Two more canine monkeys joined us today
That's Kim and Cheryl's Red/White Patrol
These folks have impeccable taste in colors for a rig!
Dana led as usual and soon we were riding on rough trails with plenty of rocks, gravel, loose sand and then more loose sand thrown in for good measure. The rain we'd had the previous day helped some but some of the spots with reverse camber proved a challenge to many of us.
We did have one rig flip onto its side due to the off camber and loose sand conditions I believe, but rider and monkey survived with only minor injuries; heck they recovered and went riding in Arches National Park! Kudos to Tracy and Tamara for being such tough Uralisti.
The movie at the end of this posting shows what would prove to be the highlight of the soon to be aborted ride. It was a steep hill, strewn with rocks of course, but all the rigs proved capable, even Fiona though her rider missed the dang line and got a bit off course near the top!
Due to the accident, it was decided by Dana to turn the group around and head back to the back end of the Arches National Park so everyone could get back onto pavement.
Here's some pictures taken at Arches:
Balanced Rock is where we emerged from dirt onto pavement
I returned to camp, and joined Milo M for a ride to Mineral Bottom Road. Milo led as he'd been there before and about 14 miles later, we were descending down a very twisty canyon road to the level of the Green River. Beautiful area, the river the lined with high rock canyon walls and dramatic rock formations.
Today was Fiona and I's last day of riding for this year's Moab gathering of Uralisti. Met new friends and rekindled previous friendships.