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Friendship Board
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Under a Triumphant Sky
A Bike Across America Story

Bike Across America Book
Enjoy my book in print copy or Kindle. It is a 340-page memoir about my first bike across USA trip.

+ Other Stuff +

Cottonwood Pass

Little Wild Horse Canyon, UT

Little Wild Horse Canyon

Dunkin Donuts

News Stories

Adopt A Highway Scandal
In a press conference, Steve tearfully admitted that the true motive for launching the Colorado Adopt a Highway litter control program was the "score points" with attractive females in Manitou Springs ... Read More

Antique Mineral Water Tastes Nasty
Steve attempt to drink from a antique bottle of mineral water turned ugly when he spit it up all over on Jen's kitchen floor. The water was not fit to drink ... Read More

Girl Strangles Steve on Couch
A fight on the couch erupted when Lisa got fed up with Steve's constant picture taking. The blonde jumped on Steve and began to strangle him. It was funny at first, but then it got out of hand ... Read More

U.F.O. Sighting in Manitou Springs
An eyewitness to eerie images in the sky, Steve "Colorado Guy" Garufi saw what appeared to be three seperate UFOs hovering above Manitou Springs last night ... Read More

Steve's Farmer's Tan
After a 100+ mile bike ride in the Colorado sun, Steve displayed his impressive "farmer's tan" to friends throughout town. At a coffee shop, people were amazed ... Read More

Extreme Ironing on Pikes Peak
British filmmaker and humorist Nick Hughes engaged in the rapidly growing sport of extreme ironing on the summit of Pikes Peak. This is a great feat at such a high elevation ... Read More

Shirt In Wardrobe For 17 Years
The Ralph Lauren shirt in Steve "Colorado Guy" Garufi's wardrobe celebrated its 17th birthday yesterday with a jubilation that had shouts of joy and warm hugs among friends. People were amazed ... Read More

Steve Kicks Girl's Ass In Scrabble
It was an ass-kicking. A blowout of epic proportions. It was a downright embarrassing beatdown. Steve "Colorado Guy" Garufi destroyed friend Jae in Scrabble by the score of 495 to 236 ... Read More

House Guest Loves The Green Couch
Recent houseguest loves sleeping on Steve's green couch in the living room. "That couch fits my body perfectly, and it's soft but not too soft and firm but still comfortable." ... Read More

High Score on Ms. Pac Man
Steve shattered the high score at a Ms. Pac Man machine when he obtained his all-time personal high score of 150,080 points. He dominated the game for 13 levels as he gobbled up dots (big and small), pesky ghosts and "thumping fruit" ... Read More

Latte Spilled All Over Floor

Two Root Beer Floats For Breakfast
It started out innocent when Steve dared to have two root beer floats for breakfast, but an hour later, there was a horrific scene in the kitchen with Steve vomiting all over the place. It was awful ... Read More

Steve Caught Using Neighbor's Wifi
Steve "Colorado Guy" Garufi was caught red-handed using the wireless Internet connection in front of a Buena Vista household this week ... Read More

Rednecks Pay Homage To Steve
Dave and Janel, Steve's redneck friends in Buena Vista who absolutely love this website, gave him a tribute when they etched "SG" in the concrete foundation of their home. "Y'all need tah know that we loooooove visiting ... Read More

(Mostly the newest stuff, but not always.)

Wet Mountain Valley

Westcliffe, CO

WESTCLIFFE, CO - My first full weekend in Westcliffe and the Wet Mountain Valley had me busy, as I couldn't put the camera down with all the scenery from the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range.

Not Too Shabby Gun

On the creative side. :) Click here to watch all of my "not too shabby" videos.

Copper Gulch Road

Copper Gulch Road, CO

WESTCLIFFE, CO - I made the drive on Copper Gulch Road which directly connects Westcliffe with Parkdale in Fremont County. See many pretty mountain images in this one.

Cottonwood Pass 12,126'

Cottonwood Pass, CO

BUENA VISTA, CO - A Sunday morning visit to Cottonwood Pass. The road into Gunnison County might be closed, but the summit is as glorious as ever.

Northeast Colorado Corner

NE Colorado Corner

JULESBURG, CO - Thomas and I visited the northeast Colorado corner. The scenery in western Nebraska was underwhelming, but it was so worth it.

SE Colorado Corner

Southeast Colorado Corner

If you're going on vacation in Colorado, I would never expect you to visit the Southeast Colorado Corner on the boring plains, so I did it for you. :)

Emotional Breakdown!
Weeping For Iowa Residents


SIOUX CITY, IOWA - The thought of people living in Iowa for their entire lives was too much for Steve "Colorado Guy" Garufi. While driving in western Iowa, Steve pulled over when he broke down in uncontrollable tears ... Read More

Greenhorn Mountain 12,352'

Greenhorn Mountain, CO

NEAR RYE, COLORADO - John, Rich, Jeri and I hiked to the top of Greenhorn Mountain, the Pueblo County High Point ... Read More



ESTES PARK, COLORADO - I was hiking on the short trail around Lost Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park when two moose appeared 20 feet behind me ... See Photos

Granite, CO Tourism Slogan

There is an effort to change the tourism slogan of Granite in Chaffee County. Above is the current one. What should be the new slogan?

Westcliffe, Colorado

Westcliffe, CO

WESTCLIFFE, COLORADO - This morning I was in Westcliffe in Custer County, where I photographed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from The Bluff, a park in town ... See Photos

2017 Bike Across America

Bike Across America

Learn about my bike across America trip titled "The Bike Ride For Empathy." I started in San Diego, California and finished at Canaveral National Seashore, Florida -- a 53 day, 2750 mile bicycle journey ... Read More

Almagre Mountain 12,367'

Almagre Mountain, CO

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - My friend Ethan and I hiked Almagre Mountain, a mountain that doesn't get much love compared it its neighbor, Pikes Peak.

Wheeler Peak, NM 13,161'

Wheeler Peak, NM

TAOS SKI VALLEY, NM - I hiked to the New Mexico High Point! Wheeler Peak sits at 13,161 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Range in Northern New Mexico.

If you love Colorado, you're in the right place!

Welcome to Colorado Guy! Enjoy my photo galleries. Read a stupid article about my life. Or watch a video. It's all about fun in here ... and maybe inspiration now and then.

About Me - I'm a licensed professional counselor by day, and a photographer, mountain climber, road cyclist, adventurer and Colorado poster child the rest of the time. I've biked across America thrice, the latest in 2017, and have been promoting my book at many libraries that details my first ride in 2008. I call Buena Vista home, but I've also lived in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fruita, Trinidad and even Albuquerque, New Mexico. I try to get around the state as much as possible. :)

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