Banana Belt LoopJeff Kerkove 2:04 PM
Headed out today for the last major push before the Vapor Trail. Dave and myself hit up the 26 mile loop known as the Banana Belt. In fact, there is a race on this loop next week. And, after riding it.....I am thinking of coming back to give it a whirl.
The route started with about a 2,000 foot climb on some double track and fire road.
Some vicious CO wildlife.
Then it got just a bit steeper.
Then we finally got to the singletrack which dotted the mountain side all the way back to Salida.
Dave knows how to ride the fixed gear. It's insane watching him ride over rocks and roots while descending.
The final push back to town was a 2,000 foot drop on some loose fire road.
Rest of the pictures are here.