BreckTrek 2012

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Pablo83, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Woodland Park to Breckenridge (and back) on trails in one day (about 220 miles).
    June 17th (Father's Day)
    When: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Meet at The Hungry Bear.
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  2. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  3. modette

    modette RMAR

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    In as sweep :D
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  4. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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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.

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

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    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)

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    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 a 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.

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12758930" width="400" height="265" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/12758930">Breck Trek 2010 Teaser</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4104201">Ryan Smith</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    BreckTrek 2010 thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539376
    Ride reports and pictures start about here:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13253423#post13253423

    2011

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    2011 was supposed to be almost the same as 2010, but with some harder sections like 735, technical singletrack.
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    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 won't be a problem this year).

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    16 riders started, 8 finished.

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

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    I'll more than likely be in again. Was a great time last year! slight possibility I'll have to pull out in June, but mark me as in please.
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  6. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Same bike as last year?

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    I'm still waiting for someone to attempt BreckTrek on a KLR, and it would be cool to see someone finish it on a 950 Adventure (there was one attempt, but his shift lever broke).
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  7. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    No Paul I've moved on. Probably partially because of all the fun I had on Brektrek. I realized I liked trails more than anything else, sold the 640 and got a 530.
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  8. Airvent

    Airvent Been here awhile

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    I'm in! :evil
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  9. Raul Duke

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    Hmmmm.... :evil
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    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Airvent is coming all the way from Oxford Connecticut just for this ride. That's how over the top awesome BreckTrek is. :D

    Alex, after your 1500-miles-in-one-day-on-a-DR350 trip last year, the 220 miles of BreckTrek will be a cake walk. :eek1
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  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Yep, you're the guy I was thinking of. If you'll try it, I'll change all your flats (unless you go TuBliss).
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  12. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    You know you want to Ryan!
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  13. Raul Duke

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    I really do, but I dont know if I can afford it! A few good eat-shit-ers and my bank account will be empty!:rofl
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  14. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I've got plenty of Bondo. You're welcome to it.
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  15. grub

    grub Requires Supervision

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    I am actually planning on buying one so If Raul rides a 950 I'll ride a KLR and we can carry each others bikes through the nasty:lol3
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  16. Asatrur

    Asatrur Newbie KLR adv rider

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    Would a KLR be overkill for this ride?
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  17. bikepikespeak.com

    bikepikespeak.com Been here awhile

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    I was part of last years group that didn't make it all the way due to snow. IMO though (not counting the part I didn't do) it isn't overkill as long as you can ride it well. That's the key though :deal
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  18. modette

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    +1 It's all about Skill
    There is a go around for the single track, so say you try it and say F it. Just turn around and go around, its that simple. I don't think any part of 717 is so challenging a KLR could not make it. I've seen some very skilled riders take 990's where they should not of been on single track. It's all about the riders skill level.
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    pwrtrippin Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, I'm in again. Sweep when Modette's wife says he can't go LOL.
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  20. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    It's on Father's Day and Mark's about to be a father, she can't say no. :D
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