Colorado River below Moab on the Potash Rd. gets my vote. Great road for early season road rides. Minimal car traffic and flat for the most part without much climbing to stress my legs. Looks similar to the stretch of road along the Colorado above Moab that calbiker is referencing, but if I'm seeing things correctly the railroad bed above the road gives it away for me. Slickrock and Porcupine Rim are two of my favorite rides. Heading there on the 12th and 13th of May.
Now post a picture of what you and the bike looked like 10 miles later...Yeah, I didn't think my location was quite right.
Have fun in Moab. I'm envious.
Now post a picture of what you and the bike looked like 10 miles later...
I walk a lot in that last section. Don't want to be falling off into the canyon! Near the end where you drop down a steep section and cross the creek bed and then have to go back up a rock face which is about 4 feet high to get back on the single track I watched two guys make all the moves. My buddy and I were impressed by their skill and asked them if they could ride everything on the trail. They said yes, including the move up out of the creek bed. They were on bikes that looked like they had 8 inches of travel. Young dudes in there mid to late 20's.And... how many times did you walk the bike the last 0.5 miles? :