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    How about some Moab?

    We figured we would end it with how it began....well sort of; hopefully we will still be getting a few more rides in, but this is the end of what has been the best summer we have ever had and Moab is a nice way to wrap things up.

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    Moab sux, Fruita is kewl.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Moab sux, Fruita is kewl.
    I forgot....what was I thinking....

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    Nice photos....
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    Nice shots. Didja play those Moab games?

    First one to spot a German or Austrian dude riding a sub-20# hardtail on Porc Rim wins a free beer.

    Same goes to the first one to see a family lost on Slickrock, without any water, and no helmets on the kids. With a couple flats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    Nice shots. Didja play those Moab games?

    First one to spot a German or Austrian dude riding a sub-20# hardtail on Porc Rim wins a free beer.
    Are there extra points if you catch them riding it BACKWARDS?

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    Sick, I was supposed to go this month and it didnt pan out. Anyone ever go out in November? I may get desperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chandler
    Sick, I was supposed to go this month and it didnt pan out. Anyone ever go out in November? I may get desperate.
    We're going the 14-17th. But we have a SOLID backup plan.

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    Hey, I was riding Porcupine Rim on a rigid HT (not sub 20# though) almost 20 years ago. Somehow, I managed to not only make it out alive, but to have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    Hey, I was riding Porcupine Rim on a rigid HT (not sub 20# though) almost 20 years ago. Somehow, I managed to not only make it out alive, but to have fun.
    So... was it a rigid bike or a hardtail?

    That's actually 6 years before my mate and I rode Porc on rigids backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    So... was it a rigid bike or a hardtail?

    That's actually 6 years before my mate and I rode Porc on rigids backwards.
    A fully rigid HT.... Hmmm well I guess there is a little redundancy in that description. Either I was rigid and the bike was hard or vice versa, I can't remember.

    I think 88, or it might have been 87 was the year the the guy who put linked all the jeep roads and cow trails together to make the ride that is now called Porcupine rim. I think his name was Todd. I remember a couple folks talking about it in Rim Cycles, "you gotta go check this trail that Todd found". So I went out and got lost bigger than s**t, ran out of water, and had to back track to Sand Flats and my camp spot at Slickrock as the sun was going down. A few days later, I went with some folks who knew how to get to the single track and we put put up a few more cairns.

    Pretty hard to get lost on Porcupine these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    A fully rigid HT.... Hmmm well I guess there is a little redundancy in that description. Either I was rigid and the bike was hard or vice versa, I can't remember.

    I think 88, or it might have been 87 was the year the the guy who put linked all the jeep roads and cow trails together to make the ride together that is now called Porcupine rim. I think his name was Todd. I remember a couple folks talking about it in Rim Cycles, "you gotta go check this trail that Todd found". So I went out and got lost bigger than s**t, ran out of water, and had to back track to Sand Flats and my camp spot at Slickrock as the sun was going down. A few days later, I went with some folks who knew how to get to the single track and we put put up a few more cairns.

    Pretty hard to get lost on Porcupine these days.
    You took that left that takes you down into Negro Bill Canyon, didn't you? Danger Will Robinson... DANGER!!

    Riding it backwards was really straightforward. Although I was a bit annoyed when we climbed to Sand Flats and commented "That downhill wasn't that good. I thought it was supposed to be really long."

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    You took that left that takes you down into Negro Bill Canyon, didn't you? Danger Will Robinson... DANGER!
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    No, i don't think I did that, just wandered around on the mesa for 3-4 hours in the middle of a hot day in May. There are a lot of old uranium roads, traces of roads and cow trails out there. Haven't been back to check them out since. you gotta remember, back then there was no reason to be out in that direction, maybe some folks would go to the Castle Valley overlook, but since there was no loop not too many people went further than that. After the trail went in though, it only took a year at the most before it became one of the most popular rides in Moab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
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    No, i don't think I did that, just wandered around on the mesa for 3-4 hours in the middle of a hot day in May. There are a lot of old uranium roads, traces of roads and cow trails out there. Haven't been back to check them out since. you gotta remember, back then there was no reason to be out in that direction, maybe some folks would go to the Castle Valley overlook, but since there was no loop not too many people went further than that. After the trail went in though, it only took a year it became one of the most popular rides in Moab.
    There's still a jeep road that goes WAY out on that mesa. All the way to within about 4 miles of the river maybe? In fact, most of Porc Rim is a jeep road. Just that last little bit is singletrack.

    But ohhhhh what a great jeep road/trail it is.

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    huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    That's actually 6 years before my mate and I rode Porc on rigids backwards.
    Wasn't it a tad bit difficult to see where you were going if you were riding your bike backwards? I mean, really, why would you want to be looking at where you had just been?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl
    Wasn't it a tad bit difficult to see where you were going if you were riding your bike backwards? I mean, really, why would you want to be looking at where you had just been?
    You are forgetting some of the great drugs that we took in those days. Anything was possible!

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    As soon as I

    organize all these Moab pix, I'll put some on here for yaz guys....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetigirl
    Wasn't it a tad bit difficult to see where you were going if you were riding your bike backwards? I mean, really, why would you want to be looking at where you had just been?
    Why do unicyclists like to do what they do?

    Why ask why?


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