I head out to Fruita/Moab in two weeks for a great ride along the Kopokeli trail, a destination that I have long wanted to visit. It is Jason's birthday bash and a bunch of us are descending on Fruita, Fat Bikes in hand, for a great little 6 day loop.
The Mukluk has been idle for the summer but now she is back and ready to roll. All dressed up with a combination of Porcelain Rocket bags (new ones on the way), I will basically roll with a kit configuration similar to my Arizona trip. The weather looks good, so I am going without a shelter which makes room for the additional water I need.
I swapped out my Carver carbon fork for the original Enabler fork so that I could use my Anything Cages for food. The new, 2014 AC's are significantly more robust so I have no fears about their durability. However, this will be the first trip where I have really put them through their paces, so time will tell. I am once again going to attempt a trip with Flats, something that I have yet to successfully accomplish as well as switching the wheels over to a 'Ghetto' Tubeless conversion. I must say, the thought of Tubeless ready rims is quite appealing...
After this trip, I intend to continue my move to combining Titanium and Carbon fiber, a combination that while expensive, delivers the most outstanding ride quality that I have found. The addition of Carbon Jones Bars, Whiskey Rims and a Rohloff (Still thinking this through)/Dyno hub are going to make the Muk (or its next best iteration), the ultimate go anywhere bike.
More details to come along with the beloved packing lists. Photos will be posted on Instagram, my new favorite way of sharing images in near real time.