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Crested Butte 2001 (Revisited)

During our 2009 Breckenridge Mountain Biking trip we were talking about our first trip to Colorado like they were the good ole’ days.  It has been 8 years since we took our first journey out west to the mountain biking mecca.  Our talk wasn’t about how great the trip was, it was about how our trips have changed since 2001.

So I dug out the old photo album… and that was one of the top five things that have changed since the 2001 Crested Butte Mountain Biking Trip.

Photographic Memories – In 2001 I had my Canon EOS 35mm film camera.  I remember taking 6 rolls of film during the trip.  That’s 144 photos!  I had to pay extra to get my photos scanned and put on CD.  We did not have any video recorders.  In 2009, we had 4 Digital SLR’s and 3 helmet cameras.  Our trips slowly changed from photographic memories to massive videos of our biking trip.  We had over 30 gigs of biking video (15 hours) in the 2009 trip.

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Accommodations – In 2001 we set up 2 large tents at Lake Irwin.  We took the tents that our parents had from the early 1980’s. We took showers by warming up a bag of water in the sun and hanging it on a tree.  JJ bathed old school style with a heated pot and a pan.  We also paid for showers at hostels and coin operated showers.  Then came Eddy, Shanda and Kevin who wanted regular accommodations so we began with a small condo.  Then came the luxury homes.  In 8 years we went from ghetto tents to luxury homes.  Check out the ghetto tents!!  Notice the rock tie downs as the plastic yellow stakes don’t penetrate Colorado rock.

ghetto tents

Bikes – I’ll let the pictures do the talking…  Hardtails with 1″ travel on the front.  How did we ride those trails??

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Skillz – We have gotten so much better at both climbing and descending.  Look at that difficult streaming crossing below!  I can’t believe we walked it. LOLskillz

One thing that hasn’t changed in the past 8 years for sure is the amount of fun we have every time we go.

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(I think someone farted)


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  1. yvonne Jul 19th 2009

    New article with a new look of your site. Very beautiful!
    I love the layout of entry page, neat, clean and smooth. You put lots effort on it.

    It seems you have so much fun in the biking trip. So nice. 🙂


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