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Slickrock & Porcupine Rim

posted Apr 12, 2010, 8:51 AM by Eric Meyer   [ updated Apr 13, 2010, 3:26 PM ]
To start off another great weekend in Moab we hit the classic Slickrock trail.  Even in April this trail can be hot.  Finding a trail in Moab that riders with a wide range of experience will enjoy can be hard.  The Silckrock trail is not a bad place to get the feel of riding on rock.  More experienced riders can do the longer loop and there are always features to play on if the group does not all ride at the same speed.

After finishing the Slickrock trail we checked the time and three of us decided to still try Porcupine Rim.  It was about 3:00 and there were very few people on the trail.  We only saw three other bikes on a Saturday in April!  I could have done a better job eating and hydrating during and after the morning ride because I was not felling it for this one.  Legs cramping and fully out of gas just a mile or so into the trail.  That being said, I never really got into the flow on this ride, but it was still the Porcupine Rim so I would do it again just maybe not without taking better care of my body.