2013 RMAR Kokopelli Trail Ride - April 5-7, 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Mac, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    I snagged this from a post Greg@RME posted awhile back
    "My suggestion would be to either bail out on Hwy 128 before Entrada Ranch Road (by Dewey Bridge) and slab it to town, or if you want to ride the La Sal portion of the Koko, ride down the Highway to Onion Creek, up Hideout Road and continue on with the Koko from there, bypassing Rose Garden. "
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  2. DigiSnap Mark

    DigiSnap Mark Been here awhile

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    That makes some sense... Onion Creek was a blast, and I would like to see the La Sal views.
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  3. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    Laurie and I are tentative. She'll drive a sag trailer if we are there.
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  4. Mac

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    Thanks Marty.

    And for all --- this ride will open at the first of the year for real sign-ups.
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  5. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    This ride just can't come soon enough!!!! I haven't riden for several weeks.....and Moab is calling my name.

    So excitied and looking forward to the RMAR KokoMo!!!!!!

    I am thrilled that.....maybe.....my two boys can join me, blbiker56 and tdbiker.


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  6. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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  7. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    I wanted to bubble back up the purpose of this ride......


    1. Have a blast riding some awesome country with some great folks.

    2. The nominal donations, will go to Ride with Respect, a Moab-based trail club that works hard to keep the trails open and maintained.


    Shortly, the ability to register will go live.......so stay tuned.




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  8. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude RMAR

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    I'm IN for this one!

    Nancy can probably do a sag wagon (RV style!) so I won't have to carry anything :evil

    John, do you think Abbi could do this on the DRZ250? She's pretty capable and not skeered! :evil
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  9. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Yep, she is a very good rider. Last year we had a couple of ladies ride the whole thing and they did great. Of course, there are places where most will need a push or a little help....and that goes for the dudes as well. I would recommend you choose the Rose Garden Bypass....still tons of great riding.

    This gal....was one heck of a rider!!!!!!

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    Bryce (Blbiker56) and Tyler (TDBiker) will be joining me for the whole ride. I am pretty sure that my daughter and new son-in-law will haul all the way to Moab (unplated bikes) for a whole weekend of riding. So a bunch of the family will be there. Hope that Audra (BrownEyedSuzanne) can make it......but the jury is out in regard to her work.

    And we appreciate Nancy offering to haul gear, but it could likely fill up a small trailer....and I doub't you want all that smelly stuff in your RV
    (gear and gas). We will find a Pickup-Trailer Volunteer.


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  10. MeterPig

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    I was riding about that fast in some sand right into a sand pit. My first time in sand...my knee still has pain from that event. :lol3
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  11. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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  12. Big_John

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  13. Big_John

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  14. kstutz

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    I had blast last year sign me up for this yaer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:evil em or pm thanks Kstutz
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  15. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    The Ride to Top of the World..... (portions are 2x and 4x speed)


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  16. Mac

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    Looks fun - a little "shelfy" but still fun. But that view is insanely awesome!!

    I'm definitely going up there this year, now with the right bike for the job - the 300.
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  17. modette

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    Probably how I will be going (will know closer to the time). Anyone else want to go early and explore Fruita feel free to come out early.

    Wednesday - Get to Fruita, Co and scoop out trails.

    Thursday - Trailer bikes to Moab, ride XR650R back up to Fruita...probably Motel it to have a good sleep plus all gear will be down in Moab.

    Friday - Ride down on the XR650R

    Saturday - My ride will be technical and on the other bike (oh yes ladies & gentlemen I got me a 2012 Gas Gas 300 E Start). I'm thinking Slickrock, and Fin's & Things (but I could be pushed into other trails).

    Sunday - Maybe trailer over to Rose Garden area and ride up it on lighter bike for fun. Depends on how long it takes to get moving. 2012 it seemed people were dragging...LOL
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  18. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Mileage for people broken down to see where they can get with their tank size:

    Fruita to Our first turn off is 14.6 miles
    That First Turn off to Dewey Bridge is 62.21 miles
    Total first leg: 76.81 Miles

    *This leaves you a few way still down. You can slab it from Dewey Bridge or continue on Koko.
    *Slabbing it from Dewey Bridge is 33.5 to the same spot in Moab

    Dewey Bridge just after Rose Garden is 25.33 miles (this includes Top of the World)

    *You then after Rode Garden come to a decision either back to 128 and slab it into Moab or continue down the Koko.
    * If you go right on Onion Creek its dirt back to 128 then slabbing it, this is 33.4 Miles (or 58.73 miles since Dewey Bridge)

    If you continue on with the Koko it's 54.47 more miles yet. to Moab (or 79.8 miles since Dewey Bridge)

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    GDB Format: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6036376/GPX Files/RMAR/Kokopelli/Kokopelli.gdb
    GPX Format: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6036376/GPX Files/RMAR/Kokopelli/Kokopelli.gpx
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  19. Mac

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    Just to be clear - this is only Modette's plan for his own riding, sometimes connected to this organized ride.

    See post #1 for the actual schedule.
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  20. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    if you want a touch more technical... Poison Spider Mesa / Gold Bar Rim with a brief side trip down Rusty Nail as an out 'n back up.
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