Early season riding in Durango is gearing up. Tracy and Matt, in town from Grand Junction and Salt Lake, were looking for a little excitement between business meetings. Experienced road bikers but new to mountain biking, I decided to take them in Horse Gulch on some great beginner terrain. They were awesome! Very athletic and strong riders. We were able to ride even more trails than I had planned. The sky was threatening and the wind blowing pretty hard at the start, but we decided to get out there. Everything was great up until we crested the top of Sally’s. Then the sky opened, the temps dropped about 10 degrees and the “cold, rain and snow” hit. As Tracy said, “just added to the excitement”. These two were troopers and I’m pretty sure they now have the MTB bug.