September 5, 2015
GNARLY-EPICNESS, this is a must. If you come to Moab to do any trail, this should be it! Sadly a storm moved in on a Wednesday and got rained out on the first try, stopped at Kokopelli trailhead, it was just way too tacky to continue, the mud was chaotic. One day is all this place needs to dry out. Second try on Friday and it was perfect!! The Alpine dirt was just right, Hazard was just right and so was everything else. The only thing that wasn't, was my intermittent GoPro Hero 3. I was planning on riding this at least twice anyway. I would have rode again if I had more time. Soooo much fun, and the drops off the rocks ...wow. All I can say is, you'll ride like a pro. I couldn't help it and left the guys I was riding with. So peaceful and fast! Can't wait to do it again. Had one flat (ran the rear tire too low) the first try. Then the second, the stem bolts for the bar clamp were loose after the ride, and that's a Spike race stem torqued @ 9nm, yes I carry the torque wrench. lol That's just to give you an idea of how gnarly of a trail this is. Had a blast! Recommend trying out Knotch when you get to the Rim section, it's sweet!