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    Moab Pic Thread

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    Here's a few from Amasa, I forgot the camera on day 2...

    Dorje the dog. The booties seemed like a good idea, but one got lost within minutes. I hope REI takes them back.



    Start of day 1... flat tires were a theme, Terry with 3, I had 2, one about 30 seconds after the first.



    Shawn





    J.C.



    IG and JC, 4' to flat, ouch...





    Terry





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    pinch flats or punctures?

    ter take it easy the seasons just picking up steam

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    Amen to Amasa Back.....and other trails in Moab
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    I had 2 pinch flats, one thorn puncture after the ride, and a Minion DHR 2.5 blew off my rear rim on Porc. I was running a dh tube, it was buldging out the sides but didnt blow. It pressed the tire against the frame so hard that the rear tire locked up instantly after it blew off. I also blew a seal on my Boxxer... Moab seems hard on bikes (and riders).
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    Thanks dave, might be going next week and trying to understand the issues beforehand.

    I run ust tires/no stans and carry tubes just in case. Wondering if I should use some sealant too?

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    I rode Amasa Back 2 October's ago in the pouring rain. On the way back down waterfalls were exploding off the cliffs everywhere. It was insane. Huge dark red-brown slurries. When we dried off, we drove up the main road to check out some of the waterfalls. Truly a unique Moab experience.

    I'm headed that way in 2 weeks. But man am I out of shape. It's freaking dumping right now. Oh well powder day tomorrow.

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    I remember that October well, wormvine. The wife and I were in the Maze. One hellava place to be with wet clay all around.
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    Looked like fun! Wish I was there!
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    Looks like a good time was had by everyone, including busted up Terry! That's what you get for not inviting me, punk! hehe... Hope that ankle heals up quickly... Nice pics and I'm jealous and hate you all.

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    I'm going in about 2 weeks also!!. Had fun last April on Porcupine and Sovereign- hopefully they won't kick my butt as bad this time!!
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    I forgot about this little guy.... He was around the fire, probably interested in all the insects commiting suicide diving into the flames.

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    Quaility trip all.
    Nice shots Dave.
    I think the booties for Dorje were a good idea. I've seen some nasty lookin paws after a day on sharp rocks.
    A bottle of red cures any wounds (mental and physical)
    Where did ya'll camp?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Thanks... we camped up near the Sovereign th. It looks like there's lots of decent camping, but I'd stay away from some of the sites near the river. They slashed and burned all the trees because they were an invasive species, so the campsites are basically in a big fire pit.
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    awesome...hopefully we'll be seeing the usage of that area going up exponentially. Thanks!

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    I heard they slashed and burned the trees because they needed the fuel to take care of an excess supply of Easter Peeps. That invasive species story is BS.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Peeps are the nutria of Moab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    Peeps are the nutria of Moab.
    Peeps need their own location on the food pyramid, IMO.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Peeps need their own location on the food pyramid, IMO.
    want some cilantro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113

    How did this turn out? Looks like someone's going to get slapped!
    A man must have enemies and places he is not welcome. In the end we are not only defined by our friends but those against us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    want some cilantro?
    Peeps ><sup>2</sup> cilantro. Don't ask silly questions.

    edit: I realize that ><sup>2</sup> is not a valid operator, but in this case it fits too well.

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    How did this turn out? Looks like someone's going to get slapped!
    Very well actually. He kept his weight back and that saved him from the front wheel slapping the ground.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Nice shots!

    Do you have to pedal up on Amassa Back or do you shuttle (please excuse my ignorance on this one)?

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    it's a tasty climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    How did this turn out? Looks like someone's going to get slapped!
    He, uhhh, meant to do that. huck to manual down the rock...

    It looked scary, but he rode that out no problem. Shawn is a really good rider....
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    He, uhhh, meant to do that. huck to manual down the rock...

    It looked scary, but he rode that out no problem. Shawn is a really good rider....
    Thanks for the kind words Dave.

    I definately could have used a bit more speed off the lip, but it worked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    He, uhhh, meant to do that. huck to manual down the rock...

    It looked scary, but he rode that out no problem. Shawn is a really good rider....
    Thats impressive, I cringed when I first saw that.

    Edit: Add ballsy to that too

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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    They slashed and burned all the trees because they were an invasive species.
    I will never dis the BLM again!
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    it's a tasty climb.
    it was an exhausting climb!!!!

    it fricken' hurt!!!
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    Ride bikes, not goats. Just good advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Very well actually. He kept his weight back and that saved him from the front wheel slapping the ground.
    If that was me, I'd be surfing the ground like this guy...human scorpion!

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    Great pics Dave...heading out there next weekend for three days....so far about 15 people some camping and some doing the motel thing...did last year on a nomad..this year on a Ibis mojo...i wonder what carbon and sandstone have in common?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    Thanks dave, might be going next week and trying to understand the issues beforehand.

    I run ust tires/no stans and carry tubes just in case. Wondering if I should use some sealant too?
    There were tons of goatheads in the parking lot pictured. There is an abundance of square edged hits and generally abusive terrain. I will always run dh tires and tubes for Moab in the future. If you run tubeless I'd add some sealant too.
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    Nice pics Dave. Looks like good times. Very sad I couldn't make it.


    Quote Originally Posted by nomad rdr
    I definately could have used a bit more speed off the lip, but it worked out.
    You should just go with what Dave said. We'd believe you were just throwin' down some style on the landing. I usually prefer to try some fancy OTB stunt action myself, but a manual will do fine.

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    Great Photos, but back in my Hang Gliding days



    We'd collect these guys during the day, turning over rocks, then around the camp fire at night and a few beers we'd have our own version of Vick's dog fighting ring.

    Scorpian fighting !! Throw 2 in a bucket and take your bets.

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    thanks again.

    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    There were tons of goatheads in the parking lot pictured. There is an abundance of square edged hits and generally abusive terrain. I will always run dh tires and tubes for Moab in the future. If you run tubeless I'd add some sealant too.

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    hey dident i.g. dave get some other pics?
    i wanted to see the other one of me on the bigger drop.

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    Pooch boots

    I got some boots for my pup too, didn't stay on...they walk funny too.More just for laughs. I found some stuff that is like a sort of epoxy that you can put on their pads to protect em on sharp rocks etc. It also helps them build calluses. Hunters use em on their dogs. You should be able to find the stuff at any hunting type store (maybe REI?) that sells the boots. Check online too. Let me know if you can't find the stuff, I'll try to find the site I got it from.
    This won't hurt a bit...

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