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Old 02-05-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Kokopelli's Trail Ride, March 23-25, 2012

We were originally planning a Moab Ride, but have since changed it..... (Of course, there is always the option for anyone to haul bikes all the way to Moab....per our original plans.)

Kokopelli's Trail to Moab and back..... March 23-25, 2012

* Haul the bikes to Grand Junction on Thursday Evening
* Grand Junction to Moab, Kokopelli Trail on Friday
* Moab Riding on Saturday
* Moab to Grand Junction, back-tracking on the Kokopelli on Sunday
* Haul bikes home on Sunday evening

Anyone in?

Also, I don't want an "organized event" with more than 20 riders.....ie. I will not be purchasing an event permit through the BLM. Therefore, those that hang with me, will be less than 20 riders. The first 20 that get on the In List can rider with me. I have nothing against supporting the BLM, but just don't want to go through the hassle this time.


For Thursday night, we are going to crash at a campground in Fruita. Mac is the organizer of those accomodations. Contact Mac if you want a bed Thursday night or parking for your vehicle.


We will keep our reservations at.....for Friday and Saturday night.



Ron's Pack Creek Campground

1520 Murphy Lane #6, Moab, UT 84532


Also, this ride is completely voluntary. You are riding at your own risk. You ride what you want and you decline if you don't want to ride it. You are responsible for yourself and your bike. Neither myself or anyone on this thread is liable for anything bad that may happen to you.



The Gang that Came Along.....





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Old 02-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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I'm still in.

I'll pack all gear on the bike from GJ, round trip.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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Count me in. This is one awesome adventure ride with everything from deep red sand, rock, baby-heads, wide open riding, tough-as-nail climbs, you name it, it is on this ride. Lots of surprises on this ride.

The Kokopelli trailhead is on old hwy 6 and there is a wide open parking lot but no services and no trees it is just barren. The couple miles to I-70 is a bit of a waste, however after you cross I-70 you are in the real Rabbit Valley Recreational Area - they have free camping here. Specifically the Castle Rock area (might be too far down the tail) is beautifull. The riding on the NW side of I-70 (5miles) is really dull including the 30miles haul from Grand Junction.

Here is my ride report on the Kokopelli: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675839
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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Can't be too hard...

A Toyota Yaris can do it. (3:40)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViCfNfRQLhc
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #6
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Its easy peasy, leave late in the day, load heavy and bring little water
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #7
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Sounds like a good ride, what bikes are guys taking?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #8
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Fuel range required?
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Fuel range required?
If you don't stash gas at Dewey Bridge, you'll need a big tank. We used to put in at Rabbit Valley or Westwater (depending on snow) when Tramontana did the annual O'Kokopelli campout around St. Patrick's Day. I think the overall length is a little over 140 miles

yep.

http://classic.mountainzone.com/mtbi...map-trail.html
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There will be guys with 6gal tanks, well two including myself (so far). I can spare you (1) gal. Should not be an issue. Additionally we cross 128 several times (3-4) so if we have an issue you can bail and slab back.
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Sounds like a good ride, what bikes are guys taking?

So far.....we have.......

Two Honda XR650R's (6.2 gallon desert tanks)
One Honda XR650L (Clark 5.4 gallon)
Two KTM 690's (not sure....on the tank capacities)
One Yamaha YZ426 (My son is buying a 3.4 gallon this week)

I think grub is thinking of bringing a KLR or his XR400.
If OldMan comes, he will probably bring his DRZ450.


There is no plan for a support vehicle at this time, so everyone needs to haul their gear.

Here's my setup......

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Some pics......(I stole from other threads)





















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Two KTM 690's (not sure....on the tank capacities)
Not enough... 3.2 gallons

I'll have to bail at some strategic point or carry extra, more likely carry extra myself.
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Not enough... 3.2 gallons

I'll have to bail at some strategic point or carry extra, more likely carry extra myself.

I'm sure we will be fine. We have a siphon and between the three Honda's we will have about 7-8 extra gallons.

Blbikers56's YZ.....when we road Sheep Creek from Grand Junction to Moab went 125 miles before we had to give him some gas and his tank is only 2.1 gallons. He will also have a new tank on this ride and I think it will be a 3.4 gallon. He should be able to ride at least 175 miles.
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the DR650 & KLR is Tramontana and Sgt Marty - Sgt broke a footpeg and had to ride a good stretch without a peg (and rear brake)

The picture with the big rut between posts is McGraw Bottom, a fun section. A big bike can be a handful there, shortly beyond where that picture is taken.

The dates don't work for me or I'd be joining you - the following weekend I'm headed to the NV desert for a few days.

For those doing an out 'n back, I want to see pictures going up Rose Garden Hill
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