History Repeats

Eight years ago I took a photography workshop in Fort Collins, Colorado. In doing so I stayed at the Armstrong Hotel. I have always meant to return, but have never made the time.

Yesterday we rented cruiser bikes, more my style, for a day of riding around Old Town Fort Collins visiting some of the many brewpubs in the area.

While we were riding to our first destination I was trying to jog my memories regarding the places I had visited back in 2008, specifically trying to find the Armstrong.

We took a few turns and rode a few blocks and then I saw a utility box that I recalled photographing back then. Here’s the shotI took in 2008:
Handle And Circles
and remembered that this box was located behind the hotel! As luck would have it yesterday I to the Armstrong Hotel for the first time since 2008.

ITP Flickr Pics
“Eight Years Later” (Fort Collins, Colorado, United States)
Eight Years Later
The Armstrong Hotel.

“I’d Tap That” (Fort Collins, Colorado, United States)
I'd Tap That
In the City Choice deli, which is in the same building as the Armstrong Hotel, there have many beer tap handles that are no longer needed. What you see here is probably a fifth of the retired tap handles that adorn the walls.

Brewing Up No Storms
It was a spectacular day to be outside yesterday, clear skies, cool, and low humidity.

City Choice deli was our first stop of the journey, here we met Public Enema for a beer.

From City Choice we pedaled and drank our way to:

  • Equinox Brewing (dropping Enema after this stop)
  • Odell Brewing (where we all ate lunch from a taco truck)
  • Fort Collins Brewing
  • Prost (where I attempted a little German on a bartender who was not too keen with the idea; I apologized alerting her that this was not our first stop of the day)

By this time we’d all had our fill of beer (for now) and returned our bike rentals to the rightful owner, Recycled Cycles.

With the cycling portion of the day behind us we met up with Enema, Head Eunuch, and Can’t Say No at the Mainline Ale House for dinner. I ate an appetizer of fried Brussels Sprouts before tucking into a delicious steak sandwich and fries. Of course more beers were consumed.

Returning home to Michelle’s and Easy’s house was a mere formality at that point because we were all so tired that everyone went directly to bed upon returning home.

GreenRide -> DIA -> ATL -> MARTA -> Uber
Not realizing that I was on the same flight as Enema I booked a ride from Fort Collins to Denver International Airport with a service called GreenRide. For $50 they will be picking me up at the house around 9:20am MDT and taking me straight to the airport for my 1:15pm MDT flight.

Unless I can bum a ride with Enema in Atlanta, assuming he has a car there and doesn’t mind going out of his way, I will MARTA to a nearby station and Uber back to the ITP estate.

I hope that my grass/weeds isn’t too tall by now…

Paulie [fort collins/co]

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4 Responses to History Repeats

  1. steve says:

    Sounds like a good time. How are Mr and Mrs Eunuch and what are they up to?

    And I guess Enema should be able to detour to EAV on his way to SS.

    Debbie reported Perry was quite lame last night after his ride for his potential new owner on Monday. His injury was likely a little too fresh to do much work and he paid the price a bit. Hopefully he’ll be better today.

    I managed 20 or so last night on the CX bike and again thought I had another flat tire- this time it was just my imagination (runnin away with me). Tonight, more trailer cleaning!! I think I’m at around 45%. I hope Debbie appreciates her birthday present!

    Safe travels, ITP folk.


  2. Oh yeah, today is Apple’s Fall event where they will announce the next iPhone, a new version of Apple Watch, and probably more. I realize that I might be the on,y person reading this space to be interested in this event.

  3. The Eunuchs are doing well. Just this week Head Eunuch started at a new position at “Otter Products”, née “Otter Box”, that allows him to work normal business hours again.

  4. steve says:

    Very cool. I think I’ll be supporting them with a new case for the bank iPhone.

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