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.
It is always exciting to see people progress their skills on the bike. This was very evident yesterday when I took Sullivan out for a ride. He, his family, as well as Tracy and I had spent the weekend in Boulder, Colorado watching the most recent incarnation of the Grateful Dead, The Dead and Co. I first rode with Sullivan, who is from Hickory, NC, and has been vacationing in Durango, two years ago when he was 15. Those first rides were nothing like now. Riding a sweet Transition Protocol from Pedal the Peaks, Sullivan was locked in on my wheel up and down. We tore up Twin Buttes with huge smiles on our faces