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    Cool-blue Rhythm The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    So I'm starting this thread for the Inflexibles that are racing the Mesa Verde 12 hour. I am going as mechanical support and wanted to extend to our group free tune-ups. To go into a 12 hour race without a proper once over can lead to a bad time. So as we get closer to the race, hit me up here or through PM so we can set up a consultation of sorts.

    I also wanted to start this thread to get the ball rolling on our encampment at the race. Some things that make life easier:
    - ez-ups for shade and possible rain protection
    - air compressor or compressed air tank
    - race stand for the bikes to hang out on to avoid tripping over your buddy's carbon beauty (I might make one if no one has one)
    - I'll have my work stand and tools
    - lights--both for bikes and camp
    - power generator (we can rent, but I insist on a quiet one)
    - colman style dual burner stove with cookware and fuel
    - water (does anyone know about water availability at the race?)

    That's a start...

    I just want to say that I am very excited to be in the pits turning some wrenches for everyone. My bike is coming with me to poach a lap too

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    I am not going but have a sweet quiet generator that I can contribute.

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    The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    I hope that I can tag along for the weekend.


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    I can bring my compressor and my one burner, one grill/griddle Coleman stove. I would love to car pool down there either in my Mariner or someone else's car. Oh, and if your offering to give my bike a once over, I would gladly repay the kindness with a tasty bottle of something strong.

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    There is a water spigot next to the bathrooms (porta potties)

    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    So I'm starting this thread for the Inflexibles that are racing the Mesa Verde 12 hour. I am going as mechanical support and wanted to extend to our group free tune-ups. To go into a 12 hour race without a proper once over can lead to a bad time. So as we get closer to the race, hit me up here or through PM so we can set up a consultation of sorts.

    I also wanted to start this thread to get the ball rolling on our encampment at the race. Some things that make life easier:
    - ez-ups for shade and possible rain protection
    - air compressor or compressed air tank
    - race stand for the bikes to hang out on to avoid tripping over your buddy's carbon beauty (I might make one if no one has one)
    - I'll have my work stand and tools
    - lights--both for bikes and camp
    - power generator (we can rent, but I insist on a quiet one)
    - colman style dual burner stove with cookware and fuel
    - water (does anyone know about water availability at the race?)

    That's a start...

    I just want to say that I am very excited to be in the pits turning some wrenches for everyone. My bike is coming with me to poach a lap too

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    Re: The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    "I have dual burner with fuel, 2 canopy ez ups, 2 small camping tables, and 4 chairs", says Jaydude. (dictated but not read)

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    Go Team Inflexibles!!!

    12hrs with a start time of 7:00 am? Doesn't sound like you are going to need lights, but let me know if you are needing anything. Sounds like a blast. See this year's theme is Super Hero's



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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
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    Hmmm...I think I'll be Tie-Dye Man!

    Thanks for your offer Jay, but I think we should be finishing in the daylight for this one. I kinda wish it was a 24 hour though...

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    When are you guys heading out there? I took the Thursday and Friday before the race off so I'll be able to tag along.

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    Good luck at the race Flexis- don't forget Capn' Smile sez - "Brush yer teeth."

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    My plan was to head out Friday morning early-ish, but I'm open to other ideas.

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    Last I heard, Mike V, Jaydude and I are leaving Thursday sometime and coming back Sunday.

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    The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    Hey Chris I won't be able to leave until Friday we have McClaudios MRI on Thursday.
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    Re: The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    Right on, mike. Looks like we r putting a roof rack on ur vehicle for three bikes. Best vibes to McCladio

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    The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    Sweet that sounds good. McClaudio says thanks
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    My friend Kelly is racing Mesa Verde and either can drive or ride with others. Let me know if there are any takers out there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingRelatedToBiking View Post
    My friend Kelly is racing Mesa Verde and either can drive or ride with others. Let me know if there are any takers out there..
    If she is hot and single and likes slow ugly guys, that might push me over the edge to the HAVE to go category. lol

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    Re: The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    I am out for this trip now. I think I'm going to put together some big canyon rides and save some money.

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    I'm jealous...have fun!

    Looks like you guys are covered, but if something falls through, I have a super quiet 1000w yamaha generator, ez up, dual burner coleman, blah blah blah
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    Leaving Thursday mid afternoon - not early enough to get there before dark. Anyone going to get there, scout it out and settle before dark? Slim chance we may leave early (4am) Fri. Bringing EZ Up, work stand, bike rack, table, chairs, stove etc. We have room for one, maybe two - not sure we can still fit the ez up with two - how many of those do we have? I am thinking three would be very nice considering the numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsj3831 View Post
    Leaving Thursday mid afternoon - not early enough to get there before dark. Anyone going to get there, scout it out and settle before dark? Slim chance we may leave early (4am) Fri. Bringing EZ Up, work stand, bike rack, table, chairs, stove etc. We have room for one, maybe two - not sure we can still fit the ez up with two - how many of those do we have? I am thinking three would be very nice considering the numbers.
    I would ride with you, but I'm going to work on Thursday so I wouldn't be able to leave until Friday (and it would be hard for me to get to Highland's Ranch by 4:00am).

