Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

Road Trip! 2012


We are not purists. Sometimes taking a break from the biking is smart and deserved. At our current rate of travel we were going to be hard pressed to make it up to the Seattle area for our friends wedding in early August. All said, we rode over 500 miles in Colorado this summer which […]

On June 19th, we rode into Paonia, CO. The weather was hot and it was relieving to have trees and grass around us as we descended into the North Fork Valley. The hills between Crawford and Paonia are unforgiving with no shade and many shards of broken glass in the ditches. As we approached Paonia […]

On Saturday, June 15th we got up early to beat the heat and left Ridgway, CO. It was a beautiful morning with the Cimmaron range on our east and the San Juan mountains behind.  Montrose was an easy 26 miles away and it was mostly downhill. We rode past Ridgway State Park and kept on […]

On Tuesday June 12th, we left Mancos, CO and rode 10 miles downhill to the city of Cortez, CO. Here we resupplied for our ride through the San Juan mountains which would include Dolores, Rico, Telluride and Ridgway.  In Cortez, we were able to meet up with an old friend of Bryan’s, Matt who works […]

On Monday, June 11th our friend Jaime brought us and our bikes up to the top of Mesa Verde National Park so we could ride down through the park and back into the town of Mancos.  A fun ride indeed. We checked out the Far View Visitor center and all the pull-offs / lookouts. We […]

Apologies for the lack of posting lately. We’ve been in Colorado for a while and totally enjoying our time in the mountains. Even with temperatures hovering around 100 F, without humidity the heat is bearable. On June 6th, we made our way into Durango and found it to be one of the friendliest towns we […]

Saturday June 2nd we woke up at dawn and cruised through Chama and onto Route 84. This would lead us to the Colorado border. We crossed the continental divide shortly outside of Chama. It was a nice ride, not too exciting but with plenty of shoulder, prairie dogs and cows. We arrived at the border […]