Thursday, September 21, 2017
Location = Moab, Utah Distance = 9.03 Time = 1:58:11 Ave. Speed = 4.6 Max. Speed = 15.8 Monthly Dist. = 157.05 Yearly Dist. = 816.05
This was my last day in Moab and I will admit that I was tired. I had one more ride to do before I left and that was Slickrock again, only in the clockwise direction. That's, supposedly, the "easier" direction but it's difficult to tell.
I packed up my campsite and drove to the trailhead were I tossed out my trash and started my ride on Slickrock. There was an incredibly strong wind blowing and it was blowing steadily. It was a battle when it was a headwind and it was a pleasure when it was a tailwind. It was tricky when it was blowing from the side and I was next to a steep drop off. There was very little space between successfully negotiating a difficult spot and total catastrophe.
As I was riding through the private property land I saw some people who were using the ziplines. I thought about stopping and taking a picture or video of them but I decided to keep riding. As I was passing them a couple of the zipliners got out their cameras and took a picture of me.
I managed to make it around the loop without any serious crashes and I skipped the practice loop so I could get on the road to home a few minutes sooner.
Mission Accomplished in Moab, Utah!
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