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A REEB venture, Eldora to Winter Park and Back

Sep 07, 2012

 

An early morning start to a big day, Eldora to Witer Park and back on 85% gnarly single track; with Lyons, Colorado’s Redstone Cyclrey crew and owner Dave Chase aka (Death march Dave)

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Your game had to be on from the start, right out of the Eldora parking lot was loose, steep, Jenny Creek single track.

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After more rough single track it was time for a break.

Then it was time for some serious climbing up to the tundra landscape.

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As we neared the top of Rollins pass, all that stood between us and the top of the world was one steep bike and hike!

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Now it was time to take in the breath taking scenery of the Colorado Rocky Mountains as we make one last push to the top of Rollins pass along the trestles.

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We finally had REEB’ed to our first summit of the day, only 12 miles in, our day was really just about to get kickin.

After some major money shots, it was time to descend into  Winter Park.

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Once in Winter Park it was time to fuel up and get ready as more than half our REEB venture was yet to come.

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Getting to Winter Park and having to ride back was not enough for Death march Dave, so after lunch we embarked up Vasquez creek road for some local single track that would eventually spit us out at Winter Park resort.

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At the resort we topped off our bottles and set out on the second leg of our adventure.

 

 

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After several miles of riding and pushing, it was time to truly make this an epic ride with some bush waking!

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After free styling, which cut out several miles of gravel road, we were back on track and ready to summit Rollins pass once again.

 

We submitted the pass around 6pm. As the great divide began to cast shadows to our east, we would begin our final decent back to the start of our epic day in the saddle.

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We arrived at the Eldora parking lot just minutes before dark, we clocked out with about 55 miles and 8500 feet of climbing and all this on 85% single track, not a bad day. Dave Chase and Redstone Cyclrey indead gave REEB Cycles and everyone else an epic day on the steed, thanks Dave. Huge thanks goes out to Yann of Yann photo and video for capturing the trip, check him out on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/YannPhotoVideo, and his web site at Yannphotovideo.com. Now saddle up and get out on a REEB venture of your own!!!

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