Cycle for Independence – we did it!

May 18, 2008 at 10:59 am 2 comments

May 17 we rode in the Cycle for Independence. Most of us rode in the metric century (it was 65 miles) and Chris rode in the 25 mile rode. We were joined by a friend of Kevin’s, Gary, who lives in Boise.

We enjoyed a group dinner at PF Changs in Boise the night before. I love PF Changs because they offer quite a few really tasty gluten free meals.

We arrived at the start to a huge crowd. It was the largest number of riders they’ve ever had for the Cycle for Independence. It was great to be a part of the huge group riding out from the school. The conditions were perfect, mostly smooth roads, rolling hills, very light wind and sunny weather. There were five well-manned water stops. The great volunteers passed out water, fig newtons, bananas and sports drinks. There were first aid volunteers at every stop. There was a traveling mechanic to help with any problems. Ken did have a mechanical – he lost a spoke and only was able to ride 20 miles before being driven back to the start.

It was a fun ride to be a part of. It was well organized. We had some problems with one of the signs at the end but that may have been because we were tired. Overall it was a great day.

You can see some photos of the finish here.

Cycle for Independence

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