Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Epic 5000' vertical decent

Amy Knepper and I (Pete Knepper) headed down to Telluride for the July 4th Celebration. We met up with Dan Sharp, Erin Borg, Dan Goss, Gary Die (spelling??), and Jackie and Dante Harmony for a shuttle run down Imogene pass into Ouray. We shuttled up from the Telluride side in this guy Rick's old F-150 while simultaneously killing a 30-pack of PBR. That combined with the lack of oxygen up there kept everyone a little timid for a while. When we got to the top of the road, Jackie, Dante, and myself hiked to the top of the top to do a little free riding down the loose rocks and snow.

The weather was awesome and it was a ride like I've never done before. The feeling of being at 13,000'+ with only your bike and knowing there is only one way to go is pretty damn cool. In the end, no one got hurt, didn't have any mechanicals, and we all had a killer 4th. If you ever have a chance to do some downhilling/freeriding of this nature, don't think twice about it, just do it!

1 comment:

  1. That crew is about as core as it gets!