I thought my three-year-old nephew had first prize for the whining trophy.†Maybe Mr. Garnett (Letters, Aug. 22, Slow Food a bummer) should have just stayed in Whistler and cycled to the McDonalds for his one-minute hamburger and power-packed Starbucks coffee.†And oh yes, the weather was cloudy and cool, sorry: it is beyond any mortalsí power (even Slow Food Cycle organizers) to do something about that. But heck, itís something else to add to his hysterical whine.
I have done the Slow Food Cycle every year since it started.†Every year it has improved due to the hard work and planning put into it by the organizers.†Maybe Mr. Garnett should read up on the concept of "slow food", it might enlighten him.
I always enjoy visiting the farms, seeing where and how our food is grown, tasting the delicious samples prepared by the visiting chefs and meeting the farmers who grow this healthy food for us.†I also enjoyed the gelato made in Whistler and coffee that is roasted locally but grown elsewhere.†The local music was great too, but according to Mr Garnett's criteria none of them should have been there.
A big thank you to all the people who work so hard to put this event together. It was a great success, and amoung the 4,000 of us thereís at least one who enjoyed the experience.
Oh, and Mr. Garnett dislikes Mexican food too, what a bummer.†Have a good day.