Local cyclists on Grand Jct. podium | AspenTimes.com

Local cyclists on Grand Jct. podium

Dave Miller of Aspen stands atop the podium at the Grand Junction Off-Road races last weekend. He won the Distinguished Male category of the 30-mile mountain bike race.
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Mountain bikers from Aspen are leaving their marks on races all across Colorado.

Most recently, local cyclists joined the huge fields for the annual Grand Junction Off-Road races. The events started and finished in downtown Grand Junction and utilized the technical trails of the Lunch Loop area near the entrance to the Colorado National Monument.

Pros as well as amateurs were on hand for the event, produced by Epic Rides.

Dave Miller of Aspen pedaled his way onto the podium at the Grand Junction Off-Road, winning the title in his age group in the 30-mile mountain bike race. The Aspen 62-year-old won the Distinguished Male category, edging runner-up Mike Hicks of Fountain Hills, Arizona, by a minute and a half. Miller’s winning time was 3:38:10.

Bob Williams of Phoenix finished third.

Bob Chase, also of Aspen, raced to a 17th-place finish in the Men’s Master category of the 30-miler.

Durango’s Kenny Wehn won that category.

John Shumaker of Prescott, Arizona, was second.

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