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    Oil Drilling Stopped In Moab

    http://bikemag.com/features/onlineex...opped-in-moab/

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    Wink Holy OBAMA-acious !!!!!!

    Finally! Me and the flaming Liberal agree on something!!!!

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    moab sucks by far it was the biggest waste of time EVER to ride i feel cheated that i actually went there after 5 min. of riding we did everything you could do there after 6 hours i just wanted to leave i would NEVER recommend moab to anyone ever.

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    Cool YOU ARE AN IDIOT !!!!!!!

    The title says it all.

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    I was a little too harsh.

    My Bad.

    The correct entry should read:

    That is why they have Walnut Creek, for riders like you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    moab sucks by far it was the biggest waste of time EVER to ride i feel cheated that i actually went there after 5 min. of riding we did everything you could do there after 6 hours i just wanted to leave i would NEVER recommend moab to anyone ever.

    Good thing you live in houston, eh? You have all that flat concrete and everything. Have fun.
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    I read the title correctly and gave my opinion MOAB SUCKS they can drill for all the oil they want there i don't care.

    it was the most boring uninspiring trails i've ever ridden on and following around white paint on slick rock was not any of our idea of fun.

    i guess if you joe fat ass weekend warrior it's a thrill but for anyone with a hint of riding experience the place sucks.

    besides why not drill here and drill now?

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    Wink OK Already!

    We have firmly established that you disagree with basically 99% of the mountainbiking community.

    Now GO AWAY !!!!!!



    P.S. I am now totally "regretting" the 7 day trip we have planned in April to go to the "un-inspiring" and "crappy" place called MOAB. I am such a loser and follower.

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    there are a lot of better place to ride than moab your time and money would be better spent riding the TONS of awesome trails around park city/deer valley Utah just a few hours north of moab.

    however it depends on what you want to do super kick ass single track with scary fast decents and lung busting climbing or rolling around on some red sandstone with painted white lines that is technical as coasting down your driveway.

    anyway i still say drill here and drill now an utilized our own resources.

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    Well, as they say in Texas, there is no accounting for taste.

    In many small towns in the economically depressed West, the saying is, "You can't eat the scenery." Well, Moab is one town where you CAN eat the scenery, economically speaking. After being discovered by the climbing community and the mtn biking community and after Raiders of the Lost Ark put the area in the must-do category for the family's summer drive about, it is an area with an economy completely dependent on tourism. Really, if you had seen the original Moab, it was just a scungy little no-account town with a high funk factor and an economy based on cattle, uranium mining, and the BLM.

    What the heck? A "convoy" of four gi-normous military troop helicopters at fairly low elevation just flew over my house headed southeast.

    Anyway, Moab and surrounding areas (Natural Bridges, Canyonlands, Arches, Hovenweep National Monument) need to aggressively protect their view sheds. BLM apparently still likes to jerk the National Park Service around periodically & I'm very glad they didn't get away with it this time.

    HK, maybe you are just not a desert-type guy. Head to the mountains and have fun.
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    Q. Where's the best riding in Moab? A. Fruita

    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    however it depends on what you want to do

    a) super kick ass single track with scary fast descents and lung busting climbing or

    b) rolling around on some red sandstone with painted white lines that is technical as coasting down your driveway.
    Since I don't have Lungs of Lance and Legs of Ned, for me it would be b) every time!

    LOL, but a) super kick ass single track with scary fast descents and lung busting climbing sounds awful. Guess it boils down to: do you want to half you time riding in a state of brutal hypoxia and the other half being terrified or do you just want to have fun riding your bike.

    Anyway, you definitely need option a) since it is the most dramatically different environment from houston.

    Vive la différence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Really, if you had seen the original Moab, it was just a scungy little no-account town with a high funk factor and an economy based on cattle, uranium mining, and the BLM.
    When I did the Hut-to-Hut from Teluride to Moab, our shuttle driver was reading this book. He gave me a windshield tour of all the mining history between Moab and Teluride during the hours it took to shuttle back. Pretty interesting stuff:

    https://www.efollett.com/webapp/wcs/...tStoreId=10053

    Yellowcake Towns: Uranium Mining Communities in the American West
    provides the first detailed analysis of the four mining and milling communities at the center of the twentieth century uranium booms: Moab, Utah; Grants, New Mexico; Uravan, Colorado; and Jeffrey City, Wyoming. Amundson brings these places to life with stories of local boosters who hit on uranium as their key to economic growth. Although many boasted of new refineries that provided hundreds of jobs or "Atomic Motels" and "Uranium Cafes" that epitomized their success, few realized the inherent problems of coping with major population swings, infrastructure worries, creeping federal dependency, or the health hazards of underground mines and mill tailings.

    Amundson follows the ups and downs of these uranium towns over a forty year period from uranium's origins as atomic bomb material in the early days of the Manhattan Project and the 1950s boom to its use in nuclear power plants, the Three Mile Island accident, and the 1980s bust. He examines the interplay between ever-changing federal uranium mining policies and the uranium industry, and its effects on each community.

    Yellowcake Towns provides a look at the supply side of the atomic age, and it will appeal to historians of mining, community, and the West, as well as anyone interested in the story of atomic energy in the United States.
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    Another side of that story is that there is almost a "Lost Generation" of those uranium miners, all dead from lung cancer related to exposure in the mines. I met a guy when I lived in southwestern Colorado who had mined a bit himself and who had lost all of his uncles and father to lung cancer. He described a time of having so much money from mining that they literally didn't know what to do with it all (apparently saving didn't enter the equation), and relatives who would go check out abandoned mines that were hot (literally -- they could feel it) from radiation and not using respirators of any type of protective clothing.

    The entire area from Moab down to Blanding and east over to Uravan and Egnar was heavily mined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    moab sucks by far it was the biggest waste of time EVER to ride i feel cheated that i actually went there after 5 min. of riding we did everything you could do there after 6 hours i just wanted to leave i would NEVER recommend moab to anyone ever.


    Wow, you rode Portal, Upper and lower UPS, Upper and lower Porc, Amasaback, Burro pass trails, Soveriegn, and the secret loops?

    Holy shit, you need to do the Centurian!
    Hesitation killed the cat...curiosity just led it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June Bug View Post
    Another side of that story is that there is almost a "Lost Generation" of those uranium miners, all dead from lung cancer related to exposure in the mines. I met a guy when I lived in southwestern Colorado who had mined a bit himself and who had lost all of his uncles and father to lung cancer. He described a time of having so much money from mining that they literally didn't know what to do with it all (apparently saving didn't enter the equation), and relatives who would go check out abandoned mines that were hot (literally -- they could feel it) from radiation and not using respirators of any type of protective clothing.

    The entire area from Moab down to Blanding and east over to Uravan and Egnar was heavily mined.
    From what the shuttle driver recounted, that side of the story is covered well in the book.
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