Colorado Trail Day 14 – Blackhawk Pass

Aug 28 It was a cold night. There was morning frost on the grass behind the hostel. Packed my stuff on the bike and went to the supermarket, for a breakfast burrito and a few more supplies. Tried hitchhiking for the rest of the detour out of Silverton: about 10 km/500m+. Gave up after half an hour and biked up to Molas Pass, trailhead for segment 25. This segment had Continue…

Colorado Trail Day 13 – Zero

Aug 27 So what can you do in Silverton, Colorado? Hike – not for me, I’m having a zero (hiking slang for rest day) Mountain bike – maybe tomorrow Trail run – this town hosts the Hardrock 100 ultramarathon Rent an OHV (off highway vehicle). The town is OHV-friendly and there are buggies everywhere I went around town a couple of times. It’s very small and easy to get around Continue…

Colorado Trail Day 12 – The Push-bike-a-thon

Aug 26 Today was shaping up to be a tough day. Why? Lots of climbing. This is especially difficult with a heavy bike Rocky trails. These reduce your biking speed significantly Weather. When it’s sunny it’s cold at this elevation. When it’s rainy… I hope it won’t. When it’s a thunderstorm… So let’s start with my biggest fear – the weather. At 6 am the skies were crystal clear. At Continue…