Early Season Riding

The 2021 tour season is getting under way. Spring has sprung and DMBT is up and running offering tours to early season hot spots such as Alien Run and the Glade Area Recreation Area which includes the famous Road Apple Course near Aztec, New Mexico. Another early spring option is the ever popular Phil’s World trail system thirty minutes west of Durango near Cortez, Colorado. The past weekend was perfect weather and trail conditions for some high desert riding.

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It’s not often I skip the uphill ride and shuttle to the top. But sometimes it just has to be done. That was the case last weekend when my buddy Drew, aka @elementelectric, came to town. We shuttled Pass Trail-Engineer Mountain AND Haflin Creek Trail dame day. Only about 15 miles total of riding, but we dropped close to 5,000 vertical feet and rode two epic downhills.

Jeremy

Had a great time riding with Jeremy from Portland yesterday. He and his wife were on a tour through the west scoping out different mountain towns. We covered close to 30 miles and 2,600 feet elevation in 4+ hours. 



Ty One On

Ty is a unique individual. He is a former banker, turned real estate agent and paramedic. On top of that he is a great mountain biker. Hailing from Austin, TX, Ty and his family love to vacation in the mountains of Durango. And when in Durango… we covered 20 miles and over 2,100 feet. 






All in the Family

Always great sharing our trails, especially with families. On Friday it was father and son Steve and 16 year old Chase. Neither had a lot of experience mountain biking, but both were fit and ambitious. We covered way more ground then most “beginner” tours. 







Beat the Heat

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. 




Dan the Man

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.





Town and Trails Tour

Took a great couple, Greg and Jenny,  out on a classic Town and Trails tour. We covered over 10 miles and we’re able to give them an up close and personal look at Durango, from the seat of a bike.





Back To My Old School

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.