It's been so great to be back home and riding again. Since Wednesday, we've already put 45 miles on the bike and not touched the car once. We had a great Little Loop ride today. We started by dropping off my cousin's bike (we had been borrowing it for our exchange students) and took her along on our ride to Temple II for a mocha.
Then, I popped over to Practical Cycle on J st and filled out the paperwork to start working there on Monday! How exciting! I haven't had a regular job since the kiddos were born. I'll mostly be in charge of keeping the shop orderly and secure, getting the rental bikes out, and general sales. I'm looking forward to getting the behind-the-scenes action of owning a bike shop and working with Tim and Cassidy. The employee discount doesn't hurt, either. Working out childcare is the most difficult part as we've never even hired a babysitter before. It's a fine balance to get good childcare and not pay more that you're actually earning. I have a meeting with a woman next week so my fingers are crossed that it goes well.
While I was in the shop, I got Tim to check out my brakes and readjust them. It's nice having working brakes again! I was also complaining about my sticky grips and decided to get these new fancy ones--they have built in lights for turn and brake signals! How cool is that? Tomorrow, we are meeting up with our friend, Jennifer, and her son to ride to our Mommy Group playdate. They just sold one of their cars to buy a Mundo. That is dedication for sure. I am so impressed!
I think we're all feeling the benefits of riding again! We have so much to look forward to--August 26th is our next Kidical Mass ride and September 1st is our group ride to the Davis Farmer's Market. So much to do! Come join us!
This is us. We're fun.