By David Hardy
B'ridge is a biker friendly ski town and swarming with tourists. But there's a great vibe there and the boys loved it.
Thanks to our back home publicist extraordinaire, Dale Baron, and Kim Dykstra, the PR person for Breckenridge, the boys had interviews with the CBS affiliate in Denver, as well as an interview with the local paper.
The media, the mayor, and troop 845 all gathered at Eric's, a sports bar restaurant.
Mayor John Warner is a cyclist himself (as well as a dentist). He hung out with the boys and talked cycling, the Ride, and scouting. He said it had been a contentious year due to the marihuana issue. How does a tourist town serve that industry as well as maintain its image? It had become a hot political issue. He candidly talked to the boys about the effect of pot on developing brains of teenagers. They listened intently. For all of their joking about pot since entering Colorado, I think they're circumspect about it.
Back to Dr, Gray's house to chill and bike cleaning. Then back downtown for dinner; joined by Ed's longtime friend, Lynda Kemp. Then we packed into the SUV for ice cream with the local troop. A busy "zero " day!