Gnat's Desert Ramble
Ten guys, all avid cyclists and photographers, descended on Fruita, fat bikes in tow, for what would be a most awesome ramble through the desert. Like all good trips, there is balance between the reality of plans versus what is actually achievable. Skills, conditions, gear, all combine to alter what is the expected reality.
This trip would be no different, and while the goal was a figure 8 loop from Fruita to Moab and back, following the renowned Kopokeli trail -- the reality of rain, slick mud that turned to hard clay on our fat bikes, would all conspire to alter our plans.
I am working images now and hope to have the full story up on my photo essay site later this week. In the meantime, I am slowly streaming some of my favorite images onto Instagram as are the others. Follow the hash tag #desertramble to find what others are posting.
From the bottom of my heart, my deepest thanks to JB for putting this together. Truly one of the most memorable trips of my traveling time.