If you don’t want your picture taken, then don’t come to the race in a costume that screams, “PLEASE TAKE MY PICTURE!” Don’t wear a bright orange sun hat or a green, red, and yellow Body Glove cycling t-shirt. Don’t carry your little cartoon dog in your arms. Don’t have a salt and pepper goatee. Don’t wear Blue Blockers. And, whatever you do, don’t stand right up against the barriers cheering for the riders. Because if you do all of these things, or even just a couple of these things, or really any of them at all, we’re going to think you want your picture taken. You have all the trappings for a potentially great photograph, an aura of the mysterious, a dash of the mundane, and a heaping helping of sincerity.
Please, if you don’t want your picture taken, all you have to do is to just ask us to take your photo.
Having a blue lobster bib with the word “PHOTO” printed on it. This lobster bib gets you rides up and down the course, entry into exclusive clubs, and fans of all stripes and costuming will covet your attention.
Rolling through the whole day on our Micro Scooters. Scootin’ here, scootin’ there, scootin’ everywhere.
Chatting with Axel Merckx and Nick Schuley from Axeon about Bo Jackson. (Dear Readers, if you have Netflix, you have Netflix right?, go watch You Don’t Know Bo.)
Not buying the Homeland Security T-shirt with all the gnomes and hobbits on it from Space Cowboy.
Dropping my iPhone and cracking my screen. (This is a public note for KVH from KEB: I dropped my phone the other day too, it left a crack in the glass approximately half an inch long and not even over the actual display, just over the bezel, which is fine right? but it broke the digitizer so even though the screen works fine I can’t tap the top third of the phone, rendering it essentially useless.)
The House of Pain.
Since we learned the census type facts about Breckenridge yesterday, today we bring you some other bits of information about “Breck.”
WARNING: Before reading, please note that these facts will also compete against your precious memories for space in your mind.
- In the movie Christmas Vacation, Chevy Chase takes a sled ride into the Wal-Mart parking lot. The scene was filmed on Breckenridge’s Four O’Clock run; at 3.5 miles, it’s the resort’s longest trail.
- Dumb and Dumber was also filmed at Breckenridge. A-Chair was the location for the scene when Harry’s tongue gets stuck on the chairlift.
- When the town was originally founded, it was spelled BreckINridge in honor of the Vice President at the time. (The people in town were angling to use this “honor” to get a local Post Office…and it worked.) Two years later that Vice President took sides with the Confederate Army when the Civil War broke out. The townspeople didn’t like this so they changed the spelling to BreckENridge.
- Breckenridge was inadvertently left off a U.S. map in the mid-1800s and became known as “Colorado’s Kingdom”. The mistake was NOT discovered or corrected until 50 years later. (Every summer the town celebrates this unique part of its past with the Kingdom Days celebration.)