CCL – 1 Week in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor

In 2008 I had the opportunity to take part in a week long Leadership Program hosted by Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs. Among the perks was getting to stay at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel.

This perk was a close second to the wonderful riding available to me at the of each class day, before returning to the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel and its culinary delights.

At the end of the week, the young Hermits and Adventure Mom came to visit me. We attemped to scale Pikes Peak via the Cog Railway system, but snow limited us to scaling only half of the famous mountain.

After enjoying a family night at the Broadmoor, I got up early the next day to take an extended detour home. I headed down historic Gold Camp Road past The Broadmoor stables before heading to the old mining town of Victor. Finally, I came back through Canyon City and finally road over top Skyline Drive!

All in all, it was a great way to break in my relatively new beemer, and pushed me over my first 1000 miles on the bike!

CCL Ride 2008
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Skyline Drive (one way thank you)

Skyline Drive (one way thank you)
View from the top of Skyline Drive

View from the top of Skyline Drive
Still so shiny and new

Still so shiny and new
End of Week Diversion - the family joined me (Pikes Peak Cog Railroad)

End of Week Diversion - the family joined me (Pikes Peak Cog Railroad)
Part of the old railway

Part of the old railway
Man they grow up so fast!

Man they grow up so fast!
Playing with Sophia

Playing with Sophia
Pikes Peak Railway Train

Pikes Peak Railway Train
Hermits in Training

Hermits in Training
Nya - ready to ride

Nya - ready to ride
Detour Home

Detour Home
Beemer enters the canyon

Beemer enters the canyon
Water crossing?

Water crossing?
Not a water crossing today

Not a water crossing today
Gotta love these roads

Gotta love these roads
Every road has to end . . . only to lead to another

Every road has to end . . . only to lead to another
. . . and as promised a new road in the distance

. . . and as promised a new road in the distance
Descisions . . . decisions . . . Foreset Boundary it is!

Descisions . . . decisions . . . Foreset Boundary it is!
Hitting 6000 (My first 1000 miles since buying the beemer)

Hitting 6000 (My first 1000 miles since buying the beemer)
Waterfall Stop

Waterfall Stop
Typical Self portrait

Typical Self portrait
How I love the tunnels!

How I love the tunnels!
Broadmoor from the top

Broadmoor from the top
Center for Creative Leadership (another top view)

Center for Creative Leadership (another top view)
Pikes Peak summit will not be reached today

Pikes Peak summit will not be reached today

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