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Middletons exemplify family atmosphere

By Dale Shrull

They are the BMX racing Middletons. The pedaling parents are Mom and Dad — 34-year-old Tanya and 40-year-old Jeremiah. The shredding son is Oliver, 14, and motoring Matea is the 7-year-old daughter. Time at the Grand Valley BMX track ...


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RIGHT ON TRACK

By Dale Shrull

Nick Adams decided to get his son, Steven, a BMX bike for his 10th birthday. Then a trip to the BMX track and a day of fun on the pedals, jumps and bumps. Then they hit a speed bump to the plan, and a detour was required. “When we ...


Finishing 15th in Ironman ‘bittersweet’ for Hoffman

By Allen Gemaehlich

After his best performance in the Ironman World Championships, Ben Hoffman is hungry for more. The Grand Junction High School graduate placed 15th in his fourth Ironman World Championship Pro Division race
Oct. 12 in Kailua-Kona, ...


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Grand Valley BMX

By Dale Shrull

The Grand Valley BMX track is one of the top tracks in the state.  ...


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Ranchero keeps its cool to win King of the Track

By Allen Gemaehlich

Tim Griffith had a lot of luck on his side. His race car kept overheating Sunday and he didn’t have the best reaction times, but he had enough to win the 2013 Western Colorado Dragway King of the Track title at the drag strip on ...


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One year makes big difference to O’Neill

By Matt Meyer

A lot can happen in a year. John O’Neill started his career as a triathlete at the 2012 Desert’s Edge Triathlon at Highline Lake State Park. He finished fourth in the sprint triathlon, but by his standards was weak in the ...


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Highline’s chill greets triathletes

By Matt Meyer

With the air temperature hovering under 40 degrees Sunday morning and the water temperature at Highline Lake State Park a comparatively balmy 61 degrees, the Desert’s Edge Triathlon was different than in previous years. The final major ...


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Tour of the Moon’s Plan B a hit

By Matt Meyer

Months ago, with rumblings of a potential federal government shutdown, the organizers of the Icon Lasik Tour of the Moon bike ride set up a contingency plan. Relying on an alternate route through Glade Park that was suggested years ago, a new ...


Speed racer: GJ cyclist ready for downhill

By Dale Shrull

Fast, dangerous, crazy — a few words that come to mind when describing a unique downhill bicycle race Saturday in Georgetown. When Eric Landis of Grand Junction heard about the Red Bull Road Rage Race, and the words that describe it, he ...


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As the wheels turn

By Dale Shrull

This weekend could be a monumental disappointment to a huge number of cyclists. Two cycling events could be affected by the government shutdown. The second annual Tour of the Moon bicycle ride will happen Saturday whether the government is ...


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