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    Ahab -- Amasa -- Moab

    Now open. Lots of hooting and hollering I heard as people zoomed their way down along this edge:
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    So psyched to check out this new option off Amasa.
    I like the Amasa climb and Jackson's + Rockstacker, but I've been hoping for something "low investment + high yield" in the area.
    I love the high speed possibilities of the classic Amasa descent, so I am hoping that this trail offers something similar.
    I should be able to get to it sometime this month.

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    I hit it yesterday - weather was perfect and the ride is a lot of fun. Just what I needed for a first ride of the season!

    FYI it's not as high speed as one might think; it's more like holy cross at lunch loops if you're familiar with that. There are good techy spots and you can get a little speed here and there but it's leveled out by an occasional power move or small climbing burst. So right in the middle bewteen the RS/Jackson's slow techy stuff and the high speed blasting down the main line.

    Thankfully, it is a downhill direction only trail (thought that didn't prevent me from coming across some riders going up despite good signage that clearly state the "rules"), and just the lower section is complete so there should be more to come eventually.

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    Nice to see that open. Are they calling it Ahab or is that one of your clever monikers, Tim?

    Must..... ride.......Moab.......soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Nice to see that open. Are they calling it Ahab or is that one of your clever monikers, Tim?

    Must..... ride.......Moab.......soon.
    I had absolutely zilch to do with the building or naming of this trail. The reference is to the capitain in Moby Dick, as the route circles a prominent outcrop of Navajo Sandstone that bears a strong resemblance to a sperm whale.

    I haven't seen the actual name on the actual sign, but I was surmising from JMH's post (Utah Forum) that they decided on that name; I know they were planning on something Melville-themed.

    Haven't been on the bike yet to ride it. Hopefully in the next few weeks.


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    New lines off Amasa are always welcome. Great news! I love that area, my first and still one of my favorite Moab rides.

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    I am so psyched to check this out. Not too much longer now.
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    I was just in Moab, but didn't get to ride it! Must go back soon, perhaps with the geek.

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    Trying to get a feel for where the trail starts/ stops. any help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Trying to get a feel for where the trail starts/ stops. any help?
    JMH posted about the route in this thread in the UT forum a while back.

    You know where this is?

    Ahab --  Amasa --  Moab-p1020353.jpg

    The new trail breaks off from there, and works its back towards the bottom of the double track. Neilether posted a .gpx in that thread, and since it's an easy drag-and-drop into a Hillmap session, here's a screencap of it:

    Ahab --  Amasa --  Moab-ahab.jpg

    I'm stoked to check this out. There's a POV video of it in that thread I linked too as well. Looks tasty.
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    oh this thing:



    thanks for the beta, heading there next weekend and we will be getting some tires on Ahab for sure!
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