You just need to hit up some good local events/ trainings.
In a few months, I may know of someone doing lots of trainings outside of New York.
Hahahha. I know him too. This is true. I'd go to RMOC, its too far and I've no motivation to travel. Although Laramie would be different.
Yep - only a few of the RMOC maps are really worthy of going to events on - most of them are in the mountains as well. No matter what, find something you enjoy doing and do it. It looks like you have found that in Telluride.
Good to know. I do wish I could up the mileage at the moment. But things here are pretty sweet.