Day 390 – Epic climb into Chisos Basin

Today I got up at 4 am to start for the 23 mile/1300′ elev. gain ride to Panther Junction and then another 6 mile/2000′ and segment into Chisos Basin and the campground.

To put it mildly – it was a challenge.

Camp host Ted gave me a round of applause as I passed him on the way to my site. Many people I ran into noticed that I was very slowly making my way up the mountain. Ha ha.

All worth it!


  1. Gonger - June 14, 2015 5:42 am

    You are awesome, young man. I wish I knew how many other people have done the cross country on a fully loaded bike!

    • adampomata - June 15, 2015 6:07 am

      Aw thanks. There are others that have done it, but I don’t think many. I met a woman here in Marfa, TX and she told me a theater director friend of hers and a troop of 6 others are bicycling from West to East putting on a play. They are transporting all their props and equipment by bicycle. When I find out who they are I’ll post it.

  2. Ginger - June 14, 2015 5:43 am

    Oops! It’s too early in the morning. I misspelled my own name!

  3. Thai Bui - June 19, 2015 8:59 am

    Loved the video. Beautiful place. Miss hanging out with you. Not sure my body would handle biking like that.

    • adampomata - June 20, 2015 5:41 pm

      Hi Thai. Glad you liked the video. I’m coming to Seattle at the end of July. Talk to you before that.


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