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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
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Missing photo ID#286630
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Nice, CM.

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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
John
John
Credit: GI
Lorena
Lorena
Credit: GI
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
My ears were ringing.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:37pm PT

There's a bridge called Bob in Avon, Cowlowrado. . .

Bob the Bridge

In 1992, the Town of Avon, CO was faced with a problem. The railroad track ran smack across the middle of the main thoroughfare, Avon Road. With about 25 trains passing through a day, traffic would back up and cause gridlock as everyone waited for the train to pass.

Avon officials knew there had to be a better way. And there was: they dug about 20 feet under the existing road to create a new one. But, the new road had to cross over the Eagle River. With the help of 7 funding partners, Avon built a 50 yd., four-lane bridge to do the job.Unable to unanimously decide on a name for the bridge, the Avon Merchant's Association held a contest to give the new bridge a name. And the winning entry was an average, ordinary name (just like the bridge) ….. BOB.

A local promoter decided to host a festival to commemorate the bridge and all named "Bob" or just friends of "Bob".Avon received national attention for its refreshing sense of humor and everything snowballed from there.

The first event was held in 1992 and included such activities as: Bob-b-Q cook off; BobBall; bob Golf Putting Tournament; Bobby-sox concert and Bob-R-Shop Quartets. The festival continued for three years each Memorial Day Weekend. It ceased due to consistent weather problems and fizzled local enthusiasm.

After Pentax cameras ran a commercial around Christmas of 1997, interest returned to the event. The commercial began by saying, "Each year Avon, CO host a Festival for Bobs". The camera was being marketed as an easy to use, can't-go-wrong camera. Avon Town Council decided to combine two festivals into one: The BobFest and SummerFest. The new name : BobSummerFest.

In 1998, War and The Freddy Jones Band played. In 1999, Julian Lennon and Soul Asylum played. Once again, local enthusiasm has dwindled and Avon currently does not hold an annual event. Although, the Avon Recreation Center sells "Bob the Bridge signs" and you can frequently see people stopping by Bob to see it and take pictures.
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
bob & weave

local (don't want to say boy here) and Bobo



hands of stone - no mas



treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
One of my 20 month old sons few words


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Missing photo ID#286634
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Bob Burquist
Bob Burquist
Credit: mojede
SofCookay

climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:09pm PT


Credit: SofCookay
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:10pm PT

Lane



Fischer

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
This thread might not be as titillating as its twin thread, but in an effort to keep the climbing nation abreast of positive growth with our community, perhaps it may serve as a top substitute.

that's f*#king poetic!!!
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 26, 2013 - 11:58pm PT
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:08am PT
Photo courtesy of Dr Sprock...
Photo courtesy of Dr Sprock...
Credit: bluering

Am I supposed to have boobs exposed? wHHA?
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Pretty sure that's a Steve.

Simple concept, really.
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:41am PT


treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Nice pre-pubescent bobber, Mr. E.

You're going to ruin it for everybody.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:58am PT
LOL

You're gonna post pictures of apples and shishkabobs and all kinds of kooky bobs BEFORE
the goddamn f*#king american legend???

BLASPHEMY!

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MisterE

Social climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:10am PT
Oh, snap.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:22am PT
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 27, 2013 - 02:05am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#286657
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