Brad, Eli, Maureen and I were having dinner and drinks at C.B. & Potts as is our custom after Tuesday Night Track, when Brad casually made a suggestion to the rest of us.
“You should come over to Steamboat Springs for the weekend,” he said. He then explained he stays in that picturesque Colorado town every weekend since he has a townhouse over there.
“Really?” we collectively asked. And why not? Neither Eli nor Maureen had been to Steamboat, and it had been seven years since I had. At 160 miles west of Fort Collins it was only a three-hour drive away.
An added bonus was that it could give us a bit of additional altitude training, as Steamboat sits at 6,700 feet. It helps to know people in high places.
So after the Old Town Car Show, Eli, Maureen and I hopped into Maureen’s Civic and drove up the Poudre Canyon, over Cameron Pass, past Walden, and over to Steamboat Springs where we met up with Brad at his sweet townhouse with gorgeous views of the town below. During this weekend we ate pizza, watched movies, went for a 10-mile run, had brunch at the Creekside Café and Grill, and wandered around downtown.
It was a fun weekend getaway. I can certainly see why Brad elects to spend each weekend over in Steamboat even though he has a home in Fort Collins as well.