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Down in the Valley

Mike Rust's house

Trespassing tire tracks. Binoculars slightly out of place. Gun gone missing. Multiple clues confirming Mike Rust’s worst fears — someone had violated his home, a sanctuary nestled on 80 acres of wild land deep in south central Colorado’s remote San Luis Valley. Suddenly, two shadows buzz along the horizon. One man sets off alone in hot pursuit. It is the last thing he will do??  That was March 31, 2009, the last time anyone heard from this beloved 56-year-old hall-of-fame mountain biker. Evidence found, including a blood-stained gun butt and vest, suggests that Rust caught the perpetrators, a violent confrontation […]

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