First, there was the SuperHero ride, which was a great success according to those whom I have spoken to since (look out for another themed ride coming to a city near you soon). This was great because, as Darren (of Ready, Set, Ride fame) put it, "the day just had the right vibe for New Year's Day." I agree.
For that ride, we jumped the train with our bikes and headed into the city.
Then, there was a trip up to Mitcham Square for movies and, on the way back, a play at the Hawthorn Oval playground.
Sunday, we rode to Wayville Showgrounds for the SA Farmer's Market. That was an awesome day. Relaxed ride there and back. Saw heaps of friends. Bought loads of fresh fruit and veg. Had a great Fair Trade Coffee (or two).
Today, after riding up Mt Lofty (35minutes) via Springbank Rd, Belair Rd, Blythwood Rd and Old Belair Rd, we jumped back on the bikes and headed to the beach... Glenelg via the bike path at Morphettville. I must admit I was a bit nervous with the weather forecast to top out at 31, but I am sooooooo glad that we went. The ride went so well. It was again very relaxed and non-stressed.
What has been a key factor in my enjoyment of these rides is how well the girls are riding. My eldest is still getting used to her gears, which are a little stiff to change.
My youngest is still getting used to riding a 20" bike, but she is such a trooper. Our middle girl is just riding, and loving every minute of it. She has a new bike, more in the cruiser style, and her riding enjoyment has increased 100 fold since Christmas. It was the best thing we could have done.
Anyway, I just thought I would share with you all a few of the little joyous moments that we, as a family, have shared in our first Summer of cycling.
Enjoy your ride.
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