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View Poll Results: Do you (realistically) expect to attend Munifest Destiny 2012: Albuquerque?
I want to attend, but have to miss it this year. 7 23.33%
I definitely plan to attend Munifest Destiny! 23 76.67%
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Old 2012-05-01, 04:45 AM   #1
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"California" Muni Weekend 2012 Teaser: Oct 5-8 in Albuquerque!

Hello unicyclists! For those of you who like to plan early, I can't keep the secret any longer: A date and location has been selected for the 2012 version of what has been popularly known as "California Mountain Unicycle Weekend".

Date: Oct 5-7 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico!

In fact, these dates occur on Columbus Day Weekend, providing the most dedicated folks an extra day (the 8th) of ultra-fun adventure time.

Given the Western migratory pattern of this exiting annual adventure, the organizers have decided upon a name change too. This year's original muni weekend will be known as "Munifest Destiny: Albuquerque"!

Keep an eye out here for updates and links. In the coming weeks and months, our club website will provide info about accommodations, itinerary, etc. For now, suffice it to say that Albuquerque offers a fantastic network of trails, great food, and real cheap accommodations. For your convenience, here are driving times for some popular starting points:

Austin: 12 hrs
Denver: 7 hrs
Los Angeles: 12 hrs
Phoenix: 7 hrs
Salt Lake City: 11 hrs
San Francisco, Oregon, Seattle, Twin Cities, Vancouver: you guys should probably fly

Last, for our planning purposes, we ask that if you plan to come, please indicate so using the poll below. Note, I'm not asking if you merely WANT to come - I'm asking if you realistically expect that you WILL come. If you're not sure yet, ignore the poll until you are sure

Join us... It is your munifest destiny!

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Old 2012-05-01, 05:50 AM   #2
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ooooOOOOOoooo, I haven't been to New Mexico yet...

I got the dates written down but I think I am going to have to skip this fall.

I think that is what I said last year though.
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Old 2012-05-01, 12:06 PM   #3
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Eric, you have no excuse, fire season will be over, you'll have a new truck to break in, might as well come tour and visit with freinds

I'm in.
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Old 2012-05-01, 12:38 PM   #4
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Argh, same weekend as the mandolin convention I'm helping to organize. Otherwise I'd be all over it.
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Old 2012-05-01, 01:36 PM   #5
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Argh, same weekend as the mandolin convention I'm helping to organize. Otherwise I'd be all over it.
We'll still have a contingent from the Twin Cities, as I have no excuse not to be there!
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Old 2012-05-01, 02:32 PM   #6
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Mandolin, seriously?

I suppose a covention of Mandolin players is unique, but a munifest in October, riding trails with other muni riders, how often can you do that?
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Old 2012-05-02, 12:53 AM   #7
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Sounds like a blast. See you there!
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Old 2012-05-02, 03:47 AM   #8
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I'm very interested, and considering bringing my 12-y-o riding buddy. There's that whole father-son trip bonding experience thing, but really I just want an excuse for not riding as well as y'all.

Seriously, I assume there are actually trails around/through the boulders in that great photo above, right? Doable (umm, response from other than Tom Holub please) for a 29er roller and a kid on a 24?
Another question: how steep are we talking? I've been meaning to get my son a brake, just need to know how much training to put him through on it.

Oh, and there's that little factor of I still haven't been back on a uni since breaking my leg, and have follow-up surgery tomorrow. . . but October's far enough off, eh?

So, not quite ready to commit in the poll, but seriously considering it.
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Old 2012-05-02, 06:47 AM   #9
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By the way, Eyal forgot to mention another cool event going on that same weekend/week. If you like balloons, add another excuse to go:
http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
The dates run Oct. 6-14, so you don't even have to miss any rides to do both! Jacquie and I will be there.

Extremely-eastern California here we come!
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Old 2012-05-02, 02:58 PM   #10
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Seriously, I assume there are actually trails around/through the boulders in that great photo above, right? Doable (umm, response from other than Tom Holub please) for a 29er roller and a kid on a 24?
Another question: how steep are we talking? I've been meaning to get my son a brake, just need to know how much training to put him through on it.

Oh, and there's that little factor of I still haven't been back on a uni since breaking my leg, and have follow-up surgery tomorrow. . . but October's far enough off, eh?
You should come, there's always mellow trails and there are always mellow riders, not everyone jumps off buolders; I certainly do not!

Bring your son, I was thinking of doing the same with mine, though he probably can't go do to school and marching band season.

You don't "need" brakes, but short cranks can be tiring if there's a lot of downhill. My son rode the Oregon over teh weekend with 150's and he said even with brakes his legs got tired.
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Old 2012-06-21, 02:12 AM   #11
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Munifest Destiny ("Cal" Muni Weekend) Official Webpage

Friends, our official muni weekend webpage is now live! Select the link below for information on Munifest Destiny (aka "California" Muni Weekend 2012) in Albuquerque New Mexico:

http://www.nmuni.com/munifest-destiny-2012

The site is not complete or exhaustive, so be sure to check periodically for updates.

Thanks!
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Old 2012-06-21, 03:24 AM   #12
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The web page looks good! If you can, take all those text links on there and turn them into clickable links.

Unfortunately I have to change our attendance status. Jacquie is out, and I'm down to a maybe. She's having back surgery, hopefully in September, and will need lots of care for a while after. Depending on the surgery date I'll know if I can leave or not (she has lots of friends and employees who are professional CNA's).

Not that we want to wait that long, but if her surgery date turns out to be after the event, we might both go...
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Old 2012-07-16, 12:09 AM   #13
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Albaquerque, oh yeah!

We're planning to be there. I've been on top of the Sandias and wished I had my unicycle... my wish will soon come true. Thanks to all who are putting this together!
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Old 2012-07-17, 06:30 AM   #14
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WOW!! Eyal is going for it again! I remember well all the prep from the Santa Barbara weekend. This was an awesomely organized weekend!

I don't ride much anymore having gone the other way over to the dark side of two wheels and MTB. Still, I saw this thread and really really wanted to come back to ride Muni in New Mexico. How cool would that be? Hot air balloons and Muni.

But, it's too far away to drive which would take just too much time. Los Angeles teachers have had to take some serious pay cuts as well. So, there is the financial constraint as well.

I hope Eyal hosts this again in a year or two, and maybe I can get my keester out there when things improve for me.

Cheers everyone! have a great event.
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Old 2012-07-30, 05:03 PM   #15
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Moab riding Tues and Wed, Oct 2-3

Hey, I'm planning to stop in Moab on the way to Albequerque, and do some riding on Tuesday and Wednesday. Currently trying to get reservations at Canyonlands Campground/RV park, on the edge of town so my wife can shop etc while we're out riding. Trail ideas in this other thread.
Anyone want to join at Moab for some pre-munifest riding?
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