Thursday, November 02, 2006

Durango, CO

Had a four +- hour drive from Moab to Durango, CO. It was a pretty, if uneventfull, drive. Our luck continues to hold since the freakishly abnormal weather on the way out. We parked the car in downtown Durango and set out in search of a beer. The first place we happened to wander into was awesome. They had 36 beers on tap, and it just happened to be $2 pint day. What could be better you ask? Well, I'll tell you. Our bartender also happened to be a mountain biker, and so we got hooked up with a little cocktail napkin map for a ride at Horse Gulch the following morning. Once again we saw an insane amount of bikers on the trail. Not so insane that you were running into anyone, just so much more interest in mountain biking than we have at home. We saw college kids with platform pedals and boxer shorts sticking out of baggy shorts. We saw an old guy riding a sweet looking Titus bike. There was one guy who was clearly a hardcore xc racer, and another dude who could have been a professor or a doctor just out for a quick ride. Even though we only rode for an hour, you got the distinct impression that this network of trails could easily keep you busy for one (if not two) whole days of riding. And it all starts right in downtown Durango. The town itself is also really cool, with an assortment of great dining and drinking. I'd passed through Durango on a number of occasions, but this was the first time I'd spent the night and actually hung out. Given the great time we had, I'm sure it won't be too long before we're back for a longer stay.

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