2019 Kokopelli Epic Adventure

Discussion in 'Trailhead' started by Mikie, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Ride Name: 2019 Kokopelli Epic Adventure
    When: May 2019 Dates to be Announced
    Time: TBD
    Where: Fruita Colorado
    Ride Description or Details:
    Traveling 142 miles from Fruita, CO to Moab, UT with offshoots for additional singletrack, The Kokopelli Trail is unique for a whole mess of reasons - the terrain, the remoteness and immensely diverse conditions. This is considered an strong-intermediate ride and is not recommended for beginners.
    ~~~~~ Optional Details ~~~~~
    Meet Location:
    Mack Road exit just outside of Fruita Colorado
    Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
    Ride Pace: Moderate Pace
    Type of Ride:
    Rider Limit:
    I think 95 Riders per Event
    Anticipated Mileage: 150 miles
    Elevation Gain: 15,000 feet of Gain
    Ride Duration: 3 Days
    Previous Ride Reports:
    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-2015-kokopelli-trail.2466/

    http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/threads/rr-kokopelli-2016.4358/

    Go to http://bikerpelli.com now and experience a picture of the greatest 3 mountain bikers that ever lived!!!!

    Possible Bail-Outs: You can always QUIT!
    Facilities: White 5 gallon bucket (But it has a liner)
    Food/water suggestions: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are provided
    Option to Upload:





     
  2. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

    Location:
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    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Nope.

    Maybe when I retire. Can't take off time in May in my profession. Have fun storming the Castle Valley!
     
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Why did I post up this EPIC?!?!?!
    ...because Bob said too. Click HERE.

    Like in the invite, go to www.bikerpelli.com to see a pic of the greatest 3 mountain bikers that EVER lived!
     
  4. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Tom
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    Pick one, got a few
    I’ll reserve the van now...
     
  5. Luis

    Luis MTB Addict

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    Yessssssss!



    IN :)
     
  6. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

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  7. UPSed

    UPSed MTB Addict

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  8. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    ...well, as long as it's "considered an strong intermediate ride..."
     
  9. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ MTB Addict

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    James Johnson
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    No May for me. That's pool summer prep time. Booooo
     
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  10. pdqmach26

    pdqmach26 Member

    Name:
    Bob
    Great!


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  11. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
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    Mikie Watson
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    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Oh......you’re in....:coffee:
     
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  12. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 50/10
    Freaking A! I’d be doing some HAB for sure!
     
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  13. MTBHotRod

    MTBHotRod Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Santa Clarita
    Name:
    Rodney Thompson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    One of the best MTB trips I've ever been on.
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Uhhhh, we ALL do some. :)
     
  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    You know....?
     
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  16. Ricekrispyota

    Ricekrispyota Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Dana Weinberg
    For those that have been in this trip several times, what is the recommended packing list? I’m trying to convince mama that this is a once in a lifetime (ya right-maybe 3 or 4 times if I can make it happen) opportunity.
     
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  17. Faust29

    Faust29 MTB Addict

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Looking possible...

    The event planner and Chief Financial Officer barely batted an eye when I broached the subject. :inlove: :thumbsup: :D:eek:

    Now about that bucket... :cautious: :p
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
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    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    I can try and dig up the list that Alex sends out to the registered riders, but I’ll try and generalize:
    • Tent
    • Riding gear for three days (I usually bring just warm weather gear, but that bit me in the butt last time. (Hit hail on the last day!)
    • Food for on the trail (Naturally I use Tailwinds, that’s all I take on the trail)
    • Charging unit for you Garmin or Phone (Alex has a mega charger but I bring one just in case)
    • Large Duffel Bag to carry all this in.
    • Camp site Folding chair
    • SAG Bag to grab food replacement at check points
    • After ride clothes after you wipe down at the end of the day
    • Sleeping bag and air mattress
    • Bathroom kit
      • Soap
      • Toothbrush
      • Comb if you need it :p
      • Wash cloth and towel
    • Camp clothes and shoes (not a wardrobe)
    • Headlamp for around camp
    I’m sure I’ll think of some other stuff. But it all has to fit in the duffel except the camp chair.
     
  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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    @Ricekrispyota
    You can also go to bikepelli’s Facebook page. Lots of info there.
     
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  20. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

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    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
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    Yikes...142 miles in 3 days. Nyet!! I looked into doing a "tour" here with Hermosa Tours. The difference is it was 4 days, they met you at the next campsite each day with all your gear/food/supplies. Have fun guys not that "fun" is part of 142 miles and 15K of vertical over (3) days. Epic for sure with moments of fun I'm sure, sandwiched with moments of "WTF did I sign up for here"? Or at least that's what my brain thinks.
     
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  21. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Mike O
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    Koko also is a supported tour.
     
  22. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara MTB Addict

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    Lake Hughes
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    Sara Ford
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  23. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
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    Do you drive out to CO? That’s a lot of elevation in 3 days:eek:
     
  24. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

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    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Yes we drive there on Wednesday(nbd it’s only like 14 hrs at 80mph) ride Thursday thru Saturday and drive home Sunday. That makes it sound a bit easier than it really is but it’s doable like that. You could totally do it and probably make us all look bad in the process. Totally different riding than we have here.
     
  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

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    Mikie Watson
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    I’ve done this ride 5 times now with Bikerpelli. So if I’m psychotic, then everyone who high fives me at the end saying it was totally epic is psychotic as well! :thumbsup:
     
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  26. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Go back and look at the pic of @Voodoo Tom at the Mexican restaurant. That “should” confirm the drive out to Colorado! :whistling:
     
  27. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Yeah but I was all recharged and ready to kick some Koko ass the next day.
     
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  28. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
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    I'm gonna do this. But I'm thinking a few extra days on the backside to get a couple more rides in.
     
  29. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
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    That’s a quick trip! And, there’s no way I’d make you look bad..like you said, totally different riding, I might choke!:eek:
    It looks amazing tho! Do any other females go?
     
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  30. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lake Hughes
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 50/10
    And then you all crammed into a van?!:sick::Roflmao
     
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