The trip to Moab with Adam, Chris/KC, and Brad was great. It's hard to explain to someone who doesn't ride the sheer euphoria of being on dirt and cranking up a hill. It took me a bit longer to get warmed up than the others as we worked our way out Sand Flats road, but once we hit Porcupine trailhead I was feeling pretty comfortable and had a great ride.
I did manage to bend my largest Chainring at some point and encountered a near blow-out flat just a mile or two from the river but other than that it was a great day in the cool temps and sunshine of Moab in March.
Consequently another quick trip down is in the works for this weekend and I'm ready to go. Until more trails are dry here, Moab and St. George excursions are just the ticket to get excited about the season. The Hurricane race is in a couple of weeks too, so no time like the present to get riding.