By now, many of you have already seen photo summaries and recaps of the first-ever (and wildly successful) Motos in Moab. This is my (late) version :)
Shortly after the end of the first CROIG tour in the Southwest U.S. last fall, they asked if I'd be interested in going to the Moab desert over Memorial Day weekend and camp out with them. Interested? Hell yeah.
In true "fuck it" fashion, I quit my day-job the week before and couldn't think of a better way to kick things off by buying a new camera and taking a trip, right?
anyways... onto Moab
We arrived at the campsite just before midnight local time, and although it was very dark outside, the campsite was slightly different than what I had originally pictured in my head. I wasn't the only one surprised. Our campsite hosted people ranging from 2-75 years old, and enforced a speed limit of 5mph, so our group wasn't welcomed the way we had all thought. Still, I bounced around the different campsites and quietly exchanged introductions to anybody wearing some leather.
The next morning the sheriff again visited our campsite and told us that we had been kicked out and would need to clear our group out of the campsite. A few of us decided to go into town to get some breakfast and buy some time while things were sorted out, and by the time we had returned, we had a new location, newly lifted spirits, and only 2 more days to go.(!)
The next 48 hours started off much like the previous day. We got our days started at the same breakfast joint in town (the Jailhouse Cafe, in case you were wondering), spent the days driving/riding out to some insane views, and cozied up to a 20 foot tall bonfire at nights. Photos don't do a place like this justice, but thanks for taking the time to look through some of mine as I tried my best to share the experience with those of you who weren't there.
I really believe I came back from Utah as a better person, saw some old homies and connected with a lot of new ones. I can't wait for next year. Who's coming?!