APRIL 1: a shortened version of my neighborhood loops.
Early morning drippy weather turned in to a dry one with even some sunbreaks -- enough so for me to get to see my shadow for a minute!
Stopped for a photo of the church garden with its plastic bottle Green House.
|Green House made of Plastic Bottles. Good recycling ;'-)|
|A closer view|
|A few bikes corralled back there as well.|
APRIL 2: I joined up with two riding buddies, Kathy and Cindy, to start our ride in some bit of rain that became some bit of hail. Didn't last long and we had a dry day (again?!) with just a couple of brief sun breaks for our ride to and through the airport, to the Lake and by our local "train station" and on for a tea & crumpet stop.
|Kathy and Cindy|
|Me and Kathy|
APRIL 3: Biked to Sarah's to get everyone geared up for a ride with the Grands to the Lake for a picnic lunch and play time at the playground. Kaitllyn brought me a flower, then Lucy & Jatydon "had to" do the same. I am so fortunate.
BUT- on the ride back to Sarah's I found a "grabbing" whenever I used my rear break. Susan immediately said let;s take it to bike shop. They found a small crack in the rim. Now in process of replacement. The bike will stay at the shop awaiting a new wheel & spokes and then the shop will build the wheel. Since the bike is already there, I included to have them do a total tune up and overhaul. It will all end up being costly, but as I say -- better safe than rich. (Said tongue in cheek).
|It takes some doin' to get everything done@|
|Lucy practices pushing the Chariot just in case.|
|Arrive at park and rush to the playground.|
|Setting up for our picnic lunch|
|Kaitlyn brings me flowers|
|Lucy and Jaydon are not to be outdone.|
APRIL 4: I don't normally ride later in the day, but had a movie date with my friend Pat, and needed to arrange my schedule accordingly. Got home from the movie date just as school was letting out so I waited a little while before heading out for traffic to calm down. Took one long neighborhood loop rather than the littlle loops and had a fine ride. Susan has loaned me her Bike Friday while mine gets its update.
Cherry trees in bloom; ducks swim around the spouting fountain; village center clock dwarfs my bike; student golf team is out practicing.
APRIL 5: If not for this 30 Day challenge, I would not have gotten on my bike today. Our rain gauge (puddle at the bottom of driveway) showed steady rain falling from the sky. I waited and dithered for a few hours before deciding to take the short ride to complete two errands (mailbox and library).I arrived home rather wet but not unhappy. So --- I carried on with the original plan to bike to Sarah's to tend to the cats while they are out of town.
Yes, it rained, and yes I got wet all over again. But it was not very cold and the ride was not terribly long, meaning I would soon be there and able to toss my drippy clothes into the dryer before having my mug of hot tea. Well, after feeding the cats of course.
|First part -- to the errands|
|My library stop|
|Stopped for a photo of the hotel putting green|
|Signs of Spring are everywhere.|
And now that the rain ride is done (this one anyway), I feel rather accomplished.