2019 Kokopelli Epic Adventure

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

Added to Calendar: 05-09-19, 05-10-19, 05-11-19, 05-12-19
  1. Fijirob

    Fijirob Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Rob
    I am in for this trip.
     
  2. YETIKK

    YETIKK Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Name:
    Keith Kiggins
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB150
    All I know is that's a good looking Yeti he threw in at the bottom of the email. :) (Too bad I don't have it anymore :( )

    The multiple rider registration has been around, but you'll need to coordinate. He has to have each rider's information at registration, you can't just purchase 3 registrations and then hand them out.
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. erjzacher

    erjzacher Member

    Location:
    Melbourne, FL
    Name:
    Eric Zacher
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer DVO
    Hahaha I'm going to train for the climbs. I meant the other stuff. Florida has a ton of sand and roots but not much else. Either way I'm going and I may be slower but I'm still going to finish.
     
  5. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    There was a hill (large bump, really) on Highway 27 about a half hour from our house. I'd be out there doing hill repeats if I still lived there. :D:p
     
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  6. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    What's the cancelation policy? Is the registration transferable?
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    MARCH 15

    Final cancel date - You may cancel anytime by March 15 for a full refund minus a $40 processing fee. After that follow the schedule below. Trip spots are not transferable to other riders or events.
    • March 16 or sooner - full refund less $40 transaction fee
    • March 17 to April 6 - 50% credit towards next year
    • April 7 to April 20 - 30% credit towards next year
    • April 21 or later - 20% credit towards next year
    "I just broke every bone in my body, can my buddy take my place on the ride?"

    Nope, sorry. You may cancel your registration anytime before the cancel deadline for a small fee. After that you're committed.

    The reason we can't bring your buddy in your place is complex but it boils down to risk management. Most folks would jump at a last-minute paid trip in the desert even if they aren't prepared for it. And while we're flattered, that person can pose serious safety concerns to themselves & the group. Would you really want to be out there with sloppy risk management?

    You're welcome to call & ask if your pro-racer-buddy can take your place since she's the strongest cyclist on the planet & can finish the trail blindfolded with pneumonia and a hangover. The answer will still be no. Sorry, it's policy.

    If you have any doubts please cancel before the deadline, after that we're married.
     
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  8. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    Haha! Sounds like a @mtnbikej-hosted ride.
     
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  9. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Damn straight.
     
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  10. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley v2
    i'm going to sign up for trip one... oldest son college graduation is around second trip dates. excited for some new adventures.
     
  11. Old Skool

    Old Skool Member

    Location:
    Hacienda Hgts. (Turnbull Cyn. is My Backyard!)
    Name:
    Rick
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Mach 5.7 C (w/ 650b's)
    I am on the sign-up alert w/ the site and am a very strong maybe, still need to coordinate the calendar w/ Mrs. Oldskool, but think its going to be a go!
     
  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    's okay. No sweat. I'm not going either. :whistling: We can do Barrett Stoddard instead. :thumbsup::Roflmao
     
  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    Really!?! I’ll Floop if you BS!:thumbsup:
     
  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Bummer! Would have been great to ride with you. Glad you are going though! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Triple D,
    There are some here who feel the Floop is ever bit as good as Kokopelli... :whistling:
    ...And NEVER be concerned as to whether @Runs with Scissors will or can BS. He is a highly trained BS'er which has been perfected right here on imtbtrails.



    (I can't believe I got to this one first! :rolleyes:)
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    How long do you project it will take to coordinate with Mrs. Oldskool? :whistling: A week? Another Month? :rolleyes:
    Just askin'... :sneaky:
     
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  17. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I fear some of us may not get a spot.
     
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  18. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Nah those of us who want it will get in:thumbsup:.
    To save some time I'd recommend going here https://www.bikereg.com/bikerpelli and creating your log in info ahead of time, then come Jan 16th you can be logged in and ready to push the button.
     
  19. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley v2
    great advice. just created my account!!
     
  20. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Great! This means you already have a BikeReg account for Strada Rossa. It'll make the sign-up go much quicker. Which distance do you want to do? :whistling: :D
     
  21. Dirtrider....

    Dirtrider.... Member

    Location:
    Tustin
    Name:
    Paul
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley v2
    if you posted this already or i missed it on the other site please disregard... i know its a self supported ride but how do you all navigate? do they provide you with a gps track or maps or are we supposed to obtain those items?
     
  22. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    I just follow @Mikie since he's done it several times...:Roflmao
    Not sure if they provided gps files or not. I think they recommend this guidebook http://bikerpelli.com/kokopelli-guidebook/ and paper maps but I don't think that's necessary. I'm sure one of us could email you the gpx files for each day.
     
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  23. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Any others who prefer "trip 1"?
     
  24. erjzacher

    erjzacher Member

    Location:
    Melbourne, FL
    Name:
    Eric Zacher
    Current Bike:
    2015 Intense Tracer DVO
    I've done the trip twice and haven't gotten lost yet. First I just followed @Mikie the whole way. Second trip I just followed trail markers and pre-ride directions (which are awesome). It's fairly easy to tell if you're off trail as there will be 90+ riders with you and the trail is well marked. But it may be a good idea to have the maps they offer on the website, I've seen several other riders using them. Hope this helps.
     
  25. Old Skool

    Old Skool Member

    Location:
    Hacienda Hgts. (Turnbull Cyn. is My Backyard!)
    Name:
    Rick
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Mach 5.7 C (w/ 650b's)
    I should be cleared for take-off after this weekend....its alllll in the timing and presentation baby!:sneaky::laugh:
     
  26. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    For sure...as in don’t get your wife pregnant 8+ months before Kokopelli.
     
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  27. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I just updated my calendar and I realized that I'll be stuck in a gigantic aluminum tube somewhere between Taiwan and LAX when the registration open...... Somedays, no matter what you do, you end up pissing into the wind.
     
  28. Fijirob

    Fijirob Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Rob
    No internet on the flight?
     
  29. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Probably.
    I'll find out.
     
  30. Fijirob

    Fijirob Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Rob
    Okay, registration is tomorrow at 9am PST. Who's still in for this? I am.
     
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