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…

Colorado Trail Day 9 – Braking Bad

Aug 23 I was so pissed off and depressed this day, that I wrote the journal the following evening. But let’s start with the beginning. After finishing segment 14, I did a little change to the original Colorado Trail route. Instead of climbing on a dirt road/ singletrack, I did the paved climb to Monarch Pass, followed by a singletrack section. Why? 1) I heard they have burgers at Monarch Continue…