Day 9 - Boise ID
Mileage: 0 miles
Weather: Sunny and low 80s.
Highlights of the day:
The riders were on their own today. Talk of laundry, massage therapy, and exploring the sights of Boise circulated during breakfast. There were even a couple of riders who talked about going out for an easy pedal on the bike path. Seems they heard and are heeding the advice that doing something relaxed but active today will make tomorrow much more pleasant on the bike. Yay! The local bike shop, George’s Cycles, picked up a bit of extra business from us today. Many of our riders & staff spent time and money stocking up on parts, clothing, and food for the ride.
The staff was occupied most of the day. Some of the staff enjoyed a nice morning ride to check out the bike path for tomorrow’s route out of town. We then bonded as a team while washing the vans and our clothing. For some, the afternoon was spent watching the women’s World Cup game between the US and England. We have participants from both sides of that competition which made for a fun, well-humored rivalry. For others, it was a walk around town or time to clean up the paperwork before the next leg begins. We wrapped up the day with a group dinner - a little celebration for completing the first leg and a time talk about plans for the next one. For a rest day, we sure know how to keep busy! 😀