Fruita Fat Tire Festival part 2
So among the highlights of the Fruita trip would have to be the riding that we got to do and seeing Katie?s collection of Grand Junction bruises! Yowza! Nice work K-Rocker!
Another highlight was the end of the day mini-SalsaFest we had out at the 18 Road Trailhead on Saturday evening. You take a bunch of good, friendly bikers, hand them some beers, let them start talking, and there you have it: SalsaFest 18 Road edition. Definitely a nice way to end a long day of demo bikes.
Other cool things from the weekend?
Friday night?s band, the Riveters, were awesome. Their original tunes weren?t too bad, and their tweaked covers were exceptional. A Bob Dylan tune played in a refreshingly different rock n roll chick band style. Nice! I?m pretty sure the Riveters were from Grand Junction. Sounds like they?re going to release a CD too so keep your ears pealed.
The Riveters were good enough to get this cowboy dancing. And that probably says a lot.
And there was this rad shoe bike from the folks at New Belgium Brewery. The beer is good but this thing is better!
And last, but certainly not least, was the amazing trials performance by Jeff Lenosky. Among a host of other sweet moves, he bunny hopped this mass of humanity (including Minneapolis Mafia member B.Rose?s bib clad belly). Impressive!
If you like riding mountain bikes. Check out Fruita. Go for the festival if you like to see a couple band perform outdoors and mix with a crowd of bike geeks. Whether you go for the festival or not, do yourself a favor and check out the trails in Grand Junction as well. You?ll be sorry if you don?t.
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I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.