Mark and Julia made the long journey from Anchorage , Alaska to the southwest last week to visit family. While they were in the area they wanted to sample some of the best single track in the world. They started with some riding in Sedona, AZ, then finished with a 3 hour ride in Durango. When I got the call booking the tour, Mark said he was interested in the Town and Trails Tour since his wife Julia was not such an experienced rider. Well, once we began she impressed us all with her riding ability. Julia went from a beginner, as we started, to an advanced intermediate as I told her. We rode almost exclusively on the dirt, covering 14 miles and 1,314 feet of elevation. Mark was a very confident rider with close to 20 years experience, but only really getting into mountain biking the last 2 years. One of Julia’s fears was riding narrow exposed single track, but she was able to face her fears and rode like a champ. The happy couple had a blast and plan on coming back to Durango to ride again.