Mountain Biking Moab
by Lee Bridgers (Falcon Guides)
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Super trail, un excellent Challenge!! Pour cycliste expérimenté!! Attention à la chaleur
A totally different biking experience - monumental climbs and decents, if I could ride this trail a couple times a week my legs could do anything.
Great trail - a must do for any moab trip. Even though it is popular and there are often lots of people on the trail - it is worth it. I recommend early morning as most of the moab crowd seems to start riding later in the day (at least in the spring)
If you haven't been to Moab before, the Slickrock trail is a great way to get an introduction to what riding slickrock is like. But don't let the famous status of this trail deter you from discovering other trails in the area, such as Porcupine Rim, Poison Spider Mesa, Flat Pass & the new Sovereign trail system. But still, the riding here is challenging and fun for anyone with good riding skills.
Go early, bring water. Loose sand - paddles would be nice.
Very good place to hone your skills, so all these guys crying about how much they did not enjoy it are a bunch of posers or pretty boys; you are riding on rocks for cryin' out loud. You can see what the trail is going to be like before you get there, so no it is no surprise. The trail is aptly named. Pay attention on the traverses or your bike will fall out from under you. Some places are scenic, though it is lost while riding 'cause you have to pay attention to the trail. Don't give in to the temptation to keep up with the guy blowing past you down the mountain...you'll catch up to him in on the uphill side. Sandy spots - keep your pedals churning, and your tires straight. Not a pleasure trip. Good training ride or a place to really test your bike.
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