Friday, May 13, 2011

Kokopelli Trail Assault

That time year again for a Kokopelli Trail assault with a few other riders. Tonight at midnight the wheels will start spinning. I'm hoping to shave some time off from previous years efforts. Minimal water to start with as I can filter water at Hideout in the early morning. No need to have the bladder full for the big climbs carrying the extra needless weight. 3 bottles on the bike will suffice. I'm trying a 32x21 gearing this time around instead of my normal 32x20. I'm thinking the 21 gearing will allow me spin more efficiently in the early stages of the ride that have two major monster climbs. On the other hand I will be spinning madly on a couple flat long mileage areas. We will see what the outcome is. No moon light to speak of as the next full moon is on May 17th. It will be pitch black out there while clambering about in the La Sal's. Another note. No water stashes, no outside help unless in dire straights. Fully self supported ride. This changes the whole dynamics of a long endurance ride. Endure. Ride safe.

Kokopelli's Trail is a 142 mile (229 km) multi-use trail in the U.S. states of Colorado and Utah. The trail was named in honor of its mythic muse, Kokopelli. The trail was created by the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) in cooperation with the United States Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service.

Hoping to see this guy early to late afternoon on Saturday.

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