30 Days of Biking 2014 – Day 16

It was rainy and hard to get out of the house today. Oh, it’s Spring Break if I neglected to mention that before–no school commute forcing us into action at a specific time. My original plan was to hit Seattle Center for Whirligig, but the four-year old was hungover from all the excitement and sugar yesterday and in no shape for bounce houses. He didn’t even have to walk the mile between Sounder and Rainforest Cafe yesterday…but I forgot our stroller there so he’ll walk everywhere from now on! It was a handed-down umbrella stroller–the “Free with $99 purchase” from Babies R Us–so no big loss. But a trip to Seattle Center would have also served the purpose of route testing for next month’s May 4th Star Wars Day Kidical Mass so we’ll somehow sneak a trip over soon.

Instead we did a bit of errand running, and our first stop was G&O Family Cyclery to return the Rolling Jackass center stand they very generously loaned me while mine was being repaired. And I found a new favorite route there! Previously we went over the top of Green Lake, but since 83rd is just a tad too steep west of Aurora I’d ride an awkward block of the Aurora sidewalk before entering the DO NOT ENTER bottom of 84th…or else take the sidewalk of 46th up from Stone Way. I appreciate that it’s legal to use the sidewalk here in Seattle, but I prefer to use routes where I don’t feel the need to do so.

En route to Value Village to look for Star Wars craft supplies (and we found some great stuff!!!!) we stopped at Chuck’s Hop Shop where I found Star Wars Pez dispensers! I’m not sure how I’ll utilize them, but we’re excited about them.

Today’s miles: 9.7 miles
April cumulative: 229.9 miles

Bikes ridden: 1
April cumulative: 7

Dogs: 0
April cumulative: 16

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