8/8/12... Rode the Curly Lake trail in the Tobacco Root mountains of Montana with friends Robert and Luke. 19 miles, 4000 feet of vertical, 11 miles of ear to ear grinnin' downhill. A trail not to be missed by any mountain bike enthusiast. This is a very physically demanding trail made even harder in my opinion by lots of loose dirt and chunky rocks especially in the switchbacks. I don't think I was able to ride through many of the switchbacks on the way up. There was lots of pushing! For some good info on this and other select rides in Montana check out the Beartooth Publishing Maps. Well worth the money.
19 miles, 1 probar, 2 cliff bars, 1 Met-RX Big 100 bar, 1 tuna fish sandwich, 3 litres of water, and 8 hours later we are back at the truck. Did I mention we stopped a lot?