There are always those rides that are long and grueling that you will add to the list of great rides, but sometimes whom you are riding with can make a ride even more memorable. During our recent family vacation to Colorado I experienced one of those rides with my oldest son, Carlos.
The CDT (Continental Divide Trail) in Colorado had wrecked us: incessant climbing and descending, high altitude and running from storms. I’d be lying if I hadn’t said on multiple occasions, “I can’t wait until the Great Basin in Wyoming”.
This day, and the whole last few hundred kilometers to the finish in general, felt a whole lot more serious than any other prior section.
My gear list for the Colorado Colossal trip was a slightly slimmed down version of the gear list I’ve developed over the years on other bikepacking trips. Every trip I do produces a gear list that is slightly different than the trip before.