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Fruita, Finally

I’ve been wanting to ride Fruita for years, and I finally made it here. Joined by my brother in law, this was my first ride in Colorado in years … a bit of groovy, technical flow dirt church on a Sunday morning.

Backcountry Riding

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There is something magical about long loop bile rides in the wilderness backcountry.

I’m not gonna lie – the 2,500ft climb nearly 14 miles to the 9,600ft summit today was harder than I was expecting.

That said, propelled by stunning views, a solid Spotify playlist, and the promise of a killer descent, it wasn’t too hard making peace with mountains on their terms, in their turf.

Finally, the summit was reached and the eight miles descending back to the truck made all the uphill suffering totally worth the effort.

Idaho backcountry simply doesn’t disappoint.

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Perhaps Perfect

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We have such a great spot for the summer located just outside of Ketchum.

A five minute spin to the trailhead provides a gateway to miles and miles of flow trail.

Ketchum is a bikers paradise. Hit me up if you pass through the area and we will ride.

Entering Idaho

58950022_10158517007937729_4618778538441441280_o.jpgWe are officially in the potato state, our “Idahome” for the summer.

Joining me for the initial ride, my brother-in-law leads the way towards Stripe Rock.

City Of Rocks National Reserve is a popular destination for climbers, but cyclists will find some nice flow trails.

Gooseberry Mesa

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The access road to Gooseberry Mesa is abysmal, but the riding is absolutely dreamy.

The south rim trail is smorgasbord of all trail types and the views will take your breath away.

This one is an absolute bucket-list ride.

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Flow Trails

Flow trails are loads of fun to ride … and I love, love, love me all of this Hurricane flow.

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Bootleg Canyon

 

Here’s a pro tip … 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, one can find trails that will make you grin from ear-to-ear.

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