Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: lakewood, CO, USA
Summer Solstice Ride 2013
Several years ago, I did an epic solstice ride in the Colorado Rockies. One day over 12 different passes totaling 125,000+ feet of pass elevation. Crossed the Continental Divide 6 times. It was a 620 mile, 13 hour day. The longest day!
I have a route for this years solstice ride totaling 16 passes with 8 crossings of the divide. It's a monster! 620 miles to do 12 passes and to do 16 passes will take me and the LT all day long. That's why I'll do it on the solstice. I'll start 5AM and finish?????
Here's The route: Juniper, Gueanella, Kenosha, Red Hill, Currant Creek, Monarch, North, Spring, Sulmgullion, Cottonwood, Trout Creek, Hoosier, Vail, Tennessee, Freemont and Loveland. I may start/finish the day in Buena Vista instead of at home (Denver suburbs) just to save some time and my butt.
Should be an epic day of riding the Rockies!!!
Anyone interested in doing this take warning! This is a LONG DAY!!! Can't stop much if doing the route in ONE DAY! Weather will be cold in morning going over 11,000+ passes to start and then warm to hot to rain and maybe some snow in the afternoon into evening over 12,000 foot passes (cottonwood, loveland).
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!! Unless you live in Colorado!!!! I love this place!!!
I invite all you flat landers to come on up and enjoy the high country!!1
Enjoy the adventure!