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Old 04-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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BreckTrek 2012



Woodland Park to Breckenridge (and back) on trails in one day (about 220 miles).
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When: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Meet at The Hungry Bear.

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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What’s the ride all about?
When/Where
What bike should I bring?
What gear should I bring?
BreckTrek History

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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BreckTrek History

When I moved here (Woodland Park) in 2007 the old timers told me you could ride from here to Breckenridge without a plate. That's what began this whole thing. It took two seasons to put the route together. Most of my exploration time was spent trying to find a ford across the South Platte River.



There is no longer a legal water crossing, primarily due to trail closures following the Hayman fire. This means we must cross the S. Platte at Lake George. This also means we are forced onto asphalt at these points and a license plate is required.



2009

2009 was the first year of the ride. We started in Monument, rode to Breck, camped for the night, and rode back the next day. The ride home was supposed to be easy, but everyone wanted more technical trails so we ended up modifying the route for more of a challenge. We had ten total riders, with a main group of 5 (Ryan, Colin, Randy, Jeff, and myself)



BreckTrek 2009 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=476935

2010

In 2010 we tried it as a one-day ride, this made a the ride a serious distance challenge. It was very popular. We started with 16 riders at the beginning of the day. At the top of Georgia Pass we had 20 riders. And I think we had 9 remaining at the end of the day. We pulled off the trail not-too-long after dark.



Breck Trek 2010 Teaser from Ryan Smith on Vimeo.



BreckTrek 2010 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539376
Ride reports and pictures start about here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post13253423

2011



2011 was supposed to be almost the same as 2010, but with some harder sections like 735, technical singletrack.


Unfortunately we had a couple late winter storms and we couldn't get over either Georgia or Boreas Pass into Breckenridge, so our trip ended in Jefferson (this won't be a problem this year).



16 riders started, 8 finished.

BreckTrek 2011 thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=676601

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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I'll more than likely be in again. Was a great time last year! slight possibility I'll have to pull out in June, but mark me as in please.
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I'll more than likely be in again. Was a great time last year! slight possibility I'll have to pull out in June, but mark me as in please.
Same bike as last year?



I'm still waiting for someone to attempt BreckTrek on a KLR, and it would be cool to see someone finish it on a 950 Adventure (there was one attempt, but his shift lever broke).
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I'm still waiting for someone to attempt BreckTrek on a KLR, and it would be cool to see someone finish it on a 950 Adventure (there was one attempt, but his shift lever broke).

No Paul I've moved on. Probably partially because of all the fun I had on Brektrek. I realized I liked trails more than anything else, sold the 640 and got a 530.
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....it would be cool to see someone finish it on a 950 Adventure...
Hmmmm....
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I'm in!
Airvent is coming all the way from Oxford Connecticut just for this ride. That's how over the top awesome BreckTrek is.

Alex, after your 1500-miles-in-one-day-on-a-DR350 trip last year, the 220 miles of BreckTrek will be a cake walk.
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Hmmmm....
Yep, you're the guy I was thinking of. If you'll try it, I'll change all your flats (unless you go TuBliss).
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You know you want to Ryan!
I really do, but I dont know if I can afford it! A few good eat-shit-ers and my bank account will be empty!
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I really do, but I dont know if I can afford it! A few good eat-shit-ers and my bank account will be empty!
I've got plenty of Bondo. You're welcome to it.
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I am actually planning on buying one so If Raul rides a 950 I'll ride a KLR and we can carry each others bikes through the nasty
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