Destination Durango – Mountain Biking Photos by Sterling Lorence and Geoff Waugh

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We unloaded the van in the high country and descended down the mighty Colorado Trail.

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  • adam says:

    Sick trip Francis. Almost makes me jealous that I ended up at Whistler. Almost :) Though those pictures from the photo crew make me want to take a road trip!

  • mtnbkrid says:

    Wow! Now I have to get down there for sure. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

  • Velokid says:

    Incredible photos of an incredible place. Gotta love the Canon G9 in the hands of a capable photog.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Francois says:

    >> Gotta love the Canon G9 in the hands of a capable photog.

    Just fyi, all these photos were taken using big SLR cameras. It was interesting to see the power of SLRs as these guys swapped lenses and filters quite a bit.

    fc

  • joel says:

    It’s nice to see the Michael Jackson’s jacket from Thriller is still being used.

  • Hey Francois,

    A great big thank you for posting all those images and putting our names to them.(many sites don’t bother!) It was sweaty work but the trails were worth it right? ;-)

    Cheers

    Geoff

  • Francois says:

    Geoff,

    It was an honor to meetcha. We had an amazing crowd right? It should have been a CLUSTER every step of the way but it was just so chill and smooth.

    I’ll post a link to your site at the end of the article. What’s the music you used on your portfolio? http://www.waughphotos.com/spaces.php

    francois

  • Something a DJ friend of mine knocked up. I can send it ya. Mail me. Raining here in the UK. Tacky trails? Nope, crappy trails!! SoCal SchmoCal!

    G

  • Slyp Dawg says:

    that’s just about the most interesting thing I’ve seen a suspension link used for. suspension link -> pine derby car. gotta love it

  • chakaping says:

    Great photos, really nice to see so many pro shots of one trip. Gives much more of a feel for the riding than the number of pics magazines are usually able to publish.

  • Francois says:

    >>that’s just about the most interesting thing I’ve seen a suspension link used for. suspension link -> pine derby car. gotta love it

    Isn’t that cool? Yes that is a suspension link for the Roscoe. One of the engineers from Fisher built all those and the track. Those guys are serious about their fun.

    fc

  • Francois says:

    >>Great photos, really nice to see so many pro shots of one trip. Gives much more of a feel for the riding than the number of pics magazines are usually able to publish.

    Yeah! They gave me over 500 photos. Nice to be on the web and be able to publish a lot.

    f

  • Haggis says:

    Also read the UK mag article but it wasn’t as evocative as this photo essay. Is Durango really that laid back? Looks perfect.

  • Francois says:

    >>Also read the UK mag article but it wasn’t as evocative as this photo essay. Is Durango really that laid back? Looks perfect.

    Evocative – provokes a mood, memory or feeling.

    Thanks for that. I think our photographers and I have succeeded in transporting the reader to another place.

    Yes, Durango is laid back. There’s a few tourists from Texas this time of year. There’s a lot of families milling about. I hear they don’t like roadies though.

    fc

  • RayRay says:

    Those are awesome photos… you have to drop me a line and tell me what body and lenses you were using!

  • range says:

    Great photos, looks like an awesome trip.

  • Nick says:

    Thanks a lot, you gotta keep this place a secret for the locals. I was born and raised in Durango and can’t beleive the expansion. Great pictures.
    P.S. why ride a road bike there when the trails are that good? Leave the roads to the four wheelers and Danielson.

  • Sam says:

    Great stuff ! I get to Durango a couple of times a year, I am on my way there tomorrow. It really is a joy riding all that buff singletack after the gnarly, twisty and wet Northeast ! Thanks for the images to get me ready for the trip.

  • Matthew says:

    Saw your link…looks like a fantastic trip…we have to ask (me and three friends considering Durango, Moab or some places in California…) what would you have done differently? If you could criticize this trip at all?

  • Durango Local says:

    Francois – nice article on DGO. Yep, DGO has got it all from desert riding to alpine riding and everything in between. Moab is only a 2.5 hr drive away and Fruita is a 3.5 hr drive. Durangotangs are some of the nicest, laid back people you will ever meet. We have more restuarants per capita than San Francisco and FOUR mini-breweries in town that produce some of the finest beer in the west.

  • Scott says:

    Who was shooting the Canon setup and who was shooting the Nikon? Awesome trip though. Did you ever dream you’d be doing something like that when you launched little ole mtbr.com?

  • i have been doing Durango for a few years now and going in a few weeks.

    here are some videos we shot of the same trails in this write up.

    2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftsrexCaScc
    2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qP852yGuBs
    warning.. we geek out pretty hard on doing DVDs of our adventures.

    Molas Pass Rules

  • steve says:

    wow!! that looked like a great trip!

  • Paulmeister says:

    Wow. Some really nice photos and trails there. Summer is nearly over here in NZ and i’m missing it already!

  • Kent Fry says:

    Everybody come ride with us, there are too many trails and not enough riders, and we all love to share our piece of paradise.

  • pj says:

    Just happened to be surfing the web this morning when I came across a photo of my dog Prana, or P-dog for short, ripping some single track in horse gulch. Thanks for the killer photo. peace from Durango

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