With all of the snow we've had in Colorado I jumped at the chance to ride in Moab over the weekend. This is the second Yeti Thaw Festival (put on by Poison Spider) that I've attended. The whole drive out along I70 there was a good 6-8 inches on the ground in Utah until we turned off to head towards Moab... We were quite relieved to see that Moab wasn't as bad as we feared!
Day One - Amasa Back
We met at the upper parking lot where Anthony and Joe were busy setting up TONS of Yeti demos for people to ride.
Finding a line
Prepare for take-off - sorry I missed the actual launch
The weather sucked and the trails were ass (yep, it was opposite day)...
FrontRanger chillin' like a mad villain
VAHardtail with a migraine and the flu can still smoke me on the climbs - sad but true.
Marker on top of Amasa
This picture makes me dizzy
That's much better...
Hey, look at me! I think I'm artistic, but in reality, not so much...
More happy riders!
Snow, snow, everywhere snow
Day Two - Sovereign Trail
Anthony and Joe are back at it getting the demos ready for the masses
Getting ready for day two on the trail
FrontRanger has no sweat glands and must cool down like a dog
From the Sovereign overlook
Amasa Back was dry except for the dirt road leading up to the singletrack. I don't remember mud on this trail at all.
Sovereign Trail was muddy on the North facing slopes and in the valley a bit between the climbs. Still definitely worth the ride, but there was a decent section of cake/pudding on this trail.
Thanks and shout-outs
Thanks to Poison Spider and Yeti for throwing another fun Moab opening weekend for us! I had a blast and have definitely made this yearly February Moab trip! We appreciate your hard work and enthusiasm! Also thanks to the guys at Adventure Cycling for reminding me about this weekend! Thanks to Jason and John for keeping me company on the drive and trails. Always fun riding with you guys.
Hope to see you all out there next year for this blast of a weekend!
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