Monday, March 21, 2011
Moab ride report
Started out the week realizing one of my trip participants had never ridden a bike before. Luckily I brought the tandem and we rode the whole slickrock "Hard" loop. People were blown away from the sight of a tandem on slickrock. Cleared some of the steepest uphill climbs that people on solo bikes couldnt even do. (We were actually lifting the front wheel off the ground on some climbs. If you have ever ridden a tandem, you would know how hard that is to do) Here's the GPS data from slickrock that day... Note the Max MPH and disregard the time. We had to stop a lot. (Lots of new un-experienced riders)
<a href="http://www.sportstracklive.com/track/map#aprosise/Cycling/moab/tandem/136731/full">Track map</a>
<a href="http://www.sportstracklive.com/track/map#aprosise/Cycling/moab/tandem/136729/full">Track map</a>
<a href="http://www.sportstracklive.com/track/map#aprosise/Cycling/moab/tandem/134038/full">Track map</a>
Here's the security deposit that vince had to put on his credit card. $11,200.
The last day we rode "Pipe Dream"..... Wow. My favorite trail besides LPS and porcupine on big bikes. Very flowy singletrack with techy rock sections. The go-to single speed trail in Moab. Very new, local rider built and 2 min from downtown. I think it was about a 8-9 miles out and back. So good.
All in all, it was a fantastic trip, My new Standard rode great and i cant wait to get back out there to do some more. Hopefully I will be able to get out to do the Whole enchilada (35 miles of downhill starting at 11,000 feet, descending all the way to 4,000 feet)