14 August 2015

Traveling to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

A Picture Tour 

Photographs in order of my day of peace before "the storm" of chasing the race begins tomorrow. Driving from Summit County to Routt County.

Ranch architecture

Jagged Gore Range in the background of beautiful ranch lands

Horses in a pasture

This is cattle and ranch country

Heeney Reservoir on a peaceful day

Sweeping landscapes

Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge, will bring riders down this road (SH 9)

Unexpected 9 miles of gravel on the road to Steamboat. The pro racers will have to race over this road construction.

A home in Kremmling, Colorado

Routt County, Steamboat Springs

My dog jack rested next to Abraham Lincoln on a break from a long walk along the river and through town today


They make chairs and fences out of skis in this town

Summer cowboy hats

Local menu board

Rodeo is in town. Up on the hill you can spot two young boys watching the action *free

Signs posted today pointing the way to tomorrow's team presentation

Centrally located Rabbit Ears Motel, my home away from home for the race start.
Every pro rider and visitor to Steamboat likely saw (or will see) these exact same sights on their way to the overall race start in Steamboat Springs. Teams are arriving into the airport in Denver, trucks are being loaded, RVs packed, bikes placed on bike racks and family loaded into cars - a steady stream of vehicles are headed to Steamboat Springs for a bike race.

There also happens to be a rodeo, mountain bike race, a running event, and a 2-day art festival with 150 artists on display, all going on in Steamboat Springs at the same time.

It was a nice day of vacation in a town that is about to become very very busy with activity.