    Brian or Arin, if you change your mind and want to come (and I drive which looks likely at this point), you can ride free of gas payments. I would be leaving early (like maybe 7ish) on Friday and heading back on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsj3831 View Post
    Leaving Thursday mid afternoon - not early enough to get there before dark. Anyone going to get there, scout it out and settle before dark? Slim chance we may leave early (4am) Fri. Bringing EZ Up, work stand, bike rack, table, chairs, stove etc. We have room for one, maybe two - not sure we can still fit the ez up with two - how many of those do we have? I am thinking three would be very nice considering the numbers.
    Thinking about this a little further, how are you going to drive down Jack? Would you take I-25 south, or are you planning on heading west from your house? If you take I-25 south and are willing to pick me up, I could be ready to go by 5:00ish when you are passing through Colorado Springs.

    I have a large Thule box that will fit any type of car rack, and multiple bike trays. I also have a very long Yakima cross bar if we needed to add a few extra trays to your car. In a perfect world, I would be taking two bikes, but I could only bring the Shinobi if we're pressed for space.

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    hey yall, im chris' friend kelly. I dont have much to offer in terms of camping gear (i usually fend for myself when it comes to these races and just have a cooler and a 1 (wo)man tent. so that means i pack lightly

    I would like to get there thursday evening if someone is heading out then and has room, otherwise, I dont mind driving friday as long as anyones willing to share my subaru. I only have 2 roof racks but can make room for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knev View Post
    I would like to get there thursday evening if someone is heading out then and has room, otherwise, I dont mind driving friday as long as anyones willing to share my subaru. I only have 2 roof racks but can make room for more.
    What up,Kelly?! I think we are leaving Friday morning I do believe. I know there are a couple more people unaccounted for. Hopefully we can carpool to capacity, its a long drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knev View Post
    hey yall, im chris' friend kelly. I dont have much to offer in terms of camping gear (i usually fend for myself when it comes to these races and just have a cooler and a 1 (wo)man tent. so that means i pack lightly

    I would like to get there thursday evening if someone is heading out then and has room, otherwise, I dont mind driving friday as long as anyones willing to share my subaru. I only have 2 roof racks but can make room for more.
    Hi Kelly,

    I would be down to share a ride/gas if you're interested in leaving Friday morning. I am considering bringing two bikes, but not totally sure at this point--I have a few Yakima trays though that I can probably add to your roof rack. I don't have a ton of stuff so we should definitely be able to get everything in your car. What time were you thinking about heading out and then coming home?

    Are you racing as part of a team, or are you competing solo?

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    id be down leaving friday morning. I may take 2 bikes, probably just one though. If you can throw your racks on my roof then we will have tons of space in the car. Ill be planning on leaving sunday morning when ever the heck i feel like driving. Ill be racing solo. are you racing?

    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    Hi Kelly,

    I would be down to share a ride/gas if you're interested in leaving Friday morning. I am considering bringing two bikes, but not totally sure at this point--I have a few Yakima trays though that I can probably add to your roof rack. I don't have a ton of stuff so we should definitely be able to get everything in your car. What time were you thinking about heading out and then coming home?

    Are you racing as part of a team, or are you competing solo?

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    That sounds great! Do you live in Colorado Springs? I'm in Black Forest, but I can meet you in town if that would be easiest. I'm racing with a buddy who lives in ABQ so he is driving up separately. What time do you want to leave?

    My number is three three two seven six four zero if you want to work out details.

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    Re: The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    Is anybody arriving on Thursday? It would be cool to have an area marked off so we can all pit together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    Is anybody arriving on Thursday? It would be cool to have an area marked off so we can all pit together.
    Yes, Paul is going to be there on Thursday. He is going to try to secure as much space as possible so we can all stay nearby. Give him a call once you get there and he will steer you in to Camp Inflexibles.

    Jack, I will reach out to you with Paul's number via PM so you can contact him when you get there.

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    Re: The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    Do we have a head count?
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    Add Melody to Jack (his wife and racing partner). Also, Robin is going to be there with her partner, plus her husband and another lady racing with him). I don't know that those 4 are camping with us though. Paul's girlfriend is coming too I guess.

    Robin gave the tip that the best spot is if you drive all the way to the end of the road and then take a right. From the way she describes it, the area backs up to a hill and is a little more sheltered. It is a little further from the start line though if anyone has an issue with that. I'm up for other locations though if Jay and Mike have a better spot they want to suggest.

    I just got back from the store where I bought several hundred calories worth of energy products and a bottle of Nick's magic pills (Thermotabs)--I'm as ready I'm going to get I guess!

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    We are definately leaving early Fri now. If anyone needs a last minute ride or wants to change plans, we can fit one or two for sure. Does not appear that we have anyone going down on Thu except K's bud from ABG.

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    This spot that Robin recommends sounds good. It a big fair ground so lots of good camping spots. I think some have water and power.

    Since we do not know who is getting there first whoever does please mark off a pit area.

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    Sadly Im out. Have to work friday and I would not be able to ride or do much anyways so I shall just stay home this weekend and see if I can reach the end of Netflix. Have fun fellas/ chickys

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    Re: The Inflexibles: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Planning Thread

    GO INFLEXABLES! ! ! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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    good luck everyone!!!! Take some photos! wish I could come down n cheer y'all on

    i heard the trails are pretty sweet down there...
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