One thing I remember especially well about my time working at Moots Cycles is the incredible beauty of Steamboat Springs, Colorado and environs. Now everyone has a chance to ride the roads in that area. Kent Eriksen, the founder of Moots, will be leading his annual Tour de Steamboat on Saturday, July 26. I know this is late notice, but the rides would definitely be worth an unplanned road trip.
The ride is sponsored by Kent's bicycle company, Kent Eriksen Cycles. Kent makes some staggeringly nice titanium bikes, and he is one of the nicest guys in the bicycle business.
So drop what you are doing, head for Steamboat, and ride the Rockies!