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Old 05-21-2015, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cool2 BreckTrek 2015

Woodland Park to Breckenridge (and back) on trails in one day (about 220 miles).

Sunday, (final date TBA)
6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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Old 05-21-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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What's the Ride All About?
What bike should I bring?


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Old 05-21-2015, 08:25 PM   #3
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When I moved here (Woodland Park) in 2007 the old timers told me you could ride from here to Breckenridge without a plate. That's what began this whole thing. It took two seasons to put the route together. Most of my exploration time was spent trying to find a ford across the South Platte River.



There is no longer a legal water crossing, primarily due to trail closures following the Hayman fire. This means we must cross the South Platte River at Lake George. This also means we are forced onto asphalt and therefore a license plate is required.



2009

2009 was the first year of the ride. We started in Monument, rode to Breck, camped for the night, and rode back the next day. The ride home was supposed to be easy, but everyone wanted more technical trails so we ended up modifying the route for more of a challenge. We had ten total riders, with a main group of 5 (Ryan, Colin, Randy, Jeff, and myself)



BreckTrek 2009 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476935

2010

In 2010 we tried it as a one-day ride, this made the ride a serious distance challenge. It was very popular. We started with 16 riders at the beginning of the day. At the top of Georgia Pass we had 20 riders. And I think we had 9 remaining at the end of the day. We pulled off the trail not-too-long after dark.



Breck Trek 2010 Teaser from Ryan Smith on Vimeo.


BreckTrek 2010 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539376
Ride reports and pictures start about here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post13253423


BreckTrek 2011



2011 was supposed to be almost the same as 2010, but with some harder sections like 735, technical singletrack.


Unfortunately we had a couple late winter storms and we couldn't get over either Georgia or Boreas Pass into Breckenridge, so our trip ended in Jefferson.

This was the only ride that had singletrack and it was the only time we did not make it all the way to Breckenridge.



16 riders started, 8 finished.

BreckTrek 2011 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=676601


BreckTrek 2012



I was late putting this year’s ride together so I thought I would have a smaller group because of it, but at the starting line we had 25 attendees (a new record). The route changes slightly from year to year and this year’s route was the hardest, but it was a route I've been trying to do for years. I really liked the route, but the attrition rate was a little high, so we’ll modify the route accordingly this year.

25 riders started, 8 finished.



2012 Thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=778005


BreckTrek 2013



By 2013 the route was pretty well standardized, so I had some time to concentrate on other aspects of the ride; so I drug the whole smelly crew into Spencer's Restaurant for a spectacular buffet. A bunch of bikes started. Some of them finished.

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Old 05-21-2015, 08:30 PM   #4
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Maybe - I'd be happy to Sweep as always

2013 I did it on my 2012 Gas Gas EC300 (2-stroke) and completed Brecktrek; it did it fine, just plan your oil. Although I brought Fuel and pretty much empty the saddle bags with the MSR dromedary bags before night fall. Otherwise I typically use the Honda XR650R as that seems to handle long distances a lot better and the higher speeds.

I made an Activity to give people an idea
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2010 Scouting for BreckTrek
First time I meet Pablo83 and it was a fun long day.


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2012 BreckTrek


2013 BreckTrek - I was on the 2012 Gas Gas EC300
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:04 PM   #5
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What bike should I bring?

Bike Requirements:
1) A LICENSE PLATE.
2) A WORKING headlight; we will be getting back after dark (plan on 10:00pm).
3) An OHV tag.
4) A minimum cruising speed of 55 MPH.
5) At least an 80 mile fuel range.

Almost any small dualsport will do. The 250-650cc thumpers tend to be the best. The better your suspension is, the easier the ride will be.

Conditions range from steep and loose, to tight and technical, with two very short sections of paved highway and lots of wide open flat dirt roads in between. There will be lots of whoops, roots, rocks and ruts in the technical parts.



Great bikes for the ride:
KTM RFS bikes, WR450F, DR350, CRF450X, XR650R, XR400, XR600. But remember, rider ability has much more to do with success rate than the bike you bring.

Notable bikes:
One KLR650 has attempted BT and didn't get too far (but you’re welcome to give it a try).
Four KTM 950’s have joined over the years; one finished, but it was brutal (way to go, Ryan).
One KTM 640 Adv tried it and succeeded, but once again, it was difficult.
At least one CRF250X has completed BT over the years. I believe the smallest to attempt it was an XT225, but it did not finish.
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Nice I've been waiting for this! Any dates yet?
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Nice I've been waiting for this! Any dates yet?
Final date TBA
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I'd be happy to run one of the sweep positions again, Whatever you need.
Looking forward to it.

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Paul,

I'd be happy to run one of the sweep positions again, Whatever you need.
Looking forward to it.

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Thanks! I'll take you up on that.

We need a leader for B group and lots of sweep personnel. If anyone is interested, please raise your hand.
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I might be able to lead or sweep the B group if needed, depending on the date.
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Looks like a fun ride. I live near Georgia Pass (first pic) and don't have a plate on my 300, so I can't join in.

We are getting hammered with snow, so I think it's going to be a late melt out this year.

I'll be the first to know when Georgia Pass is passable (I ride it 3-4 times a week), so I can certainly volunteer that info if you'd like.

I take it you guys are going down the south fork of the swan into Breck?
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I'll play a b group sweep hope I don't get hurt this year
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That would be sweet to know the status of Georgia Pass. Last year Stephenson and I went down first and OMG we could not get back up to let the others know the dtstus due to it being pretty much a half frozen river. I would think this year would have a late melt as you mentioned. At least everyone just continued down into Swan and all was good.

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Looks like a fun ride. I live near Georgia Pass (first pic) and don't have a plate on my 300, so I can't join in.

We are getting hammered with snow, so I think it's going to be a late melt out this year.

I'll be the first to know when Georgia Pass is passable (I ride it 3-4 times a week), so I can certainly volunteer that info if you'd like.

I take it you guys are going down the south fork of the swan into Breck?
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