Feature film: Colorado Trail’s fastest (un)known time

Watch Lachy’s big ride on one of America’s most mythical trails

November 3, 2022

With the memory of his lost friend Sule weighing on his mind, and a daunting ride ahead of him, Lachlan set off on the 530 mile Colorado Trail which runs through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Durango on September 10 at 4:00pm local time.

This wasn’t his first time taking on the trail. He had attempted to take on the fastest known time of 3 days, 19 hours, and 50 minutes once before in 2019. He fell short by three hours and at the time said it was one of the hardest things he had ever done on a bike.

With countless miles of hiking, an average elevation of 10,300 feet, and featuring nearly every style of riding imaginable, the trail is not for the faint of heart and ever since his last attempt, the mythical Colorado Trail has weighed heavy on Lachy’s mind.

Now a few thousand hours of riding later, countless kilometers spent in the saddle – mostly alone – he went back to face his old demons, and hopefully learn something along the way.

There is a GoFundMe to support Sule Kangangi’s family that has raised more than $70,000. Click here to make a donation.

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Lachy put Wahoo’s brand new ELEMNT ROAM through the ultimate test on his three day epic in the Colorado Rockies. The computer's smart navigation features guided him through the 530-miles trail from the high altitude rock gardens, fast flowing singletrack descents and everything else in between.

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With over 300 miles of singletrack, high-altitude rock gardens, fast flowing descents and nearly every other type of terrain imaginable, the Colorado Trail requires a bike that can do it all. The Cannondale Scalpel Hi-MOD is Lachlan’s bike of choice on most days but especially for a ride such as this one. Its ground-breaking suspension, aggressive geometry and feathery weight makes the bike perfect for even the biggest ride. 

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