Enthusiasts heed call of blogosphere on Go Skateboard Day

Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Six-year-old Beau Decker clings to the fingers of his father, Kevin, as his dad teaches him how to skateboard at the skate park at Eagle Rim Park on Tuesday. Beau’s big brother, Drew, 8, was off riding on his own around the park. Kevin Decker said that he has skateboarded for 25 years, and although the family has skateboarding equipment in their backyard, it was a special treat for the boys to go to the skate park where the big skaters were.
BELOW: Kyle Eggen, 14, of Grand Junction skates around a painted bowl at Eagle Rim Park.



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Photo by Gretel Daugherty—Six-year-old Beau Decker clings to the fingers of his father, Kevin, as his dad teaches him how to skateboard at the skate park at Eagle Rim Park on Tuesday. Beau’s big brother, Drew, 8, was off riding on his own around the park. Kevin Decker said that he has skateboarded for 25 years, and although the family has skateboarding equipment in their backyard, it was a special treat for the boys to go to the skate park where the big skaters were.
BELOW: Kyle Eggen, 14, of Grand Junction skates around a painted bowl at Eagle Rim Park.

Dozens of guys, from elementary-school-age to 20-somethings, spun around local skate parks Tuesday, dropping into smooth concrete bowls to spring up on the other side, carried along only by…




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