Why ya'll gotta be a bunch of reactionary bitches? Read the article.
"It kind of makes me laugh that people from Denver think they're from Colorado," said Ken Hoeve, a professional kayaker from Gypsum. "Colorado is really the mountains. As soon as you cross over the Continental Divide, that's when you're really in Colorado. Denver is just another city. It might as well be Cincinnati, as far as I'm concerned."
Hoeve's stance in the East vs. West argument is partially in jest. As a competitor in the East vs. West kayak rodeo at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail this month, it's practically his job to spray slurs against opponents from the East. Just know the other side can sling it right back.
"Just look at the Vail whitewater park versus what we have in Golden and along the Front Range," said Gary Mullins, co-founder of the Golden Community Kayak Rodeo Series. "I don't think so."