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!

Prospect Trail

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.

Ezra

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!

Gonzo for Klonzo

Tracy and I continued our fall travel adventures, deciding at 10:00 pm on Friday that a biking and camping trip to Moab would be a good call. We’ve got it down to a science with all our gear ready to roll, so we were packed and loaded in the van in about 20 minutes in anticipation of a 5 am departure. We even took our dog Bella along for the ride. Winter is right around the corner and the temperatures definitely have been reflecting that, even in the desert of Moab. We awoke to about 22 degrees, and 3 hours later when we arrived in Moab, it had warmed up to a balmy 39. The forecast was for sunshine and highs in the mid 50’s, so we dinked around town a bit, grabbed a camp site in the Sand Flats area, and took our time heading north of town to the Klonzo Trail System. Neither of us had ridden these trails, but had heard that they were a lot of fun, not very technical and full of flow. We heard right, they were super fun

The trails lies east of the Sovereign trail system near the border of Arches National Park, with the trailhead off of Willow Springs Road 10 miles north of Moab. The trail system has multiple interconnected loops. Each segment is quite short. The ten trails of northern Klonzo are Boondocks, Borderline, Dunestone, Cross Canyon, Gravitron, Secret Passage, Snippet, VertiGo, Wahoo, and Zoltar. The multiple connections between loops offers many different riding experiences. We ended up taking a few laps, then headed to Eddie McStiffs for food and beers, before bundling up and hunkering down at camp for the night.

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