Valley Hi Motel
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So first the back story.
I spent last August in the Boulder area checking out the U.S. Cycling Mecca first hand. I joined the Boulder Cycling Club and made many new friends and had some great rides while I was there. During my stay some fellow cyclists mentioned that there is an annual ride called the Triple Bypass that takes place in July and you should really try it. Now the weird thing about cyclists is that we like to share the biggest suffer fests ...
... right as I started my trip. Using my IFR training was a lot of fun, though. I picked up some ice in Kansas so I requested a lower altitude. A lower altitude should give you warmer temperatures and in turn less icing.
Doing this helped a little. I was in solid clouds and could not see a thing. Usually you hear a lot of talk on the radio but today it was dead silent so I asked the controller, "Hey Kansas City approach, Mooney 4 3 2 BG ...
We got our first hike in today! Although it was only short it gave a great view of the Flatirons and also the city. The Flatirons are a range of mountains right on the west side of the city of Boulder. We then had a pizza dinner before heading back to the Motel.
... white-water rafting." (Something you can do around Vail but not around Boulder.) Our family has never gotten out of a hotel so fast!
The weather was beautiful, but it had rained a fair bit that week, which is the perfect combination for rafting. Our guide was a talkative and friendly girl named Shannon who knew how to fill in the dull spots with interesting conversation. Bottom line, ...
... and an outside fire on the upper decking, along with a dining set and a sun lounger. The bottom decking has a hot tub, perfectly positioned to see the sun set over the reservoir, and the moon shine down and light it up.
The living area is huge, with enormous windows with no curtains or blinds to hide the view, and there’s a huge seating/laying area built in, where you can just flop and read/doze/look.
There’s 4 bedrooms; the boys are right at the ...
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