Clickbait title aside, the easiest way to turn your mountain bike into a road bike is to add a pair of Oury grips to the inside of your handlebars. 🚴💨💯 #truestory #getaero #braaap #stravalife
Yesterday was a rad day: We spent most of it at Mount Silver Bike Park, and as you can see it was *dusty*!!. This mountain bike park was ranked best in the US in 2014 and 2015, and is by all accounts, very rad. The park has 30-odd trails ranging from easy to pro-level (they host world-class racing here (next weekend actually!)). And as a nice treat, you don’t have to take the 4.5 mile gondola (longest in the world!)
Yesterday morning I underestimated what riding 11 miles on a mountain bike before hitting the trails would to my legs 😩. The view, however, was breathtaking. (Spoiler alert: I survived). Riding several sections of #moabbrandtrails was pretty awesome. If I recall correctly, we rode a section of Bar M, then half of Lazy/EZ loop, did the Rockin’ A section (which was the highlight; an hour or so on Moab’s famous Slickrock, through some semi-technical terrain, and happy I attempted all lines, and completed probably 97% 🤙), then back on to Bar M, and finishing with the second half of Lazy/EZ loop (which had some fun flowy singletrack downhill toward the parking lot 😄).
Today we did our first mountain bike ride in Moab. Riding desert #singletrack is a lot of fun (except having to ride up rocks). “Slickrock” is ironically not slick at all; it’s like riding on sandpaper so tyres grip onto it well. Still, like most people I assume, I prefer to ride on a downward slope, where tyres needing to grip while you try to hoist yourself up over a ledge isn’t really a thing. Luckily for us, the ride back to the parking lot was all downhill, fast, and flowy singletrack.