The biggest surprise is that Boulder isn't as funky as I expected. I'd say Burlington, VT and Flagstaff, AZ have more of an edge left than Boulder does, though all three places seem to have a similar personality. I really like Boulder and the people seem quite happy. The cycling is amazing, and there are friendly cyclists everywhere! Overall, a pretty good vibe but a little more grown up than I expected!
The photos are from 2 visits, and I can't wait to return this Monday.