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“If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”

-In response to the question,

“How much is the price of real estate ‘round here?”

H.O.G. rally rolling

into town

Hogs are once again on the horizon for this weekend. The Colorado State H.O.G. rally and approximately 1,500 Harley-Davidsons are scheduled to roll into town on Thurs., June 9.

After spending last year in Greeley, the Harley Owners Group has selected the sunnier local climes for this year’s event. The rally includes poker rides, bike games, a bike show at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, a Hardly Angels performance, “observation walks” through downtown and more.  As of press time, 1,121 riders had preregistered for the rally and coordinator J.D. Thompson was expecting more than 300 more to show up.

“Everyone always wants us back,” Thompson said of past rallies. “They are very much impressed with the style of rider and the type of rider. We’ve got blue collar, white collar, no collar riders. The common tie is that we all ride Harley Davidsons.”

The event culminates on Sat., June 11, with a 5 p.m. parade through downtown. For more information on the Colorado State H.O.G. rally, log onto www.costate hogrally.com.

Star Wars and 3D

Durango bicycle builder Chris Herting received high praise in high places recently. The most recent issue ofDirt Rag profiles two-time Oscar winner, “Star Wars “ special effects wizard and bike junkie John Dykstra. Dykstra, a man who could mount nearly anything, reveals that his rides of choice are two of Herting’s custom 3D Racing frames.

“For dirt, I’ve got a 3D Racing hardtail and a 3D Racing dual suspension – Chris Herting builds sweet frames,” Dykstra tellsDirt Rag.

Dykstra’s size (well over 6 feet and 225 pounds) is part of the reason he went with the Durango-made frames.

“I’m too big for stock frames so most of my frames are custom,” he said. “Chris Herting at 3D Racing came up with a great design for my full-suspension frame that gave me full travel and good knee clearance.”

At the end of the interview, Dykstra revealed that the “rich and famous” ride for some of the same reasons the rest of us do, saying, “I do know that I become a real pain in the ass if I don’t ride regularly.”



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Bagging it

State plastic bag ban is in full effect, but enforcement varies

January 26, 2024
Paper chase

The Sneer is back – and no we’re not talking about Billy Idol’s comeback tour.

January 11, 2024
High and dry

New state climate report projects continued warming, declining streamflows