A fun little loop to an office park and back. I still think pedaling with 40 lbs of kid on the back should count extra. Nice average speed today, helped in part by the big loop bit being a college campus that’s fairly flat and relatively traffic free. Advertisements
Just a quick run to the store for strawberries, an onion, and an avocado. I probably could have gone a bit further but I didn’t have it in me this morning. I got woken up at 2 am because our kid had a bad dream. Spent most of the time between 2am and 6am with … More Day 2: Bike every day in May
Happy Bike Month!!! I’ve accepted a challenge that will mean riding my bicycle at least once a day for the whole month of May. The challenge is not so much getting out and riding, though with a 40+ pound child on the back of the bike it’s not exactly easy. For me the challenging bit … More Day 1: Bike every day in May
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!!