Monday, June 8, 2009

Post-Race at the Teva Mountain Games

Part of the fun of going to the Teva Mountain Games is checking out all the other stuff going on. It's a great event that brings together all kinds of sports: cycling, mountain biking, running, kayaking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, and even distance-water-jumping for dogs. It's become a fixture on Vail's summer calendar and is very popular with athletes and spectators alike.

We didn't have a lot of time to hang out after the cross country race, but did take a quick lap through Vail Village to check out the haps.

Unfortunately this little reluctant guy was the only dog at the dog jump when we passed by.

Sonya heads into the Teva Village.

Bike shenanigans.

Sonya is incredulous. Can it possibly be as fun as pegging your heart rate for 2 hours?

Dog models. Everyone likes looking at them, but they're kind of a pain on dates.

Cookin' trout.

Waiting to watch some kayakers go under the bridge.

Sonya and I stopped in at this gelateria with an amazing array of gelato and an even more amazing 3-group Elektra Belle Epoque. It gives me heart palpitations just to look at that machine.

Dark chocolate sorbetto with vanilla gelato. I swear I didn't have any this good in Italy.
Heaven for $6 in a paper cup.

Dirty bikes have to wait outside while we go back to sample the espresso.

Meh. With a machine like that, they need to get some good beans.
Heartless to treat it that way.

Sonya had to head out for an event in Castle Rock, so I went back to Eagle and spent some hours getting the mountain bike clean and the road bike ready to go for the Vail Pass TT. They were having a block party down the road, complete with a band which entertained me with party tunes as I worked. Blondie the kitten helped by attacking the brushes and playing under the bike stand.

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