30 Days of Biking 2020 – days three and four

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

I’m still ambivalent about biking for the sake of biking in general and apprehensive about biking right now specifically so I’m not sure I’ll be a good 30 Days of Biking participant this round. Yesterday I made it out to go grocery shopping, but didn’t bother taking any photos or posting about it so it’s clear I won’t be keeping up that end of the bargain.

Today I biked 11 miles round trip to retrieve a package from Bricks & Minifigs–an early birthday present for my 12-year old from his grandfather. Bricks & Minifigs is delivering locally and allowing pick ups. I had hoped to bring the kids with me, but I am feeling extremely worn out today–not too worn out to do the bike ride myself, but too worn out to drag kids on a ride that’s much farther than they normally go. But Pixie and Joe came along so I had company. We saw a lot of other bikes out; also two roller bladers and two one-wheelers.

On this day in 2014 my small pedalers and I biked to Gas Works Park in Seattle. It was their first time going up Kite Hill on pedal bikes, though they’d scooted up on balance bikes and been carried up on my bike before. My then-4-year old on a 16-inch bike had to walk up the switchbacks, but I could tell he’d be pedaling the whole way up before long. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have made it up that hill today.

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Today’s miles: 11
Yesterday’s miles: 2.4
Total April miles: 23.5

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