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Pearl Lake has views, camping

By Julie Norman

We recently took a few days off to head for cooler temperatures and higher ground in Steamboat Springs. Looking through our 100 Most Scenic Campgrounds in Colorado book, we discovered Pearl Lake campground, 23 miles north of Steamboat on Elk ...


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Get Out! In with the new

By Julie Norman

New trails seem to be popping up all across western Colorado. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had time to test them out with a few friends. It takes quite a bit of time, money, and lots of effort to create these trails and any new trail ...


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Outdoors Briefs:  June 11, 2017

By Staff

Mountain Biking Fourth downhill trail debuts when 
Powderhorn Bike Park opens June 24 The Powderhorn Bike Park opening day is scheduled for June 24. There will be a new green downhill trail joining the three existing trails for the ...


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The need for speed

By Julie Norman

Purpose-built, fast, flowing trails and hero dirt just call out for speed. Lately, I’ve found myself with more confidence when it comes to speed. I’ve been lucky enough to get to blast down some great trails over the years and ...


Outdoor briefs, May 14, 2017

By Staff

GJ Off-Road race set for this weekend The Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race is set for this weekend starting on Friday with the event’s downtown fat-tire criterium. Off-road racing begins Saturday with the amateur races. ...


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RUNNER-UP MAVERICK

By Dale Shrull

Strategy, strategy, strategy — that’s what the bike racing is all about. Colorado Mesa had a good strategy on Sunday, but the result wasn’t quite what the Mavericks wanted. As the women’s Varsity riders at the USA ...


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Shrull: Perseverance prevails for many para-cyclists

By Dale Shrull

Competitors went to the podium to accept their hard-earned national championship medals as the small crowd cheered and applauded. Athletes in wheelchairs rolled to the podium. Some used walking canes for balance, and some hopped on one ...


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Cycling helped veteran through depression

By Dale Shrull

Depression and anger. That can be the ruthless, cruel result of an improvised explosive device. Tom Davis was smiling on Saturday. A satisfied smile tinged with tremendous fatigue. He glances at his hand-cycle as he talks about that IED ...


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Want to get away? Try some hidden gems in valley

By Julie Norman

Springtime on the bike trails in Grand Junction is, well, often crowded. Local bikers either have to just go with the flow and enjoy the crowds or head to hidden spots to escape them. This past Saturday we chose the latter of those two ...


Outside Briefs, April 1, 2017

By Staff

GJ Off-Road to have new singletrack section This year’s Grand Junction Off-Road mountain bike race will be a little different. Epic Rides announced that a new section of singletrack will be part of the 15-, 30- and 40-mile races, ...


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