So far we have been out biking for the past four days this week! Tuesday we just rode around the block a few times. Ran into some old neighbors that moved back here over the winter, and their kiddo’s. My kiddo’s are now grinning ear to ear, because there are a passel of new neighborhood kiddo’s in the area for them to ride around with. So we’re setting boundaries of which streets they can ride on. Not the main road without us, and stay at least one block in from the railroad tracks without us too! Some of these neighborhood kids are like 6-8 years old and their parents let them stay out all afternoon, and cross the main road to go to the park by themselves. Trucks come through there sometimes at 50 MPH ignoring the mile or so stretch that’s marked 35 MPH for our town limits. I guess they grew up just following their siblings around and they’re used to it, but maaaannn, there’s no way I’d let my crew just loose on the streets like that.
So then on Wednesday we climbed one of the bigger hills in town. It’s a dead end road but the workout going up that incline is great! So far I can only peddle about half way up and then I walk the other half. Found that that works out two different muscle groups in my legs anyway so I’m ok with it! Then the ride back down is fast and wonderful!!! So we did that again on Thursday and we’re pretty much going to do it every day that we can! I’m planning on picking up a pretty rock every time we make it up that hill as a family and adding it to a collection along the sidewalk here at home. Hopefully by the end of summer I’ll have a nice little garden area of golfball-ish size rocks from all around town. 🙂
So all totaled for the week we’ve already put in over 20 miles of biking as a family. The kiddo’s have probably put in more than that because they zip around here there and everywhere! I’m taking the camera around getting pretty shots of all the pasture land around here and the beautiful mountains off in the distance on the clear days! And I neeeeeeed to get a basket for my bike also. I’m not one for carrying a backpack and I need to take things with me like sunglasses, water, a lock, maybe band aids and stuff for when people fall off (hasn’t happened yet, but with my crew it’ll happen eventually :-P) and I’d like to carry my knife and compass and other small items.
Oh, and yesterday we rode down to the river also! Very pretty down there. I think we might have to take a lunch/snack with us down there and just enjoy the breeze and critter watch! For such a little town there sure are a lot of sights to see around here.