Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Spring

I hope to be back blogging our bike adventures on a more regular basis. It wasn't so much that we weren't riding these past months so I wasn't writing. We actually were able to bike commute throughout the winter, only with two weeks (not back-to-back, thank goodness) where we didn't ride at all. There were some weeks we were only able to commute to school by bike only once or twice, but I have to say that we were on bikes more than I anticipated we might be this December through February and it felt good. Our Bern winter helmets and later, ski googles for the kids ,were investments that served us quite well. Instead the quiet on the bloggling front can be attributed more to the peak-season-at-work variety of things and this little blip of simply buying our first house EVER. More to come on that in the coming month since it will change our school/work commute quite a bit, but we are determined to take it on....

I will simply start the spring with this simple shot, taken Sunday night after an amazing weekend of lots of sun, lots of bike riding, an amazing amount of time outside in real outdoors at two separate farms (here in a city, which just makes them so cool!). There was one *slight* incident where a very irate man downtown screamed at us at the top of his lungs, "Look at you, you absolute R*TARDS!" clearly disagreeing with our choice to bike with our children on city streets, which left me both shaking and fuming, but P let roll of his back. But let's not dwell on that. Instead, we'll focus here on the positives: the flowers are just starting to bloom, and we saw loads of folks out on bikes, and my youngest decided that my helmet needed just a bit of flourish to celebrate the new season.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

People for Bikes

You've gotta check out People for Bikes.

No matter how small I make it, the video still gets cut-off on the right.
But go ahead, make this one full screen. The resolution is good
and it is worth it!