It’s April! That means 30 Days of Biking and biking every day and hopefully blogging about it each day.
Started the day with a “bag-and-drag” after dropping the kids off at school. I can bag-and-drag both bikes, one on either side, but my 10-year old is still catching rides on my bike rather than riding his own. And I have a special tow hitch if I want to drag-but-not-bag both bikes and have room in the bags for other stuff and full access of the deck for the kids to sit. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.
And then I carried both kids seven miles to the train station to bring them to Seattle for the weekend. It was a little colder than I realized it would be so halfway there I sacrificed my rain jacket to a pair of cold legs. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.
Pixie and I took the train back down after delivering the kids, freed my Big Dummy from being secured with every lock I own and that was that. I’ve only used the cargo bike to carry both kids to the train station since that’s the downhill direction, but if the weather is decent at the end of the weekend I’ll give it a try in the uphill direction. It’ll be faster than the bus (our usual transport home from the train) and probably easier than waiting for and sitting on the bus with two tired kids. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.
April trips tracked on Strava
Today’s miles: 17.64
Total April miles: 251.4