30 Days of Biking 2021 – day 2

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

Today saw no flat tires and no closed roads so I got my stuff done with three rides on two different bikes.

First up, I carried my 11-year old to the orthodontist to get his braces off, yay! Check out those pearly whites in my picture–hashtag mom joke! No teeth, just mask! Since parents are stuck outside due to the pandemic, I brought Pixie along, so that’s nice. What’s not so nice (though not so surprising) is that all the messaging from the orthodontist says parents must wait in their cars during appointments. A gifted bag of sticky candy is apparently standard operating procedure for braces grads. Weird, right?

Later on I took my road bike to see if my #hillkillerz hill was accessible and it was! The construction isn’t done yet–Portland is gradually replacing its antiquated sewers one by one and it’s a multi-day job–but the road was open for me to ride up and down five times.

And finally, since my kid with newly naked chompers had no interest in his sticky candy reward, he asked if he could have Dairy Queen for dinner. I’ve only gone there once before, also during the pandemic, and that time I waited in the drive through line on foot (because that’s the only way to access the place right now). This time I took the Big Dummy. I almost brought Pixie, but thought she might get bored and wiggly waiting in line. Good thing I left her because a German Shepherd kept poking his head out the window of the car in front of me. A guy and his grandson (you can see them placing their order in my photo) were also in line on bikes, but the place primarily draws people in cars.

Today’s miles: 8.9
Total April miles: 11.9

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