I guess I’ve been a wee bit distracted with things besides updating my blog these past few, … er, well…several days, but I’m back now, and I apologize!
Don’t I look contrite?
Yeah. That’s me, suffering at Tour de Fat this weekend.
Mike “Mr. Stripey,” with his bike “The Bee,” sacrificed his Saturday to accompany me.
We’ve ridden in the bike parade for 5 years now and it’s one of our very favorite things to do in the summer in Boise.
TVAA set up a booth at Tour de Fat two years in a row. We had the public paint tiny paintings of where they liked to ride their bikes in a grid we imposed over a larger painting of a bike we painted in advance. I painted the bike the first year, a red and white cruiser.
That painting hangs in the workshop at the Boise Bicycle Project.
Terry Burkes painted the bike the second year. It’s a bike made of tree bark. It hangs now in the new studio space in the offices of Boise State Public Radio.
My favorite painted bike though, is my bike. Which I painted in 2010. It always gets a lot of compliments during the parade. Especially from anyone in a tutu, and the under 10 crowd.
I’ve got lots more to tell you, but as you know, it is best to “take little bites and chew them well” — so this little bite will have to do for now!