Occasional postings about Maz and Si's big adventures

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Moab Mountain-biking Action

So… the inevitable has indeed occurred and I, (Simon), am injured. After much cursing about the lack of tourist facilities in Boulder Colorado, we have arrived in the world famous mountain-biking mecca of Moab in Utah.

Moab is the base for exploring Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and so is full of places to stay for tourists, bikers (both motorised and pedal-powered), “jeepers” and “ATVers”. All good really.

Perhaps a little less extreme than we had anticipated:

Maz reckoned the world famous Slickrock trail wasn’t as good as the routes at Kielder:

So they named this trail after the infamous McMoab of Seven Staines fame:

The Porcupine Rim is a downhill extravaganza of over 1000 metres vertical descent along a gnarly ridge line. So good I've done it twice and tomorrow I'm going to do it again:

The sweet singletrack on the upper section:

With no pads, and even less of an idea, I was taking it easier than usual. Maz's poor camera skills meant I had to do this three times.

The Sovereign Trail system. Designed by motorcyclists. They aren't too sharp when it comes to maps, so they painted a line on the rock so nobody could get lost.

1 comment:

  1. Right now listen... In Newcastle its cold and last week we didn't see the sun at all. Pictures of clear blue skies and perfect mountain bike trails first thing on a Monday morning are too much to take.

    Sounds like you're having a great time and I for one am very jealous.