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Me standing between the twin titties.....


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looks like fun.......not smile


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lunch time

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9/23/2017 1:25 AM

More heads up next time and I would come down, Moab is awesome. Go towards Behind The Rocks, there's some good single track enough for a mellow day ride

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9/23/2017 7:49 AM

I have gone to Moab each spring for a few years now. 2 years MTB and jeep, last year MTB and dirtbikes. Riding was a blast and can hardly wait for next year.
We did the Slickrock trail on both the MTB and motorcycles. It was okay.
If you're doing motorcycle only, grab the Charles Wells offroad guide for Moab and all the jeep trails are in there. We ran a jeep trail and it was awesome. You do have to climb and decend ledges, ride a lot of different terrain and will be doing that again next year.

Unfortunately I am in IL right now with my mother in ICU so i don't remember all the maps and giudes I have used over the years, and on my PC i saved a noce link to show all the motorcycle trails in Moab. A quick Google search and you'll probably find several options.


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9/24/2017 5:45 AM

Thanks for the pointers guys. I'm looking forward to a good day. I hope the rain doesn't spoil it.

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9/24/2017 9:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/24/2017 9:04 AM

peelout wrote:

More heads up next time and I would come down, Moab is awesome. Go towards Behind The Rocks, there's some good single track enough for a mellow day ride

I second behind the rocks to kane creek.. also slick rock is a must. Alot people don;t know this, but all them trails started with 60's guys riding moto's, then came jeeps and mtb. So don;t let the MTB guys push you around, you were there first.. And they are really jealous. LOL.. Great time of year to ride there.. This time of year hotel should be cheap.

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