The weekend weather forecast did not look promising, but the rain early Saturday morning was the clincher. We wanted to get in a long(er) ride, so we packed up the car and headed south. We rolled into Moab a little before 9 am. Because it has a tendency to get snow in the winter and, therefore, riding it can be limited, we decided on Porcupine Rim. We parked in town, got the bikes together, and headed up Sand Flats Road. We are curious about Lower Porcupine Rim, but opted to continue and ride it the traditional way. It was wet which made the rocks a bit slick, but not too bad. I don't know what my deal is this year. I am a pansy on more stuff than usual. Needles to say, I did not ride as well as I hoped. A little over three hours, we were back at the car.
We got some lunch and then headed North of town. We parked just past the bridge. (Is that bridge ever going to be completed thus allowing Lion's Park to open up again?) The lot was much more full than we have ever seen it, likely due to the newly paved path. We turned left onto Bar M Loop heading towards Bar B. They are putting in new trails in that system. We did not have much time to explore, but are anxious to try them. After Bar B, we headed to Sovereign out and back. My lack of skills continued and my frustration level rose. But even a not so good day on the bike in Moab is better than a rainy day at home. We got in another 3.5 hours of riding.
Then we headed home.
Tex digs Moab