BreckTrek 2016

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Pablo83, May 8, 2016.

  1. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Woodland Park to Breckenridge (and back) on trails in one day (about 220 miles).
    Date: Sun, Sept 4th
    6:00 AM (@ the Hungry Bear) to 10:00 PM.

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  2. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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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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    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’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.

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


    BreckTrek 2013

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    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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  4. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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  5. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff Been here awhile

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    Paul,
    Available for a sweep position if needed.
    Very disappointed in my mechanical that took me out last year and need to redeem myself. Of course the dates could determine that but I don't have a lot scheduled for the summer except riding,

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  6. rwhittak3

    rwhittak3 Been here awhile

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    If the schedule works out, I'll be there.
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  7. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    Any ideas on the date yet? I need to pick June's work schedule by May 15th...
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  8. Stephenson

    Stephenson Been here awhile

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    Previous Dates - I'm thinking the late snow would push this one back.

    ⦁ 2009 - 8/5
    ⦁ 2010 - 6/19
    ⦁ 2011 - 6/18
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    ⦁ 2013 - 6/29
    ⦁ 2014 - 6/28
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  9. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Yes. It certainly won't be in June. Doubt it will be as late as Sept. Probably in Aug. again.
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  10. mtndaddy

    mtndaddy Seeking flow~~o&o~~~

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    Summer plans now include 6 month recovery from surgery- damn! Have a good time gentlemen.
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  11. biensur22

    biensur22 litigious poster

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    Been here for 3 years. Hoping to finally make it this year.
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  12. Raul Duke

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    Yep, I suppose.
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  13. DudeCO

    DudeCO Adventurer

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    I'm in if the date plays in my favor. Love this ride!!
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  14. pwrtrippin

    pwrtrippin Been here awhile

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    I'm probably in
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    blackjackdavey Been here awhile

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    dat DRZ on the right is for sale if anyone wants it :D
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  16. DudeCO

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    Bump...any dates yet?
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  17. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Brecktrek date: Sun Sept 4th, (day before Labor Day)
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  18. dirtydoug

    dirtydoug Been here awhile

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  19. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    how much?
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  20. BillyGoatGruff

    BillyGoatGruff Been here awhile

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    I'm out...
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