Thank goodness Todd shot this great video of Tim and the 7-year-old on their 3-lap parent/child run at fiets of parenthood. Otherwise we would have no record of the boy tripping over the tape, and Tim would probably still think it was his fault and feel guilty for causing his kid to fall down and get a scrape. Despite the fall, the Carfreedays boys still managed to eek out a top 5 finish.
We’re all still basking in the glow of the wonderful event (as well as slathering aloe on our sunburns). The parent race rocked, the kids loved decorating their bikes with all of the lovely accouterments and we all chowed down on juice bars and yummy skewers. Plus we experienced it all under beautiful NW sunny skies.
And since we’re from Seattle, we were blissfully unaware of all of the other Pedalpalooza events we missed and could have been participating in while we were at FoP. (With the exception of the naked ride we happened upon on our way to linner…there was no missing that ride as we they passed through while we waited at the light. For the record, we’re not afraid of naked people…the kids thought all the butts were oh so funny.
An extra special bonus: hanging and riding and eating and drinking with our Totcycle friends. We’re glad the Seattle contingent was able to represent. We should also mention that their dueling Bromptons rule. While we lugged and loaded and unloaded and strapped and unstrapped our pair of Xtracycles and kid bikes all weekend, they showed us how it was done, Brompton sytle. And let me just say Brompton style is pretty sweet.
We’re all looking forward to the Seattle event this summer!
– Anne and Tim