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    DH decent on Elbert

    So some friends and I were aspired to ride down elbert. Took 3 hrs to summit and only 1 hr down. One of the best rides of my life!

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    Pretty cool. Not sure I could deal with 3 hrs of hike a bike up a 14er though. What were the reactions of the hikers you encountered?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pearl-drum-man View Post
    Pretty cool. Not sure I could deal with 3 hrs of hike a bike up a 14er though. What were the reactions of the hikers you encountered?
    It actually wasn't that bad of a hike. Most hikers were really nice and didn't mind, but a couple called us F'in crazy haha
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    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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    Hmmm... I see a business opportunity here. Bike Sherpas for 14ers.
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    My fingers are sore just thinking about holding the brakes during that descent.

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    The access trail was built by CFI and wasn't laid out with mountain bikes in mind. Not exactly an IMBA flow trail standard.

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    Re: DH decent on Elbert

    That trail looks trashed. So many hikers not wanting to get their feet muddy.... So they walk next to trail, end up creating another one.... Then that gets muddy, so they walk on the other side... Ugh. Looks like a 14er highway up there.

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    I rode up pikes and did the Barr trail descent on Friday. Top 500 vertical feet were unrideable.... Then got nearly 7000 continuous vertical feet of downhill. Definitely a lot of pretty tech stuff at the top. Tight switchbacks, drops leading into/out of switch backs, weird narrow stuff that obviously wasn't meant to be ridden. Arguably more taxing on the body then riding up that rode.

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    Video- The Mt. Elbert Experience

    Bombed mt. Elbert last July... Here is what I have. enjoy!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZRcgeC_XDw

    This was my first time riding a Yeti SB66C demo and this ride pretty much made me buy one the following week.

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    Putting this on the "to do" list...

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    yeah it is unfortunate that the trail was so trashed but it was really only in a couple of spots for a hundred yards or so. It is an awesome experience and is something I will do again this summer. I definitely recommend it if you like a challenge, getting the bike up there is the hardest part but it is worth it.

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    "Flow standard" lol. Talk about mountain bike highways...

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    Sweet video! Looks like tons of fun, very euro. IMBA flow standard? boring

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    Not to knock the efforts of IMBA, but their trails are generally boring.

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    well, time to make a "bikepack"
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    Barr Trail DH. Barr Trail. Barr Trail (Pikes Peak).
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    DH decent on Elbert-screen-shot-2014-01-31-12.02.53-pm.jpg
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    DH decent on Elbert

    When you do things like this with long hike a bike sections going up do you wear hiking boots and have flatties for going down? Or do you stick with regular MTB shoes?

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    It is much easier to hike with wheels off and tied to frame, and bike strapped to back pack.
    But hey, to each their own. I guess quick release stuff is just for looks. lol
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    what route is the best for mt elbert on bikes?
    northeast ridge trail or eastridge trail?
    thanks

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    The twin lakes side, so East ridge, we just hiked up in our mtb shoes. Not a problem at all. Don't know why meat-market says remove the wheels and ect. If you're in reasonable shape, it shouldn't be hard to push your bike up or carry it just on your back
    Quote Originally Posted by ilikemybike011
    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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    ok thanks.
    i know someone that went down the northeast ridge route and says that is pretty good.
    i don't have a 4x4, so the east ridge route will be longer as i would have to park my car lower. did you ride or drive up the 4x4 trail?

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    No we walked it. Took us 3 hrs to summit and 1hr to decend. Parked at the twin lakes trailhead (i believe). The northeast ridge looks pretty sketchy, i'm suprised they biked that. Check out the 14ers.com page, for the route, its pretty straight forward.
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    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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    thanks. one last question. on 14ers.com it mentions a lower trailhead. there is a trail (instead of sinletrack) that starts at the end of the paved road verses riding up the 4WD trail?

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    take the 4wd road up. Its basically a slight maintained dirt road. Not very difficult to drive on. Subaru clearance should be fine
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    You don't like a fork because it's popular? That's the most retarded reason I have ever heard of.

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