Bill loves Steamboat and the rodeo |

Bill loves Steamboat and the rodeo

Bill ventures out to the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series this week.

— Riding around the Rotary Trail last weekend, Bill found himself tempted to kick off his bike shoes and saddle up on one of the bulls roaming freely around the open range.

As his mind wandered to dreams of cowboy stardom and twinkling gold belt buckles, he caught a rock and went head over handlebars into the dirt trail. He was wearing a helmet, but stick figure bodies just aren’t designed to hold up to such abuse.

He figured he’d best leave the bull and bronc riding to the professional cowboys, so this week he’s headed to the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series to see how it’s done.

On, Bill found a rodeo schedule, and even a feature story on one of the local rodeo’s hit acts, Bert Davis the clown who performed at a rodeo earlier this summer.

He found a nice pair of Levi’s to wear while shopping at Allen’s Clothing, donned his cowboy hat and set out to the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs.

Rodeos take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights through the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18. A barbecue and live music at the rodeo grounds starts around 6 p.m. each rodeo.

And afterwards, riverside restaurants and bars offer the perfect vistas for weekend evening relaxation.

Bill chose The Boathouse Pub this time around, because he had found the restaurant’s appetizer menu on earlier and the thought of New Zealand mussels would have made his mouth water if stick figures could salivate.

He didn’t stay for Dream Island’s DJ set later that night, though, because he wanted to wake up early the next day to work on that whole not-falling-off-his-mountain-bike thing.

Keep following Bill’s adventures here at Next week, the All Arts Festival events have Bill’s full attention.

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