Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bicycling to Grandma's

The whole family hit the Green Bay Trail for a bike ride. It had been a long time since I'd ridden with my wife, Christine. I had to give her 20 year old Schwinn Mirada a little tune up prior to departing. But it was in really good shape and just needed refilling the tires and a little cleaning. Joseph was on his Huffy and Eric was in his seat mounted on the back of my Bianchi hybrid. We headed south from Tower Road. Joseph wore his new backpack and insisted on stopping at every bridge to take out his water bottle for a drink. Needless to say it got a bit tedious after a while. Fortunately the last bridge is at Cherry Street and we could make some progress for a change. We biked to Indian Hill and rather than turn around we decided to continue on to Christine's mom's house. Then Christine and I biked back home later and picked up the kids in the car. Grandma was quite surprised that Joseph was able to bike almost four miles.

Distance Traveled: 7.3 miles
Distance to date: 502.9 miles
Price of gas: $2.89

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