The next few weeks will include a shit- ton of hike-a-biking and overnighters on the Colorado Trail physically and mentally training. I haven't dialed in my exact gear setup as of yet but I am close. The newest gear item is the Fenix PD32 Ultimate Edition flashlights that run on either a CR123a lithium battery or a rechargeable 18650 battery. My Ay-ups are great lights but for the CTR I want to use disposables that I can find readily available on the route if needed. They are super bright with 5 levels of brightness topping out at 740 lumens.
This weekend I will be doing a ride from Rico up to the CT and over to Silverton and beyond and back to Rico maybe back over Ophir Pass to mix it up. It's going to be a hard few days for sure but I can really dial in my setup with the gear and bike. 32x22 gearing is the call on the Selma.
Here are some pics of the last few weeks of riding.
|Panoramic from Joes Ridge.|
|Laura on her way to Groundhog Reservoir.|
|Birthday beer at 11k elevation.|
|Fenix 32PD UE light. Sweet.|
|Out on the Death Loop.|
|On the climb up Red Mtn.|