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    Koko spoted in the Jordan valley

    Just spent 5 days riding this amazing bike from Jerusalem to Eilat down the Jordan Valley,450km at an averge speed of 19.5km/h.This was a charity ride for the Alyn Childrens Hospital. Rides like a dream, rain, sand storms, dry riverbeds, washboard, shale, pebbles, rocks,powder, ups and downs, you name it this bike went over it. A wipe down in the evening and a relube was all that was needed to keep this bike rolling. One puncture in the front, a bit of tubless gunk on my face was the only injury.
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    What an historic place to ride! Bet there are some great trails there. Send us some more pictures.
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    Hi Jim
    This is an amazing place to ride. Everthing from desert to mud forests The route followed a 2500 year old Nabataean incense trail. There are a "TON" of pictures on the ride web site. This should give you an idea of what there is to ride around here. No more yeti pics, a rare beast around here.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alynwol/

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    Wow those pics look nice... and quite a crowd..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/alynwol/291330189/

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    Those climbs look grueling. Puts new meaning to the phrase "bring lots of water..."
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    The crowds were not a problem as the line spreads out over a large distance. The first day there were 550 riders on and off road riding together on road. The second day split into two levels of road riders and left us with 140 off roaders for the next 4 days.Riding at the head of the group with a strong bunch of about 4 you really get the feeling of being out there in the middle of nowhere. The amazing thing is you dont have to bring a a lot of water as there were pit stops every 15-20km. The heat wasnt to bad around 28C. In the picture I have only one bottle on the bike no back pack and only a few munchies in the pockets. The only way to do a ride like this is with serious ground support which gives you a sense of absoulte freedom to ride these bikes like they were meant to be ridden. The terrain varies from km to km from sand to boulders and everything in between. The climbs are not that long(max 8 km), but depending on the surface things could get very interesting. You Yeti users will be pleased to know that the KOKO was the only bike to make it up every climb but one which was a challenge walking up. The pictures give an idea of what was out there, the dots in the middle of the pictures are riders.

    A brilliant ride, and better bike!!!
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