Yesterday we drove from Denver up to Steamboat Springs. We got here just in time for the final race of the MTB season here in town. The problem was that a crazy isolated storm blew in 15 minutes before the race and it was a deluge of rain. The race was cancelled. So, I went out of an hour ride up the time trial course for tomorrow’s race.
We’re staying at Kent and Katie Eriksen’s house up towards the hot springs, about 7 miles up the mountain. It is quite a drive here. It was super nice waking up in the aspen trees. His house is completely surrounded by an aspen forest. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow.
Sue and Trudi went cowboy boot shopping yesterday during the rain storm. They aren’t even close to cheap. More like pretty expensive. But I guess they are a lifetime purchase, so maybe the cost shouldn’t matter that much.
I’m racing a four day stage race here starting tomorrow afternoon. I haven’t raced in Colorado on the road for ages. It should be interesting. Tomorrow is a 6.5 mile TT, but I only have my normal road bike, so I doubt it is going to go that well. I’m just here for training and the experience, so it should be pretty low pressure. At least as low pressure as it can be on race days.
Katie and Kent are going to take some time off from building frames to ride this afternoon. That’s all I have on my agenda. Pretty nice day. Bromont is running crazy in the woods here, so he’s in dog heaven. Okay, I’d better get the day going.