It’s April! That means 30 Days of Biking and biking every day and hopefully blogging about it each day.
Started our day with the one-mile (each way) school run. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.
Then I accompanied Lindsey and family on an epic ride (about 28 miles all together) to some area bike shops. Here’s most of the ride (I had to leave them at Clever Cycles to grab my kids from school and then meet back up).
- Velo Cult
- Cat Six Cycles (to play with Steve the six-toed cat!)
- Gladys Bikes
- Ate lunch at Stella Taco
- Norther Cycles
- Microcosm Publishing
- Clever Cycles
Lindsey’s Straggler has a Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi rear seat that fits on any rack so she put it on my Straggler’s Burley Moose Rack (for my Burley Piccolo trailer bike). The baby rode with me for almost three miles before he wanted to move back to the front seat on his dad’s bike…I think so he could have a better view of my funny faces that he couldn’t see from behind me. Bike: Surly Straggler.
The school run was fun with my kids chattering about a million things on the way home. They chat when they’re each on their own bikes, but having my 10-yeard old sitting backwards behind me facing his little brother was especially conducive to conversation. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.
Math time! I left home at 5:03pm heading west, Lindsey left Clever Cycles at 5:06pm heading east, and we found one another on Clinton Avenue somewhere in the 30’s. On the way to them I saw a cool van. It passed me, but got stuck in traffic so I had plenty of time to bike up onto the sidewalk and cruise by slowly for a better distance to snap a photo from. It got stuck in traffic several more times so I ended up getting far ahead of it. Yay bikes! Bike: Surly Straggler.
Later on Lindsey’s husband stayed home with all the [sleeping] kids and Lindsey and I went out in the neighborhood! I don’t go out very often so it was super exciting. She rode my Brompton. Bike: Surly Straggler.
April trips tracked on Strava
Today’s miles: 32.84
Total April miles: 114.32