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    A group of 10 or so of us M*******s are heading out to Moab in September. All experienced riders, good equipment. Does anyone have any tips or advice on a good trail guide? Do we need one? We have 5 days and would rather pay someone to show us around for a day or two rather than miss something. We want to mix it up, so freeride, singletrack, whatever. Any help would be appreciated. We had an offer of $800 to bring us up to Lasalle for a long downhill. Seemed a little high. Maybe a local who can ride, who wants to ride and doesn't mind making some money. We'll have transportation.

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    You don't need a guide. (this from someone who has run a guiding service in Moab....)
    If you are capable riders, you'll get plenty of ride info just by doing research, here and in other places. If you don't know how to ride that type of terrain, or just want it to be a "no brainer, all I do is show up and have fun" or want the secret stashes, then you might like a guide.
    If you are self starters, you'll be fine. Plenty of easy to find epic rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubaner
    A group of 10 or so of us M*******s are heading out to Moab in September. All experienced riders, good equipment. Does anyone have any tips or advice on a good trail guide? Do we need one? We have 5 days and would rather pay someone to show us around for a day or two rather than miss something. We want to mix it up, so freeride, singletrack, whatever. Any help would be appreciated. We had an offer of $800 to bring us up to Lasalle for a long downhill. Seemed a little high. Maybe a local who can ride, who wants to ride and doesn't mind making some money. We'll have transportation.
    kubaner:

    I will guide you on ALL the best trails in Moab for $150 a day. Let me know when you are going to be there and we can set it up. I have lead the Red Bones guys around if you need any references.

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    Dam thats cheap Doc . Don't pass up this bargain kubaner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech
    Dam thats cheap Doc . Don't pass up this bargain kubaner.
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    Hope you have finally recovered. I need a job bad so don't say anything negative about my guiding ability. Pretend like I am worth every penny. It will cost $500 in gas just to get there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neverwalk
    You don't need a guide. (this from someone who has run a guiding service in Moab....)
    If you are capable riders, you'll get plenty of ride info just by doing research, here and in other places. If you don't know how to ride that type of terrain, or just want it to be a "no brainer, all I do is show up and have fun" or want the secret stashes, then you might like a guide.
    If you are self starters, you'll be fine. Plenty of easy to find epic rides.
    walk:

    Did you ever do the route I suggested?

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    Aaahhhh the wonder of drugs. What do you need a job for? your the Ambassador of Sedonuts Self-appointed = A$$ . I'll hire ya for are future trip in Oct.
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    TD,
    I haven't been out west this year. Guiding here this summer, but did get a week of VA, and NC riding. You must check out Carvins Cove if you are ever near Roanoke or Blacksburg, VA.
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    To the OP,
    I can vouch for Traildoc's guiding abilities as far as route choice and local knowledge. He helped a friend out, out of goodwill, so if you actually pay him, hold on tight!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by helimech
    Aaahhhh the wonder of drugs. What do you need a job for? your the Ambassador of Sedonuts Self-appointed = A$$ . I'll hire ya for are future trip in Oct.
    heli:

    Glad to hear you recovered. When are you going to be in Moab? Maybe we can do a back to back tour and I can cut the daily cost to $139. I really need the money to do some maintenance work on the motorcasa.

    The brake pads are down to the metal and Moab is 995 miles from where I am currently located. Do you know anything about replacing the spark plugs in a 6.8 Liter V10?

    If you can talk the OP into hiring me I will show you a ride that one of the locals recently shared with me that will make riding Hangover look like a beginner trail. I promised him I wouldn't show it to anyone, but I need new brakes. Have you ever put new brakes on a
    F550 chassis?

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    Doc, will be in your AO (if your in sedona) to ride HO on saturday AM. I could swing by and take a looksy for ya. I will take that offer you put out. What the hell do you need a F550 for???? let me know, Later.

    Come on OP, you can't find a better dedicated trail guide. HANDS DOWN.
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    $150 is pretty cheap. A fishing guides gets $400 plus another $100 for each extra person. I'll put in your plugs doc but you've got to come to Flag. We can do your brakes too.

    Shouldn't you be in Whistler?

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    Sounds good TD. We'll be out there from Sept. 16 thru the 20th. So at least 3 full days of riding. I'm riding today in about an hour and should be out by 6:30 Moab time. Give me a call if you have the time. 978-804-8883. I'll be with most of the Moab guys too so it would be a good time to figure things out. Thanks to Heli and Neverwalk too for the help. Mike

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    And we're not doing any fishing Rockman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman
    $150 is pretty cheap. A fishing guides gets $400 plus another $100 for each extra person. I'll put in your plugs doc but you've got to come to Flag. We can do your brakes too.

    Shouldn't you be in Whistler?
    Rocky:

    WOW. It is sure nice to have friends who can help a fellow mountain biker out. I am in the Bay Area for a while and hope to get back to Whistler next year. The temps here are around 75 so life is good in the motor casa.

    I think I will take up fishing. Sounds like I could make more money. I guess I should increase the fee to at least $400, thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kubaner
    Sounds good TD. We'll be out there from Sept. 16 thru the 20th. So at least 3 full days of riding. I'm riding today in about an hour and should be out by 6:30 Moab time. Give me a call if you have the time. 978-804-8883. I'll be with most of the Moab guys too so it would be a good time to figure things out. Thanks to Heli and Neverwalk too for the help. Mike
    Mike:

    Sounds good I will call you.

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    Good thing. That'll save you $100 per person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubaner
    And we're not doing any fishing Rockman.
    Dam and I just grabbed my pole to, oops wrong web site .
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