Chilly enough for arm warmers
There were only a few cars in the parking lot when we got there and we only saw two other riders when we were out for our two hour, 19+ mile ride. The weather was perfect - clear, sunny and cool - and the trails were in good shape. I only hopped off my bike twice, on a tricky uphill cattle guard and on a tricky rocky uphill corner, and H of course didn't have to walk at all. We really like that loop, feeling that if Rusty Spur was 5x as long we would love to ride it, plus enjoying the climbing and cruising for the Bar M. I know it's easy for H but sometimes it's fun to just ride without worrying that you're going to fall off a cliff. Much more relaxing.
Love the desert
After our ride, we had our beers and chatted with a friendly MTB guide who had just finished a short ride with a tour group of private school kids from Arizona. None of the kids had been on a MTB before and she also had one girl who had never ridden a bike at all, but who really wanted to learn at age 18. The guide's joy at helping that girl ride was fun to witness. After that, it was cheeseburgers at Ray's Tavern in Green River and then the drive home. And that's all she wrote for our most recent Moab excursion. We've already started planning for the next one.