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Nathan Van Dyne

Features Editor

Nathan, a University of Missouri graduate, is at home in the mountains. And on a bike.

Team Rwanda Cycling founder and coach Jock Boyer with one of his riders.
Riders in the fifth stage of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge pass by Balanced Rock at the entrance to the Garden of the Gods Friday afternoon. Tyler Farrar sprinted to win the stage that finished in downtown Colorado Springs. Photo by Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
Riders in the fifth stage of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge pass by Balanced Rock at the entrance to the Garden of the Gods Friday afternoon. Tyler Farrar sprinted to win the stage that finished in downtown Colorado Springs. Photo by Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
John Burbach of Colorado Springs fly fishes on Mason Reservoir on the South Slope of PIkes Peak Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, on the first day the area was opened to the public since 1913. Burbach and the other fishers were catching and releasing fish all day. Fishers were allowed to keep one fish under 16 inches.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
FILE - John Burbach of Colorado Springs fly fishes on Mason Reservoir on the South Slope of PIkes Peak Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, on the first day the area was opened to the public since 1913. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Two-time Olympian and World Champion cyclist Alison Dunlap speaks during a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at USA Cycling announcing the inaugural Colorado Classic cycling race Aug. 10-13, 2017. The four-stage race for men and two-stage race for women will begin in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Photo courtesy Arapahoe Basin.
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Tour de France winner Cadel Evans rides through Garden of Gods in Colorado Springs during the USA Pro Challenge prologue in 2011. Photo Credit: Christian Murdock
A giraffe plays with young visitor at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. (Gazette file)