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Wife and I are flying to Utah in late June for a wedding. Taking a few extra days to hit some of the national parks and other sightseeing. I'd like to rent a dirt bike and ATV for a day and hit a few trails for a day around Moab. Obviously we will just be skimming the surface, but it's what we can fit into the trip. We both ride dirt bikes (YZ250F and TTR125L), but my wife is more comfortable and can ride longer on an ATV. I'm fine with riding an XR400 (or similar) for the day. It's actually easier to keep pace with a four wheeler on a trail bike than a moto bike anyway. We've both ridden Summit County Colorado trails multiple times, so we do have some experience heading out on day-trip trails by ourselves. Rentals: Any suggestions for rentals in this area? (1 bike, 1 ATV). Do they supply gear? At a minimum I'd prefer helmet for both of us and boots for me. Access to the trails - can we ride from where we rent to the trailheads or do I need to rent a vehicle that can pull a trailer? Guided tours - I'm fine with trail suggestions and planning my own route, or if there are guided tours that are recommended I'm not opposed to those. I have multiple latitude 40 trail maps for Colorado and love them. Trail Recommendations: Since we only have a day, what trails would you recommend (again bike and four wheeler). I'd rank good views higher than good technical riding. Loops instead of out-and-back trails preferred. If we can be back in town mid-day for food that would help as we wouldn't need to pack as much. Weather looks pretty hot this time of year (late Jun) so any high altitude trails would be preferred to get some relief from the heat. Do we need to worry about rain? I'm guessing it's primarily dry everyday. For Colorado, we would always plan on it raining every afternoon and pack accordingly. Lodging: We're planning on staying in Moab. Make sense? Or should we be looking at the surrounding areas? TIA
Freemotion posted an article in ArticlesWe brought the Leatt 6.5 Velocity along with us on our first trip to Moab. It was a great trip and we got in some great riding. We thought wearing the goggles all day in the heat & sun would give us a good feel for their performance. Just wanted to share some pictures from the trip and and what we liked & didn't like. 2018 KTM 300 XC-W Six Days ThumperTalk 20th Build we Rode in Moab Leatt 6.5 Goggle in Moab One of our favorite things: Safety. Like everything Leatt makes safety is a chief concern. They carried that over in the goggles and have the highest impact rating out of any goggle. They are actually bulletproof. Well, from a .22lr bullet, but it's still a bullet! They carry the Military Ballistic Impact Rating certification, actually. At least you know your eyes are safe from roost. Me hoping to see some carnage from the side by sides, no rollovers We were out in the sun riding for about 4 days straight. When you order the goggles you can choose how much light transmission you want to allow. AKA- how much tint on the lens do you want. You can transmit anywhere between 22-83% light transmission(VLT). The ones I wore all week were 28% light transmission. So, a decent amount of tint. I thought it was the perfect amount. I like little tint in my goggles anyway. Choose how much lens tint you want when ordering. These are 28% VLT If you've ever been to Moab you know it's mostly rock, at least the fun stuff for bikes to ride is. The goggles didn't seem to move on my face when bouncing along over the rocks. That was nice. Sometimes the face of the goggle will slip and slide with your helmet and that can be frustrating depending on when it happens. Im not sure if its the wide 50mm strap or the silicone coating doing the work but its nice not to have any movement. 50mm strap with anti-slip coating Triple layer foam was comfortable, even soaked in sweat I never felt like my field of view was restricted at all. I think the 170* field of vision is achieved by how rounded the goggles are coupled with how they cut the foam. The foam is cut out along your peripheral vision and opens your field of vision up. Thought that was a nice little differentiator from other goggles. We didn't need a roller system but for one section. There was a section that was non-stop riverbed crossings and me and the crew were all riding through throwing water and mud everywhere. We did manage to take come pictures of the system before we get everything filthy though! Roller system is additional $20 Pick your flavor One of the things we did not like was they are a bit heavier than some of the other goggles we have tested, like the Scott Prospect for example. Now, some people don't care about weight and it's never a concern and additional weight usually translates into additional structural strength. But we just know how they hold up long term just yet. All in all it was a good trip and we got some god use out of the goggles. Especially for the first generation of this goggle Leatt did a great job of understanding what consumer wants, like being able to wear glasses with the goggles, and strives to deliver that at a good price point. They are $79 retail & $99 with a roller system so not bad at all considering you can spend 2x that on other premium goggles. No real drama on the trip other than having a tire bead fail about 10 miles in on the first ride out! I put in mousses for Moab and the tire ended up failing on a mild rock face and would not hold the bead. Impromptu bike stand Had to put zip ties around tire so it would stay on the rim and then limped the bike back Not the best place for this to happen It was a great trip and we're already planning the next one! You can check these out on Leatt's website here. (We do not get anything if you order)
Hello everyone. I've been a longtime user of the forum, but this will be my first post. I'm taking my son and his friend, both aged 19, to Moab, UT to ride for 4-5 days. I've seen quite a bit of information on this forum, bookmarked several maps, etc., but would love to find someone, or a group of people, to show us the area. I'm happy to pay someone who knows the area well to guide us around. We'll be arriving on Saturday night, March 10th and plan on leaving on Thursday or Friday to come back home to Ft. Worth. Any input is welcome, thanks in advance!!