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    ... and if we just ... Part 2 - Pics from a MTB road trip to SW USA

    NOTE : My Pics are bigger than what appear on MTBR page , if using Chrome right mouse click on pictures and select Open Image in New Tab to see Full sized pics..

    Day 5 - Moab Captain Ahab

    I swapped my 26" wheels and chainset over onto ricks bike to try and minimse the wear and tear on his bike, and keep my tubeless tyres setup, and I bought a crank brothers dropper post for the bike which had a different seat tube dimeter to mine, from a bike shop in St George and then made the long drive to Moab, in my rather full suv which now had two bikes in it

    When I arrived at Moab late afternoon I got myself booked in on Whole Enchilda shuttle and then drove up to the Amasa Back trail head to try a new trail to me Captain Ahab

    The sun was going down as I headed up Amasa back, and there were loads of bats flying around

    I managed to get onto the Ahab trail just before needing to turn on my lights

    It was a fantastic evening hardly any wind and pitch black apart from the light from the stars as there was no moon

    In the more open areas i messed around with my long timer - I didnt do this among the big rocks in case anything decided to jump on me from above

    I saw a few of this critters on the trail

    The Ahab trail was a hoot in the dark - I think I probabley rode more of the trail than i would have in the day - as lights flatten out the rocky down bits and I couldnt see down the big drops.. I saw no one else out on the trail that night

    Where i live in England you never see the milky way due to light polution, so it was cool seing the night sky so clearly.

    Got to head to work now - will post whole pics from Whole Enchilda next...
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    My out of date MTB road trip website

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    Thanks for posting part 2 of your trip. The fun continues
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    Eat your veggies

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    been a while since I've seen the real night sky. Normally view it as a yellowy shaded sky.

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    A night ride on Ahab, I'm jealous.
    A bunch of my ride pics:

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    Love the Milky Way shot.

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    Wide view

    Quote Originally Posted by zinger-uk View Post
    NOTE : My Pics are bigger than what appear on MTBR page...
    Switch to wide view rather than fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackFromNC View Post
    A night ride on Ahab, I'm jealous.
    Just saw this. Add me to the list of JEALOUS riders. My favorite trail in all of Moab.


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