Telluride Bluegrass in Full Swing

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Now that I'm part way through day three of my first Telluride Bluegrass, I've officially drunk the festival kool-aid. We're already making plans to come back next year. I've already been on two incredible mountain bike rides—the pic above if from yesterday's ride up the Bridal Veil trail, before snow and common sense turned us around. Today we rode one of the classic rides in town: up the Eider trail and down Mill Creek. It definitely lived up to the hype: The climb up was steep and challenging and cut through one of the most beautiful Aspen groves I've ever seen. And then there's all the music, the highlight of which was Lyle Lovett's set last night.

And while I expected the music and mountain biking to be great, it's the food, kid-friendly nature of the event, and world-class people-watching that have impressed me the most. And, when I say world-class, yes, I'm talking about both the guy wandering around the campsite wearing flippers and the gentleman dressed up as a female sailor. I'm going to try and get some photographic proof. Stay tuned…  —Sam Moulton

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