Friday, February 28, 2014

The bikes - getting around the town

I'm not fond of driving at all, and for the past few years I have had a road bike to take me around town and in the regional town I live in the bike paths are excellent.  Last year I brought a new mountain bike and one of my boys inherited my old one.  I try to do at least 5-10 km commuting a day although I still drive a fair bit as it's hard to dink 3 kids on a bike....when the boys were little they all sat in a child's bike seat and we progressed to the pull along trailer.  Luckily I have massive legs muscles to get me around! :)  Over the few months I have been vigilant about walking to school as much as possible and riding to do all the small shops and chores we have saved a ton in petrol and I am getting fitter.  Win-win really!

This is my awesome mountain bike, it's great for trips to the shop, and when hubby has his business I was his courier and posted all his parcels in my little black basket! Every day before the 6 pm mail pick up.

It's amazing how much you can fit in the basket on a trip to Coles!

I would do a trip like this pretty much every day to second day, 2 tall boys and the short one eat a lot!

This is my road bike, I would use this to go further or to my Yoga classes in town, usually I am running late to Yoga and this beast gets me there in about 9 minutes.  It takes me that long to drive and find a park! I'm certainly warmed up by the time I arrive.

The Monty shot - the kids had all just got home from school, he wasn't ready to get up and was trying to cover his little ears from all the noise!

1 comment:

  1. He's certainly growing. Must get my bike out and punctures fixed.