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.
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.
Although it was a warm 85 degrees when we departed from Pedal the Peaks bike shop, it was nothing compared to the 100 + in Tucson, AZ where Steve is from. As a perk for hitting some sales figures, Steve and some colleagues were treated to a long weekend in Durango, where mountain biking, fishing, golf, and other activities were scheduled. Steve and I did a casual 2 hr ride through OMP getting him ready for his much longer Saturday ride. Looking forward to getting him and his wife out again this fall.
Another great tour this weekend with Dan from Denver. He and is wife of three months took a trip to Durango to get away, hike, bike, and check out the six breweries we have in town. Good for them we partner with most of the breweries and give out free pint cards. Dan and I knocked out 16 miles in 2 hours. He is a really good rider.
Celebrated America’s birthday this year leading a tour with Cord and Bianka from Germany. Both physicians, they were traveling from Detroit to San Fran through some mtb hotspots like Durango, Moab, And Tahoe. Great story, Cord was a HS exchange student in late 70’s and just reunited with his host mom 40 yrs later. She is now 90 and found him on Facebook, thus the trip. Cord and Bianka can both ride amazing. We knocked off 17 miles and 1,500 feet.
Rode one of Durango’s lesser known trails Saturday, Haflin Creek. Makes for a great, and grueling, loop from town. My buddy Walt and I added some miles and climbing by riding up Falls Creek trail off CR 203 towards Church Camp Trails after going up Missionary Ridge and down HC. All told was a 35 mile 4,100 foot day.