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moab.
2 days,3 trails. one of them is going to be slickrock. what other two should i ride? any sugestions out there? thanks in advance.
Posted by Ramon a 36 year old Weekend Warrior riding a gary fisher sugar and a giant ac1. from Lakewood on 09/20/04

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  • Re: moab.
    Porcupine Rim!
    Posted by Stitch on 09/20/04

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  • Re: moab.
    Fully Loop - condensed version.
    Posted by WLASean on 09/20/04

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    • Re: moab.
      I resent that.
      Posted by StevenfullyJackson a 23 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a BigFoesCoveScat from Fullerton Loop on 09/20/04

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    • Re: moab.
      User's other names: ReFlexx, CrazyBrah2, Mtnbkbug, Stevx
      Posted by CrzyRidr3 a 33 year old riding a SantaBansheeCruzScreamBlurr on 10/18/04

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  • Re: moab.
    what about poison spider mesa? is that a cool trail too. thanks again.
    Posted by Ramon on 09/21/04

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    • Re: moab.
      If you are taking the AC1 - I'd say climb Poison Spider & drop Portal Trail (which is no joke, and has a couple of mandatory hike-a-bikes with 800' of exposed cliff next to the trail) - Portal is awesome, quite technical and a blast...

      Amasa Back is great too if you are looking for a long ride - with some great technical Jeep-trails to ride...
      Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 09/21/04

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  • Re: moab.
    btw, Slickrock trail is overrated (IMHO) - I'd say if you're gonna do 3 trails you should:(taking the AC 1)

    Day 1: hire Acme shuttle to get you to the top of Porcupine Rim - drop it back to town
    drive to the bottom of Poison Spider and climb it, drop down Portal trail - go to the Brewery (or Dusty Bottom's private club at the Pizza place if they'll let you in) and eat yourself silly

    Day 2: have Acme shuttle meet you at the bottom of Amasa Back trail, shuttle you to the top (BRING MAPS & GPS, lots of water and some food!) ride to your car

    done, 3 amazing trails, lots of riding...
    Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 09/21/04

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    • Re: moab.
      cool plan, lots of shuttling though, is that expensive? or can i get somebody in my group to do it for me? are them jeep trails though for a novice off road driver? are the climbs that though? i don't mind the climbs. but either way thats a pretty cool plan dude thanks alot.
      Posted by Ramon a 36 year old Weekend Warrior from Lakewood on 09/21/04

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      • Re: moab.
        the Acme shuttle is not that expensive - you should give him a call and see what you can set up:

        Acme Bike Shuttle
        702 S Main, Moab UT 84532
        kymears@yahoo.com
        435-260-2534

        or you can get dropped off for those rides too - Poison Spider/Portal trail is a loop - the climb is not hard, but is 8 miles or so
        - you could leave a vehicle at the bottom of Amasa Back (which is long, has plenty of climbing even though the general trend is down) and get dropped off at the top (Amasa is not recommended by me to do alone - you are WAY back there for hours...) - the Jeep roads you come down for Amasa Back are for serious rock-crawler ORV types - which makes them fun to ride down!
        -I'd get dropped off for Porcupine by either Acme or someone in your group - it's an amazing ride (if you use Acme, ask to get dropped off for the extra credit section "above the cattle gate")

        for pics from some of these trails...

        http://www.mybikesite.com/messages/alldirt/messages/3485.htm
        Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 09/21/04

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        • Re: moab.
          I just realized we did "Behind the Rocks" instead of Amasa Back (although I think they are the same area)
          Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 09/21/04

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          • Re: moab.
            Thanks alot man,mr. mcrider thats some pretty cool info. you gave me there buddy. i'm gona check it out. i'll be leaving for utah in exact ten days. with both of my bike's and my wife! i'm sure i'm gona have fun!thanks again man.
            Posted by Ramon a 38 year old Weekend Warrior riding a gary fisher sugar and a giant ac from Lakewood on 09/23/04

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            • Re: moab.
              Since it's your first time there you have to do Slickrock. You can shuttle Porc rim in the a.m. and hit Slickrock in the p.m.

              After that I'd do Amasa Back and Sovereign Singletrack. Poison Spider is way too sandy.
              Posted by Endo Verendo riding a Pushed 4-Spot from The Valley on 09/23/04

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              • Re: moab.
                SHUT IT! Portal Trail RULES!
                Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 09/24/04

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                • Re: moab.
                  Portal Trail does rule. Taking Poison Spider up to get to it doesn't.

                  Slickrock is very very very fun.
                  Posted by Endo Verendo riding a Pushed 4-Spot from The Valley on 09/24/04

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                  • Re: moab.
                    I though Poison was bad, but I'd just done Behind the Rocks earlier and was pretty friggin beat (and chaffed halfway to the bone to be quite honest) - it's a gentle grade, the sand is only bad in a few areas and Portal is so damn technical and scenic, it's worth it! (you could always try to get one of the jeeps to shuttle you up?)

                    Slickrock is for tourists on ti hardtails....with v-brakes....and lycra...
                    Posted by Macrider a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 09/24/04

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            • Re: moab.
              Listen to Mac...and Slickrock is way overrated. Might as well be owned by Disney.
              Posted by Stitch on 09/24/04

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  • Re: moab.
    Porcupine is a MUST! Amassa Back is a fun ride -- and provides some of THEE best vistas. If you're a rider with intermeidate or higher skills, I suggest you skip the "Slickrock Trail....ride Bartlett Wash instead. IMHO, Bartlett is thee slickrock playground. Another good trail (less than 5 years old) is Soverign.
    Posted by Jimm a Weekend Warrior riding a Ellsworth ID from SoCal on 10/18/04

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  • Re: moab.
    Got back from this trip last saturday and still pumped up about it. was my first time in moab, so i rode slickrock to find out how really is for my self. macrider was totally right, this trail is way to overrated. i rode porcupine rim twice, one last time on my way out early in the morning i had porcupine rim all to my self. i rode poison spider mesa along with the portal section. poison spider is ok but the gravy for that ride is the portal, it rocks! the wind was blowing strong trough the canyon that morning. i almost turn around the other way, but didn't drive 12hours and not mentioning when i'll be back. so i went for it. it was an experience! what a rush! thanks to everyones imput, i had lots of fun, thanks again,bye. dirt is good.
    Posted by Ramon a 38 year old Weekend Warrior riding a gary fisher sugar and a giant ac. from Lakewood on 10/19/04

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    • Re: moab.
      sounds like you had a good time - Pork Rim & Portal are awesome trails, glad you agreed about Slickrock - I feel it's best left to tourists who rent bikes....like Endo.... ;-)
      Posted by Macrider a 38 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz VP Free, Turner RFX, XCE & Trek Bruiser 2 from LA on 10/19/04

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