Spikefest '11

Spikefest 2011 was a hit as usual. Kenosha>Breckenridge>Como. A route of 50 or so miles of sublime goodness in the high country of Colorado. I kept my pace slow but unfortunately my endurance is at an all time low and I ended suffering heavily on the climb up Boreas Pass, stopping to throw up a few times and eventually hanging onto someone's car door for the last mile or so of the pass in the rain. It was a demoralizing moment and I sometimes wonder why I keep trying to complete these bigger rides when I just no longer have the time to keep fit for them.

Its the adventure that drives me though. The search for the divine in the wilderness beyond most people's reach. I may never be as fast or go as far as Little E, PBR or Lubes but I live for the next piece of singletrack, the next vista beyond my reach, the next stream to filter my water from. If that doesn't make me a true cyclist, so be it. I'm content in the search for my own adventure.

The Master of Ceremonies, Spike

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PBR

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Canyonrat

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snowdrifts appeared at Treeline

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some were a hundred yards long or so

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Reven

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singletrack goodness on Georgia Pass

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and beyond

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Lubes and Trent

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Hiking the high mountain Swamp

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Filtering water at Little French Gulch

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Trent and Reven

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The ramps of Breckenridge

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PBR with the Breckenridge beyond

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3 comments:

  Kevin aka. PBR

July 11, 2011 at 7:15 AM

stellar pics as usual! Great day on the bike with ya goat!

  Pablo

July 11, 2011 at 9:24 AM

That first picture, with all those clouds first thing in the AM... you know before you get started you are going to get wet.

  lubes17319

July 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Me fast?
Are you still hallucinating?