Kurt Refsnider - CTR 2019 - Faces of the CTR

I spent two days at the Little Molas Lake Trailhead attempting to capture portraits of as many riders from this year’s Colorado Trail Race as possible. I was able to capture portraits of 67 of 69 riders. The faces I saw spanned a wide range. Some were happy, tired, anguished, questioning, humbled, excited, anxious, hopefully, and one bloodied.

Most riders were humbled by the elevation and the shear amount of hike-a-bike they encountered in the first 71 miles of Sections 28-25, to get to where I was photographing. Most were happy to have a quick chat before moving on. Many times I was told about the conditions, how hard or tired they were, and the other common one was just how beautiful the scenery was.

Before I show you the faces of the riders that I captured I want to point out that spectating is not encouraged in bikepack racing. My goal was simply to capture the race through a camera. The only support given was a smile, handshake and telling them they were doing a good job. Please “Dot Watch” from the comfort of your home. You didn’t want to be out there anyways as the mosquitoes and deer flies were terrible!

Enjoy these portraits and following the rest of the race while online.

Kurt Refsnider - CTR 2019
Kurt Refsnider – 4:32 pm Sunday
Timon Fish
Timon Fish – 4:45 pm Sunday
Scott Sidener - CTR 2019
Scott Sidener – 6:46 pm Sunday
Steve Denny - CTR 2019
Steve Denny – 6:53 pm Sunday
Aaron Thrasher - CTR 2019
Aaron Thrasher – 7:07 pm Sunday
Ty Hopkins - CTR 2019
Ty Hopkins – 7:18 pm Sunday
Cookie Mike - CTR 2019
Cookie Mike – 7:34 pm Sunday
Lewis Ciddor - CTR 2019
Lewis Ciddor – 8:03 pm Sunday
Bryce Gordon - CTR 2019
Bryce Gordon – 8:03 pm Sunday
Huw Oliver - CTR 2019
Huw Oliver – 8:06 pm Sunday
Andrew Carney - CTR 2019
Andrew Carney – 8:12 pm Sunday
Kevin Conerly - CTR 2019
Kevin Conerly – 8:20pm Sunday
John Price - CTR 2019
John Price – 8:22pm Sunday
Tim Tait - CTR 2019
Tim Tait – 8:22 pm Sunday
Joshua Peter - CTR 2019
Joshua Peter – 8:25 pm Sunday
Bryan Klahn - CTR 2019
Bryan Klahn – 8:40 pm Sunday
Ben Hanus - CTR 2019
Ben Hanus – 8:42 pm Sunday
Josh Cameron - CTR 2019
Josh Cameron – 8:53 pm Sunday
Artec Durham - CTR 2019
Artec Durham – 8:54 pm Sunday
Bailey Newbrey - CTR 2019
Bailey Newbrey – 8:54 pm Sunday
Neil Becwar - CTR 2019
Neil Becwar – 9:46 pm Sunday
Joe Miller - CTR 2019
Joe Miller – 10:03 pm Sunday
Mocha Vaughan - CTR 2019
Mocha Vaughan – 10:27 pm Sunday
Brian Lovett - CTR 2019
Brian Lovett – 10:27 pm Sunday
Andrew Strempke - CTR 2019
Andrew Strempke – 11:14 pm Sunday
Alexandera Houchin - CTR 2019
Alexandera Houchin – 4:29 am Monday
Richard Jara - CTR 2019
Richard Jara – 4:29 am Monday
Lee Craigie - CTR 2019
Lee Craigie – 5:55 am Monday
Maurizio Doro - CTR 2019
Maurizio Doro – 6:08 am Monday
Jason Lane - CTR 2019
Jason Lane – 6:32 am Monday
Hunter Hamilton - CTR 2019
Hunter Hamilton – 7:41 am Monday
Brett Stepanik - CTR 2019
Brett Stepanik – 7:51 am Monday
Andy Schultz - CTR 2019
Andy Schultz – 8:05 am Monday
Joe Tonsager - CTR 2019
Joe Tonsager – 8:26 am Monday
Andy Amick - CTR 2019
Andy Amick – 8:58 am Monday
Josh Uhl - CTR 2019
Josh Uhl – 9:24 am Monday
Jimmy Howe - CTR 2019
Jimmy Howe – 9:29 am Monday
Beth Shaner - CTR 2019
Beth Shaner – 9:59 am Monday
Alberto Gil - CTR 2019
Alberto Gil – 10:22 am Monday
Tim Farmer - CTR 2019
Tim Farmer – 10:25 am Monday
Eddie Urcadez - CTR 2019
Eddie Urcadez – 10:25 am Monday
Michael Devitt - CTR 2019
Michael Devitt – 10:29 am Monday
Katie Strempke - CTR 2019
Katie Strempke – 10:54 am Monday
Cullen Barker - CTR 2019
Cullen Barker – 11:22 am Monday
Rob Umland - CTR 2019
Rob Umland – 11:30 am Monday
Jason Winkler - CTR 2019
Jason Winkler – 11:37 am Monday
Garrett Soldati - CTR 2019
Garrett Soldati – 11:37 am Monday
Todd Koskinen - CTR 2019
Todd Koskinen – 11:37 am Monday
Peter Ineman - CTR 2019
Peter Ineman – 11:37 am Monday
Chris Baker - CTR 2019
Chris Baker – 11:54 am Monday
Annie Evans - CTR 2019
Annie Evans – 12:03 pm Monday
Grant Beebe - CTR 2019
Grant Beebe – 12:31 pm Monday
Chris Besnia - CTR 2019
Chris Besnia – 12:42 pm Monday
Emma Holgate - CTR 2019
Emma Holgate – 12:53 pm Monday
James Erario - CTR 2019
James Erario – 1:09 pm Monday
Corrie Smith - CTR 2019
Corrie Smith – 1:10 pm Monday
James Macpherson - CTR 2019
James Macpherson – 1:32 pm Monday
Eric Morton - CTR 2019
Eric Morton – 4:58 pm Monday
Courtney Sockwell - CTR 2019
Courtney Sockwell – 5:12 pm Monday
Brian Barrett - CTR 2019
Brian Barrett – 5:31 pm Monday
Hunter & Eric Zubick - CTR 2019
Hunter & Eric Zubick – 6:07 pm Monday
Joesph Kruger - CTR 2019
Joesph Kruger – 10:39 pm Monday
Rob Keener - CTR 2019
Rob Keener – 2:26 am Tuesday
 Zack Elkind - CTR 2019
Zack Elkind – 9:40 am Tuesday
Shelia Torres-blank - CTR 2019
Shelia Torres-blank – 11:20 am Tuesday