The Rocky Mountain BrewRuns just finished its first year of races across Colorado visiting regional microbreweries. The races are the idea of Rob and Lauren Jones, veterans of the national road race scene.
The Golden Age, from 1955 to 1970, presents the valley as an unspoiled gem that was calling to a generation fueled to follow a different pathway than the one offered by Leave it to Beaver and Father knows Best. These were youth driven by the beat generation, Kerouac, and a love of outdoor adventure; seeing the vintage footage of the wholesome fifties and sixties made me realize how boring it must have been, no wonder the cultural revolution of the late sixties happened, but I digress.
Flyathlon is the brainchild of Andrew Todd, a scientist working for the United States Geologic Survey, with a PHD in environmental engineering. When Andrew is not in the field researching trout populations, he can usually be found standing in a stream trying to hook one of the fish he studies.