Scaring the Eastern Boys off

I'm a monster ....GRRRRRR!

Seems Ol Northstar got scared off my my talk of above treeline riding with route finding, exposed trail hanging onto the edges of 13,000 ft tall mountains, and needing Canned O2 along my 50 some mile route.

Poor sap tried to come with some excuse about needing to be the cheerleading squad for his boys racing in the Nationals ......

cheer Pictures, Images and Photos

But we all know what they say about the dog who needs to stay on the porch.

This is a route I've been eying since moving to Colorado...Its big in the terms that its mostly 10,000 ft above sea level and even bigger that it goes up over 13,000 ft. There will be some snow fields to hike, some wicked descents off the mountain sides and some route finding along Bard's Creek where the trail is said to disappear beneath the tundra and cairns mark the route.

Just a tease of what's coming up for the weekend.


  Northstar Bikes

July 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

ouch man, harsh...just harsh

  The Evil MGE!

July 19, 2009 at 8:06 AM

Dude, Now that I've ridden the route...I'm glad you didn't make it. I'll be lucky if the guys who did will still be my friend =). 13 hours, only 37 miles and over 8,000 ft of climbing...Those stats alone don't tell the whole story though...It was a sufferfest...My body started shutting down on me..I thought I was gonna die on one of the Basin's of Bard's Creek due to exhaustion. It was a deathmarch by every level of the word and I truly hate every bit of Bard Creek.


July 19, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Deathmarch is not sufficient to describe what we did.
I'll still be your friend, but next time, we'll let someone else decide the route.


July 20, 2009 at 7:25 AM

Come on guys - it was FUN!
I take it you must still be processing it, taking it all in - haven't seen any pix or trip report yet!!!


July 20, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Its good to know that the goatmaster can piss people off all over the country with his illustrious route choices.


July 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM

I had a blast guys! You want to do it again next weekend?

Just kidding, I think that's one loop that's going to be a 'once in a lifetime' experience ;)

Seriously, I had a fun time hiking/riding with you guys.

I've got the stats and some pics loaded...just over 10,000ft of climbing in 37miles.