1980 Pearl Pass Tour: Photos By Kevin Montgomery

You may recall a popular blog post from April, 2017 Featuring photos from Tim Thulin and story by Mike Jarschke on their amazing adventures with Charlie Kelly and company as they took a bus from California to the 1981 Pearl Pass Tour in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Catch up with that whole post here

Today I’m very stoked to show you more documentation of those heady times by Kevin Montgomery who was one of the riders on that bus. Kevin was gracious enough to agree to share these photos from the year prior with us and we couldn’t be happier to help shine a light on these images of an era past. An era whose spirit is seeing a modern resurgence as more folks than ever are realizing it’s not the results, but the people and the stories that matter most.

These shots were brought to our attention by our buddy Kinki Cycle so hat tip to him.

All captions by the photographer

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Crested Butte to Aspen Pearl Pass mountain bike ride, 1980. At the meadow campsite at 11,000 feet, folks are powerfully hungry. Vegans had yet to be invented.

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BTW, my photos of all the Breezers lined up look just like Wendy Cragg’s, but only because I was standing next to her when we took our photos.

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So good.