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    Our quick trip out to Moab

    Went out to Fruita and Moab last Thursday-Sunday, thought I'd share some photos. Trail conditions and weather were perfect.
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    (nice pics)

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    You got the best of it! I wish we got out there on Thursday! We did Fruita on Friday, and Moab on Sat and Sunday. Friday and Saturday were about as perfect as you could get...Sunday got pretty bad. We were planning on riding Porcupine Rim that day, but some dirt bikers that were on it and turned back basically said "risk it if you want, but it's getting bad very quickly" Ended up on Slick Rock Practice loop just to get something in, then straight to the hot tub!

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    Sun and snow? WTF?


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    Looks like fun! How'd that SB95 treat you out there? Thanks for sharing the pics

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    A lot of people have not ridden the practice loop at Slickrock and it's pretty cool. When it isn't snowing that is!
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    Hell yeah!!! Looks like fun!

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    Looks great out there. My mountain bike is sitting in the corner of my basement looking sad and neglected. mmmm... Moab

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phatpants View Post
    Went out to Fruita and Moab last Thursday-Sunday, thought I'd share some photos. Trail conditions and weather were perfect.

    Thanks for the stoke! Headed there first weekend of March: Thaw 2012 Moab With Poison Spider Bicycles Yeti Kona & Niner | Poison Spider Bicycles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curtis C View Post
    Looks like fun! How'd that 29er treat you out there? Thanks for sharing the pics

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    Just to throw this out...our best rider out there was on a 26" hardtail. He was pretty much pinning everything, even in the snowy crap. More courage and skill than I've got.

    So, to answer on my behalf just in case you asked me, the 29ers treated us great...and the 26ers also treated their riders great.

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    thanks 4 the nice pics
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    Thanks for the feedback gearwhine, Looks like you folks had quite the variety of conditions. Great pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    A lot of people have not ridden the practice loop at Slickrock and it's pretty cool. When it isn't snowing that is!
    I agree! When the young ones (not so young anymore) want to ride but just dont want to make a day of it- that is where go. One thing i have not done is reverse that loop- or the main loop for that matter.

    Heading that way in late march will have to mix it up.

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    We were definitely lucky for the window of perfect weather, fruita trails were in awesome condition and amasa back was bone dry (seemed a little torn up compared to the last time I rode it).

    Curtis C, the SB95 is an amazing bike. During this trip I rode my ASR-C for the majority of the time, but the time I did get in on the SB95 I was blown away by how well it pedaled, even without propedal engaged. As with all 29ers, it rolls over things that a 26er would get hung up on and carries speed extremely well....I hit 50mph on it coming down from daniels park toward santa fe the other day. The long top tube/short stem combo felt unusual to me at first coming from my ASR but didn't take long for me to get used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me! View Post
    I agree! When the young ones (not so young anymore) want to ride but just dont want to make a day of it- that is where go. One thing i have not done is reverse that loop- or the main loop for that matter.

    Heading that way in late march will have to mix it up.

    nice stoke!
    I've done both the practice and main loops "forwards and backwards" many times. You might think you know Slickrock but going the direction you haven't gone before, it's like a new trail. Certain grinds in one direction I would work on cleaning, new grinds in the other direction (I'm usually talking up) would be new but difficult in their own way.
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    I want to go back...it's supposed to be nice again this week/weekend...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    A lot of people have not ridden the practice loop at Slickrock and it's pretty cool.
    My 9yr old son has, I agree, pretty cool intro to the slickrockiness goodness of Moab.


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    Last time I was in Moab, we got caught Behind the Rocks when a similar snow storm hit. We made it out in about half the time the rock crawlers took. Have to love the desert!

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