It’s been over 2 months since a group of eight of us wrapped up our 7-day journey through the San Juan Mountains traversing from Durango, CO to Moab, UT.
The astute reader knows that I can be a bit verbose, so wrapping my head around how I was going to summarize the trip was a challenge. I finally surrendered to the realization that I will never be able convey in writing the most amazing and difficult mountain biking trip experience of my life (so far).
Following are pictures and video from Day 1, which followed a portion of the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Molas Pass near Durango to Bolam Pass. While our total mileage for Day 1 was the lowest of the trip, it was the longest (~12 hours) and, for me, most difficult day of the trip as we were above 10,000 feet for most of the day.
I was sucking wind, and felt like I pushed my bike as much as I rode it. By the end of the day, I was wondering what I had gotten myself into…
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