After an eventful week of touring and rock climbing it was time to head to head to Moab last Friday night with my roommate Eric (EBB). We successfully couch surfed at my good friend Matt Bedford’s house which was much more comfortable than camping. I know I am lame for not sleeping in the dirt like I have done on the other several dozen trips to Moab I have taken, but oh well…I guess I am getting lame in my old age. Either way the riding on Porcupine was super good.
The weather was damn near perfect with temps around 70 and clouds overhead to keep my daywalker skin from burning too much. I did break my shifter 2 minutes into our ride on Saturday, which made for a fun 20+ miles of single speed riding on a 50 lb DH bike. Sunday was the better day due to a new shifter being installed on my rig, (Thanks EBB) and about 1/10th of the number of people on the trail. My advice: If you can only ride Porcupine on one day of the weekend hit it up on Sunday.
The trail was completely dry and the Hazard County section looks like it will be ready to go soon. I am guessing maybe next week… Thinking about going down again for some more fun. Let me know if you wanna go….