The Loveland Pass to Guanella Pass Over Mountain Route

For months only a whimsical idea, the Loveland Pass to Guanella Pass Over Mountain Route has been fully realized. Starting in Georgetown, one pedals to Loveland Pass, breaks down their bike and portages over a string of high mountains on the Continental Divide, dropping down to Guanella Pass where the bike is reassembled to ride back down to Georgetown. A most absurd, postmodern “cycling” challenge, it felt also perfectly fitting in the social distancing Covid-19 zeitgeist to visit the mountains with all you need on your back; forgoing the usual car shuttle needed for two disparate starting points.

It was also… difficult.

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Training Journal 7/29/19 – 8/4/19

Thursday

Third Flatiron x3, Second Flatiron

Summit of the Third!
Summit of the Third, looking down toward Chautauqua
Hangin’ by the bottom of the rappels (I downclimbed, naturally)

Happy Third-sday! The Third Flatiron finally has been freed of its blanket raptor closures, which means everyone is now allowed to play on it.

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