Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Salt Lake City, Moab, Fruita and Grand Junction....Mountain Biking Bliss

This past week I was fortunate enough to spend few days mountain biking in Utah and Colorado.  Kirk and I flew into Salt Lake City, Utah and were greeted by Justin and Matt at the airport.  Headed over to Justin's pad and built up our all-mountain bikes.  Loaded them up and drove down close to Moab, Utah.  Woke up early, hit up the Pipe Dream trail in the hills of Moab, Utah.  Checked into the Inca Inn and went out to the Amasa Back trail in Moab, Utah.  Saw some Jeeps crawling away during Jeep Week and ran into a sandstorm.  Came down Jackson, found some water blocking our path, rode back to town.  Next day, woke up, jumped on the Poison Spider shuttle van, got dropped at the LPS parking lot, rode Porcupine Rim Trail.  Headed down to Fruita, Colorado the next day and rode Zippity Do Dah, which was awesome!  Over to Grand Junction, Colorado then back to Salt Lake City and home.  Oh and while we were in Moab, Utah we checked out Arches National Park at sundown....fun!

Gallery from the week - http://www.jonpratt.com/2011/SLC-Moab-Colorado-0420

Some shots -

A killer view from the Amasa Back Trailhead
A killer view from the Amasa Back Trailhead

Some Jeeps trying to climb out of Amasa Back during Jeep Week in Moab, Utah
Some Jeeps trying to climb out of Amasa Back during Jeep Week in Moab, Utah

checking out Castle Valley from the porcupine rim trail in Moab, Utah
checking out Castle Valley from the porcupine rim trail in Moab, Utah

Kirk ponders the Notch on the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab, Utah
Kirk ponders the Notch on the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab, Utah

hanging out with the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
hanging out with the Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Kirk looking over the Zippity Do Dah trail in Fruita, Colorado
Kirk looking over the Zippity Do Dah trail in Fruita, Colorado

Matt Palilla pimpin Atomga Groove Alliance at Naggy McGees Irish Pub, Grand Junction, Colorado
Matt Palilla pimpin' Atomga Groove Alliance at Naggy McGee's Irish Pub, Grand Junction, Colorado

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