May 5, McCoy Flats, Vernal Ut.
Well we finally made it to Vernal. On our trip last year, we were rained out, both on the way to Fuita and on the way home. We went to Altitude Cycles and asked where we should ride for the next two days. They pretty much insisted we do McCoy Flats. This desert area, west of town, seems to be where they are concentrating their trailbuilding efforts. With over forty miles of trail, there is plenty of room to ride. We were a little dissappointed that the area did not offer smoother dirt. It had some trails with great flow, but there were always these little rocks coating the trail. In the Vernal area we much preferred the Red-Fleet trails and Lapointe area, which had beautiful smooth dirt! We started on Milk and Cookies, then Fire Sale, and Slippery When Wet. We planned to finish on Retail Sale, but decided it finsished with a big climb. We switched to Jackalope which was a steady 1,250 foot climb. We passed by Serendipity, and in retrospect should have taken it. Looked like cool flow down a valley. Unfortunately Jackalope was very rocky off the top. Still another great day of riding. Just got to wonder when the legs will get chance to recover!