Back on track
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!
8/19/2012 03:07:21 pm
Could you be any cuter?
8/20/2012 04:35:58 am
Based on your prior recommendation of Practical Cycle, I stopped by yesterday (Sunday) to check out the store. They were very friendly with me and my million questions. One of the guys (the owner?) let me ride his Breezer and I test rode an electric bike. Those were great fun. Now I just have to figure out which is the best option for my hilly neighborhood.
8/20/2012 02:27:25 pm
Thanks for writing, Garrett! I'm glad you checked out the shop! You must have talked with Cassidy. They're a father-son team and Cassidy is the younger one, he works weekends. The electric assist bikes are awesome! I especially love the Bionix system and the pedal assist option. I think if I'm given a throttle option, I'd stop working all together.
8/20/2012 04:55:30 pm
Why don't you miss the trailer days at all?
8/23/2012 03:09:30 pm
Thanks for writing, Lamaia!
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