30 Days of Biking 2018: Day Twenty-seven

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

April is winding down and May Walk + Bike Challenge Month is right around the corner! After bringing the kids to school I spoke about our exciting upcoming events at the Friday Morning Meeting. Then I hung a bunch of posters before heading north to meet with Sara for a Kidical Mass PDX meeting. And on the way home I hit a sporting goods store for cones and tennis balls (to cut in half) for our May bike rodeo. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.

Shortly thereafter I picked up my third grader from school. The drizzle had just stopped, but it was still cold so I have no idea how he was happy in short sleeves. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.

Then I fetched my fifth grader a couple hours later. We both bundled up appropriately. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.

And one bonus round trip to school in the evening for the art show. It was still light when we headed home so it was easy to find the Northern Flicker we heard pecking on a utility pole. Then disaster struck as my eight-year old took his first spill since he took both hands off his handlebars a few months ago. He’s getting better and better each day and this evening turned a corner no-handed and looked back distractedly at his brother no-handed twice…well, once…the second time was when he went down. But he was pretty much fine and amazingly wanted to keep riding home. I think he kept his hands on his handlebars those last five blocks at least! I’m pretty sure he’ll have forgotten the whole thing by tomorrow. His favorite things are holding his hands out to the sides, linking them behind his back, and slow clapping. Bike: Surly Big Dummy.

April trips tracked on Strava
Today’s miles: 25.18
Total April miles: 541.68

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