Back To His Colorado Roots

Mike was born and raised in Colorado then went to college in South Carolina, and has lived there ever since. He makes a point to get back to Colorado often to visit family, and when possible, to ride. He’s been to Durango a few times but this was is first time riding with us. Decided to take him out to Phil’s World for something different. I didn’t get a lot of pictures of Mime because he was so fast and usually right behind me.

I Don’t Think We Are In Kansas Anymore

What do Kansas and Florida have in common? Besides both being pretty flat, Lindey, our latest client, grew up in Kansas and now lives in Florida. She bought a Specialized Myka 29er several years ago, but has just ridden it on the streets of Florida and some flat gravel roads in Kansas. Well, that all changed when she got to Durango. As a stop on her year long sabbatical across the US pulling her 33 foot travel trailer, she knew she wanted to learn to mountain bike. What better place to do so then in Durango, Colorado. She was a great student and did a tremendous job, knocking out nearly 20 miles in 4 hrs. Safe travels Lindey.

You Can Call Him Al

Alan from Albuquerque came up for the weekend and we rode over 8 hours in two days. Day 1 we ripped 21 miles and 2,300 feet elevation on our town trails. Day two we put in another 20 + miles, this time at the Phils World trail system. Alan, a former ultra endurance runner, decided to switch to biking from running. His 8 year old hard tail has served him well over the years, however the new Yeti SB5 he rented for Sunday’s ride from our good friends at 2nd Ave Sports kept a smile on his face. He just might be back up to ride again soon.

Viva La France

DMBT officially kicked off the 2019 mountain bike tour season with a 2 hour ride with Loic from the South of France. Our guide Zac led the tour through Horse Gulch, the Rim, and around the college. Durango experienced a winter with much more moisture then recent years, and the trails are all just about ready.

Ridin with the Boys

Went on a nice 3 hour tour with Ross, his son Ryan, and nephew Jacob. Ross and Ryan, from Chandler, AZ ride a bit, while Jacob from Lake Havasu, AZ is a downhiller for sure. All three were able to keep up and cover plenty of ground on a splendid Fall Sunday morning in Durango.

Snowmass

This years Colorado Parks & Recreation Association (CPRA) conference was in Snowmass, Colorado. As always, the bike was in tow in order to catch up with some homies and ride. This was the second time I’ve ridden here, the first in 2007. The town and their Parks, Open space, and trails dept have done an amazing job adding and improving many trails since then. What an amazing time to be there with the fall colors poppin!

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Ice Lake

Sometimes you have to ditch the bike and go for a hike. Tracy and I hiked to Ice Lake in Silverton. Only a 7.5 mile round trip hike, but up over 2,600 feet in 3.7 miles. The reward is amazing views and turquoise blue waters.

Up from the 505

Father and son, Michael and Chris, came up from Albuquerque over Labor Day weekend looking for some fun. Lucky for them they didn’t have to look to hard. One call to DMBT and we had them dialed in. Three hours and 12 miles later, both had huge smiles on their faces.

The Champ

Had the pleasure of taking out @joselyne_edwards and her manager Brian Green Friday morning for a brief 45 minute spin. Joselyne, a mixed martial arts fighter from Panama, was in town for a big match Saturday at the Sky Ute Event Center. True to form, Joselyne won the match beating Brenda Gonzalez by armbar for the King of the Cage World Championship. It must of been the pre fight Mtb ride right? LOL Congrats Joselyne. Watch out UFC!

From The Woodlands to the Mountains

Had a blast showing Jason, Rachel, and their daughter Katie, from the suburbs of Houston, TX, around Durango on our Town & Trails Tour. This trip was also special as my wife Tracy was guiding with me, and she was awesome. In total we covered 15 miles, 1,300 feet elevation gain in 3 hours. I was so impressed with the family seeing that 2 of the 3 has never been Mountain biking. They were already talking about “the next time.” Thanks once again to our friends at Second Ave Sports for the killer bikes!