Saturday, March 08, 2008

Good Views Ahead

This past weekend after escaping campus I headed west with Jesse, Matt, Tate and Josh for some excellent early season mountain biking in Moab. It was so nice to finally get on familiar grounds again. I like road biking and all, but after the past 12 weeks I know for sure I am mountain biker. The first day we climbed up the old Mountain States Cup race course on Amasa Back to do a new trail called Rockstacker.


It was easily seen that even over the winter, everyone else was still ungodly fast on the descents. It might have had something to do with me being on the hardtail, but you can't dispute skill.

The next day the weather was a bit cooler, but still awesome compared to how its been in Durango. We hit up Poison Spider Loop and then came down one of my all time favorites, Portal.



Not only is the trail wicked fun, it was quite the spectacle watching Swifty descend the technical terrain. (I will upload the video once I get some faster connection speed) But of course not even the best can make it down everything completely unscathed.


All and all it was an excellent trip. Its nice to finally get on some dirt and remember why I put in so many hours on the road bike. I am super psyched for this season and what it holds. Hopefully I can get out on my mountain bike a few more times before Fontana, which is only a couple of weeks away.

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