Monday, June 9, 2008

A smorgasbord of sports

We cruised down to Vail CO last weekend to checkout the Teva Mountain Games. It's a cool multisport event with climbing, kayaking, mtbing, road bike hill climb, fly fishing, dog events, slack lines, yoga, and many more sports I'm probably missing. I tried my hand at the mountain bike race. I seem to forget that racing MTBs in TX is nothing like racing in TX (where my skills were developed). There was also a $17K prize purse on the line, so the talent was out in full force.
My favorite event of the day was this crazy dog jumping contest which had doggies doing a running jump off a dock to see which dog could get the most distance. The winning dog (which was sponsored by Cabela's and the 2nd best in the US) jumped almost 26feet.
It was a good day. I do have to say that I was perplexed with the alcohol set up. The only drink available was PBR. It's cool that this beer is making a strong comeback with the alley cat scene, but this was VAIL Colorado - town with some of the most expensive real estate in the world. No quality beer (sorry PBR fans), no margaritas, no full bars...just PBR. I suppose I'm just spoiled with New Belgium.

Ok enough talk about's time to ride! I hope you all had some good rides today!

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