30 Days of Biking 2018: Day Two

It’s April! That means 30 Days of Biking and biking every day and hopefully blogging about it each day.

We were running six minutes late this first morning of school after spring break so we took a more direct route to school. It wasn’t the most direct route I take when I bike over without the kids, but it was still quite horrible given the parents driving too fast as they rushed their kids to school and away from school after dropping them off in the middle of the street outside the building. However, I think it will be a nice route for getting into the center of our neighborhood while avoiding any gravel during non-school-rush hours.

Midday I went to an appointment and hit the grocery store on the way home. My list had 3 small items on it, but then I remembered a bunch of other stuff I needed. I was reminded how bad (or maybe just unpracticed?) I am at shopping with a regular bike. I should have brought a second pannier with me…or better yet, just brought the cargo bike.

I switched back to my cargo bike to meet Lindsey Bikes! and family at the train station so I could carry their bags because most of my friends know I live to carry stuff for other people. They packed light so it was just three panniers.

And good thing I packed light because I got a phone call from school that one of my kids was in the office with a sore throat so we swung by to grab him on our way home. I think I could have fit both him and his bike on my bike, but I opted to keep it simple and leave his bike at school to retrieve later on…but not because I knew I could sneak in a couple extra miles by doing so, although during 30 Days of Biking that’s certainly a valid reason to do something like that!

April trips tracked on Strava
Today’s miles: 27.8
Total April miles: 59.04

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