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Katemcy Rocks K2 - May 14-15, 2011

Had a blast as always at K2. Didn't get many pictures at all and next to no pics of JK's, but was still a lot of fun. Thanks to Josh and the crew at Baertrax for putting on the event.

A big thanks to Randy for leading us on King of the Hill, which is a must do trail if you like a little excitement

Ran the two Grit trails, School Bus, first half of Cyclops, King of the Hill, Fence Line, and Devils Draw as it's a quick way of getting around, but not much of a trail.

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Entrance to King of the Hill


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Randy on Rippers Run (I played chicken for this one)


One of the drops on King of The Hill


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Sweet pics! Should be out there in a couple of weeks.

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How large is this park? I've been seeing and hearing more about it and actually have a trip down to Austin, TX coming up for a wedding. I've been toying with the notion of making it a road trip and trying to get out to K2 to check it out with my buddy. Is it worthwhile to factor in about 2-3 days of wheeling there? I can't seem to find the info I'm looking fo ron their site...they have lots of trail descriptions but I have no idea the size of the park.

Sweet pics by the way, looks like a blast. I want to hit some of those trails, they look like quite challenging terrain

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It's pretty small, 400 acres or so, but there is plenty to do. You can easily spend a weekend there and not even have seen half the trails. The trails range from moderate to extreme. They are only open a couple of times a month and close in the Summer, so check their web site if you are planning on going:

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Awesome Phil, you going again on memorial day..

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Awesome Phil, you going again on memorial day..
Maybe, but most likely June 11-12, as I'm guessing it will be pretty busy on Memorial Day weekend.
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Any body damage? And I presume you dropped the spare as you did at the old Katemcy.

I am getting excited about the Memorial Day run.... I know it will be packed but should be fun regardless.

I plan to drop the spare and the doors but wondered if there was somewhere that was a trail to stay away from. Some are obvious... others not so much. I would love to do King of the Hill.

On edit... just clicked the link and saw that you ran your spare.... any regrets?

And what trail was the rollover on?
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Any body damage? And I presume you dropped the spare as you did at the old Katemcy.
Not for me, but I saw two JK's without rocker protection with some big dents. Plenty of rash on the rocker protection and underneath.

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It will definitely be a blast :-)

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On anything rated 4, like King of the Hill, you have some risk of body damage. On anything rated 5 there is a good risk of body damage. On King of the Hill there is one drop off that I expected to flop on, I was waiting for it to go over, but it didn't. Definitely a fun trail, but only do it with either a really good spotter or someone who knows the trail.

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On edit... just clicked the link and saw that you ran your spare.... any regrets?
I was going to take it off, but thought I'd see how it went with it there and it was fine. I don't seem to hang up on it like I did at the old place.

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That's the steps on School Bus, at what I call the end, but a lot of people start out there. It's the opposite end to the entrance/exit over by the Back 40 where a lot of people play around. We had just gone up it and he came down it and flopped at the bottom. Coming down it is usually the easier way.
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Some are obvious... others not so much. I would love to do King of the Hill.
To expand on that, try anything that is rated 4, but if you are not with someone who's done it before walk it first, at least as far the first exit point. On anything rated 5 I'd recommend watching someone else do it before putting a tire on it. 4's are hard out there, 5's are damn right scary!
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Thanks!

Any "Must do" trails regardless of level?
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Any "Must do" trails regardless of level?
King of the Hill left a big smile on my face, really enjoyed, but it is not without risk.

School Bus is fun, the entrance (over by Back 40) can be tricky, there is a wall climb over by the fence line that can be a little difficult, and the steps at the end are technical.

The two grit trails are pretty easy and good fun, I usually run the second forward which comes out by the end of the first one, then run that one backwards.

Fence Line is easy, there a little hill climb that is tricky when wet, and there is a spooky off camber ledge, but otherwise easy.

Willys Wonka is easy, but fun.

The first half of Cyclops is easy albeit a little technical. When you get to the bottom of the first section, walk down to the left and see where the trail goes, you'll most probably want to go right There is nice little off camber section when you go right, almost certain body damage if you go left.

Devils Draw is easy, not need to even stop, but it does make a good way of cutting across the property.

They have run and marked a lot of new trails recently, so there is plenty to do. You'll find most 2's and 3's easy going, but still plenty of fun with lots of optional stuff. 4's get a bit more serious and are the limit of what I can do. 5's are for the brave of heart.
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Thanks Phil! Hopefully you can make it out but understand that it may be better on the next run (crowd-wise). Two Tons of Steel should put on a good show Sunday night.. Dolly Shine on Sat too.

We will be running down to Corpus for a PINS run this summer and will stop in and say "Howdy" when we do.

Thanks for the tips!
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Thanks Phil! Hopefully you can make it out
I may try and come out just for Saturday.

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As always, great pics and editorial. Thanks Phil.

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I remember school bus, that's when I was on all three tires, rears and spare..

And my spotter was " forget this, I not going to be held responsible"

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I remember school bus, that's when I was on all three tires, rears and spare..


It's been dug out a bit at the bottom since then and a little harder to get on to it.
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