Moab One Track Smash

Utah is a strange place, coming from someone that lives in Texas, but there are so many incredible places to shred there. During my recent trip to Moab, I opted for my Yashica T4 one afternoon, instead of my bulky 5Dmkiii. When I found out we were going to be riding singletrack all day on the RS-1 fork, I wanted to see how it felt without a backpack on, so I threw my point and shoot in a fanny pack and smashed onward.

We began in Grand Junction, ColoRADo and headed to Fruita for pizza at the Hot Tomato – from there, it was off to Utah and the SRAM Trail House.

Look, Moab is awesome. The trails are incredible and even super easy singletrack blew my mind. Oh and dinosaurs.

Tools of the trade:
Yashica T4
Porta 160

  • Tommaso Gomez

    Nice photos, what trails? Last August I rode the Whole Enchilada, which consists of Burro Pass, Hazard County, Kokopelli, Upper & Lower Porcupine Singletrack, and Porcupine Rim. It starts with a van ride up to 10,000ft, then 2,000 ft of climbing, and 8,000 ft of spectacular descending over about 26 miles. The terrain varies from alpine mountain passes to Colorado River canyons. It was a chilly 45 degrees at the highest point, and probably 90+ degrees at the bottom. I’ve heard some of the local guys actually ride up Sand Flats Road from town and then ride back down the Whole Enchilada, for what amounts to a brutal 40+ mile, 10hr ride. This guy posted a sweet video of the descent here:

    http://vimeo.com/32878878

  • http://alexdeckard.com/adventure Alex Deckard

    Any chance you’re headed back to Fruita this weekend for the Fat Tire Fest? Also, Park City has some pretty rad singletrack as well… get up here this summer and we’ll show you around.

    • http://alexdeckard.com/adventure Alex Deckard

      PS Hot Tomato rocks!

      • http://theradavist.com John Watson

        Going to the Whiskey 50 this weekend and yes, The Hot Tomato rules!

  • charlesojones

    The new fork retails for what – 18 or 19 hundred bucks…? I couldn’t even afford the gas to get to the local trailhead after that, much less Moab.

    • http://theradavist.com John Watson

      You forget the $10k+ bike. It’s not about the products, it’s about the ride. Run what you brung.

      • charlesojones

        +1