one of our favorite [borrowed] mottos:

"We aren't stopping traffic, we are traffic!"

Friday, May 27, 2011

We LOVE the Hot Tomato!!!! ++ Bikes, Blues, BBQ, Brews

A HUGE thanks to everyone who shared in the ride and enjoyed the party with us last night. In particular, we want to give a heartfelt thanks for the early bird Garrett Mitchell for shuttling his truck/trailer out first thing yesterday morning. Special thanks to Brian Clark for making his truck/trailer available and for being the caboose of the train. Thank you Nina for allowing your vehicle to be part of the shuttle as well.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to the North 17th Street Band for headlining the party and for being so unstoppable --- carting instruments 16 miles on your bike!! WOW! Thank you to the Abominable Showmen for your strings and harmonies and for bringing every single one of your co-workers out to the party. Hug & a kiss to Eagles on Highway for providing sound and equipment and for serenading us with his guitar and sweet singing voice with Willie on mando too.

Best costume male goes to Mr. Jesse Zacher because who doesn't like a man in tights, especially bold red & black striped tights! Best costume female goes to Cynthia Malleck for doing 16 miles (about 3 times after she went back and forth several times) in fuzzy faux shorn sheep shin and arm guards and glorious bright colored lipstick and a smile. Best effort goes to Ellie doin' the ride on a heavy ol' hand me down commuter.

Thanks to anyone who I might have forgotten...And thanks to those who weren't able to squeeze in the ride but who still came out to show their support!

And where would we be without the loving support from our favorite dough slinging queens of the culinary experience at the HOT TOMATO?! We'd be hungry and devoid of some of the finer things in life. We love their energy and their establishment and they love us Junk Riders right back. Thank you for hosting our birthday party. See you again real soon! In fact --- everyone should make a note that the Hot Tomato is gearing up for tons of music and fun this summer. Check it out (note: cover charge only applies to the backyard for select shows):
Fruita Muse
June Events at The Hot Tomato
brought to you by The Muse in Fruita:

Wednesday June 1st
James Williams
7pm / all ages / no cover

Saturday June 4th
Flat Top Reed
7pm / all ages / $7

Wednesday June 8th
Chase Baumgartner
(Final Area Performance)
7pm / all ages / no cover

Saturday June 11th
@ The Hot Tomato
7pm / all ages / $5

Wednesday June 15th
Rob "Chicken Fatt" Mitchell
7pm / all ages / no cover

Saturday June 18th
The Williams Brothers Band
7pm / all ages / $7

Wed June 29th
Whalin' Wil Whalen
7pm / all ages / no cover

And now please consider setting aside NEXT Friday for an extra special super fun event out on the other end of the valley:
Next Friday, June 3rd, the 4th annual Colorado Environmental Coalition West Slope BBQ is happening at it's usual location, Rancho Durazno. The price is just $15 for food, beverages (beer, wine, soft drinks), music and etc. Vegetarian options, Colorado meats, and a green salad from Cameron Place CSA will be served. There will be a free drawing/door prizes for Palisade Bluegrass tix (weekend passes), an Osprey pack, & Mountain Khakis. Kids 12 & under are free.

This year, Flat Top Reed are playing the blues (6-9), Palisade Brewery pouring various brews, and we'll be rolling out our new CEC t-shirts for a special membership premium if you re-up or join CEC at the BBQ.

Please forward this along to interested folks, and have a great holiday weekend!

When: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Cameron Place CSA at Rancho Durazno 3938 G 2/10 Rd. Palisade, CO 81526

For even more info check out this blog posting about CEC's partership with Cameron Place CSA:

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