September 3, 2015
Rode this as a shuttle from the top of Pikes Peak. Absolutely amazing.
There's just something so unique about being that high up with your bike. Very little of the top section is rideable, at least for me. If you've got Danny MacAskill level ability, then maybe it'll be different for you.
Once you're back below tree line, the trail is much more rideable, but still very technical. Lots and lots of rocks and switchbacks.
That goes on for quite a while before the trail widens and becomes much smoother. You can really haul ass in this section.
The bottom of the trail has many wooden steps and tight switchbacks.
We did this ride on a Monday morning, and we saw a ton of people near the bottom. I had to pretty much drag my brakes for the last couple of miles because of all the hikers.
Pretty much everyone was friendly and got out of the way, but there was the occasional hiker with headphones that couldn't hear us approaching, our voices, or bells.
I would not recommend doing this ride on a nice weekend. Your flow will be severely jammed up.