The Colorado promise: Trail riding from home

We’ve had some awesome weather here lately: snow pounding the Rockies and sun warming the Front Range. It’s the Colorado promise.

Last Monday we rode our street-legal trail motos from home to Lefthand Canyon OHV Area, all over the mountains then back to Boulder. And that too is the Colorado promise.

When you’re climbing a steep pitch and you catch traction, you better be way forward on your bike. That or hang from your bars and pull it off anyway. Sacha.

This descent is a real handful on a downhill bike, and it’s a handful on a moto too. 1-800-LOOSE-ROCKS

Moments like this feel exactly like downhill mountain biking. Look where you want to go, line it up and let it roll. I still struggle on the climbs — thank goodness for body armor, skidplates and radiator guards — but the downhills feel oh so familiar.

Lee. Tree. Whee!

Just like downhill, except you blip the throttle — braaap — and jump over these rocks. I’m still faster on a bicycle, but that’ll change soon.

Photos of me by Sacha.

Check out this Lefthand bike riding action: Feeling at home in the OHV area

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