|Yet anothpreschooundo on the streets of Vancouver!|
I kicked off the last week of #30DaysOfBiking with a seriously bikey weekend. Friday I went to Tandem Bike Cafe as well as the usual preschool runs. If you want to read more about that funky little cafe, here's my review of Tandem (8km). The weather was a bit iffy, but we didn't get too wet. We arrived home from preschool just as it was starting to rain, & mere seconds before a hailstorm.
|My favourite pic of my kids so far: in a bobcat|
Sunday was again sunny & gorgeous. I got up a bit early & met Tonya & Madi on Union Street again for a leisurely Stanley Park Seawall loop ride, with a stop at Musette Caffe downtown. Then we met up with a few other members of Vancouver Family Biking to ride to the last day of the Hastings Park Farmers Market. Some of our friends invited us to La Casa Gelato on the way home, where Bronte had her first ice cream cone: chocolate bacon flavour. By the time I was home, I'd biked 42km. I admit, I'm feeling it a bit. 80km in one weekend is a bit more than I'm used to & my butt was wishing I'd worn padded shorts or got a better saddle.
Monday Oliver took Linnaeus to preschool in the morning, so I only rode there & back once (2km). The next day I didn't get on my bike until 9:30pm when I ran out to grab something from London Drugs before they closed. I realized when halfway there that I'd forgotten my bike lock, so I turned around to go home. I realized that by the time I picked up my lock & went back, the store would likely be closed (under 2km).
|Meeting up with friends for a morning ride.|
My total this week was 101km, 80% of that on the weekend. The entire month's total came out to 293km--so about 10km (35-40 minutes) per day if you average it out.
During the month, I learned that my kids are still very tolerant of rain, as long as they're dressed warmly enough. They'll put up with getting a bit soggy on a quick trip knowing that a warm house & dry clothes await us in just a few minutes. I was reminded that unless I'm riding more than ten minutes in a torrential downpour, my longish jacket & gumboots are enough rain gear. Another thing that I was reminded of during #30DaysOfBiking is that riding my bike with friends on a sunny day is pretty much the best thing ever. (& so is the hot chocolate at Musette Caffe!)
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