Justin here and I’m very excited to announce a new project Christine and I are working on over the next few years, combining motorcycles, backcountry adventure and romance.
When you’re riding behind Christine the views are always great so there will be plenty of pictures like this.
A few months back we found ourselves staring at maps on my studio wall, dreaming about riding. “What if we rode all of the Colorado passes?”, I wondered? “Wait, how many passes are there?” I was afraid our project would be short-lived.
Depending on who you ask and how you count (and whether they’re “official” or not) upwards of 550 named passes and gaps exist in the state of Colorado. Our goal is to ride as many as we can.
Our first pass is now in the books.
#1 goes to Stoney Pass at 8,562′. Southwest of Denver; Northwest of Colorado Springs; in the middle of beautiful.
Going into this project we knew many of the passes we’d ride over wouldn’t be marked well or even marked at all. Such was Stoney Pass. At a somewhat high point I decided to stop and check our location on the map since we had to get back in time to pick the kids up from school. The lat longs matched up perfectly and we suddenly found ourselves with one down, 500+ more passes to go.
Since our ultimate goal is to #adventuretogether we opted for the long way ‘round, riding 211 from west to east before heading north for the pass. We had to dodge a snake and cross a muddy puddle filled with what we were sure was buffalo urine. I noticed my boots are much cleaner in this picture after multiple times wading through the sludge to find the cleanest path to the other side.
Christine overcame her fear of riding through the unknown and didn’t drop the bike once the entire day. That was much better than I could claim for myself.
Some passes are on private land and some are impossible on motorbikes. Our ultimate goal is to seek out and create adventure and to do it together. Above everything else, we’d like you to join in the fun. Whether on bikes, in cars, sitting in boats or walking in shoes, everyone can #adventuretogether. Will you grab a partner and join us?
It’s already going down on Instagram so stop by and say hi.