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    Thank you Moab. Thank you Utah - Video Footage

    Hey all,

    just thought I'd share some footage we shot a during a fantastic week in Moab earlier this month. Posted this in the video forum as well. Moab, and Utah in general, rocks.

    cheers

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    Wow! I've ridden a lot of pretty exposed stuff here in St.George, but that vid made me sick to my stomach.........Huge commitment and skill there..........I didn't know Moab had those types of trails.
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    Yeah, that big rock on The Portal trail is a true gut-check. If you strike a pedal there, you die. I've walked it every time, and watched one friend who trials hopped his way over it, with his GF completely freaking out watching. She didn't forgive him for days.


    Very nice vids by the way!!!
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    Holy fcuk Phil, you tore up the place, I have done the Portal numerous times ( incl. yesterday) I always thought I got a long way before getting off my steed, but you just kicked my arse 3 times round!!
    Knowing the obstacles you were approaching, I was thinking " Sh1t I hope he doesn't edge his pedal, cos he'll have 14 seconds to learn how to fly!!

    Excellent footage... Excellent Rider!!

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    Three of my favorite trails in Moab. Very cool footage Phil. Great quality. Excellent riding skills. Nice work.

    The fisheye/wideangle lens amps up the appearance of exposure quite a bit (I got dizzy watching it and barely noticed it when riding it).... or my blinders were working pretty well when I've ridden those trails. Though there is plenty of exposure, no doubt.

    Good stuff. Thanks for posting those up.
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    Thanks all, glad you like it.

    To be honest, those were my 3 favourite individual trails. I crave slow pick-it-apart technical stuff. I think the consequences due to exposure are lessened if you're not pinning it down the whole thing. And yes, the camera does exaggerate the exposure for sure!

    I'm working on some more footage and I will post it up. I managed half of the Whole Enchilada (Burro, Hazard, Kokopelli) on video before my camera ran out of batteries. We also did a cool guided ride in the mountains that included a descent into Hells Canyon. Also Sovereign, Moab Rim and Slickrock.

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    Another video I put together last night...

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    Sweet vids. I love that you angled the camera to see your arms and bars and had other riders around. Usually I can't stand POV vids. These were great. Sick riding by the way.

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    Nice vids phil! Hells looks fun and rock stacker to Jacson is one of my favorites. The dots to portal is also a great one. Dam already missing it and was just there.
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    Hell looks awesome...

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    Wow nice vid and great ride.

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    Damn, no room for error on the Portal trail heh?
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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    Thanks all,

    here's another one I just uploaded... Cedar Mountain Trail.... part of the Sovereign System.

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    Bit late catching up with these - superb vids and good memories. Did all of those except Hells Canyon in Oct and hooked up with helimech for part of our trip - good times

    Great skills - you got quite a bit more of Portal/Jacksons that I did!
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    Nice.


    I would've killed myself out there.

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    Just watched the Cedar Mountain vid. Looks totally different than most other Moab stuff, much more like Loma area. Very cool stuff. I'll have to get back out there, I'd never even heard of it.
    Your riding in all of these is very impressive.
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    Thanks all for the comments,

    I'm already jones-ing to return... and it's only been a month.

    The Cedar Mountain trail is awesome. It's part of the Sovereign system. But BY ALL MEANS avoid the 'Garden Mesa Loop'. It's 2 hours of your life you'll never get back. Just climb up the sovereign trail (great technical climb) and ride over to the top of Cedar Mtn.

    I still have a few vids remaining to edit (Burro Down and Sovereign) but I've been too busy milking the rest of the fall weather riding!

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    Phil,

    Thanks for the vids! I was out there in November and rode these trails and others with a friend. Didn't do Cedar Mountain, but did do Sovereign/Saltwash and Garden Mesa. (Long day!). Anyway, not sure how you got up to Cedar Mountain. I have the Ride w/Respect map and it looks like most of it is double track. Maybe there is a new trail I'm not aware of. Also, I hadn't heard of Cliffhanger. We rode up Amasa to Pothole Arch trail to Rockstacker and Jackson's. Where do you pick up Cliffhanger? Thanks for any info. Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by glesoine
    Phil,

    Thanks for the vids! I was out there in November and rode these trails and others with a friend. Didn't do Cedar Mountain, but did do Sovereign/Saltwash and Garden Mesa. (Long day!). Anyway, not sure how you got up to Cedar Mountain. I have the Ride w/Respect map and it looks like most of it is double track. Maybe there is a new trail I'm not aware of. Also, I hadn't heard of Cliffhanger. We rode up Amasa to Pothole Arch trail to Rockstacker and Jackson's. Where do you pick up Cliffhanger? Thanks for any info. Cheers,

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    LIke usual, I am way late to this party, but where is the Hell Canyon Trail? I thought I done (or heard about) most of the more known trails down there, but I've never heard of this one. It looks sweet. Any info. would be appreciated.

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    When you're there, talk to any of the local shops... they'll point you in the right direction
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    Top Notch Vids! The best I've seen in my Mountain Biking Utah research. Awesome riding skills too!
    My girlfriend and I will be in the area in Late May, early June. (From northern Illinois)
    Now I know what trails NOT to take her on.
    Cedar Mountain might be in my skill level, the others look like fantastic hikes as well!
    Thanks!

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    Nice very F&*%$ing nice

    Been there, wanna ride that one rock on Portal, should be easy...but...

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    wow. i dunno if its the fish eye or what but it was more nervewracking watching that vid of the portal trail than it was actually riding it. i've never done those other trails but they look even crazier than the portal trail!

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    Incredithread!

    Fantastic footage, great feedback, and good times!

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    Way late. Call off search and Rescue on me. Great Vids I like your tech riding, impressive!

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    philshep

    Thanks a bunch on the vids. What kind of bikes were you riding. I'll be heading down to Moab at the end of April and will be looking at using a Giant Reign or Reign X. Want to hit up some of the trails shown in this thread.

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    A few Nomads and a 5-Spot!

    Any 6" Trail bike would be great out there, ReignX would be stellar

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    I don't have the jewels to watch a complete video of some foo riding the Portal Trail let along even contemplating riding it. I admit this publicly....For those who can ride this trail, you have my utmost respect!
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    I am going to Moab later this year, this is an awesome information thread of what to try (everything but portal) and what to avoid (portal).

    I can bike well, but not so good at flying.

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    I'm glad to see such a healthy respect for the Portal trail.
    Tha's 'how good' it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    I am going to Moab later this year, this is an awesome information thread of what to try (everything but portal) and what to avoid (portal).

    I can bike well, but not so good at flying.

    Ditto on the portal. I will be in Moab at the end of April and will have two days on a Giant Reign and two days on the Reign X0. Thanks Chile Bikes.

    Have two rides pencilled in already in Amasaback on the Reign and UPS and the like on the XO.

    Other trails on the list are Hell Canyon Trail, Cliffhanger, Rockstacker, Jacksons loop Sovereign, Flat Pass ... May also spend and hour or so playing at Slickrock

    So many trails and not enough time.

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    I may be wrong, but doesn't soverin have exposures similar to Portal?

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