Monday, September 26, 2011

Heart means everything

Frontier art work
The Duke in the Duke city

“Sometimes I just get tired of thinking of all the things I don’t want to do.”
— Charles Bukowski
Going to Colorado is not one of them

I got to accompany Ella on a camping trip to colorado this summer and we had a blast. I got to ride my bike twice as well. I met up with Matt in Durango and he had me park at Coal Bank Pass and start climbing on the singletrack there and he would meet me on the climb somewhere as I was later then I thought getting into Durango. I didn't take too many shots but got a few of the wonderful trail he took me on. Thanks again Matt for the hospitality.
Once we got up the sweet climb we got into the high alpine stylee

Then we made a right here and took Coal Creek Trail back down to the parking lot.

View from the gas station in SIlverton

I think I could live here

Coming into Ouray

Ella definitely liked Ouray

The other ride I got in was originally going to be meet Matt up in Telluride for a ride there. Matt ended up not being able to get up there so with his suggestion I did a ride right from the campground while Ella and the rest of the campers went to Telluride for the day. It was a great ride because I did it all right from the campground. I road dirt roads from Ouray to Ridgeway and then took some more dirt roads up towards Mt Sneffels and then eventually descended some killer super steep singletrack back into Ouray on the Dallas trail.
Some llamas eyeing me up suspiciously

This was the where the singletrack and the Dallas trail started. I decided to add some extra singletrack in and went up towards Blaine Peak on the Dallas trail before heading back towards Ouray

I was glad to find the east Dallas trail head. I was thinking I was not on the right path for a while.

The trail got SUPER fun at this point

Can't say enough good things about our trip. I can't wait to go back up there for some camping and riding. Good bye Ouray

What's in your audio player? I have to admit I have been digging that track from Lana Del Ray- Video Games she performed it on Jools the other night.