Day Four Ride

Today I brought Charlie to school in the bakfiet.  It was a beautiful yet cold morning ride.  In arriving back home, yet another piece of the “pimp my bakfiet” campaign showed up- – my handlebar purse!  Oh yes, this is stylish.  I waver a little, as there are some adorable coral prints and more flashy handlebar bags out there.  I’m afraid mine looks a little too… plain.  Lame.  But it will blend in more with the bike and besides, the highlight of this ride is clearly the little boy inside of it.

I tried to take a few deep breaths on the ride home.  If the day continues to permit, I will re-vamp the essentials and try to pick up Charlie early, and maybe find another park swing for him… perhaps even a picnic.  That would be such a small slice of peace in my crazy home.


Attempting the Blog-o-sphere… take two


My first and meant-to-be-timely-if-not-interesting post landed in my blog “drafts” folder.  Not that I thought anyone would want to read it anyway!  Ah, the world of blogging. 

If I can get the hang of this, I should really consider going back to review a couple of those things I bought online, in large part due to diligent other internet user reviews.  I should be more compelled to share back into the internet world some of what I glean from it.  But I just don’t think anyone would, or should, care about my own opinion most of the time.

Are bloggers just people that don’t have friends?  Why would anyone blog?  I am attempting to find purpose in just writing generally without a recipient in mind.  If I could think about all the friends I am delinquent in correspondance… maybe I could send their emails to a few witty blogger types.

Days Two and Three of the 30-Days of Biking:

 Not much riding due to other issues at home.  But if to allow a more broad definition of “biking”… I have stayed committed to working on ‘things bike’.  Day Two involved figuring out and installing the rain tent on the bakfiet, alongside multiple conversations with Sam (bike shop) in attempt to figure out the babboe toddler seat.  Unfortunately, that swift light seat is just not meant to be.  Sam is going to look into custom options, and I am eyeing up the toddler swing and a few screws to make this all work.  In the meantime, Charlie is just happy to be outside, I think.  Though while I can affirm he likes the cargo bike… he LOVES the bus we took in bringing the bike into the shop last week.

Day Three- well, if you cannot ride, you can again work on your ride.  Today’s work involved learning about, getting specs for, and securing a bicycle skirt guard.  Sound like something to keep a bike clean?  It’s not.  It’s to keep momma from getting eaten by the bike wheel, if or when she wants to ride in a skirt!  How very stylish.  Now, I will just need to dig and try to find some old skirts.


First day of 30-Day…

This blog was established for my “30 Days of Biking” committment.

The larger challenge here might be trying to blog about it for 30 days!

Day One: 

I am thankful for the recent bike tune-up by Varsity Bike & Transit, mostly because of my brakes.  While I still don’t have the official toddler seat installed, Charlie has been happy (and warmer) in the infant carrier.  Besides, selfishly this means I still get to have him facing me for the rides… a welcome distraction, anytime.

I had to admit wondering if I was the April Fool today.  Why, with all that is going on these days, did I sign up for 30 days of biking?  It’s been a trying weekend, but we all headed out to Pershing Park playground in the evening.  The sun finally cracked out of the sky for a little while, and Charlie giggled and squealed to our heart’s delight.  It was a very comforting part of an otherwise challenging day.