We’d all heard wonderful things about the riding in Fruita, Colorado. Well, Alex and I had heard wonderful things, and Brendan had ridden there, and seemed to think it was a good idea. The idea of going over there and camping for a night or two was proposed, but dubious weather and cool overnight temperatures led to a day trip only – to 18 Road.
We rode until our legs nearly fell off, then headed back into town.
All in all, 18 Road felt a lot like a nicely bolted sport-climbing area. Fun, and a great workout, but a little tame. I’d love to go back and explore some of the bigger trails the area has to offer.
Distance biked: 38 km
Elevation gain: 785 m