I rode a bit over 70 miles, before pulling the plug. I felt great, had an amazing time, rode strong…and still I did not have enough juice to finish. I am amazed at the colossal effort everyone put in. I was totally fried after 13 hours…and still had 70 MORE miles to ride.
The best part about the VT125? The way the amazing views distract you from the pain of climbing for hours and hours and hours…. 🙂
A big thank you to Tom and all the folks at Absolute Bikes that made this happen. It was fantastic!
More words later, for now, pictures:
Ready to roll…
Dawn at Hancock Townsite
Sunrise on the Alpine Rail Grade
Views from the Alpine Tunnel
Tom Purvis works his way up the Continental Divide
Another rider high above on the CDT
Singletrack over the Continental Divide
High above the Alpine Tunnel
Later in the day, Old Monarch Pass
The Monarch Crest Trail