Sara went to Devil's Gear today & bought a Magic Carpet for the snapdeck of our Xtra (& wonder if anyone has any idea what that means & why we are excited about it).
Not sure any of my Fb friends will understand this, but I know you will.
It has been so wonderful to be back in the saddle after a week off the bike thanks to ice on the roads, no studded tires, and cold temperatures. In fact, last week marked the very first week of the entire school year that we did not cycle to school at all... and I missed it tremendously! While there is still snow on the ground, much of the ice on the roads has melted. Also, the temperatures were a bit more moderate the past few days (OK, friends in Canada and Chicago, I know you are cycling in much colder temps and I bow down to you for it). The boys were happy to gear up in their winter riding accessories. We continue to think we made a great investment buying winter Bern helmets for all the boys. Plus, after complaints of the cold wind making eyes tear, we found cheap ski googles for the fellas. After playing super spy agents inside the house, the boys were happy to test the googles outside. They worked great and no complaints, at least about cold faces, were registered. Bulky coats do make the snapdeck a bit more crowded and I got frustrated with the amount of sniping over space happening behind me while riding. Yes, I do think the words, "If you two don't stop bickering with one another, I will pull this bike over" did escape my lips.
At least their bums are now well padded, too.