Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Kokopelli Trail Race
I survived the KTR; 142 miles from Moab to Fruita on mostly rocky knarly 4x4 road, some asphalt road, and a little bit of singltrack at the end of the ride. Total of 15,000 of climbing as well. We started in Moab at midnight and I finished right at 19 hours which is not bad considering I had some issues along the way. My Ergon pack shoulder strap started unstiching itself and I had to rig it with duct tape. My water filter handle broke for my last water stop so I went without water nearly 2 hours and to top it all off my egg beater right pedal spring broke while negotiating Troy built and Lyons loop and I decided to bail over the ridge to the frontage road. That wasn't much fun in the last few miles of riding single track. Shawn and Kiviok from the Cortez area joined in on the fun as well and finished their first KTR. Temps ranged from 37 degrees at night to the mid 90's during the day. Np ics right now as I didn't take any. Kiviok may have soem for me.