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    Night riding in Moab?

    Should I bring my light to Moab? We will be riding from Friday, Sept. 24th through Wed. the 30th. Want to ride it all!!!
    I think I'll give it a try if its not considered a bad idea.
    Slickrock looks like it would be a ton of fun at night.
    We are not going to be eaten by werewolves or vampire bats, right?

    In other words.... Do people ride at night in Moab?

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    Yes bring the lights.

    I would just save the rides that are close to the edges of cliffs for the days unless you are really familiar with them. Slickrock has some exposure to big falls and people have died there so I might save that one for when visibility is good.

    The 24 hour of Moab course on behind the rocks makes for a sweet night ride.
    The Soverign trail I think would also be good at night as there are no massive cliffs to fall off.
    I am sure there are others and maybe some moab locals will chime in.
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    Slickrock at night

    Slickrock is one of the best trails to night ride IMO. The rolling sandstone lights up quite well. None of those chunky ledges holding shadows. I'll be riding the Slickrock trail into the sunset and beyond with lights mid-Sept. Bring a back up light even if it's a POS.

    There are no vampires or warewolves. If there were, they would be eatin by the coyotes and mountain lions during their usual night time hunting.

    Have Fun!!
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    Mountain Lions are the animal I was most concerned with. Coyotes could also alarm me.

    thanks ZUL and pedal.
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    Coyotes

    Adrock you don't have to be faster than a coyote you just have to be faster than the slowest person in your group.

    One midwestern rider usaually feed 6-7 coyotes.

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    That was my safety plan!
    we rode Slickrock!! (9-28) we started at 10pm and it was still almost 80 deg out.
    AWESOME!!!!
    I use a niterider HID on my helmet, and can agree that a bar light, and a helmet light together are a good idea. We did just fine but you don't get the same persective. cracks and ridges hide from sight, hill climbs seem easy til you start up them. Saw 2 other lights bouncing around out there, but never got close to them. No critters, oh well.
    turned the lights off and just stood in awe..... Wow.
    Moab is my favorite!
    I'll be back!
    Adam

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