Hope nobody minds I'm double posting this. Here for local opinions and on the general board for general opinions.
I'm an experienced rider (Moab and other places) and I'm taking my 17 yo nephew to Moab for spring break! I'm experienced enough that I tend to forget how hard it can be for beginners. I don't want to spend a week riding the Brand trails or even Gemini Bridges type rides (not all the time anyways, maybe a few rides). I have pretty ambitious plans to ride a lot and ride hard. But in the back of my head I'm wondering if he is ready for Porcupine (hopefully most of Enchilada?) Amasa Back and Slickrock and Moab Rim, Gold Bar and Flat Pass.
He is in decent shape (can probably kick my butt on a road bike) just doesn't have much riding experience. The few times we have been out on trails around Bend, Oregon he has done well but Moab is a whole other technical level. I'm OK with him being slower then me just don't want him to end up dead or injured (that would really piss my sister off!) I also think he will be game to try it all but may not be smart enough to realize he is in over his head.
So for you veteran riders who have rode Moab with less experienced riders what do you think? Throw him out there and see what carnage ensues or leave him in camp chained to a picnic table?
Thanks for the thoughts
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