FKT: Kate Hale - Longs Peak (CO) - 2019-03-17

Athlete
Gender
Female
Route Variation
Duathlon from Boulder, Winter
Style
Unsupported
Finish Date
Time (duration)
16h 30s
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Notes

Great day! Been trying to check this off during the calendar winter, and just snuck it in.
Left the once-was Bustop at ~3AM and made it to the Longs Peak TH by ~7AM. That's a hefty ride!
TH to TH in ~8 hours, up in 6ish, down in 2. Was aiming for ~5, but conditions beyond the hard packed trail and up to Chasm View were pretty wild!
Lots of challenging sastrugi, the snowpack base helped. The NF conditions were A+.
Rode back to Boulder by ~4:15PM, arriving at 7PM. Each transition was ~15 minutes.
Looking forward to more fun, big, maybe less snowy days like this !

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