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    Ring the Peak - 2013

    I've been wanting to do this race since it's inception, but events have conspired against me. Managed to make it this year. Having done very little biking recently, but a lot of running/hiking, I wondered how it would go.

    Well, it was d@mn hard. Massive amounts of hike-a-bike, relentless sun, and a seemingly endless descent. Also, the Pikes Peak area has some serious beauty and isolation.

    We met some great folks out on the trails. Special shout out to the Colorado Springs Mountain Bike Club for the great aid stations.

    Here are some pics...

    Amazing scenery along Gold Camp Rd
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    The elevation profile
    RTP 2013

    Resupply near the Pikes Peak Toll Rd. We got a late start, this was probably closed for most people
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    After Catamount
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    Near Horsethief Park
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    Also near Horsethief Park
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    Finally getting some fun downhill after the massive ride up 376 and the heinous hike-a-bike
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    Is this descent ever going to end?
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    My bike ready to roll. I like to get as much weight off my back and on the bike
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    'You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to baker again.'

    Very nice! Yesterday was a hot one too!

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    Yeah, the heat was worrisome. I definitely had to stay on top of hydration and electrolytes.
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    Nice one son. Looks like some cool scenery.

    That loop has been on my list for an overnighter for while. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Here is a short TR from an overnighter I did on RTP. That was much more fun than doing RTP in a day...

    Monumentally Afflicted: Ring the Peak Plus
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    Nice Brad! Thanks for the stoke!

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    Way to get after it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    -Here is a short TR from an overnighter I did on RTP. That was much more fun than doing RTP in a day...

    Monumentally Afflicted: Ring the Peak Plus
    That just adds to the stoke

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    Congrats Brad!

    I agree 2 days on the RTP is much better than one..

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