I first met Andrew last summer when he came to town and booked a few tours. His in-laws have a place in Durango so he and his family make their way back often. He was in town for a week and we hooked up for several rides. Andrew lives in California near Davis (“about 2-3 hours from most places”). He has been putting the time in the saddle since last summer, and it showed. On Sunday we rode over 20 miles and 2,600 feet of climbing all through Twin Buttes, including the climb up the Hogs Back in Overend Mountain Park.