2007 KTR Update

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  • 09-14-2006
    mikesee
    2007 KTR Update
    Here's the update: there ain't gonna be one.

    To all those that have called, emailed, and PM'ed me about this: Please, stop. I'm truly glad that the race captured your imagination and made you suffer and see god and all that. It was a great race. But my involvement in it has come to an end.

    No amount of pleas, offers to build a website, offers to have your SO police the course, offers to register a domain name, offers to provide coffee and donuts at the start, etc... will make any difference.

    I enjoyed the race for the few years I ran it, but I'm now happily moving on to other things.

    Here's an idea: if you want the race to happen, organize it. That's all it takes, mostly.

    Cheers,

    MC
  • 09-14-2006
    Pedro K
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mikesee
    No amount of pleas, offers to build a website, offers to have your SO police the course, offers to register a domain name, offers to provide coffee and donuts at the start, etc... will make any difference.

    How bout some Hookers and blow?

    Just kidding, after reading the thread from last year I understand, but hopefully someone will pick it up again one day.
  • 09-14-2006
    donkey
    Thanks for organzing the race in the first place. Twas a good run it seems.

    Now....hopefully one of ya'll will step up and organize this thing. Too perfect of a course to not hold a race out there.

    B
  • 09-14-2006
    sherpaxc
    So Mike, does that mean you're organizing the CT race this year;)
  • 09-14-2006
    Soloracer
    May 4th
    Closest Friday to a full moon, full on May 2.

    I'm not really looking to organize, but was curious about possible days.

    I vote that those who want to race show up, someone says go we go.

    Past threads should be more than enough information for anyone wanting to attempt. MC rules apply, enough said.

    Sure this thing could be organized to death, but why? You cheat you suck. You want support, pay for a tour, you want to see what you are made of, show up ready to ride at midnight.

    jim
  • 09-14-2006
    Pivvay
    Full moon
    Full moon and the date sounds good to me. I just want to start with all you other wackos.
  • 09-15-2006
    trail717
    May 4th is good
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Soloracer
    Closest Friday to a full moon, full on May 2.

    I'm not really looking to organize, but was curious about possible days.

    I vote that those who want to race show up, someone says go we go.

    Past threads should be more than enough information for anyone wanting to attempt. MC rules apply, enough said.

    Sure this thing could be organized to death, but why? You cheat you suck. You want support, pay for a tour, you want to see what you are made of, show up ready to ride at midnight.

    jim


    Itís marked on my calendar:D , so barring the big unforeseen circumstances, hope to see you all there
  • 09-29-2006
    alizbee
    May 4th looks good. I will plan to be there.
  • 09-30-2006
    bulletbob
    Ok I admit it...
    I'm the mega dork that snapped up the domain and volunteered to build the website. :rolleyes:

    If you guys want to build a site for next years race, let me know and we can figure something out for hosting, etc. I think it would be great to have pics from the previous races.

    Changing the subject slightly, if the race goes ahead should there be KTR police watching for people getting help on the down low?

    Maybe we could post pictures afterwards with big red X's on the faces of the people who cheated...
  • 10-02-2006
    alizbee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bulletbob
    I'm the mega dork that snapped up the domain and volunteered to build the website. :rolleyes:

    If you guys want to build a site for next years race, let me know and we can figure something out for hosting, etc. I think it would be great to have pics from the previous races.

    Changing the subject slightly, if the race goes ahead should there be KTR police watching for people getting help on the down low?

    Maybe we could post pictures afterwards with big red X's on the faces of the people who cheated...

    I have a few pics you are welcome to use. Another idea is just setting up a free blog ala the Trans Iowa....
  • 10-02-2006
    Soloracer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bulletbob
    Changing the subject slightly, if the race goes ahead should there be KTR police watching for people getting help on the down low?

    Maybe we could post pictures afterwards with big red X's on the faces of the people who cheated...

    F-em! If they want to cheat, let the karma police get them. If anyone finds out about cheating, any public humiliation is welcome in my book. I don't think we should police the course since that is anti everything these type of races are. It was kinda cool that this race got so big, but it also sucked big time.
  • 10-25-2006
    mn_ultra_guy
    2007?
    So is the race a go in 2007? I found this on the web.
    http://greatdividerace.com/_wsn/page4.html
    I am hoping this is true.
  • 10-25-2006
    Pivvay
    Glr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mn_ultra_guy
    So is the race a go in 2007? I found this on the web.
    http://greatdividerace.com/_wsn/page4.html
    I am hoping this is true.

    That link is the grand loop race, not KTR.
  • 10-25-2006
    mn_ultra_guy
    KTR vs Grand loop
    Thanks for the clarifcation. I am glad the GLR is on for 2007, but too bad about the KTR unless we hear something this winter.
  • 10-25-2006
    Pivvay
    racin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mn_ultra_guy
    Thanks for the clarifcation. I am glad the GLR is on for 2007, but too bad about the KTR unless we hear something this winter.

    KTR is on, just not with Mikesee AFAIK. May 4th. Be there or be square. I'm going by whatever is decided here.

    I will be at GLR too. Woohoo!
  • 10-25-2006
    ionsmuse
    5/4.

    Long enough that fitness is no excuse.

    I'm telling my people immediately....
  • 10-25-2006
    sansdrailer
    I'm in, would there be any interest in post race party???
  • 10-26-2006
    vzman
    :thumbsup: If thats true and the race is on i'm in .
  • 10-26-2006
    alizbee
    I set up an information site. It is probably not needed, but hey why not!?!

    Mike, hope you don't mind, but I copied and pasted your rules from the '06 thread.

    http://kokopellitrailrace.blogspot.com/
  • 10-26-2006
    mikesee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by alizbee
    I set up an information site. It is probably not needed, but hey why not!?!

    Mike, hope you don't mind, but I copied and pasted your rules form the '06 thread.

    http://kokopellitrailrace.blogspot.com/

    Don't mind a bit. Good on ya.

    MC
  • 10-27-2006
    LyndaW
    Cool. I'll see all you nutters out there!
  • 10-30-2006
    singlespeeder13
    To all you ktr people. Once again the black hills of south dakota will be represented. I am recovering for a bicycle/ car accident. Shattered femur and tibia/fibula 3 rods 16 pins. But I will be there with bells on and ready to ride
  • 10-30-2006
    SlowerThenSnot
    hummm
    mabe i'll have to do it.....

    try and set the fixie record...


    this year I'm gonna be tired :D
  • 11-01-2006
    butryon
    what is the ktr record time? i am pondering this one. how much route finding is involvrd and is it obvious where you get water?
    thanks,
    ryon
  • 11-01-2006
    alizbee
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by butryon
    what is the ktr record time? i am pondering this one. how much route finding is involvrd and is it obvious where you get water?
    thanks,
    ryon

    KTR record was recently broken by Dave Harris. New record=12:41

    Sometimes the route is easy to follow, other times it is tricky. Maps are invaluable, as well as just simply paying attention, and looking for the signage.

    It is pretty apparent where to get water. Going to Westwater will take you off course a bit.