Sunday, August 2, 2015

Day 2

While I use a bike exclusively to get around, I often forget to just get out and ride for fun! I let it slide... get into bad, lazy (why would i leave the house if I don't HAVE to" habits and next thing I know it's been TWO YEARS since I last went out for a road ride... or it's been summer for a few months and we haven't gotten out our flatland bikes yet!? Well for the month of August I've decided to get out and go for a road ride with The Boy every day (or perhaps we'll throw a little mountain biking into the mix at some point). I also promised The Girl that I'd get out and flatland with her every day... (I did actually start with the flatlanding a week ago (or so...).

 

We got The Boy this Kona cyclocross bike (which I then hunted down some slick road tires for) in the spring when Amanda signed him up for the Horizon 100 Club Youth Cycling Program. He did go (just about) every week, but hasn't been on the bike since...

Given his lukewarm enthusiasm about the Cycling Club, I wasn't sure how excited he'd be about going for rides with me... but yesterday we went out for a bit over an hour...



...and today we were out for and hour and forty minutes (I really got to get a bike computer back on one of our bikes so we can start clocking the distances and such) and he seems pretty excited to go out every day this month.

He was TIRED when we got back today - and conveniently we got back just as Amanda and The Girl were getting up and making oatmeal - so the boy got to have "second breakfast" (hobbit style!).



I did get out and do some flatlanding with the girl yesterday, and after lunch we'll do the same again...

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