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.
Bikepacking the Camino De Santiago was an incredible experience. Here are some of the details of our trip.
On nearly every long, strenuous and committing trip there will come a point where my energy output outweighs the fuel I am putting into my body. Once those familiar pangs become a constant companion, I know that they most likely will remain with me for the remainder of my journey…unless I consume massive amounts of calories.