Phoenix Knollfest

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  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Phoenix Knollfest
    There seems to be an increased interest in a Knolly gathering in Phoenix this winter. For those that have not been here, we have perfect riding weather this time of year. Does sunny and 65-75 degrees work for you? :) Oh yeah, we have some pretty good riding too!

    Dirtbag and I are always here, tell me when you guys want to show up and we will make it happen. I can probably host a few people at my house and we can create a nice ride schedule.

    For those who are serious about coming in, let's set something up.

    I think they call this "chunk"

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  • 10-25-2012
    KRob
    Knolly Arizona Chunkfest!

    Checking with my trip scheduling coordinator as we speak.

    It would be fun to get together with you and Dirtbag again and meet some of the other Knomers. Maybe Dusty could even make his way over with some demos for the potential knolly customers to check out?
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    I am down. Awesome. I dont mind crashing at a nearby hotel / whatever...but wont turn down the offer of a place to crash. My calendar is pretty messed up at the moment..and the minute i organize something...work will screw me around. Are you totally flexible?

    Anytime after thx giving is probably best for me.

    Three days of riding (Fri - Sun) Fly out Sunday evening?
    I would try fly in Thu to get built up for Friday morning.

    11/29 - 12/2
    12/6 - 12/9
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    Will you force us to ride up that trail? Sweet.
  • 10-25-2012
    Calhoun
    Great idea.

    Not too long of a drive from Burque. And I know it doesn't help, but I have no scheduling conflicts :D
    I can go whenever.
  • 10-25-2012
    Dude!
    Depending on when this happens, I am in for this! There will be shuttles - right;):thumbsup:
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Guys,

    I am open, so throw out some dates. I think I can host a few people and certainly make arrangements to pickup and provide transport for those that may be flying in.

    Once we get some dates that work we can widdle them down to something that hopefully works for everyone. This would be a total trip!

    BTW, there will be no XC sissy rides, they will be Endo/Chili approved rides. :thumbsup:

    Here are some thoughts on routes:

    Goat Camp (this is a MUST) - superchunk
    National/Holbert/Kiwanis/National - a bit of everything
    National/Cochise - interesting switchbacks
    National/Viejo - steep and loose
    National/Old Lady Ames - 7 of the toughest switchbacks you will ever ride
    Alta - Swtchbacks "Doom", "Death", and "Destruction"
    Kiwanis/National West - Phoenix "XC", still a kick in the pants
  • 10-25-2012
    ebxtreme
    Dreaming how I could make this happen. Hmmm.....
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ebxtreme View Post
    Dreaming how I could make this happen. Hmmm.....

    Aeroplane - Fly :)
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    Depending on when this happens, I am in for this! There will be shuttles - right;):thumbsup:

    If by shuttling you mean pedaling, then yes, there will be plenty :D
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    If its 2012 -
    11/29 - 12/2 or
    12/6 - 12/9
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ebxtreme View Post
    Dreaming how I could make this happen. Hmmm.....

    Southwest Airlines...I think it is $50 for your bike, or ship it to me.
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    If its 2012 -
    11/29 - 12/2 or
    12/6 - 12/9

    Both are excellent dates with great weather.
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    how much for you to build it up and service the bike if we ship it to you?
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    State your date
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Both are excellent dates with great weather.

    OK. Lets set a window...by when the date is decided (Sunday night? - no need to screw around)

    If you're interested - chime in if either of these dates are better / worse

    Doesnt take too many folks to have a party on the trails.
  • 10-25-2012
    woodyak
    I could make this happen. Keep posting details. Would like to know the date and the housing arrangements ASAP. Either of those dates would work. Checking airfare from Boston as I type this...
  • 10-25-2012
    Calhoun
    Is it National that has the campgrounds? I heard that it is a nice campground with showers.

    Both of Muttonchops weekends work for me. There are at least three more Knomers in ABQ, would be nice to carpool :D
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    how much for you to build it up and service the bike if we ship it to you?

    Free, especially if you have something on your bike I want :D. Seriously, I could have your bike built and ready to go if you send it my way.
  • 10-25-2012
    woodyak
    11/29 arriving 10:56 PM
    12/1 leaving 11:41 PM
    JetBlue Direct Flight from Boston
    $335

    The weekend following is about the same. Gotta see how much the kitchen pass costs now...
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Muttonchops View Post
    OK. Lets set a window...by when the date is decided (Sunday night? - no need to screw around)

    If you're interested - chime in if either of these dates are better / worse

    Doesnt take too many folks to have a party on the trails.


    I like the way you think.
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Is it National that has the campgrounds? I heard that it is a nice campground with showers.

    Both of Muttonchops weekends work for me. There are at least three more Knomers in ABQ, would be nice to carpool :D

    No camping at National, you can camp at USERY which is way out west, or at the White tanks I believe. If you stay at the White tanks you can shower at my place, it isn't too far away (about 15 minutes)

    Parks & Recreation - Maricopa County
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by woodyak View Post
    11/29 arriving 10:56 PM
    12/1 leaving 11:41 PM
    JetBlue Direct Flight from Boston
    $335

    The weekend following is about the same. Gotta see how much the kitchen pass costs now...

    Wow, that is a great rate. You are welcome to stay at my place. Depending on how many people show, we may need to setup some air matresses.
  • 10-25-2012
    tiSS'er
    Additional motivation if you are on the fence

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  • 10-25-2012
    woodyak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    Wow, that is a great rate. You are welcome to stay at my place. Depending on how many people show, we may need to setup some air matresses.

    Awesome! Thanks for the proposed hospitality. Gotta talk to the boss to see if I can get the thumbs up. Trails look chunky and mean. I like that!
  • 10-25-2012
    Muttonchops
    Is it more painful to fall and land on those gnarly rocks OR a cactus?