Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I have a dream.

And that dream is to have a bakfiets cargo bike instead of a second car. Think Emily Finch.
So I'm on day 5 of biking every day. I know that before I can think about buying a bakfiets I need to be fit enough to ride one up hills!
I stalked Craigslist for a good deal on a bike trailer and now I can take the kiddos with me on rides. This is great because it means I can ride when Silas is at work... which is most of the rideable hours in a day.
 We biked to the library the other day which is about a mile and half away. I did really well on the way there... but was feeling faint by the time I got home.
It's all neighborhood roads with little traffic so I feel safe taking them in the trailer, something I would avoid in heavily trafficked areas. 
We got "The Best Bike Ride Ever" for Gideon to read. One of the authors is from Eugene :)
And I picked up "Bike Snob; Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling". I haven't been reading as much as I'd like to lately but I'm already almost done with this one.
 Gideon loves his helmet but Zeke is not such a fan.
 He much prefers riding solo than sharing the trailer with Gideon. I think because Gideon is constantly poking, kissing, hugging, licking, or otherwise touching him. 
 I made a seat cover for my bike seat since it's being stored outside and I have a gel seat. Note: gel seats do not just dry off. You sit on them and they soak you through your underwear.
 After our first family ride Gideon got out of the trailer, climbed onto his trike, and pedaled. For the first time. I have been trying to get him to pedal his tricycle for almost a year! Apparently it didn't make sense to him until he watched me do it.
  I'll leave you with these thoughts from Bike Snob.

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