I talk to Alex Potter over at iRunFar about my love affair with bicycles and how I use them to get the trailheads to run the trails in their Trailhead Vehicles series! Give it a read and make sure to follow them for their excellent race/running culture coverage! Continue Reading...
A good trip to
Longs Neníisótoyóú’u on Columbus Indigenous Peoples Day. Left around 3:30am feeling fairly languid, but psyched enough to push up James Canyon/Overland Rd. ( St. Vrain is essentially closed to bikes for construction). It’s a steeper route with more elevation gain, but it’s also actually shorter by a few miles. It’s also quieter – and there’s a few miles of well-sealed gravel at the top, what’s not to like? Continue reading…
I’ve released the
first draft chapter of what is hopefully going to be a full-fledged guidebook on bikepacking to the Colorado 14ers. It’s about my favorite mountain to ride bikes to: . Longs Peak
Check it out, and share your feedback. I’ll be moving forward with other mountains in the Front Range, as well as chapters on
topics brought up from the survey.
I’ve decided to write this book in small pieces and share drafts of the chapters publicly. I’m doing so for a lot of reasons which I’ll expound upon in a separate post.
I’m currently writing some notes about my 2017 Tour of the Highest Hundred, where I bikepacked to the trailheads of all 105 Colorado Centennials, and then summited them by foot. This is a work in progress and the notes are currently spread in the post archives of this site:
Tour of the Highest Hundred Notes: GPX Files/Caltopo Map
Found here. Talk @ Bent Gate, March 2018
Centennials Summited (11):
Mount of the Holy Cross Holy Cross Ridge Mt. Oklahoma Mt. Massive Mt. Elbert French Mountain Casco Peak Lackawanna Peak Capitol Peak Snowmass Peak Hagerman Peak
By foot: 76.9 miles, 31,821′ elevation gained By bike: 200.1 miles, 15,165′ elevation gained Continue reading…
14ers, bikepacking, Capitol Peak, Casco Peak, centennials, fastpacking, fkt, French Mountain, Hagerman Peak, Holy Cross Ridge, Lackawanna Peak, Mount of the Holy Cross, Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive, Mt. Oklahoma, selfpowered, Snowmass Peak
This was most likely the largest week in the entire tour, in terms of number of peaks summited. Access in the Sawatch is generally easy, resupply is plenty, and most of the peaks don’t pose too much technical problems.
Centennials Summited (19):
Cronin Peak Mt. Antero Mt. Shavano Tabeguache Peak Mt. Princeton Mt. Harvard Mt. Columbia Mt. Yale Mt. Hope Missouri Mountain Mt. Oxford Mt. Belford La Plata Peak Ice Mountain North Apostle Mt. Huron Horseshoe Mountain Mt. Sherman Dyer Mountain
Plus bonus peaks: Iowa, Gemini, Peerless, etc
On foot: 103.8 miles, 48,889′ elevation gain On bike: 136.5 miles, 10,029′ elevation gain Continue reading…
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, Cronin Peak, Dyer Mountain, fastpacking, fkt, Horseshoe Mountain, Ice Mountain, La Plata Peak, Missouri Mountain, Mt. Antero, Mt. Belford, Mt. Columbia, Mt. Harvard, Mt. Hope, Mt. Huron, Mt. Oxford, Mt. Princeton, Mt. Shavano, Mt. Sherman, Mt. Yale, North Apostle, selfpowered, Tabeguache Peak
Centennials Summited (6):
Dallas Peak Teakettle Peak Mt. Sneffels Wetterhorn Peak Uncompahgre Peak Mt. Ouray
By foot: 41.1 miles, 17,815′ elevation gain By bike: 249.1 miles, 27,561′ elevation gain Continue reading…
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, Dallas Peak, fastpacking, fkt, Mt. Ouray, Mt. Sneffels, selfpowered, Teakettle Peak, Uncompahgre Peak, Wetterhorn Peak
Centennials Summited (13):
Pigeon Peak Turret Peak Jupiter Mountain Windom Peak Sunlight Peak North Eolus Eolus Peak Jagged Mountain Vestal Peak Wilson Peak Gladstone Peak Mt. Wilson El Diente
On foot: 98.1 miles, 42,073′ elevation gain On bike: 42.7 miles, 5,342′ elevation gain Continue reading…
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, El Diente, Eolus Peak, fastpacking, fkt, Gladstone Peak, Jagged Mountain, Jupiter Mountain, Mt. Wilson, North Eolus, Pigeon Peak, selfpowered, Sunlight Peak, Turret Peak, Vestal Peak, Wilson Peak, Windom Peak
Centennials Summited (8):
Jones Peak Half Peak Handies Peak Redcloud Peak Sunshine Peak UN 13832 UN 13811 Vermilion Peak
By foot: 63.2 miles, 21,631′ elevation gained By bike: 72.2 miles, 7,636′ elevation gain Continue reading…
14ers, bikepacking, centennials, fastpacking, fkt, Half Peak, Handies Peak, Jones Peak, Redcloud Peak, selfpowered, Sunshine Peak, UN 13811, UN 13832, Vermilion Peak