Went on a great ride today with part time Durango resident Jeff. He is an ex pat living and working as a Geo Physicist in Baku, Azerbaijan who has a cabin north of town by Purgatory. He definately sold himself short when he called to book a tour and told me his riding ability. He said he was an OK mountain biker, maybe riding once a week for the last few years, and he wanted to work on some techniques and skills. Well, we certainly talked and went over some technical aspects of riding, not that he needed a lot of advice. Jeff was on my back wheel practically the entire ride. We covered 25 mies and over 2,700 feet in 4 hours. Despite the recent massive rainstorm that hit last weekend and damaged several trails, we covered a lot of ground and were able to show Jeff Durango from some different vantage points. He is in town for a couple more weeks, and we hope to get in a few more rides before he heads back across the pond.