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Old 04-09-09, 02:11 PM
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Cycle Mt. Pass invitation

I'm a 41-year-old male seeking 1 or 2 riding partners for July 28- Aug 2/3 to do a 350 mile section of the CO Rockies from Poncho Springs, CO. to Chama N.M. It will include 6 mt. passes and the terrain will include 4wd, singletrack, and dirt roads. Will complete an average of 50 miles a day, riding around 9-12,000 feet in elevation. Not looking for experts or speedsters, but someone who is good with endurance and strenuous trail riding, and is also prone to stop to take a pic or just take in the scenery. I've ridden with people of varying expertise, and am a very easy-going, patient rider on both ends as the lead or the caboose, overall used to riding solo.
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Old 04-09-09, 02:26 PM
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Sounds like a great, epic ride. I'd consider it but have a race week to prepare for too close. Hope someone here can take you up on it.
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You should cross-post in the regional forum.
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This the Continental Divide trail or similar? Carry all gear and camp sort of trip? I've ridden around Poncha Springs and north of that area in Colorado during summer at 9000-12000 ft, how much warmer would it be or about the same?
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Originally Posted by bikinfool View Post
This the Continental Divide trail or similar? Carry all gear and camp sort of trip? I've ridden around Poncha Springs and north of that area in Colorado during summer at 9000-12000 ft, how much warmer would it be or about the same?
Some of it is on the Great Divide Bike Trail and portions are on the CDT as well. This is not a trip for panniers and trailers, but requires one to carry the basic necessities for survival on a cargo rack and backpack. By late July, the snow should be cleared from 12,000 ft Passes, and the temp averages between 50-70 during a 24 hr period.
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