The Onofrio’s from Wichita, KS came out for a ride. The family of four hadn’t done really any mountain biking before, but wanted to have a true Colorado experience. So they called us, and we gave them a proper introduction. It wasn’t until we got back to the shop and shared a cold beverage when Matt and I realized we both were at RFK Stadium July 13, 1989 seeing the Grateful Dead concert. My first show.
Leighan hadn’t been on a bike in a while but she knew when in Durango that’s what you do. She and her fourteen year old twin boys came out for a fun filled three hour adventure. For her it was “just like riding a bike.” It all came back to her. And the boys had a blast on their first real mountain bike ride.
Brian and Debbie Wise came up from Phoenix for a work retreat. Brian has worked for All State insurance for 35 yrs. Originally from Wisconsin, the couple have been married for 37 years. Both had not done much Mountain biking, but were fit and up for a challenge. After our 3 hour tour, the happy couple were definitely talking about purchasing some new bikes.
What better way to break up a drive from Ridgeway, CO to Santa Fe, NM then with a 2 hr tour on Durango Singletrack. That’s what we did with the two brothers from Noblesville, IN. A quick rip through the trails then they were back on the road again.
Ed King that is. Ed came out from Missouri pulling his camper, mountain bike, and BMW touring motorcycle. He posted up at the Alpen Rose campground in the Animas Valley for a week and we rode a couple times. Ed was a blast to hang out with.
Here at DMBT we have had clients from all over the world. Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Azerbaijan, England, France, Norway, Germany, Holland, Spain, Mexico, Canada to name a few. This past weekend was our first from Hong Kong. Mary Beth, a New England native, has been living in HK for 25 years. She and her husband Andy, from the UK, and their 4 kids ranging in ages from 9-12, frequently take trips abroad to the states. We were happy to be able to contribute to the FUN of their most recent vacation.
The Osborne family came to town from Lubbock, TX looking for a good time, and found it with Us. Dad John and older brothers Jack and Rowe jumped on board for a classic 4 hour tour. After a thorough romp through the Test Tracks including Ned’s Hill, 8 Bells, and Ella Vita, John opted out and I took the boys through the Gulch, around the Rim, and down Lions Den. Not to shabby for some occasional bikers.
This was Steve’s third time riding with us in Durango. A safety engineer working in Chicago, by way of Connecticut, he has all the attitude of a “East Coaster”, but in a good way. It’s always a hoot when he comes around. Especially when we meet up downtown.
Durango Mountain Bike Tours prides itself on catering to all ages, young and old. We especially like coaching up the kids. Alex, from LA, is 11 years old and had some biking experience. I very energetic and talkative kid, we rode some single track, river trail, through historic neighborhoods, and sessions at the BMX track. He had so much fun, he came back to ride with us again the next day after rafting. Fun times for sure!
Alan was hooked after riding a Yeti SB5 last weekend from 2nd Ave Sports. So much so that he bought one. He came up to Durango to pick it up and I took him for a spin around Twin Buttes.