This morning, I woke up feeling mostly refreshed. 'Nama had taken Big Brother home last night to give me a break and a little extra quiet so she had to come back over early to drop him back off. The family and I were off to church
this morning and as an added bonus, we had someone finally take us up on our "bike-pool." We had agreed to meet at the Train Museum since he was coming in from West Sac. It was great meeting a new biking friend and give a little tour of one of Sacramento's greatest resources, the American River Bike Trail. It was a longer ride than we usually do on Sunday mornings but it was great nonetheless. This was Jose's first time being back on a bike since Modesto since his ankle still wasn't up to par and I was trying to take it "easy" and not cause another headache.
Getting ready to head out. I get the Linus.
The boys think it's pretty funny to have Papa on the Mundo.
Jose took the Mundo
and I rode the Linus Mixte. It was great to see the other side of the bike and watch the boys' faces as they rode. Little Brother kept looking up at Jose and laughing while Big Brother was his usual chatty self. I actually missed riding with them but was glad that Jose was getting the experience.
After church and dropping the three boys at home, I rode off on the Mundo to Earth Day where our Educational Homestay Program
had a booth to sign up host families for our wonderful exchange students. Another afternoon in the sun but I was careful to keep drinking Emergen-C drinks and stayed under the pop-up tent. After the event, we packed up the booth and I was able to carry most of it by bike--tent and all! It was pretty odd having all the weight on one side of the bike but once I was moving, it was fine. I think that next time I have to carry a bigger load like that, I will take the panniers off and adjust things differently, but it was good to know that it is possible. I love finding out what a bike can do
That crate really comes in handy!
Proof that I managed to stay upright while riding.