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Colorado Trail Race Gear List (Work in Progress) - While preparing for the Colorado Trail Race, I re-organized my gear placement to account for more singletrack riding. For the Tour Divide, I aimed to place all gear on my bike with the bulk of the weight on the handlebar. The setup worked well for the limited technical riding on the Tour Divide. For the Colorado trail, most of […]
Training for the Colorado Trail Race - How do you train for 500+ miles of technical mountain terrain? I’m using my 2014 Tour Divide training log as a guide, and using a very similar mantra. “When there is time, get outside.” I personally don’t prescribe to a training plan because too many other things in my daily life are scheduled. I want […]
Rethinking: Gear Placement - In the beginning, I packed my sleep system on the handlebars because it did not fit anywhere else. From that first day, I always packed my gear this way. Sleep system on the handlebar, clothes in the seat bag, food and water in the frame bag. Until now…. Swapping the sleep system to the seat […]
A Bikepacking Trip In 82 Words - Yesterday, my buddy Brion and I talked about family, work, bikes, and travel over a couple of beers at Living The Dream Brewery (one of the best breweries in the south Denver area). As those conversations always go, bike trips past and future dominated the time. We talked about a trip from two years ago where we […]
Bikepacking the Colorado Trail with Kids - For several years, I wanted to take my boys out on the Colorado Trail, completing one segment at a time. This year, we started that journey by riding Segment 1. Our plan involved two nights of camping along the 17 miles from the Waterton Canyon trailhead to the South Platte River. We could have easily […]