A Few Thousand Hours: Lachlan’s Colorado Trail FKT

Taming the ‘beautiful beast’ known as the Colorado Trail is not an easy undertaking by any stretch of the imagination, even for seasoned riders. An average elevation of over 10,000 feet and huge sections of harsh, almost unrideable wilderness sections means the average time for completing the 537 mile route is between 15-20 days.

But R&D Division rider Lachlan Morton is no average rider, and had his sights set on beating the current FKT (Fastest Known Time) of under 4 days.

With only two possible places to refuel when attempting the FKT, Lachlan needed the ability to carry enough food and gear to cope with the savage landscape. Luckily he chose to use his AeroPack, V-Mount Packs and additional R&D Division prototypes to see him through.

He crushed the 530-mile course in just 3 days, 10 hours, and 15 minutes, raising more than $12,000 in honor of his late friend Sule Kangangi. Watch how he did it below: