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Old 11-19-11, 03:49 PM
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Group Ride Moab May 7th-13th

Was wondering if the frequenters of bike forums ever organize group rides. Im planning a trip to Moab in either April or May and figured if so, that might be a good candidate. Is this something people are interested in or are we to spread out/busy to get something like this together? Anyways, just a thought.
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Old 11-19-11, 04:28 PM
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i'm down, assuming i'm not working. also may i suggest a trip to fruita, only an hour and a half away? i'll take you on some sweet ass trails.
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Heard nothing but awesome things about Fruita so we could definitely make that happen. Was planning on taking the 5th wheel so as to not have to worry about lodging etc. Are there trailer friendly places to camp in that area? And ive got 4 weeks of a vaca saved up so i was thinking about doing like a 2 week tour through that area given all the awesome riding. It would be really cool to get a huge crew out there for at least a few days. Bring a couple of kegs do a potluck 1 night. We used to do a similar thing for the atv site i was on back when i was doing the 4 wheel thing and it was a blast.
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I'm down, given that I have enough notice to ask off work & get a Delta buddy pass to wherever we're going. I always thought it was strange that, given the volume of this site, no one ever organizes a yearly group ride or anything (considering every major car/motorcycle forum I know of does something like this). But I guess massive group rides are also a lot less common than car meets. Either way, sounds like an interesting idea. Though I'm broke & lodging can get expensive, so I probably wouldn't be able to join unless it was tent-camping season when-/wherever this happened.

EDIT: But I just remembered I'm also in school. ****. Well I'll say this: I would attend if my work/school schedules, finances, & travelling arrangements all allowed me to
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I'm going to talk to some of my buddies and see what their interest is. Tentatively speaking, I'm thinking about setting the date for maybe the first or second week of May. Tent camping will definitely be a must, but I would have the trailer with me so we would at least have the full kitchen and a shower. Depending on how many people end up going with me, I might have a few extra beds as well. This is still way down the road but from my experience the earlier you start planning these trips the better.

So how is early May sounding? And is anybody familiar with the camping accommodations in that region? I honestly dont even know if May is a good month to ride Moab. Can anybody weigh in on this?

If anybody has any input/ideas/whatever let them be heard.
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What are the ride expectations? I was looking into that area but there are some pretty technical trails around there.
Are the rides expected to be expert or beginner, or does everyone do their own thing?
Probably can't make it in May but I have plans on riding that area some time!!
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there is lots of good camping in moab and fruita. here in fruita, you can camp for free right smack dab in the middle of all the 18 road trails.

May is a great time to ride moab and fruita.

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What are the ride expectations? I was looking into that area but there are some pretty technical trails around there.
Are the rides expected to be expert or beginner, or does everyone do their own thing?
Probably can't make it in May but I have plans on riding that area some time!!
i would think if we are on a group ride, we ride as a group, on trails that the least skilled rider can ride. there are lots of super fun kick ass trails that are good for both beginners and experts, that is, simple enough for a beginner but fun and interesting enough for an expert.

we can also do a more advanced ride for the more advanced people. we can pretty much do whatever we want.
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I'd dig a pop over the hill for some shoulder-season pedaling.
May even end up out yonder this w/end.
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Sounds good to me. May would be good weather. Summer can get toasty! Plus there are other things to do in the area, trout fishing, photography, beer drinking. Great setting for all. That time of year also avoids the summer vacation crowds that move into the area.
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Date set

Ok so im setting the date for the 2nd week in May which would be the 7th-13th. How does that sound to everybody?
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and if i could get an admin to change the title of this thread to GROUP RIDE MOAB MAY 7th-13th or something along those lines that would be awesome. Thx
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Exams are over May 3rd so the 7th sounds like a perfect way to celebrate. I may have to cut the trip to 3 or 4 days since I don't get any paid time off, but you can count me in.
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Originally Posted by YamiRider1316 View Post
and if i could get an admin to change the title of this thread to GROUP RIDE MOAB MAY 7th-13th or something along those lines that would be awesome. Thx
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Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!! you are gonna have a fat old slow guy riding with you (me, of course).
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OK - I'm in, and I will bring the wee ripper too.
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Sweeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!! you are gonna have a fat old slow guy riding with you (me, of course).
The gauntlet has been thrown...I'll outdo you in each of those categories!



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Relative's wedding in SFCA that week.....out.
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