Ok, here's the scoop: Mr. H and I are heading to Denver + Breckenridge next June for vacation. I'll be bringing a bike so that I can get some cycling in. Mr. H does not ride but is a most excellent SAG driver.
We have not booked flights or Denver accommodations yet, but the semi-formed plan is:
Friday June 17: LAX to Denver, overnight in Denver area
Saturday June 18: Denver area, no plans. Possibly get in a ride.
Sunday June 19: Drive Denver to Breck, possible am ride in Denver area.
Sunday June 19-Sunday June 26 (or more likely, we'll depart on Sat, June 25): Breckenridge. Probably riding 4-5 days. Plus other fun stuff like whitewater rafting?
Sunday June 26: Amtrak California Zephyr, departs Denver 8:05am, arrives Sacramento Monday June 27 at 2:13pm
Lots of wiggle room in the plan. We don't mind pushing the plan by a day on either end to make room for a ride in the Denver area.
We are staying in a timeshare exchange at this place: Grand Lodge on Peak 7 | The Finest Luxury Lodging Option in Breckenridge, Colorado We have a 1BR condo unit with a full kitchen and washer/dryer, so could host some gatherings. However, I'm not sure I'd recommend this place because the confirmation paperwork that we received after we booked specifically says no bikes in the units. I'm ignoring that. (Worst case scenario is that I bring my bike bag and have to put the bike into it to move it in/out of the condo.)
The radiologist who reads my MRIs lives in Breckenridge. I've never met him but we talk on the phone all the time and are friends to the extent that he wanted us to just stay with him for the week. He is a cyclist and his brother-in-law also lives in Breckenridge and races his bikes. So plenty of access to local knowledge and support and I'm sure they will want to hang out too.
Also: even though I titled this thread "BF Master's Racers Colorado Training Camp," I really don't care if other want to join. I'm envisioning fairly low-key vacation-type rides anyway, although probably with a good amount of climbing.
@Racer Ex, the California Zephyr goes right to Reno. You should get a room in the sleeper car, too. Cross the Rocky Mtns by train.
Who is at least a little interested?