Well, another Boise Bike Week has come and gone.
I rode every day, and ticked off a little over 160 miles, Sunday thru Sunday. But my participation in organized activities was marginal
I took my two granddaughters, Mackenzie and Bonnie, for the Pedal Power Parade. It was supposed to start at 5pm, from Capitol Park. We got there 10 minutes or so early. It's difficult to wrangle a 7 year old and a 15-month old who both are fairly attention-deficit, so I tried to time it close. Too close, apparently... the park had maybe a dozen cyclists, rather than the hundreds that Mackenzie and I have joined in years gone by. (HERE is my report on last year's PPP.) The lady in charge said somebody got anxious, and the main group departed at 4:36pm - 24 minutes early.
The later arrivals - the dozen or so of us - went on an abbreviated ride, maybe 1/4 the length of the intended route, and without police escort and VIP treatment and revelry that are supposed to surround the event. We returned to the starting point. My granddaughters and I enjoyed some ice cream, then went on home.
(Photo snapped upon returning and joining with the remainders of the bigger group.)
NOTICE TO ORGANIZERS - if you want to enjoy a broad participation by area cyclists who have busy schedules this time of year, you better stick to your announced schedules!!
Please and thank you.