House of Pain

The Broadmoor

Stately old pile, ain’t it?

Between deadlines today I slipped out for a pleasant 25-miler, doing a couple of leisurely laps around The Broadmoor.

There’s a short, steady climb between halves of the golf course — a bit of road that the resort would like to close, the better to attract prestigious gatherings of prominent duffers — that tops out at Old Stage Road, just below the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and you can approach it using three or four different routes.

Each summit ends with a shortish descent for recovery’s sake and a pass by the hotel itself so you can see how the other half lives before starting uphill again. It’s a nice way to flush out the headgear before getting back to business.

Upon returning I saw that our “leaders” in the House have decided that piling more misery atop the poor, infirm, elderly and unemployed is now called a “win.” How wonderful for them. Perhaps they can celebrate with a round of golf at The Broadmoor.

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8 Responses to “House of Pain”

  1. Larry T. Says:

    I’m asking myself why don’t I stay here in Italy where the government is shut down in protest of yet another trial of poor ol’ Silvio B? Not for paying for playing with underage girls this time, but simply some sketchy dealings with his media companies. Can’t wait to again see the leathery face of John Boner on my TV screen, explaining again why it was so important to put the screws to the poor folks.

  2. Patrick O'Brien Says:

    Oh, Patrick, there you go bringing up congress and the 1% again. It’s just the incompetent and corrupt serving the elite again. Egypt had the tyranny of the majority; we have the tyranny of the minority since most eligible U. S. voters don’t give a shit. But, no rant today.
    My question for today is more important that what congress didn’t do this week. What bike did you ride?

    • khal spencer Says:

      Sadly, we the sheeple are getting the government we deserve.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Patrick, I rode the Soma Double Cross, stripped of its racks and fenders. That takes it down to a semi-svelte 23.4 pounds. I hardly ever break out the old ti’ road bike anymore, I like riding this one so much.

      • Patrick O'Brien Says:

        If I can peddle the leftover (after building the Saga) 520 frame and fork I have along with the Godin guitar and Fender amp I never play, I am interested in the SOMA ES as a base for a new road bike. Unless, of course the boss thinks a new pie safe is a better use for the proceeds!

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Patrick, I like that one too. I’m contemplating a sell-off of some of the fleet, and the ES would be right up there on my list of replacements.

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