30 Days of Biking 2014 – Day 13

I was supposed to stay home and get stuff done, but it was much too pretty a day. So while the kids and Mr. Family Ride were at the beach (by car since he’s too tall for my cargo bike and doesn’t have his own…yet) I snuck out on my road bike to route test for the upcoming CycloFemme ride with Critical Lass and Kidical Mass. We’ll start at Flo Ware Park on May 11th–save the date!



It feels weird adding dogs to the monthly tally when the kids weren’t with me, but the tiny furry pup was hanging out in the street so I made friends with him and tried to lure him to the sidewalk while a car slowly drove by. I guess it’s a sign of a good group ride route when small dogs feel safe to hang out in the middle of the road. His owner was gardening at the opposite corner and called him over after the car went by so I didn’t leave him stranded. And the bottom dog was tied to the bike rack when I exited the coffee shop. He looked a little skittish so I chatted with him a bit before approaching my bike. I’d like to think only friendly dogs get tied to bike racks, but he didn’t look so friendly up close.


I wanted to take a picture of my bike and a pretty tree on the way home, but it’s not so easily done without a kickstand. I guess this works.


Today’s miles: 19.7 miles
April cumulative: 184.3 miles

Bikes ridden: 1
April cumulative: 7

Dogs: 2
April cumulative: 14

2 thoughts on “30 Days of Biking 2014 – Day 13

  1. I’ll have to try to make that ride! I’ve gotten all the niggles fixed on my bike, I think. The seatpost is staying in place and I tightened up the headset so it doesn’t rattle. The shifting is pretty good, too, although I probably could get it a little better if I had a workstand set up to hold it off the ground for adjustment.

    Next up is getting ME in adjustment! After ten years riding around the top of a San Diego mesa (we lived in Kensington, Madi) for most of my miles, these drumlins and valleys are testing my legs. The only thing for it is to just plug on and get stronger!

    • Hooray for your saddle staying put. When I was out on my little city bike the other day I used every red light to get the seat up a little bit more. It’s so uncomfortable once you notice it’s too low!

      I am contemplating cutting the last little rise out of the CycloFemme ride, even, though we’d lose out on some beautiful views…but at the price of dragging everyone uphill in a bike line on a busy street.

      Happy riding!

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