back yard, Colorado fall colors

Fort Collins Visit

It is kind off odd to title this post “Fort Collins Visit” when my de facto full-time residence is Fort Collins, but it did feel more like a short visit considering I have been staying in St. Louis so much the last few months.

This is not to say this was something like a vacation. Far from it. Right off the bat, I had several board meetings to attend for the non-profit organizations I am part of, including the Fort Collins Running Club and MiHEC. Also had less serious meetings with my Fort Collins Spanish group and, of course, good friends.

Of course, there was also a list of housework to be taken care of, including winterizing the sprinkler system, trimming trees and bushes, weeding, leaf raking, and fixing a wonky garage door sensor. I repainted a flaking and peeling exterior door while the weather was still nice, figuring that the next four months or so would be less conducive for doing so.

As a continuation of the Big Purge commenced in August, I did a second round of decluttering.

More fun things including riding the motorcycle (which also needed a 12,500-mile oil change) for the first time since May and pedaling a bicycle for the first time since completing the Trans Am Bike Race on June 30th of this year. I also ran several Strava segments and also the Fort Collins Running Club’s Warren Park 5k Tortoise & Hare race.

Of course, there was lots of playing and snuggling with Oreo and Tiger, my rambunctious furry feline friends. I quite missed them!

Below are photos from this trip. I’ll be back home again next month, when the weather is due to be a lot less temperate and fall-like than it was this time.

Richards Lake in fall.
Richards Lake in fall.
red 2003 Buell Blast, fall colors, Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins
On a beautiful fall day, I rode my red 2003 Buell Blast for the first time since May.
Fort Collins Spanish group
I visited with friends from my Fort Collins Spanish group for the first time since August.
Felix Wong, white Tesla Model S
Posing with Chris' new white 2015 Tesla Model S.
interior of the 2015 Tesla Model S
The Interior of the 2015 Tesla Model S features a huge tablet-like dash.
Olivia, Chris, white 2015 Tesla Model S, hatch open, recharge
Olivia looks on while Chris recharges his white 2015 Tesla Model S in the parking garage in Old Town Fort Collins.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, red Type Cover, stylus
On the first day of the release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, I traded in my venerable Surface RT for it.
celebrating Alberto's birthday
Alberto came over and Eli presented him with a birthday cheesecake.
back yard, Colorado fall colors
My visit to Fort Collins included doing a lot of yard work such as tree trimming.
Felix Wong dressed as a burrito, Alberto
Felix Wong dressed as a Big City burrito. Alberto dressed up as... Alberto.
Halloween, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, tall blond women
Jennie, Sarah, Julie, and Adreanne as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at a Halloween party at Jennie's.
rear grey door, flaking paint, before photo
I decided to finally tackle repainting of the rear door. This is a "before" pic.
newly painted grey rear door, after photo
The rear door after I spent hours sanding, smoothing, and repainting it.
red 1992 Cannondale 3.0, R500, peach garage door
I rode a bike for the very first time since June 30, 2015, which is when I finished the Trans Am Bike Race. Unfortunately, biking just 10 miles brought a lot of neck soreness and memories of Shermer's Neck.
Felix Wong, Dan Berlin
Felix Wong with Fort Collins Running Club President Dan Berlin, the first blind person to run the Inca Trail to Machu Pichu in less than a day.
Run Free Fort Collins, Lincoln Center, audience
The last night of my trip was the showing of "Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco" at the Lincoln Center, which I helped organize for the Fort Collins Running Club. 200 people attended.
Tiger and Oreo, tabby cat, black and white cat, red cushion
Tiger and Oreo, my furry feline friends.