The last bigger effort for the 2011 Colorado Trail Race was the day after the B68 Marathon. Saturday was a 6 hour race day. Sunday was a 5 hour CTR-mode day. For once, actually had a good group of riders for the day which included the Crack Heads, JD, and SL. Rarely do you get a group for these types of rides. The route was a mix of everything: dirt roads, hike-a-bikes, and primo CO singletrack. As always, the pictures tell the story.
The group rolls out of Breckenridge.
Let the riding/pushing up to Georgia Pass begin!
Sometimes the bicycle is better. Here, some motos are stuck in the mud. We just walk on by.
The final push up to nearly 12,000 ft.
Good 'ole Georgia Pass.
Heading from Georgia Pass over to the Colorado Trail.
The Colorado Trail.
More Colorado trail.
Even more Colorado Trail.
Seriously, more Colorado Trail.
The good stuff!
Now, the 2 week taper down to Aug. 1 begins. All the BIG training rides are done. Now to keep the system sharp and prep the gear.