We love bicycling as a lifestyle, culture, and sport. We love to ride, build, restore, oggle and sometimes race bicycles. We also love to talk on at great length about our ideas, opinions and exploits involving all of the above. Welcome to our BLOG!

Abandon Your Car is not a slogan or ideology so much as a reminder to all of us to get away from our petro-mobiles as often as we possibly can and embark on life as an adventure by bicycle.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Trail and ride report: Moab in November

In M-town for work this week...so, getting after it in the witching hour between the setting of the sun and the rising of the moon.




It has been a year since we last made a trip to Moab and we are uber impressed by all the bicycle specific trail building madness that has been going down just a stone's throw to our west.



Moab's surreal scenery can now be had without tolerating miles of moto groomed widetrack thanks to some serious kickass efforts in trail design and construction. The folks who care about these things clearly saw what was going right in the Fruita and Grand Junction Mountain bike scene and stepped it up.


The result is SWEEEEET new networks of trail that can be accessed from town- that's right folks, Abandon Your Car at the hotel and RIDE out to the Bar M and Klondike Bluffs trail heads



to bask in miles of beautifully laid out, courteously marked and bicycle specific (read non-motorized) singletrack with whoopdies and views that keep you riding long after you should be home.
We were especially enamored of the brand spanking new Deadman's Ridge and Longbranch sections at Bar M and the nutty slickrock endurance fest, EKG to Mega Steps out at Klondike Bluffs.


Y(our) turn Grand Valley! (be sure to see Bikemaster's post from last week for a preview of some of  the goodstuff in store for us)




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