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    My first bikepacking trip: The Colorado Trail

    Last year I joined a medical device startup developing an non-invasive glucose monitor that unfortunately ran out of funding. Coincidentally two awesome people had some time to burn before starting a new job and starting grad school. What took place was the finest adventure of self torture we had ever embarked on.

    Here's Part I
    Colorado Trail I - YouTube

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    What month did you ride. sure was alot of snow left.

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    Left mid June. We knew we were outside the window, but we all had obligations in July.

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    My first bikepacking trip: The Colorado Trail



    Nice video. The Colorado Trail is on my bucket list of trails to ride.

    Great job getting out there and doing it!

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    Congrats on a great ride, guys. Really liked your perspectives, captions, et cetera. Looking forward to the next installment…

    Good on y'all for utilizing down time and making it work. I sorta did that. Got slow in my work (marketing med devices), and just went for it with no real training. Rode about 17 days total and relished every day of it. Thankfully it was a little deeper into summer, so none of the snowpack you dealt with.

    Cheers and props!

    Mike

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    Awesome!!! can't await till next installment

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    cool trip
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    Very cool vid. Can't wait to see the rest.

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    Quite awesome. I bet that was an epic trip!

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    Here are the other two. It was a great adventure. The only way it could be better is if there was a hut route or closer towns where you could ride 40-60miles then have a place to eat and stay to minimize gear you had to carry. On the other hand it would lose the remote feeling.


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    If you watch part III in HD you can see my buddy riding through the stream as the camera is under water. I thought it was a pretty cool shot.

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    Re: My first bikepacking trip: The Colorado Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by rustyenduro View Post

    If you watch part III in HD you can see my buddy riding through the stream as the camera is under water. I thought it was a pretty cool shot.
    Getting a copyright error

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    awesome thanks.
    this past summer I was in colorado for 3 months the mtn biking trip of a lifetime.
    My cousin and I did a lot of seperate rides of the colo trail it is awesome.
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    Re: My first bikepacking trip: The Colorado Trail

    Got a chance to watch these on the trainer. Great vids man, thanks for sharing. Looked like a blast!

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    Very cool. What were you riding and what cam were you using? And how did you keep your battery charged for it?
    Would love to do this in my lifetime (see: soon).

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    I rode a 2007 Specialized Enduro ~35lbs. 6" travel. Basically my do-it-all trail bike and lift access bike. Definitely not the ideal bike for the CT, but I can say that I rode every single DH section no matter how rocky it was and it was definitely a baby head rock garden in the Sargent's Mesa area.

    I bumped into a guy and his wife on the trail and he was inspecting my bike. He recommended a 29er hardtail with the bigger tires you can fit on it. With that I would expect you would be walking some of the DH sections, but you definitely have a faster overall time.

    Filmed using a Gopro Hero3 Black with 2 batteries and a tiny solar charger. I only filmed a portion of the trail but still 100gbs worth of footage.

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