Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Destination Biking

We've been trying as a family to ride bikes more now that Kara is doing so well. However, these bike rides have all been just little out-and-back excursions. Until yesterday.

Alyssa and I took the bikes and rode to her school. It's about 1.5 miles away, so not terribly far. And we can take back streets to get there, so we don't have to drive on the main road.

I remembered the route as being mostly downhill on the way, and mostly uphill on the way back, but last night it seemed to be pretty evenly split. However, the uphill sections going to the school are much steeper, so I had to work a little extra hard on the way. I even had to resort to the granniest of granny gears on the hill leading to the school itself.

Now if I could just get her to pedal!

The "party" was a meeting with pizza. The kids went into the gym to play, and Alyssa decided that was WAY too much mayhem for her, so she stayed in the meeting part with me.

Unfortunately, they didn't serve the pizza until after the meeting, so we sat there with rumbly tummies for 50 minutes, and then decided the line was too long to wait for pizza. The meeting ended just before sunset, and I new we had to get home before the twilight ran out.

And seeing as how the pizza had been sitting on the table for over an hour, I think it was just as well we passed.

4 comments:

Josi said...

Good for you, I've been trying to be a bit more active as well--it's hard to change my couch potato ways, however. I love that bike thing connected to your bike--I've never seen one of those before.

Heather B. Moore said...

I haven't ridden a bike forever! I think I'm afraid of embarrassing myself :)

Serious Sam said...

At least the ride was more fun than the meeting!

Pink Ink said...

Sweet bike!

*Now if I could just get her to pedal!* LOL

I want one, too, Drew can do all the work, and I'll sit back and enjoy the view :-)