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2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

#1 2011-11-03 1:18am

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2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

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2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

This is 1 of 12 KOS Kruisers that were given away by Mongoose in 2011 - and it's Maiden Voyage was RAGBRAI XXXIX!


On June 14, 2011, FedEx inexplicably delivered a large box to my door with the words "mongoose" printed on it.
Was I drunk-shopping on ebay again?
Then I remembered a message I got on the museum about a week before and it said I was going get something that "might make RAGBRAI little easier."
I thought it was going to be a backpack or something but inside the box was the brand new 2012 Mongoose KOS Kruiser and a note:
"Hey R.D! Well, guess who I work for? You passed the "awesome dude who is a great brand ambassador" test. Hopefully, this will serve you well @ RAGBRAI and thereafter. As you may have heard/seen/read online, this bike is one of twelve with these parts plus color combo, so enjoy!
Happy trails, Martin Wendt Global BMX Product Manager"
I truly expected to wake up at any moment but I'm happy to report after 134 days and counting, the dream hasn't ended yet!
The first ride I took on this bike was across the entire state of Iowa on RAGBRAI!
Infinite thanks to Martin Wendt and everybody at Mongoose!
R.D.
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#2 2011-11-03 1:51am

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Bike Ride Across Iowa. What the rest of the acronym stands for? Nice ride. You're quite fortunate to win.

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#3 2011-11-03 9:01am

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Right on I like the Radical Rick look. Lol oh sweet retro Mongoose Kos yo.

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#4 2011-11-03 10:37am

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Thanks! big_smile

RAGBRAI stands for the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. On a dare back in 1973, three journalists organized a ride across Iowa and wrote about what they saw in the local newspaper "The Des Moines Register".  At the last minute, they invited the public to join them and 500 did.  It was so popular, they did it again the next year and 1500 people showed up.  As with most annual bicycle rides, the ridership grew exponentially - nowadays, it's about 20,000 riders.

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#5 2011-11-04 12:09am

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

great story mate , and well done on winner 1 of 12 Kos Kruiser's , i own 1 and love it .

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#6 2011-11-04 12:40am

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Best luck for the successful journey..

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#7 2011-11-04 8:55am

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Thanks!

I like what you did with yours, jamfer! big_smile


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#8 2011-11-14 2:26pm

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

great story cool


Build it, Ride it and Break it. That what it was made for.

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#9 2011-11-27 4:37pm

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Cool story RD, so the 20" goose is retired and on your fireplace mantle?


I'm looking for the following frames, frame & forks or completes by BMX products:
MotoTrac (nickle or chrome), Racer-X or a Super-X (with the double gussets).
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#10 2011-11-27 7:19pm

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

That'll be the day lol  I still have at least 3 more crazy build ideas for it big_smile


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#11 2012-07-06 7:09pm

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Dude, as another guy who takes excessively long BMX rides, I salute you.  The 26" (as you've no doubt discovered by now) is perfect for this; it completely obviates the need for multiple gears, skinny tires, and shiny clothes.  I haven't quite figured out the perfect approach to hydration, however.  Bolting water bottle cages to my whip doesn't seem right, so I bought a Camelbak.  That doesn't feel quite right either, but it definitely extends riding opportunities in the infernal National Capitol region.


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#12 2012-07-06 7:23pm

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

AWSOME CONGRATS.big_smile

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Re: 2012 Mongoose Kos Kruiser 26

Sweet score. Killer story


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