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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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Not new, but much improved

By Julie Norman

Spring has officially sprung here in the valley, and we know bike tourist season won’t be far behind. So before Horsethief Bench gets too crowded, get out there and check it out! Why Horsethief? It’s one of the most iconic ...


Outside briefs, March 19, 2017

By Staff

COPMOBA sets bike trail talk for April 6 in Montrose The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA) will host an open house in Montrose to discuss a proposed multi-use, non-motorized trail system to be located west of ...


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Wide-ranging fun

By Dale Shrull

Slippery snow and too much speed are not a good combination. One particular rider couldn’t clamp down on the brakes too much but he wasn’t going too fast as the fast-approaching corner loomed. Behind the mirrored goggles, the ...


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Get Out! Part-time winter is upon us

By Julie Norman

It’s “Sprinter” here in Western Colorado. You know, that time between winter and spring when we all get to choose our own adventures each weekend. There may be snow on the Mesa, but the trails in town are clear (though ...


Some suggestions to stuff the stocking of your favorite adventurer

By Julie Norman

If you aren’t one of those everything-must-be-done-by-Thanksgiving shoppers, there is still plenty of time to get some great gifts for the person in your life who loves biking and camping almost as much as they love you. In no particular ...


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HITTING THE NEW TRAIL

By Dale Shrull

Nothing gets the heart rating going like a steep climb, or the opening of a new trail. For avid local mountain bikers, the plethora of trails in Mesa County offer plenty of challenges and fun times. But it’s always a thrill to check ...


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