BreckTrek 2013

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Pablo83, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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

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    Saturday, June 29th
    7:00 AM* to 10:00 PM. Meet at The Hungry Bear
    * meet at 6:00am if you want to eat at Hungry Bear, 7:00am it the time the group leaves.

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  2. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    When and Where

    What bike should I bring?

    What to pack

    Where can I stay?

    What's the ride all about?

    Will we be home before dark?

    Do I need an OHV tag?

    Can I leave the ride early?

    Can I join the ride late?

    Where can I park for the day?

    More on the route

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  3. 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 South Platte River at Lake George. This also means we are forced onto asphalt and therefore 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 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


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

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    16 riders started, 8 finished.

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


    BreckTrek 2012

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    I was late putting this year&#8217;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&#8217;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&#8217;ll modify the route accordingly this year.

    25 riders started, 8 finished.

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

    bobfab Long timer

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    i hope to be a part of this ride this year!
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  5. Raul Duke

    Raul Duke DROC

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    I gotta be in!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/12758930?color=ff9933" width="500" height="331" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></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>
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  6. grizCP

    grizCP DROC

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    In...

    But, I just have to ask - will I be home before dark? :evil
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  7. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Every year I say we will be out after dark and every year there are people asking me on the day of the ride if we'll be home before dark.

    So the answer is NO! We will NOT be home before dark! :dhorse You will NEED a working headlight. You will NEED lots of stamina. You do not need night riding experience, but you need to be ready to get some. The sun usually goes down around 8:30 and we usually get home around 10:00.
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  8. rwhittak3

    rwhittak3 Been here awhile

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    I've been waiting for this post. Definitely in.
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  9. wbunt

    wbunt Been here awhile

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    I am in this year .
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  10. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    Sounds like a good time, but is this really required.....?

    :huh:huh :evil:evil
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  11. FabOneUp

    FabOneUp Been here awhile

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    In! I love riding 717 at night!
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  12. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    What about riding it at night in a blinding cloud of dust with a group of guys that have no idea where they're going and randomly ride into bushes? :lol3

    :freaky
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  13. _CJ

    _CJ Retrogrouch

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    :*sip*
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  14. FabOneUp

    FabOneUp Been here awhile

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    Um......I....ah.....hate to tell you this, but this will be my first group ride.:D. So I have zero experience with that!
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  15. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    No experience of any kind is required for this ride. The whole premise of the ride is to test yourself in a different kind of riding experience.
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  16. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    Sonds great! I like to join you this year.
    Let's make this one international.
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  17. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Sweet! Last year we had a few participants from Connecticut, now we'll have some Romanians (right?)
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  18. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    You'll have a good time Jason:evil Im sure I'll see you there
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  19. oldmanb777

    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Hope fully "IN". I won't have my June schedule until late May, but I'm developing Occular Degeneritis. So i can't see going to work:wink:
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  20. rinoman

    rinoman Let's ride

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    Close, but I am from Czech
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