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    Tandem on the Telluride Gondola

    Anyone put their tandem on the gondola at Telluride?

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    We haven't done Telluride (yet), but have at several other non-gondola lifts. One issue we have is that no one seems to know if it can be done until we try it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trails4Two View Post
    We haven't done Telluride (yet), but have at several other non-gondola lifts. One issue we have is that no one seems to know if it can be done until we try it...
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    Winter Park and Crested Butte in Colorado

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    oiy, this sport of ours if full of exciting first discoverer situations ... Can it be done? Here, hold my beer, let's see!

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    Crested Butte is on our circle tour for the summer. Nice to know that one works thanks Trails!

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    Trails, If we only hit one, which would you suggest, Winter park or Crested Butte?

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    tandem on the telluride gondola?

    Quote Originally Posted by ki5ka View Post
    Anyone put their tandem on the gondola at Telluride?
    so did you ever take the tandem on the telluride gondola? we are heading that way tomorrow.
    thanks.
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    We had no problem with the ECDM on the Telluride gondola. Just use the horizontal gondola bike racks instead of the vertical ones.Tandem on the Telluride Gondola-gondola.jpg
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    Telluride

    What ironic timing, a year old post and we just got back from Telluride minutes ago! YES we did put our ECDM on the gondola and it was easy with very accommodating folks running the gondola. I put some dense foam weatherstripping between our cables and hydraulic hoses to protect them from the rack. The riding was GRAND! We did No Brainer and Village Trail and found them both easily doable. Took one spill in the rain, but no blood or injuries.

    The altitude really kicked our butts, (there is NO oxygen in that air!), then there is the issue of what is considered a reasonable climb, we measure our climbs in hundreds, whereas these folks in the mountains think nothing of multi-thousand foot climbs,... at 10,000 ft... with absolutely NO oxygen in the air... lol

    We have decided that all of our future rides will start with a ride to the top of the hill
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    Too bad we missed you! What trails did you do?

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    It was a short day for us while driving back to Crested Butte from Durango. We rode the Prospect Trail and intended to link up withe Jurassic but got lost in the Mountain Village. We ended up high tailing it back to the truck to move it within the 2 hour limit for where we parked.
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