Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cruising in the Springtime

I have a feeling that I'll be riding my bike more this summer than even last summer.  I did two things this week that I've never done before: biked to a meeting, and biked all the way to Walmart.

On Monday night, Juliana's school had a kindergarten meeting.  It took me about 7 minutes to bike there, which was about half the time I was expecting.  I felt pretty cool, with my cru iser bike, wicker basket, and hipster scarf, pulling up to the empty bike rack while all the other parents vied for the limited parking at the school.

Since I still needed to top up my exercise minutes for the day, I took a bit of a detour around the neighbourhood on my way home, snapping this pictures while on a bike path near the beach (although that's just dirt in the photo below, not sand).

Wednesday, I had planned to drive to the hospital to visit Mom as I usually do on Wednesday mornings.  I got the kids out to the garage, opened the van door, and Surprise!  I was missing a car seat.  Kevin had moved them to his car the night before to take Juli to soccer while I went to the baby shower, then we forgot to move them back.

Oh well.  Since we were already outside, I decided we needed to go for a bike ride instead.  I hadn't had breakfast yet, so we biked to Tim Horton's.  That's the farthest I've ever gone while biking around here, other than my one-time-trek into the countryside.  We had to lock up at the bank next door then walk over to our bike-rack-less destination.

As we sat and enjoyed our food (bagel belt and coffee for me, fruit explosion muffins and chocolate milk for the kids), I decided to continue on and head to Walmart.  We were halfway there anyway, and had the whole morning ahead of us.  It was an easy downhill all the way there, and we loaded up both my basket and the back of the bike trailer with plants among a few other purchases.

I had promised to take the kids to the park on our way back from Tim Horton's.  Even though our trip was twice as long and Nick needed to nap, I kept my promise. (sorry for the poor quality cell phone pictures...although they kind of make my bike glow with an angelic light).

Here's to a happy and active spring!


  1. I find the thought of riding a bike on city streets VERY intimidating. This country girl just couldn't do it. Hats off to you!!

  2. Good for you! I remember biking with my daughter on a seat in the back while pregnant with my son - it was a great form of exercise. I miss it - but my butt doesn't.

  3. I am so envious (in a really good way *lol)! Oh to have a Cruiser! <3

  4. I LOVE your bike and it does have "an angelic glow"! ha ha. The basket is precious and the rack (is that what that is called?) on the back make it so vintage-y. I admire your running around on it. I SHOULD bike to work...maybe you have motivated me to try it!


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