Riding home from the grocery store is slightly downhill making it a lot easier than riding TO the grocery store. This is especially a nice thing because I’m usually hauling home a big bag (or two) of groceries. It also means I can pedal easy and pretty much coast most of the way home, and … More A short conversation with my son today.
Hefting around my 15 lb bike chain/lock has got me thinking that maybe it’s a bit too much. That sucker is heavy as…well…heavy as manganese hardened steel (because it is). It’s not just a lock, it’s a weight training too, and in case of zombie attack, could probably swung around and take out some undead. I’m … More Prepared for the zombie bike-pocalypse.
The law is that you may not ride your bicycle on the sidewalk unless you are under the age of 12 or are accompanying a rider under the age of 12. I follow this law, but yesterday I broke it. (Shock!! Horror!!! Get off the sidewalk you horrible person that’s giving all bicycle riders a … More Breaking the law.
I’ve just finished reading the 2016 Bicycle Transportation Plan for the city of Cupertino. http://www.cupertino.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=3479 It gives me hope. At least a little hope. It also explains why I feel like the streets around my apartment are so horrible. Because they are! lol. The whole area where I am is considered “high stress” for people … More The city’s plan for the future
We went to the park yesterday. After Tuesday’s miserable experience on the bus, I felt like we needed to have a nice adventure out that didn’t make me want to stab people. The park is about a mile and a half away, and involves riding along a busy street and crossing a different VERY … More A short trip to the park.
Public transport fail. Today has been a dreary cloudy gloomy drizzly day. Due to a lack of planning (stores weren’t open last Sunday because it was Easter) I needed to get to the store today to get some things. Primarily I needed to get the overnight diapers we use with our child, because we were … More Another one rides the bus…
Asked my kid where he wanted to go on the bike today, and he said “Target!!”. It’s his “happy place”, his favorite store, and I think it’ll likely be his first job in 10 or 11 years. Target is about 1.5 miles from our apartment, but on a couple of really busy streets. … More Go mommy GO!!
Yesterday (Wednesday) would’ve been a great day to take the bike and the boy and go on an adventure. But, my knees and my back were both bothering me to the point that even walking down to the garage to get the bike seemed like a no-go. So instead, the boy and I walked over … More Fear the mean streets!
We are a one car family, and we’re ok with that 🙂 It does sometimes make it difficult when we want or need to go out of the house during the week. There’s not much within walking distance. The bus doesn’t go everywhere, it also takes forever, and it smells funny. For the last couple … More On two wheels….or not.