My brother Larry and I hooked up for a mountain bike ride for the first time. Larry has recently taken up the sport and is gung ho to ride the entire Kokopelli trail in September. We headed out to Fruita Colorado to take on Mary's Loop. Instead we took a wrong turn and ended up riding Rustler's Loop.
After finishing the easy ride, we headed into town and the Board N Buckle to pick up some riding gloves. The friendly staff recommended a fairly new ride called Pet-E-Kes in the lunch loop area on the road to Colorado National Monument. Pet-E-Kes is an intermediate trail that is quite a hoot to ride.
At the top of Pet-E-Kes we decided to head down Holy Cross. Holy Cross is an expert ride with a few crucial crux sections. Larry and I walked our bikes quite a bit. He even crashed and gashed his leg. The trail is named after a particularly gnarly section next to an old wooden cross. We stopped and watched the Yeti Team give it a whirl. Most made it, but even some of them could not clean the steep rocks.
Stay tuned for more on our Kokopelli quest...