30 Days of Biking 2018: Day Ten

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

Everyone had sore legs or feet this morning so I had a full bike for the school run. Except no Pixie because it was pretty rainy and I figured she’d be happier staying home alone for 15 minutes (which probably isn’t true, she’d probably have been happier with us even in the rain). I admit I err on the side of caution giving the kids lifts when they don’t want to ride their own bikes because I worry about them turning into teenagers who don’t want to get around by bike anymore if we overdo it. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.

I did another Kidical Mass test run today, this time near Gateway Green mountain bike park. The route testing wasn’t a success this time, but the day had turned sunny for a bit so I took my bike through the singletrack area. It’s an All-City Nature Boy Disc that I originally got for racing cyclocross, but I ended up quitting racing before I ever had a chance to use it so it now sports sensibly smooth city tires and wasn’t as fun on the course as it could have been. I ate it on the Toe Trail, but jumped free as the bike fell so I got dirtier when I moved a fallen tree limb off the Fenceline Trail.

I have yet to ride in the little pump track (my kids are braver than me and like it, though!) but I took a little nap in it. I think for Kidical Mass on Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day I’ll bring my mountain bike. Bike: All-City Nature Boy Disc.

After school we hit the thrift store to look for a pair of red pants. I didn’t expect to find them because it’s impossible to find an exact thing, right? But we did! They were way too big, but I hemmed them to the appropriate length and they’ll do the trick for after-school film class even if they’re too puffy to wear all day long to school. We also found two pairs of pants the appropriate size, five awesome books, four stuffed animals, a toy car storage solution, and a Minions toy. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a successful thrift store trip. Not to mention I thought this nearest thrift store of ours was too small and ill-stocked. I had forgotten that I was supposed to bring my eight-year old’s bike to pickup for him to ride home from school; I would have had an easier time squishing all the stuff onto my bike if there was just one passenger, but it worked because it always works with a cargo bike :) Bike: Surly Big Dummy.

April trips tracked on Strava
Today’s miles: 18.23
Total April miles: 223.44

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