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Old 03-28-03, 12:02 PM   #1
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Moab, April 11th, calling all bikers...

Heya, me and a friend are riding the Poison Spider Mesa trail and the Portal Trail. Tentatively scheduled for the weekend of April 11th. I'm inviting everyone around the area to come out, i'll have more details in a day or two. Here's a link to the trails, but if you live in the area i suspect you've ridden them

http://www.madsci.com/madsci/PoisonSp.htm

We'll be camping that night and rock climbing the next day or so (you don't have to camp or climb, just come bike!). If anyone is interested please give me a re: in this thread. Happy trails!

sorry, didn't mean to mess up the last post

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Old 03-28-03, 02:36 PM   #2
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Not able to-I'm in NH.
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Well - being that it's six hours away and I'll be out there from the 30th of April to the 4th of May...I don't think I'll be joining you on the 12th.

Oh yeah! But, my favorite route to take is to start up top of Gemini Bridges to Gold Bar Rim to Gold Spike to Portal...

I love that warning sign:


Here's the rest of the pics:
http://www.mtbrlz.com/PIC_moab_09-00.htm
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Do you really have to dismount?
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No - but when you come around the corner and see the exposure...if you're not scared into dismounting you're not human. The gets very narrow in places with WAY more than 200ft of air to the ground.

I mean it's not like there's trail police that will ticket you for staying on your bike and riding this section...
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Well - being that it's six hours away and I'll be out there from the 30th of April to the 4th of May...I don't think I'll be joining you on the 12th.
Well then, maybe i'll see you out there sometime from the 30th-4th, i live in grand junction, so i'm planning on being out there or near there once the weather picks up.
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I've always wanted to ride Moab
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*BUMP* Going to be in Moab on Friday the 11th, We're riding the next day which is the 12th. Still riding the Poison Spider Mesa trail and the Portal Trails.
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werd me too ... and I am on spring break this week and have nothing to do ... but with gas prices being so expensive I cant afford to get out there ... sometime in the future I will be sure to ride moab.
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I bet me and you could take this section on.....lets f***** go for it!!!
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I'll take some pics of that route and the nice fall down
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KleinMp99 - Be my guest...

It's not that it's overly technical...it's that it's very narrow with at LEAST 400ft cliff on your left...IF you manage to bobble just a wee bit...

Y O U A R E T O A S T !

Remember - It's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop at the bottom.
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I bet me and you could take this section on.....lets f***** go for it!!!
I need to start reading some other threads haha..

We have a few narly sections like that. So narrow there almost isn't a trail. Definately a rush ...
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