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    Bikepacking the CO trail presentation_REI_6-5-13

    No Spam here, just thought I'd pass this along to the masses. Looks to be an interesting discussion on the CO trail from a 17 to a 52 yr old rider(s)
    Event is free! I'll be down there to listen in and plan my future attack on said trail


    *excerpt from REI's page*
    Mountain Biking the Colorado Trail

    As a Colorado Mountain Biker you have probably suffered climbing up Mt. Falcon, laughed while ripping down lift-serviced trails and maybe even pushed your limits at a front range race or two. But have you ridden The Colorado Trail? I donít mean a quick ride up Waterton Canyon to Lemís rest. I mean ALL THE WAY TO DURANGO!

    The Colorado Trail offers a once in a lifetime mountain biking experience, with its high altitude riding, spectacular vistas and remote sections of trail offering riders a true wilderness experience. The Colorado Trail also provides a unique set of challenges to mountain bikers. This group of four riders (ranging in age from 17 to 52) will share their experience of riding The Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango over the course of two summers. These riders rode the first half of the Colorado Trail as a supported ride, and the second half of The Colorado Trail as a self-supported bikepacking trip. They will show slides of each segment of the trail, and discuss lightweight gear selection, training, food selection, and logistical challenges. They will also cover some of the unique challenges to cyclists, lessons learned on the trail, and what makes this journey so rewarding. This will be a fun and informative, interactive presentation. Bring your questions.

    This event is a special presentation in support of The Colorado Trail Foundation, the volunteer stewardship organization that built and maintains the trail for all. The CTF will provide helpful materials and hold a DRAWING for a FREE GUIDEBOOK. For more information about The Colorado Trail Foundation, visit ColoradoTrail.org.


    Speakers names:

    Greg Vallin
    Christopher Wieland
    John Admire
    Bridger Vallin

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    Sounds interesting, but I doubt I can make it due to the date. Is it at the Flagship store? What time?

    Thanks
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    Yea, Flagship store @ 6:30pm.

    I just found out a great friend/mentor/teacher has passed and the reception is Wed night in Fort Morgan.
    This may change my attendance...

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    I may attend this tonight.

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    Re: Bikepacking the CO trail presentation_REI_6-5-13

    I'll be doing my best to make it back in time

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    Lots of days to choose from. I'll be attending this one:
    Ultimate High: Mountain Biking The Colorado Trail - REI Outdoor School classes

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    I'll be doing my best to make it back in time
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    Re: Bikepacking the CO trail presentation_REI_6-5-13

    Stayed late to give my regards to the family

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    Tons of good information, and the presentation is going to be on the Colorado Trail website for download, so you'll be able to get the info.

    I got you a map, sticker, and segment card. It sounds a lot more doable than I was thinking before, and it would be easy to segment the first half of it over the course of the summer, self-shuttle 4-6 segments over a weekend.
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