Colorado Trail Day 4 – Hot Tub

Aug 18 Ate a really nice burger. Medium rare. Honey mustard. Side of fries. A couple glasses of Coke. Enjoying the sun. Ate again a couple of hours later. Some chicken wings. Sweet sriracha flavor. It was sweet, but it definitely didn’t feel like sriracha. Side of celery. Another side of fried sweet potatoes. Ate again a couple of hours later. Calamari with spaghetti in a tomato sauce. Enjoyed the Continue…

Colorado Trail Day 3 – Georgia Pass

August 17 Kept hearing noises throughout the night. Animals roaming around. I hope it was the beavers, not something more dangerous, like rabbits. Did the remaining 30 km of tarmac as fast as possible. The only thing on my mind was a big juicy burger, with fries and all-you-can-drink Coke. That’s because there’s a restaurant/store (the Stagestop Saloon) just before the detour leaves the tarmac. I know I would have Continue…

Colorado Trail Day 2 – The Long Detour

Aug 16 Left at around 8:30 and soon finished segment 3. The following trails are through a wilderness area, where bikes are not allowed. So instead of 20-something miles, I have to do 70 mile long detour. I biked on boring gravel roads with a bleak landscape. I went through an area that burned down years ago and there was no shade to guard me from the scorching sun. On top Continue…

Colorado Trail – Intro and Bike Packing Equipment

I’m gonna kick off my series on the Colorado Trail with this gentle introduction. The CT is 486 miles (782 km) long. It’s got about 22000 meters of climbing. The route is split into 28 segments – making it easier to judge progress and not feel overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of what you’ve gotten yourself into while in your tent after the first day. The trail connects the cities Continue…