Touring - Kokopelli trail pics
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12-21-04, 07:20 PM
Here are some pics from the trip I did, me and one other were the only ones to complete the trip 100%.
fun for sure, but taking like 10 other people with you makes it a little difficult especially as a leader when all you want to do is ride.
12-21-04, 09:26 PM
Did you lead it for a company? University? They look like college students....
I have planned one for my university's spring break, as I am a trip leader for our adventure program. http://www.uwstout.edu/univrec/outrec.htm
Just wondering how it went, as it appears to be about the same amount of people I will be bringing. We plan van support, 5 riding days.
12-23-04, 04:49 PM
Yeah i work at the Outdoor Program at the college, we take students all over (check out the rest of the gallery for some other trips we've done) and the cost for them is next to nothing. A 4 day kokopelli trip from a commercial outfit would cost like $300-400 per person and we did for like $85, not bad. The trip itself went really good even though it was the first time the program had ever done the trip.
However, you really need to make sure those that are coming on the trip are physically capable of riding 142miles, or are happy to ride in the van. Everyone needs to carry a light load but have plenty of snacks and water. People would hit the wall quite easily, though if you have a full 5 days to do it in it shouldn't be too bad. Also, if you're gunna goto Eddie McStiffs for food and drinks after the trip (highly recommended) they don't open until like 5 i think (or at least when i've been in moab). Make sure you have someone to ride up front, in the middle and rear as those in the rear will need help and encouragement (one area I failed as a leader since i had never ridden it i was always in the front and couldn't stand the stop-go pace of those in the rear).
It's cool that you have an outdoor program even though you're in wisconsin (and i rather dislike the midwest, i moved out to CO 2 years ago from northern il) and it looks like you have some good trips. our web page is at http://www.mesastate.edu/sl/op
Let me know if biketrips.com is hiring ;) have a good one
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