So when it was time to head out yesterday with the morning temperature still below freezing, we were faced with the question you car-free folks don't have-- Should we take the car or the bikes? It was not much of a debate as the air was clean and crisp, the roads were clear, and we had plenty of time to make sure we were wearing well, appropriate clothing.
I contain to maintain that the best winter bike purchases we made were Bern helmets with fuzzy inserts for all the boys and a pair of ski goggles for each.
We snapped some photos on our way to church.
When we arrived, we were greeted by a lovely Jamis commuter, letting us know we were not the only ones to cycle there this morning.
|Wondering why only the cable was looped around the rack.|
I worried about the cable being clipped.
Do bike thieves work at 9AM on Sunday mornings?
And here: a lone wheel locked to the rack. Did someone U-lock the wheel, and not the frame, and have the rest of the bike stolen? Sad to consider.
We stopped at the grocery store on the way home where the boys asked to stay outside, playing with the camera, making faces at their reflection, and introducing a stow-away stuffed lemur, R.T., to the joys of cold weather.
Later friends came over for a soup lunch. They headed home on their bikes, their Xtracycle Freeloaders laden with cut wood from our large backyard pile.
|And yes, that IS a gorgeous baby bump she is sportin' .|
It's a rare day we ever regret choosing the bike.