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Yesterday I met up with Lubes and PBR Me! at 4:30am for approx 53 miles from Kenosha Pass to Breckenridge to Como. S.S. Spike and his crew were throwing down 85 miles adding an additional 35 miles I didn't think my legs were ready for.

We got a car dropped in Como and were on the Colorado Trail by 6:20



PBR being chased by the morning sun



Lubes full of smiles



PBR taking a serious approach to the views



Still a few small snow drifts on the east side of Georgia Pass at treeline



Lubes cranking up to Georgia Pass



PBR almost to Georgia Pass



On over to the Breck side of Georgia Pass





Where probably two dozen snow drifts awaited our tracks



A good ol death march isn't quite right without a little drinkin involved



A few marshes were to be hiked



and lots of route finding



Sometimes we even hung our bikes out to dry



and rode tons of old flume like this



and this



Might be getting familiar now for those of you who have been training on the Fire Cracker Course



We started running into all sorts of folks at this point including Kerkove, Sonya, DJ Birtch, Rebecca Toma wiki wiki, and several others who I didn't recognize.



PBR at Little French Gulch



Sally Barber Mine



going down



down



down into Breckenridge for some refreshments from the local convenient mart



Then a climb back up Boreas Pass, course we took all the singletrack options to go up



Baker's Tank



A rest stop at the top of the pass



We finished the day on an awesome singletrack descent off the pass. Some where around 53 miles and 7800 ft of climbing. Sweet!
 

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t.i.t.s.ceo/FR amoeba rep
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Spike FeSSt!!!!!!!!!! 09!

First of all apologies to Nick! Glad you had a good ride anyway!! Spike thank you for throwin this! Mucho appreciated:thumbsup:

On to the gallery:

Gettin an early start
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mGe
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Lubes on the final push to lunch rock(breakfast snack in our case)
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Of course the views sucked
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First patches of snow
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Jeremy you almost cleaned it!
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Lubes found it easier just to toss it over!
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Of course a summit toast!
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Beauty everywhere
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t.i.t.s.ceo/FR amoeba rep
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still uploading the old fashioned way

mGe displayin some skill on the skree
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Treats on the way to sally barber
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Almost to top of boreas
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Found Mateo roamin around! Thought he was delivering us beer but just a message to say its all down hill from here, except for that one section he muttered under his breath! :D
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Thanks again Spike and thanks for the Stranny's at camp:thumbsup: You guys killed the 85 miler way to go! Good to see all you guys again! Totally happy with the pace we rode enjoyin it all and taking in the whole route!! That coke never tasted so good at the gas station!!
 

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IndecentExposure said:
Nice fella's! I never thought of going on to como. Is there single track between boreas and como?

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Gold Dust trail. Upper end takes off about 1/4 mile below the top of the pass. Bottom end is in Como. Part of loop 3 in the B100 and the last stage of the Breck epic.
 

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Heads up Flyboy!!
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s.s. spike said:
Glad you guys had a good time.T'was a great weekend indeed! No rain? I still can't believe it.
Thanks for setting it up. It truly T'was a great weekend.:thumbsup: I plan on coming back for some retribution. Somehow I only drank 2 liters of fluids and and one liter of that was in the last 20 miles. What was I thinking? No wonder I started bonking out on Boreas!:madman:
 

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I'm Guessing you guys took a left on the ditch that is about 2/3 of the way down the CT then followed it to the marsh. You don't have to do that. You can hop off that ditch at the first clearing that you come to, descend it to the South Fork of the Swan jeep road then do a short, but steep climb back to the Great Flume (the trail with the flume trestle in your photos).

Plus, it's probably best for mountain bikers to not be schlepping through wetlands. not to mention that hiking through that thing is not much fun, it's full of holes that the miners dug to support the old flume supports. I damn near broke my leg falling into one of them the one time I hiked across it.

Great epic ride though. Might have been best to have saved it for when things are a bit drier but as long as you where practicing good mud season etiquette probably no biggie.
 

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bacon! bacon! bacon!
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IndecentExposure said:
MountainGoat,
Any way I can buy you a beer for some of that maping beta?

BTW, I'm thinking of doing Kenosha to Vail in one day. 20k ft of climbing, 60 miles. Any interest?
You've been thinking about that ride for a bunch of years now... is this the year to make it happen?
 

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I'm up for some epics this summer... as much fun as spending the weekend in Glenwood Springs and Basalt was, I would have loved to have done that Kenosha to Como ride.

I probably need a couple slightly less epic rides before doing 60m/+20k though :)
 

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We should probably keep this thread up towards the top for a little longer.
Nice ride guys!
How about a report from Spike or BBD or anyone else that did the 85 miler!

I will be doing something big up there in Summit Co either Sunday or Monday. Should Kenosha/Georgia/Breck be part of it? Or do all the drifts take away too much of the fun? There is plenty around there to plan a different route if you think that's the case.
 
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