2021 Kokopelli... I may as well put it out there...

Discussion in 'Rides That are 30 Plus Miles' started by Mikie, Jan 18, 2021.



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  1. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SCV
    Name:
    Tony A
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  2. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why S7, Revel Rascal, Spark RC
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  3. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Well-Known Member

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    SCV
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    Tony A
    Tell me more about the Durango ride?
     
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  4. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Anybody here doing the Tehachapi Gran Fondo this year?
     
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  5. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Hahaha! DE-rail!
     
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  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    And mine isn't even a mountain bike ride!
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
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  8. hill^billy

    hill^billy iMTB Rockstah

    Holly molly, this trip sounds awesome!
     
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  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I may have to back out on this. My knee has been bothering me a lot for the past few months and it’s getting worse.
     
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  10. mtbMike

    mtbMike iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Ibis HD5 & Ibis Ripley
    Tony, I have done this trip in the past. I've never had a bad "tour" with any company on any discipline from white water rafting to mountain biking but the way Steve runs Chasing Epic is my all time favorite. Quality lodging and great food options. I always take my own bike but this year with him having Revels, that would be a tough choice. Once Canada opens back up, I may be interested in his Revelstoke trip in 2022.

    Also, you can always set up fully private trips too. Based on how many go on this Kokopelli trip, I would imagine you could get 12 people to fill up a private trip.
     
  11. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why S7, Revel Rascal, Spark RC
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  12. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Bummer, hope the knee gets to feeling better.

    As of now I'm on the fence for Koko also. I've been having some vision/double vision/equilibrium/headache problems for months now. My new eye doc found my eyes to be way out of alignment and he feels it is probably from a prior concussion, of which I've had a few. MRI in a couple weeks. Lately some rides I feel great all day but I've had a few that I could barely finish and they weren't pretty. Rocking new prism eyeglasses now that I'm having a heck of a time getting used to. I'm still going to Koko unless the docs say otherwise...
     
  13. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Wow Tom, sorry to hear that and I hope you can get it sorted out.
     
  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    That's a not like like.
    And this is a not like like.

    Healing rays beaming towards you both!
     
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  15. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3 & A Lizard SS
    Ask the doc about neurolenses… I call them my mental patient glasses… :p But they were life changing, where prisms were less than stellar.

    Double vision in my case… I always aim for the rock on the right! :D
     
  16. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    HT, FS
    Mike and Tom, bummed on the setbacks. I hope you get it reeled in pronto.


    The thread morphed into an epic ride repository. :thumbsup: Don’t forget, Rose to Toads is coming back this year: https://tamba.org/upcoming-events/rose-to-toads/

    A northbound permutation of it is equally if not more incredible. Some of you have ridden some or all of the Tahoe Rim Trail, you know what I’m on about. It might soothe a rider who had to bail on Koko. As soon as the snow melts, give it late June.
     
  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I'm officially out. They would only offer partial credit good for one year, so I hope that they enjoy my big fat tip because I won't be returning to try again (which I stated in my cancellation request). :laugh:
     
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  18. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    La Diabla
    Well that sucks. Sorry to hear you aren’t going. Who’s gonna hang out with me at the back of the conga line now?
     
  19. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Saint George, Utah
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    Hey does anyone have a camping spot set up that I can crash with? As it's looking right now I'm crashing in my truck.
     
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  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Hope you have auto insurance.
    We need to put the imtbtrails BrainTrust together. It’s about that time...

    @Luis ... is your better half going?
     
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  21. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Saint George, Utah
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:. I said crashing in my truck. :laugh::laugh::laugh:. I didn't catch that at first. :D
     
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  22. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Okay...
    Time to figure out who is still in...
    I would like to put together a PM so we can strategize transportation, carpooling, possible shuttle options from Moab to Fruita. Stuff like that.
    Let me know so I can include you in the Conversation.
    :)Mikie
     
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  23. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    I'm in. My brother is in.
     
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  24. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Saint George, Utah
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    I'm in! They don't drive is back to our vehicles where we started?
     
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  25. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    They do.
    But some of us are not excited about adding two hours + for Bikerpelli shuttling logistics, and they do a great job of it...

    As an example, we often have someone not riding that goes just to hang out in Moab until our cycling arrival.
    We have typically kicked in some bucks and pay them to shuttle us out to Fruita from Moab, so we don't have to ride the bus back to get our vehicles.
    Call it additional logistics, call it lazy, but that has worked well in the past. They provide an amazing breakfast Sunday morning and then we just "Bust a Move" outta there on our way home from Moab.
     
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  26. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    I might be planning to get a campsite in Moab for Wednesday night. Just haven't committed yet. I should make my decision soon. My brother is driving from Portland and we just haven't decided whether we would prefer to camp on Wed. night or get a hotel room. You are more than welcome to join us, that is the way I am leaning, just haven't booked a site yet. More than likely, I will book at Up the Creek. It would be $40 a night for 3 people. https://www.moabcampground.com/
     
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  27. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Still having some head & vision issues but I'm still in...
     
  28. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Saint George, Utah
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    I'm in! I'd like to not have to think about where I'm staying any longer. I'm trying to run my business and it's so insanely busy I can't think straight lol. I really appreciate that. It's one less thing on my plate. I can bring cash it pay you more electronically. You let me know.
     
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  29. Im Livin the Dream

    Im Livin the Dream Member

    Location:
    Saint George, Utah
    Name:
    Ben Norman
    Current Bike:
    Giant Trance
    Oh gotcha ok. I'm down for that. Seems more relaxed if that's available to me.
     
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  30. SS Barby

    SS Barby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    Name:
    Barby
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS/ Esker Hayduke
    @Im Livin the Dream I booked a campsite at Up the Creek campground. My brother and I will be staying there on Wed. night and you are more than welcome to stay. From there on Thur. morning either he or I will be driving one of our vehicles up to the start. (He has a full size truck, I have a small car with capacity for 4 people but only 2 bikes) You or whoever else is more than welcome to ride with us. Then we are planning to stay in Moab one extra day so there will not be a need for you to return to Loma. My brother lives in OR. so either way we will have to return to I-70 (Loma) to get the other person's vehicle.

    https://www.moabcampground.com/index.html
     



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