Sunday, March 16, 2008

A weeklong photo summary

dark bike sign
Last weekend we changed from CST to DST. This changed my morning commute from riding in with the sunrise to riding in the pitch black. This sign is lit by both my camera flash and my 10w headlight.
cargo bike
Tuesday I scored a deal on a new rear wheel from the local craigslist. Since I was biking I needed to haul it home via bike. I'm really loving this rear basket. I didn't have any bungee cords but the nylon webbing from my messenger bag made a handy substitute.
bike to school
Friday I worked from home. I took the opportunity to escort my girls to school via bicycle. The previous day they had dinked around enough in the AM that they missed the bus. Their mean old mom made them walk (with her) to school rather than bailing them out via car. They were not happy. So by comparison, biking to school was great. For the record, it's a mile from our house to the school Oh, the cruelty!
bike to school
Just like the Three Speed Tour, there's no shame in walking hills when riding your bike to school.
I rode back to school at noon with mean old mom to see the girls recite poetry with the rest of their class.
bike to school
This may be one of the most under-utilized bike racks ever. Even when it's gorgeous in the spring and fall there are never any bikes there.
fort snelling station sunrise
Because it was Saturday I got to go in to work later than usual. The one good thing about this day was I got to see a nice sunrise while waiting for the train.

Date: March 11
Mileage: 21
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Triumph
March mileage: 75
Year to date mileage: 623

Date: March 12
Mileage: 18
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Triumph
March mileage: 93
Year to date mileage: 641

Date: March 13
Mileage: 18
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Triumph
March mileage: 111
Year to date mileage: 659

Date: March 14
Mileage: 6
Ride type/Bike: School Escort/Triumph
March mileage: 117
Year to date mileage: 665

Date: March 15
Mileage: 18
Ride type/Bike: Commute/Triumph
March mileage: 135
Year to date mileage: 683


bother yam said...

it's a mile from our house to the school Oh, the cruelty!

But it's uphill -- both ways!

Apertome said...

Cool photos ... good deal, taking the kids to school via bicycle. I used to ride to school sometimes when I was a kid, and loved it. That seems like that's happening less and less.

Yon Saucy Wench said...

I am mean and cruel, and don't you forget it! Rrrrr.

rigtenzin said...

There aren't enough pink bikes in the world.