So, I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time now. We have friends who have raced the CTR and there have been mixed reviews as to how the ride is.
It’s hard. The experience is awesome. I was sort of expecting hundreds of miles of trail like there is around Buffalo Creek or around Durango. Those parts of the trail are so fun on a bicycle. Other parts are not fun at all – unless hours of hike-a-bike are your thing.
We took our time, didn’t ride at night and waited for our stuff to dry out each morning. We got rained on almost every night, chased off a high ridge by lightning and had more than a couple mechanicals.