Found out that my kids don't melt in the rain! Today, we ran out the door without looking at the forecast to meet a friend at the Train Museum. We got there too late for her but just in time for the showers they had been predicting. We did stop over at Practical Cycle to check out tire options as my back tire is steadily and slowly going flat every few days. Instead of pushing me to buy the Fat Franks that I want, Tim set me up with some tire liners and a heavy-duty, self-sealing Sunlite tube (there was only one in stock but that will get my rear wheel protected which is more important). Riding home, we took the long way through Discovery Park and along the American River Trail. We got sprinkled on pretty regularly but Big Brother was loving it and Little Brother was asleep behind his Yepp Windshield. It's nice to have the windshield back on, even though it's still on with rubber bands. The little guy stayed relatively dry and was protected from the giant bug that landed on the shield instead.
Jose and I also got a little date last night. At the last minute, after hearing all the rave reviews about Breaking Away (and dreamy Dennis Quaid), we decided to head over to the May Is Bike Month's showing at the California Museum. They had free bike valet parking and a raffle for "Cutters" t-shirts like in the movie (which I won!), Carsick leg bands, and some Bike Month socks (I had won some earlier by stopping by an Energizer Station and saying the magic word of the day--derailleur). Luckily, we have some awesome babysitters who work for Fiesta Burritos so we picked up a few and dropped off the boys on our way over. On the way home, we left Big Brother asleep and took Little Brother who was not happy about being woken up but tolerated the 3 miles home. I love, love, love, riding in the dark. With kiddos, not as much necessarily, but we rode safely with our lights blazing and wearing our reflective vests. Such a fun evening!
5/4/2012 11:40:33 am
Hey, I do like those fiesta burritos! I clearly recall Theo's comments about night riding when I clicked that pix. Lucky!!
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