Moab Day 1

We got away around 1:30 Sunday afternoon and saw plenty of cars loaded with bikes, most of them were leaving the 24 Hours of Moab race. We arrived in the Moab area with enough daylight to do a short ride. We took the turnoff just south of the airport and headed for Klondike Bluffs. It's a fun trail with some sand, dirt and slickrock (even a few dinosaur footprints). I liked cruising on the slickrock best.

The bike trail ends at the Arches National Park border where you can park your bike and take a short hike (1/4 mile) up to the bluffs. It's worth the hike.

Coming back I wanted to go down the lower part of Baby Steps so I kept watching my GPS for the waypoint I had marked. We went right by it once, but coming back we saw it - a white bike panted on the slickrock and a sign in the dirt marking the trail (how did we miss it?). It was a pretty fun trail, but there were a few sections where it seemed like the trial builders were trying too hard to make clever lines. It had a fun slickrock section and we bombed down the double track as we raced the fading sunlight. Made it to the bar just in time. Drove down to Moab for a Chicken Bowl (with veggies) and a Kalua Pork Bowl at Teriyaki Stix - that hit the spot. Then check in at the Super 8 motel to rest up for more riding.

(I'll get the post up for Moab Day 2 tomorrow.)

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