Cyclefest 2023-34 miler

A group of coasters and friends were down to hang out with my SMBC friends.

I had a flat right before the getaway. I know!

I had a vendor help me cover a split in tire tread. Bike shop tomorrow. Some cool shots before the ride.

Should have taken more pics on the ride because it was a beautiful day. Chamber of commerce. Big peace out. T dog

SMBC Keys Ride Day 3-Key West to Marathon-51 plus miles.

A SAG day, a rest day, which was easy around Key West. A Le Grignote breakfast and a Blue Heaven dinner. Faves! I required a telemedicine intrastate concierge phone conference that proficiently intervened on my current issues. It was significant enough to allow me to ride today. The pics.

6 bacon wrapped BBQ shrimp, hush puppies, scratch FF and cole slaw at Burdines on the Waterfront. GIB! An unexpected south wind was welcome today. One more day. Peace out Tres.

Crested Butte and Gothic, CO

Mariella and I left Denver for Crested Butte. What a drive.

Our friends place

The wedding. How about that valley

Bride and groom-godson

It was a beautiful ceremony and a fun reception and dinner. We slept in and later the next day we went to Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, RMBL, in Gothic, Beautiful!

An easy day and home tomorrow great trip.


Featured image: Blooming vanilla orchid

We flew into Denver and got our rental car. We headed to our B n B. Very nice with great breakfasts. A great dinner at Table 6 and some local favourite ice cream at Lik’s.

I went to the ball game and Mariella explored our locale. Nice ballpark.

We had dinner at Potager a well known farm to table restaurant. It was amazing. First stop after breakfast was the Denver Botanical Garden.

Carnivorous Plant photo credits: Mariella Smith

We had lunch at Levan Deli. Chicken noodle soup, best bread I ever ate, curry potato salad and homemade dill pickle while the wife had a house salad with a chicken kabob. No desserts but they looked great. GIB! On to the Kirkland Fine and Decorative Arts Museum.

The artist, Dave Yust, used three dimensional frames to give his paintings dimension.

Kirkland’s studio from his home.

Off to Crested Butte tomorrow for our godson’s wedding. Big peace out Tres