Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 Saturday's (Breckenridge, CO)

The past three entries have all been related to riding in amazing fall conditions on some of the best trail anywhere....Breckenridge, CO.  Numbers of the 3 rides.....approximately 120 miles, 15,000 feet of gain, and 22 hours spent riding.

Google earth of the three rides....some repeat/overlap of trail, but shows the vast amount of riding in this area, as this is just a small portion of what is available.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Another Breckenridge Saturday

September has some of the best weather and conditions for high country riding in Colorado with little chance of thunder storms and 70 degree days.  The weather this month has been just that so I have spent the past three Saturday's riding around Breckenridge.

Yesterday did another variation off West Ridge using a newly built trail Galena Ditch, making for a three loop  lariat with only repeating Blair Witch and the lower section of the Colorado Trail.  The route was CT > Soda Creek > Soda Ridge > Aqueduct > Blair Witch > CT > Dredge Boat > Galena Ditch > Tiger Road > North Fork of the Swan  > CT (West Ridge) > Blair Witch > CT (37 miles 4,600 feet of gain).

Starting out up the Colorado trail from Tiger Run.

Dropping into Soda Creek

Looking up towards A-Basin


New trail....Galena Ditch...providing a nice connector up to West Ridge minimizing Tiger Run road.


West Ridge decent...

Blair Witch

Home stretch....

A day heavy on really nice single track.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kenosha Pass > Georgia Pass > Little French > Boreas Pass > Como

This has been a route I have wanted to attempt for a little while now.  We started early and dropped a car in Como and headed back up to Kenosha Pass where we would ride the Colorado trail up over Georgia Pass and work our way across Mt. Guyote into Little French, up Sallie Barber over to Boreas Pass road and finish with the Gold Dust trail into Como.

It was a huge day 50 miles point-to-point with 5,500 of climbing taking us 9.5 hours through some remote and rugged old mining flumes, with a great mix of everything from smooth and fast to technical.  Great day and a great route.

The route in google earth

Looking east at the top of Kenosha Pass.

Starting the day out.....fall has arrived up high.

Getting close to Georgia Pass.....

Heading down the Colorado Trail....


More Flume

More flume

Top of Little French...about 25 miles of amazing trail to this point....half way.

Sallie Barber mine.

Heading up Boreas Pass road....

Looking back at Breckenridge....

Finally.....mile 40.

Gold Dust Trail

Classic fall riding in Colorado.