Biking

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Evidence against Lance Armstrong can’t be ignored

By Scott Mercier

Secret payments to Swiss shell companies, lies upon lies and fraud and deception on a massive scale. No, we’re not talking about politics or Wall Street, but rather the past decade and a half of professional cycling. The ...


Final 2012 Colorado showing of ‘Reveal the Path’ coming to Mesa Theater

By Dave Buchanan

The first real adventure bicyclist I met was Mike Curiak, the Grand Junction resident who in 2005 raced and won the 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational bike race (three days, six hours) while living on Clif bars. And you thought riding up ...


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Get Out! Autumn is a good time to return to long, scenic rides

By Julie Norman

Fall is in full swing on the Western Slope. Leaves are turning, falling and skittering across parks. Morning temps are requiring me to wear actual shoes instead of sport sandals during my bike commute, and pumpkins are everywhere. For me this ...


Tour of the Valley gives locals a chance to see the sights from the saddle

By Nick Walter

It’s a laid-back, noncompetitive bicycle ride through the scenic Grand Valley, and, hey, you can even get a free mini sports massage afterward. Community Hospital hosts its 24th annual Tour of the Valley cycling event Sunday morning ...


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Get Out! Crested Butte provides trails for all levels

By Julie Norman

Each July we pack up the car and head to Crested Butte for four days of biking and camping. The trails there are vastly different from the trails we have here. They’re filled with wildflowers and aspens and often require you to cross ...


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Olympic Games tough, yet rewarding experience

By Scott Mercier

The Olympic Games are an event like no other. Every four years the world comes together for 16 days to celebrate and compete. The London Games boast 193 countries and 11 territories and more than 10,000 athletes in 26 sports. Twenty years ...


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Get Out! Palisade Rim Trail worth a look

By Julie Norman

“You have to go ride the Palisade Rim Trail. It’s so fun! At first I hated it, but now it’s definitely my favorite.” My co-worker had been raving about the improved trail in Palisade for several weeks when I finally ...


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Everyone can ride

By Julie Norman

If you’re fairly new to mountain biking, you might be intimidated by some of the trails around our great little valley. Never fear. Trails suitable for even beginning bikers do exist: You just have to know where to find them. When I ...


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Tim Sewell remembered as strong, determined cyclist

By Scott Mercier

God’s tears. That’s what I thought to myself on July 5th as a rare summer rain hit my windshield, that God himself was crying. Cycling can be a mixture of blood, sweat and tears. It can involve nearly unimaginable suffering both ...


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Vernacular and tactics of cycling important in big races

By Scott Mercier

2012 is a great summer to be a cycling fan: The Tour de France started Saturday, the London Olympic Games follow, and the USA Pro Challenge starts right on our doorstep in Durango on Aug. 20. If you watch any of these events, the dialogue of ...


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