Cycling Claremont: Of Chalk and Chaparral Graduates

One of my favorite of local traditions is the annual chalk art / messages drawn onto the sidewalk for Chaparral Elementary School's graduating sixth graders. As graduation day approaches, family and friends draw these, sometimes, artistic and elaborate messages along the route taken by the graduates between school and the Colleges, where an annual swim party takes place. It is great fun for everyone, and I have always stopped during my riding to look at some of the more elaborate ones. This year my survey is tinged with a bit of melancholy, what with the son graduating from the high school. Six years ago, the Mrs. and I left our own message on this sidewalk, it just does not seem that long ago. Time does fly.