Was in Telluride July 1, first day the Prospect Trail was opened for the summer. Rode the gondola up to start the ride, finishing with some great downhill flow. Was even greeted with bacon and grilled cheese at the top by the San Miguel Bike Alliance.
Drove Gene and his son Gavin the 25 miles south to experience the amazing Alien Run Trail. This is high desert riding at its finest. Located just south of Aztec, New Mexico, rumor has it that an alien space craft crashed at this site. I have to say that the three single track loops you can take are out of this world! The boys handled the 6 mile beginner loop like champs
Had a great time taking Ezra, from East Tennessee, up and over Telegraph. A elementary school teacher, he was on a 4 week vacation with his family through the west. He made sure to carve out some time to hit the renowned Durango single track!
A couple friends, Chris and Alex, try and take a trip each year to meet up and ride bikes. This year they chose Durango, and DMBT to show them around. We ended up heading west to ride Phil’s World. It was a great 17 mile ride, complete with Ska beers in the lot after. Looking forward to the next time.
Recently rode Raiders Ridge, or what some call “Extended Ridge”. Started in town and took Bread Express to Skyline to the Ridge. This is an expert trail, very technical and rocky. I’m sure there are those riders out there that can ride the entire trail without touching a foot down, but I haven’t met one yet.
Raider Ridge is about 2.3 miles dropping about 550 feet. The views of Durango and the Animas Valley are amazing. The entire loop we did was 12.2 miles with over 1,600 feet elevation gain. Check out the go pro vid. I flipped over my bars on one section.