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  1. Pesqueeb

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    3 days, 2 nights camping and riding in the hills. It was okay.

    Day 1.

    We found a campsite literally right next to the Doctor Park bottom trail head. Watched 4-5 people come down while we were setting up the tent. It was threatening to rain the whole day but never actually did. Finally around 4, I couldn't take it anymore and had the wife shuttle me up the road.

    Then the climb starts.


    Looking back


    MOAR UP!


    Nothing to see here, move along.




    Top-ish. Still some climbing, but mostly roller type stuff going over the ridge.





    Beginning of the descent, and the last pictures I took for the ride.



     
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    Day 2.

    Drove from the camp ground to CB, then up to Gothic. Parked just above the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab so the wife and kid could check that out, and I headed up Schofield Pass for 401.

    Holy shit, wildflowers!



    The hills are alive....with the sound of music!!!!


    Anyhow, didn't take any pictures on the way up other than in the parking lot. I really wanted to see if I could make it all the way to the top without stopping and I did without ever really feeling terribly winded. Passed maybe 5-6 people, got passed by probably a dozen cars full of flat landers and pussies.



    Not so lucky going from the top of Schofield to the top of 401. Sections of it are pretty steep, though not technical by any means. Views near teh top. Pretty much done climbing but you still have to get across the ridge.


    The dentists and their shinny new Niners.




    If anyone has a clue what these flowers are, I'd love to know. The picture doesn't even do justice to how bright and vibrant they were.



    Banzai!!!!!!!!!!


    Only really sketchy area on the whole trail. Not terribly technical but it's a long fuck way if you don't make it. I opted to walk since I was solo, though FSM knows there were plenty of people around, and took more pictures.






    Nothing but smooth single track almost the rest of the way.





    Columbines. Big as my fist.



    Nearing the bottom. Wove through the aspens for what seemed like way more miles then I'm sure there actually are. Hero dirt, some roots, a little mud and all downhill.


    Cutoff before the second climb, for the weak. :disgust1: Last picture I took for the day.


    Second climb was really muddy in spots, and doesn't earn you much down hill that's not heavily traveled dirt road.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Old log cabin near where the wife dropped me off for Doctor Park. I remember playing in this place when I was around my daughter's age.


    It appears to have a permanent resident.




    Practicing for senior pictures I guess


    Crazy girls






    Did I mention the wildflowers this year?






    Derp


    Double Derp



    Black Canyon






    An exercising Lab is a happy Lab



    Is a tired Lab


    Is a Lab old and tired enough to put up with this indignity.


    On the way home, stopped in Poncha Springs for beer at Elevation, maybe not the best brewery in CO, but damn it, they're trying. Most CO picture ever?
     
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    Totally unrideable!!

    Congrats, looks great on many different levels.
     
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    This is pretty awesome, man.
     
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    must spread rep for double derp.
     
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    Too much win in this thread and nice beer gut dude .
     
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    I have a medical condition caused by being under too many volkswagons!




    Beer doesn't help though.
     
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    but were they delicious?
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Meh.
     
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    You suck, I'm jealous........

    Extremely nice pics!!!
     
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    I'm kicking myself for having not ridden either Doctor's Park or 401 so far despite knowing that they are supposed to kick all kinds of ass.
     
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    Awesome pics!!!
     
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    7+ years since I rode in CB and that section on 401 was sketchy then, can only imagine how much worse it is now.

    Anyone know when the trails normally thaw out? Just got given a week of free lodging out there and won't be able to use it this year.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Crested Butte still sucks. We spent some quality time there this past weekend.

    6thElement - book your trip *after* the 4th of July. Snow *shouldn't* be a problem after that...
     
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    Yeah I figured July was probably the earliest, might have to push it to later in the year as wifey and I are riding the BC bike race that month.
     
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  18. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    August is usually killer - streams have calmed down, sometimes the monsoon has calmed down. Days are still pretty long and warm.

    Mid-September is the winner, though - what with the crisp nights and warm days and colors changing. Best time of year.

    Of course, weather could be complete $hite any of those times, too. And in September, that sometimes means not-insignificant amounts of snow in the high country.