April 27, Fruita - Kokopelli Trails

Francine and Renee pedal up Mary's Trail

Thursday was our drive day to Fruita, Colorado to meet Bill & Renee.  They were coming in from Denver.  The wind picked up in the afternoon, beat up our brand new tent, and made the decision against riding real easy, as Kevin & I were still tired from the 55 plus miles we rode the previous two days.

Friday was our first morning to sleep in, have coffee, and relax in the warm morning sun, before leisurely heading out for a ride.  The Fruita Fat Tire Festival was on this weekend, so we stopped in town before we went to the trails.  We all were pleasantly surprised to demo bikes for an entire ride.  Renee & Bill took out the Ibis SLR.  Francine & Kevin took the Pivot 5.7.  They said we had to have them back by 5pm, so we took them to the Kokopelli Trails.

Rode up Marys, to Horsethief Bench and out Mary's.  We were going to do Steve's loop, but we didn't want to bring the bikes back right at 5pm, so after a couple miles out Mary's, we turned around and zipped back to the car.  The Ibis SLR climbed like it had turbo, and was also sweet on the downhills.  Both Francine & Renee thought the Pivot 5.7 (with almost 6 inches of travel) climbed like a slug, but was sweet on the downhills. 

Since demo bikes don't have mileage computers, we think we rode about 10 miles.

Bill on Horsethief Bench Trail

Kevin at our turn-around point on Mary's Trail

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