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Category: Cycling - Waterfalls - 14ers - 13ers - Wildlife - 4WD - Fall Foliage - Sunsets - Colorado National Monument - Bike Across Colorado - My YouTube

Non-Colorado: Moab, Utah - New Mexico - 2011 Bike Across USA - San Rafael Swell - Friendship Board - Xmas Lights - Arizona - NY/NJ - Arkansas - Auto - Coffee

More: Funny News Stories - 1994 USA Road Trip - Bumper Stickers - Play PacMan - 2010 Chaffee County Walk - Mt. Princeton - 2008 Bike Across USA - Other

Friendship Board

Under a Triumphant Sky
A Bike Across America Story

Read Steve's Memoir
340 pages, 33 photos, print copy or Kindle
A 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.)

Treasure Falls

Treasure Falls, CO

PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO - A short hike to Treasure Falls is definitely worth your time if you love Colorado waterfalls.

Paint Mines in Calhan

Paint Mines, CO

CALHAN, CO - The Paint Mines Interpretive Park provides a welcome break on the eastern Colorado plains. Trails roam through hoodoos and rock formations.

Point 12812' at Independence Pass

Point 12812'

NEAR ASPEN, CO - An easy high-elevation hike that I would put on the short list is Point 12812' at Independence Pass. It's popular with skiers in the spring and summer, and not a shabby one-mile hike for casual hikers.

Not Too Shabby!

My "not too shabbies" got promoted on the Sam Roberts Show. :)

Root Beer Floats For Breakfast

Root Beer Floats

MANITOU SPRINGS, COLORADO - At first, it was all fun and games when Steve had two root beer floats for breakfast, but things got ugly when Steve got sick and vomited in the kitchen sink! :(

Colorado Fall Foliage

Colorado Fall Foliage

GRANITE, COLORADO - Late September is an excellent time to enjoy the fall colors of Colorado. Here's one outing from Lost Canyon Road in northern Chaffee County.

Linkins Lake

Linkins Lake, CO

NEAR ASPEN, CO - Linkins Lake sits at 12008 feet and is a short distance west of Independence Pass in Pitkin County. It is an easy hike that offers beautiful views.

Early Texts Annoy Friends

Angry Text

WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Steve is causing quite a stir among his west coast friends by sending super eary text messages in the morning.

Mount Harvard

BUENA VISTA, COLORADO - Thomas Lunt and I hiked Mount Harvard on a September morning. This was a challenging 14er and a wonderful mountain in the Sawatch Range.

Cycling Fremont Pass

Bike Fremont Pass

LEADVILLE, COLORADO - Cycling up Fremont Pass is a great activity if you're a road bicyclist and happen to be in the Leadville area.

Driving in Nebraska

Tincup Pass 4WD Route

Tincup Pass, CO

ST. ELMO, COLORADO - I got to tag along with the Abel Family as we drove up and over Tincup Pass. We made a full loop as we rode over Cottonwood Pass to return to Buena Vista.

Partition Arch, Utah

Partition Arch, Utah

MOAB, UTAH - Arches National Park is one of my favorite places on the planet. On a sunny September afternoon, I hiked to Partition Arch, a beautiful and lesser-known arch near Landscape Arch.

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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 twice, the latest in 2011, and have been promoting my book 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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