Dave, hauling food and Lydia
For the last few years we've all gotten together for our annual s24o bike ride, usually around the time of my birthday (late April), but this spring we were snowed out and so put it off until a later date. It took a while, but we finally managed to find a time that we could all get together.
Our rides together are a celebration of friendship, bikes, food, and adventure and we always have a great time. In truth, its a bit of work to make it all happen, but its totally worth it and is always something I look forward to.
What's been really fun is to watch the steady evolution of our trips. Last year none of the kids were riding their own bikes. This year Maia and Anda both rode the 4 or so miles to our camping spot and then rode home the next morning. Actually, Anda rode the 6 miles to our starting point, so that's 10 miles for an 8 year old each way. Solveig is on a trail-a-bike and Silas is in a trailer. I wonder if Solveig might be on a bike next year...
I found myself imagining a few years down the road when maybe we could all do more of a trip together. That would be so fun.