We just wrapped here in Boise, and it was good. Like, really good.
Let's start with the weather, which has nagged at us so far this season. Boise couldn't have given the Tour de Fat a more beautiful day. The sun was out (my spotty burns where I forgot to apply the 'ol SPF prove it,) the air was calm and and it was neither too hot or (less common) too cold. Today's proverbial porridge was just right.
People took notice. The crowd was a big, beaming, beer-drinking and bike-loving swell of Boiseans. Boise is one of the largest Tour de Fat's every season, and this year was no different.
At 4 p.m. beer sales had already raised $57,000 for our partner nonprofits, Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, and Boise Bike Project. That's $7,000 more than last year, and that number was announced before beer sales even wrapped (meaning there's a good chance the total is higher.)
Take a look at these photos from today (I'll try and post more later this week.) For now, it's back to packing the trucks and moving toward the next show. We're on to our hometown of Fort Collins!
Cheers — Nic The Intern
Gnomeo (at least that's what we call him) won his third consecutive slow ride today. He's won a total of four slow ride belts in Boise, and is far and away the most dominant slow rider in the country — guaranteed (not really.)