Despite the forecast of showers and thunder showers for Fruita/Grand Junction and Moab for the past weekend (March 17th), we decided to head out west and try to make the best of it. Started off in Grand Junction at the Ribbons trail, in cloud covered skies. By the time we reached the bottom, the sun came out and stayed with us for the entire weekend! Lucky us. Rode eagle and Holy Cross and sections of other trails in GJ on Friday, and caught Zippy Do Dah in the evening before sunset. Saturday we rolled in to Moab. Porc was covered with snow still, we heard reports of 7 miles of snow, so we reluctantly decided to skip it. We ended up getting a late start on the day and rode Amasa Back, then found the up-until-recently secret single track off Amasa, called Jackson. Very sweet, flowy, technical single track descent. Reminescent of Portal in technical nature, but much more flowy. Very fact, very cool. Sunday we heard reports of nasty weather rolling into Summit County and Boulder area so we opted for a short ride. Hiked up Hidden Valley trail (about a 20 minute hike-a-bike) then connected with Moab Rim. We were looking for north shore style stunts, but all we found were remnants of these. Just piles of wood. Dissapointing.
Only a few photos from this trip.
Knolly V-Tach on a wall ride in GJ (near Holy Cross trail head):
Me on Amasa. A nice, smooth, 4 footer, great testing ground for the new rockers. Managed to not even bottom out the suspension:
Finally, a shot of Moab Rim (while repairing a broken chain on a Pack):
Few more weeks and Porc will be ready for prime time. The upper single track and then the upper sections will need a while to be ridable, but the lower part should be ready soon.
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