Hog Heaven

The Durango area was resplendent in black leather and chrome last eekend as the sound of rumbling exhaust pipes filled the air announcing he arrival of the inaugural Rally in the Rockies as well as the 10th annual Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally. Downtown streets were lined with hundreds of polished Hogs while the sidewalks were jammed with rally-goers as well as curious locals and unsuspecting tourists. A motorcycle parade down Main Avenue on Sunday afternoon marked one of the highlights of the weekend’s events, which included live music at the Sky Ute Events Center from ’70s mainstays Edgar Winter (“Free Ride”), Canned Heat, local favorites the Kirk James Blues Band and others.

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A trio of policemen lead the way down Main on Sunday afternoon, marking the beginning of the motorcycle parade.

Rain droplets dot the gas tank of a motorcycle parked on Main Avenue after Saturday's thundershowers.



A couple enjoys the sunshine and great weather Sunday afternoon at they cruise main.

Sew tough - Leathersmith "Grizzly" sews a new Harley patch onto a client's leather vest at his booth at the Sky Ute Events Center on Friday.Bad to the bone - A parade rider munches on a rawhide bone during his brief jaunt down Main Avenue on Sunday.

Tom Crosset, of Durango, surveys the collection of motorcycles parked along Main Avenue on Friday afternoon.

Think Locally: A bicyclist sporting biker gear brings up the rear of Sunday's parade.

Jim Carpenter, of Grand Junction, pauses to reflect at the traveling Vietnam War Memorial at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Sunday.





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