whats moab???



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  • sam

Posted October 12, 2000 - 05:24 AM

#1

no sarcasm please.

sam

  • Kevin_in_New_Hampshire

Posted October 12, 2000 - 05:47 AM

#2

Moab, Utah

  • Polo

Posted October 12, 2000 - 09:29 PM

#3

One of the greatest places on earth.

  • paul913

Posted October 12, 2000 - 01:35 PM

#4

Though, you'd think you were riding on Mars...

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted October 12, 2000 - 02:03 PM

#5

I didn't know either

  • Lou*

Posted October 12, 2000 - 05:47 PM

#6

Polo, Moab comes first after Australia :)

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted October 12, 2000 - 08:53 PM

#7

Mo-Ab is George Forman's new abdominal exercise machine that he sells on TV.

  • Bill

Posted October 13, 2000 - 02:27 AM

#8

Moab Utah is a great place to ride, I guess, since I wasn't able to go for the trip.

Some of the guys who frequent this site had semi-organized a ride. Riders came from all over the country to take part in this event and there are others who are very jealous... me for one.

This or something similar will happen again.....stay tuned!

Bill

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  • sam

Posted October 13, 2000 - 02:53 AM

#9

What you mean its just somewhere you go and ride. Isn't there a race or enduro???
Have I got a false ipression, I thought everyone in the USA went to watch! It's just blokes from this site going for a ride in moab where ever that is. I can't tell you how disapointed I am.


Sam in muddy England

  • Vincent

Posted October 13, 2000 - 05:17 AM

#10

Moab Utah is a recreational meca for dirt bikers, mountain bikers, jeepers, etc.

The terrain is really unique and quite beautiful. It consists of whats known as "Slickrock" which is actually the consistency of sandpaper. There are sand dunes, natural arches, mountain views, mesas, ledges, and more on every turn.

If you would like to see it on film, watch the scene where Thelma and Louise fly off the cliff, or the opening free hand rock climbing scene in Mission Impossible 2...yep, both filmed in Moab, Utah.

Look on a map of southeast Utah, just north of Monticello.

[This message has been edited by Vincent (edited 10-13-2000).]

  • Dougie

Posted October 13, 2000 - 08:44 AM

#11

A beautiful place to ride. A great place to beat up your bike and body.

  • paul913

Posted October 13, 2000 - 09:20 PM

#12

Sam,
You've probably seen pictures of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The Canyonlands area of southeastern Utah is very similar. Deep canyons, buttes, arches and chimneys cut out of red rock.

The town of Moab sits at the junction of the Colorado and the Green rivers where thousands of years of deposits have created a green oasis in an otherwise red rock desert. The name Moab comes from the Old Testament, I believe. Erik or Polo will know better, but it was my understanding that it was a spot between earth and heaven - similar to purgatory heading the other direction (Correct me if I'm wrong, guys).

Today it's known as a Mecca for Mountain Bikers. They come from all over the world to ride what used to be motorcycle trails. It’s also known for 4x4 off-road trails of unbelievable difficulty!

We like to ride out there for the scenery and because it is a very motorsports-friendly town. We had 20-30 bikes last weekend just buzzing though town and no one really cares. That's odd for our part of the world.

Wish you could have made it. I have to imagine there’s noting like it in Great Britton.

Jake

  • Paul_Mooney

Posted October 13, 2000 - 02:46 PM

#13

Jake and Vincent--Thanks for the description, gives me a better understanding of the area. The pictures are great too!!
Paul
99WR400
Ontario, Canada

  • sam

Posted October 16, 2000 - 02:44 AM

#14

Thanks for the serious answers.It sounds too good to be true and you don't even have to hide from the cops?

Sam

  • bonez34

Posted October 16, 2000 - 06:24 PM

#15

speaking of which-as soon as you log into wr forum there is a picture of howard huge gitting air in moab. i overlooked it too-i guess i was in too much of a hurry to get in and read all night.

  • paul913

Posted October 17, 2000 - 01:50 PM

#16

Oops, I stand corrected!

Originally posted by Jake:
The name Moab comes from the Old Testament, I believe. Erik or Polo will know better, but it was my understanding that it was a spot between earth and heaven - similar to purgatory heading the other direction (Correct me if I'm wrong, guys).


I've been corrected:

Moab was just a city/state in the old testament! It was generally a region of non-believers, but also the birthplace of Ruth.

Sorry I miss-spoke guys. Hope I didn't offend anyone with my lack of knowledge.

Jake




 
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