I am on the road yet again and this trip finds me in Moab, UT. This place never gets old. Some try and say otherwise and I say those people are blind fools. It has fluctuated in popularity over the years but fun will always be had here. I remember the first time I came here, 10 years ago, and I was in complete awe of the landscape. Every ride is a journey to someplace that just overwhelms my senses.
Recently, pulling into town has always made me think of this clip from the Roam video. It just about sums it up for me.
I am only here for 3 days but I am going to optimize the hell out of those 72 hours. Even though this trip is based a little more around climbing rocks than riding, we still brought bikes and intend to ride every day. Not having a bike while in Moab is just foolish. I once had a friend that went to Moab without his bike. Needless to say, we are no longer friends.
Maybe I will run into this guy while I’m out there
I’ll leave you with this quote from my homebody Ed. Love him or hate him, the boy had a way with words. I completely understand how he came up with these while in that red southern Utah desert
“Men come and go, cities rise and fall, whole civilizations appear and disappear-the earth remains, slightly modified. The earth remains, and the heartbreaking beauty where there are no hearts to break….I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.”
? Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness