July 2019, ~6 days, 10 hours; Solo + Unsupported
With Longs Peak being of close-enough proximity to Boulder to ride to by bike and back, the mountain has been a long-term focus of mine in the realm of Longs Peak duathlons.
2011 (scratch near Silver City), 2012 finish in ~23 days
The Tour Divide was a seminal trip for me. Officially, it was my first (then second) mountain bike race. I thought nothing of buying my first mountain bike a few months before the race, and lining up in Banff, Alberta, Canada, pointing the bike South to the Mexican border.
Summer, 2018. Solo + Unsupported. Unrepeated.
The Mosquito/Tenmile Range in Colorado runs south to north between Buena Vista and Frisco, CO. Inspired by Peter Bakwin’s nearly futuristic vision and attempts to traverse the entire ridgeline from Weston Pass (outside of Leadville, CO) to the Mount Royal trailhead, I awoke early Saturday morning from my bivy underneath a tree at Trout Creek Pass, 30+ miles to the south to start on, “The Line”.
July 2017 – September 2017. Solo + Self-Supported. Unrepeated.
The Hundred Highest Colorado Peaks, ridden to by bike; summited on foot, completely Self-Powered and Self-Supported: in 60 days or less
Weaving a path of singletrack, 4×4 tracks, country and dirt roads, the Tour of the Highest Hundred project takes the path less pedaled to gain the base of ALL the Colorado Centennial Mountains by bike, then summit those peaks by foot in one enormous self-powered, peak bagging Grand Tour.
Put the canoe in the water, and people will start paddling.
This page is about my own Tour of the Colorado 14ers self-supported self-powered FKT in 2014.