Posted by Miles Arbour
Lachlan Morton (@lachlanmorton), who you may recognize from the 2019 GBDuro film we posted last year, set out shortly after midnight Sunday morning to ride the Kokopelli Trail as an individual time trial (ITT). The solo, unsupported ride consisted of 140-miles of dirt roads and singletrack from Moab, Utah to Loma, Colorado. After some early troubles with his headlight that forced Lachlan to ride a few hours in the dark, he would eventually complete the route in 11 hours, 14 minutes—besting Kurt Refsnider’s previous record by just 38 minutes. This feat is particularly impressive since the majority of professional cyclists, Lachlan included, have been in lockdown due to COVID-19 which has put a standstill on training and competitions of any kind.
For the backstory of Lachlan’s plans to tackle the Kokopelli Trail, his team EF Pro Cycling put together an interview that you can check out here. A huge congratulations to Lachlan from all of us here at BIKEPACKING.com… what an incredible feat that certainly makes me want to go ride my bike today.