Thank goodness for my 3-year-old bike enthusiast or I’d so easily pop open the door to my van when it’s time to take him to preschool. So. Easily. My excuse today would have been that it is trash day and smelly bins are lining the streets. But honestly, I just have the impulse to drive. […]
Editor’s note: During the month of May I have pledged to ride my bike 100 miles. If you’ve been wanting to get out on your bike more, check out the League of American Bicyclists’ web page for National Bike Month. Locally in Sacramento, CA you can pledge miles and find other fun bike-related activities here. […]
Woo-hoo, I got me another badge! For as little as I’ve actually biked so far this month (31 of my 50 pledged miles, which comes out to maybe 2-2.5 gallons of minivan gas) I have racked up a silly number of May is Bike Month badges. But, I’ll admit it. I like badges. I earned […]
He rides a bike now, I tell people. Strangers. Anyone will do. Robin’s getting so big! Is that your son Robinson? the church ladies ask. Seems like just yesterday he was a baby! Robin did a good job being the bed-maker helper today, his preschool teacher tells me. Oh, that’s good You know he rides […]
Bike Month continues as the Herman family tries to shake a few minivan trips out of our weekly routine and replace them with cycling. Camilla did her very first triathlon on Saturday. We didn’t even have to go out of town; it was just a few neighborhoods away from us in Arden Park. Which was […]
“I’m riding through olives, mom! Now some squished cherries!” It’s May. It’s Bike Month in Sacramento. Camilla has pledged to ride 30 miles this month and I’ve pledged 50. Were it not for Bike Month–the push to quantify and examine things that are important to me: my carbon footprint, my health, my together-time with family–I […]
…in the Sacramento region of America. And to the greasy chain marks for which it stands one month of messing with our usual minivan schedule our family indivisible with bike-riding memories for all.
Ivan and I were at our parent-teacher conference yesterday with Camilla’s second grade teacher. You’ll be pleased to know that Camilla reads 151 words per minute, way above grade level! Sadly, though, she does not ride her bike around the neighborhood alone. We got to talking about this in the conference because the three of […]