Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chubby Cheeks 2012

Another great Chubby Cheeks Fat Ass event is in the books, hopefully with everyone back safe and sound before the weather turned ugly late Saturday afternoon.  A perfect day for running and, unlike last year's trudge, snow-free trails.  A huge turnout with Boulder, Denver, Estes Park, plenty of CRUD from the Springs area, and who knows where else along the Front Range and beyond showing up.  Of course, the FCTR represented strong as well.  It's hard to beat a long day on the trails with friends.

Huge thanks to Nick and family for hosting this every year.  Next installment of the Front Range Fat Ass series on January 19th down in Manitou Springs, where the Ponderous Posterier will take on a brand new course.  See you there!

44 miles and 9K of climbing on the day!

Some photos from the 3rd annual El Chubbo Grande:

7am start wave climbing with the rising sun.

Audra Culver Trail

Approaching the Horsetooth Rock summit.

Horsetooth Rock.  First summit of the day.

A nice spot to "chill" on Mill Creek Trail.

Climbing up the Howard Trail.

Arthur's Rock.  Summit #2.

Towers Road.  Always "fun" with 30 plus miles already on the legs.

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