Goodbye, May! We closed the month with respectable mileages: Little Brother at 78.5, Big Brother at 70, and I surpassed my goal of 250 to reach 365. I hadn't had any time to go on long rides this month so that was all pretty much just our day-to-day errands and commutes. It is pretty cool to see how that added up. I didn't realize how easy it was to get up to 15-20 miles just by riding around town.
This last week, we've been trying out a new morning routine. Both boys ride their own bikes and because traffic is so light on the two blocks to daycare, Little Brother has been allowed the privilege of riding on the street with Big Brother and myself. He understands that this is just for specificl occasions and if he doesn't listen, he'll be back to the sidewalk or walking immediately. I take the outside position with Big Brother sweeping from behind and Little Brother zooms along as fast as his feet can fly. Our friends just dropped off a small pedal bike and I'm excited to get LB on it to practice.
Yesterday was our Farmer's Market and in just the first hour, the racks were filled (it probably helped that our Crazy Train filled an entire side by itself). The Piccolo has been a great addition to the Bullitt. It is so stable and easy to ride with, plus it frees up desperately needed cargo space for delicious produce, extra children, small bicycles, the usual.
We picked up a spare child and the borrowed 12" bike and rode home.
We were too fascinating to not get our photo snapped by a local photographer covering a Farm-to-Fork story and David was kind enough to share his photo with us.
In the evening, I went to a memorial service with my parents for a wonderful man who passed away a few weeks ago. It was a beautiful service with lots of great memories and stories about Don's rich life as a biologist, avid bird watcher, and dear friend to so many.
It was nice to be able to bike to the memorial and have time afterward to reflect.