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Why Every Skater Wins in the Buffalo Bill Downhill

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Calvin Staub, 17, rides the road of a paved mountain pass so early in the morning that cars and cops are rare. Among his clandestine skating pals is his 49-year-old dad, Mark, who for the first time joined his son in legally screeching down Lookout Mountain Road during the Buffalo Bill Downhill race this weekend, so named because of its proximity to Buffalo Bill’s grave, looming over Golden. Dressed in leather suits and Teflon-palmed gloves, participants hit speeds of more than 40 miles per hour, some crashing into hay bales lining the course, writes The Denver Post. Afterward, several skaters showed off their bloody wounds. Zak Maytum of Boulder won the race on Sunday, overcoming the wet conditions and dozens of competitors, 9News reports.

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