Maggie and Tracey from Houston, Texas took a girl’s trip to the Southwest. They were staying at a friend’s house in Mancos, 20 mins west of Durango, and had a full itinerary every day. They were sure to include a morning of mountain biking with us to make sure they got “a true Colorado experience.” Happy to say, we did not disappoint. The girls did great covering a 6-mile Spurline loop then 7 more miles with our town and trails tour
Had a really fun time riding with Jon and Holly from Virginia. The duo are mainly gravel bike riders typically covering 50+ miles on rides. While not a lot of mountain bike experience, they rode like rock stars! We were able to start up Horse Gulch, come down around the Fort and get into the Test Tracks. The conversation was great and the beers after the ride oh so cold!
Had a great time riding bikes, drinking beers, playing disc golf, and just hanging out with some of my best friends from high school Scott Harris, Rick Moore, and Dave Sines.
Our boy Steve O is back. Steve’s first tour with us was in 2017. He’s been out every year since and we’ve become pretty good friends. Always a fun time when he comes out and we get together.
Why not use Durango as a meeting place for family living in different areas. Joel and his kids Maddie and Isaac from San Diego met up with brother in law Drexel and cousin Max from Dallas and we set out on 3 hours of single track fun!
Garrett and Helen left the kids with the Grandparents for the morning and went out on a four hour spin with me on Fathers Day. The happy couple from California brought their own bikes, which included a 1998 Gary Fisher and a 2000 something Giant. They did the trick allowing us to cover close to 15 miles.
Kim first rode with us last summer, her first real MTB experience. Well, she came back this year for more. Fresh off of an overnight rafting trip on the upper Animas, I decided to challenge her with a rip through Twin Buttes and the famous Ed and Flow downhill. She did amazing, and already booked her ride for 2022. See ya next year Kim.
Fairly recent retirees Kent and Lisa came up from the 505 to try their hand in mountain biking. While Lisa rides a gravel bike a fair amount, and Kent commutes around town on an E Bike, neither have really done any proper mountain biking. The two had not even been on a MTB since the 80’s. Needless to say, the high end bikes and new tech supplied by our friends @pedalthepeaks had them blow away. I took them to the Spurline trails south of town to coach them up. After a 6 m loop on smooth rolling single track, I decided to take them around town a bit and out to OMP for some more dirt. The smiles were amazing!
We get clients from all over the world and throughout the US. Sunday I took out JP, his daughter Hazel, and niece Kenzie, from the fabulous city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The three were all new to mountain biking, so after some instruction and coaching in the parking lot of @pedalthepeaks we headed out to the Spurline trail and took a mellow 6 mile loop through smooth flowing single track.
Durango is such a cool mountain town that often gets compared to others. One of those towns is Asheville, NC, current home of Kevin and Harli. The similarities are many, like sweet trails in town, amazing trails near by, a river running through it, and a plethora of sweet breweries. Biggest difference is Durango’s pop is 18k and Asheville is about 95k. Kevin and Harli, college sweethearts that met at Wake Forest, definitely knew their way around trails and how to ride. We crushed 20 miles in 3hrs on some of Durango’s goods. Super fun couple!