The Grand Junk Show

A little less than a month ago I met up with my friend Chewey in Colorado to bring the party out to the Epic Rides Grand Junction Off-Road. In its fourth year this event has really shone some light on the fantastic trails and growing downtown scene in the Grand Valley. And just like all of Epic’s event, you can craft the experience any way you like. It’s part technical mountain bike race; part music festival; part arts fair; all mixed with a giant beer garden surrounded by some great local watering holes.

As usual I’ll leave the actual reporting to the professionals who turned in their words weeks ago. But here for your viewing pleasure is our slightly behind schedule photo essay from the Western Slope…

The party starts with an all ages cruiser criterium
The party starts with an all ages cruiser criterium

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The winner of the klunker crit clearly not fucking around
The winner of the klunker crit clearly not fucking around
Just like the Whiskey the pro women's crit starts off the weekend's racing
Just like the Whiskey the pro women’s crit starts off the weekend’s racing
Full weekend music festival
Full weekend music festival

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Our boy Nate Miller en route to a 40 Grand singlespeed victory
Our boy Nate Miller en route to a 40 Grand singlespeed victory

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full heckling clinic on display
full heckling clinic on display

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Danimal comes through the Endoholics camp
Danimal comes through the Endoholics camp
fly those colors!
fly those colors!

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Dan Soller rocks a Transition clunker to a 5th place finish in the 30 Grand
Dan Soller rocks a Transition clunker to a 5th place finish in the 30 Grand

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even a pro lady from Stan's stopped during her pre-ride to get loose
even a pro lady from Stan’s stopped during her pre-ride to get loose

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Chewey's real purpose was to keep riders on course
Chewey’s real purpose was to keep riders on course
If you can't race, party with a chainsaw
If you can’t race, party with a chainsaw

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not a crime
not a crime

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teamwork makes the dream work
teamwork makes the dream work

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appropriately sticky
appropriately sticky

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weird after party DJ Panda guy
weird after party DJ Panda guy
late night sessions with Coaster Culture
late night sessions with Coaster Culture
The Stone Foxes bring out the crowd to Main St
The Stone Foxes bring out the crowd to Main St

The Epic Rides Off-Road series wraps up this coming weekend with their inagural event in Carson City, NV. That looks like an amazing course that I’m sadly going to miss.

Also this weekend is the Zia Rides 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest in Gallup, NM. And we’ll be sending a cracked staff of clowns out to bring the party in the forest. Armed with a keg’s worth of beer and a bunch of swag, you won’t miss them…

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