I was very happy to be able to fit Susan and Mike in for a morning ride Friday without much notice. The couple, fresh off of a 2 week raft trip through the Grand Canyon, were looking to get active after 14 days of water aided travel. As usual, we did not disappoint. These two, originally from England but living in Australia the last 20 years, typically road ride and mountain bike on occasion. They both were in great shape and able to cover some serious ground. We ended up riding 16.7 miles and gaining 1,607 feet in elevation. They only had one day in Durango and then were off to Ouray, and then Snowmass, before pressing east and finishing up their holiday. one month holiday in the US.