Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yeti Tribe Gathering - Scouting Mission

The guys from Yeti Cycles were in town yesterday, scouting some trail routes for their Yeti Tribe Gathering, taking place in Durango August 13-15. I think it's safe to say the "Tribe" is in for some excellent riding! I don't want to ruin the surprise for the Gathering, but here are a few pix from ur scouting ride....

The Columbines are poppin'-a-plenty at around 9,000-10,000 feet right now!!!

Thanks, Yeti Cycles. Cya in August!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Durango High Country, I declare thee OPEN!!!

With each new mountain bike season here around Durango, the final high country ride to become free of snow is the Molas Pass to Cascade Creek section of Colorado Trail and Engineer Mountain Trail. Yesterday we got out there and found all this warm, sunny weather has opened this route for the season....the Durango High Country is open!!!

A few flowers juuuust starting to poke their heads out. This section of the Colorado Trail is famous for some brilliant wildflower displays...we're maybe 2 weeks our from a big bloom.

Lisa cruising some sweet singletrack at about 11,500'.

Ryan and Val pretty much kicked butt yesterday. Slowly their flatlander lungs have started to acclimate to our lack of oxygen. :)

Done climbing Val!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mountain bike tours are in full swing!

The warm weather has arrived in Durango and we've been busy running some really fun mountain bike day tours recently. A few days ago we had a group of international tourists on a one month, cross country trek stopping at various points along the way. We were lucky enough to be one of those stops!

Numerous countries were represented: UK, Australia, South Korea and Norway to name a few!

While most of this particular mountain bike adventure was on dirt road, but some of the group rallied and sampled some beginner Durango singletrack....

On Friday, we hosted some students from Navajo Preparatory who were taking their ACTs the next day and wanted a "decompression" activity. Mountain biking in Durango is a perfect choice in our opinion!

After some serious shredding, we had a nice lunch waiting for everyone at Animas Overlook. Man these kids could eat! Two loaves of bread disappeared in like 3 minutes!!! :)

Good luck on your test, gang!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jones>Pinkerton>Dutch Goodness

Got in our first Jones Creek to Pinkerton-Flagstaf to Dutch Creek to Hermosa Creek ride yesterday. I sometimes forget how great this ride is....and even better when it was this dry and before the free-grazing cattle have poo-poo'd the trail. Gorgeous!!!