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Me and my buddy…(Ride Report)…(16 posts)

Me and my buddy…(Ride Report)…biknben
Sep 6, 2003 1:44 PM
After a few days of rainy weather today was just beautiful. Clear skies, cool temps, and little wind. I went out for a couple hours and was annoyed I didn't bring the camera. I had to return home to watch my son while the ladies (wife and daughter) went out.

I arrived home to find Ryan had just woken from his nap and was looking to eat. I was craving for a bagel sandwich from this little place in town. I decided it was time for a road trip and I broke out the trailer. I haven't been using the trailer as much as I would have hoped. At 14 months, Ryan has only been in it once before.

I built up a beater MTB just for pedaling around town and pulling the trailer. Since I already had the good bike out and shoes on, etc., I just hitched the trailer up to the C'Dale. It is pure coincidence that the trailer matches the bike. No honest! :-)
re: Me and my buddy…(Ride Report)…biknben
Sep 6, 2003 1:46 PM
It's a three mile ride to the bagel place. Sidewalks are provided nearly the entire way. I only ride the trailer in the road within my immediate development.
Lunch...biknben
Sep 6, 2003 1:50 PM
Ahhhhh...Lunch...

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese on an everything bagel please. Ryan will eat just about anything within reach. At least he'll try to. For him it was fruit snacks, a choc. chip muffin, and juice.
Espresso??? I don't think so...biknben
Sep 6, 2003 1:54 PM
Now I'm not one to turn down dessert but Espresso isn't what I had in mind.

I've got a better idea!!!
How bout some ice cream instead...biknben
Sep 6, 2003 2:04 PM
I pull up to our second stop and I'm already starting to loose him.



A promise of more food will perk him up in no time. Especially since it's ice cream.
On to the next stop...biknben
Sep 6, 2003 2:13 PM
In my house, good behavior brings rewards. On to the park we go.

This shot illustrates my only beef with the Burley trailer. The seat and belt provide no support. He's wearing that bib so the shoulder strap doesn't dig into his neck. A few ripples in the pavement and he's got his Sunday afternoon football recliner pose in full effect.
Kids love swings...biknben
Sep 6, 2003 2:15 PM
He will swing forever without a peep. He just loves it.
Homeward bound...biknben
Sep 6, 2003 2:19 PM
Sleep tight buddy.

Ride stats: 7 miles; 90 minutes. Those stops just kill the average speed.
Wow!!! Where's the tan?roadeeforlife
Sep 6, 2003 3:33 PM
Cool,best ride report I have ever seen! nmthe bull
Sep 6, 2003 4:25 PM
You better watch himtmotz
Sep 6, 2003 8:19 PM
When he gets talking down,he'll be back there screaming faster,faster.
Like the team directors do from there cars.
"Come on dad,I know you can do more,faster,faster,faster".
It's Vuelta time...biknben
Sep 7, 2003 4:59 PM
Hopefully, some day he'll understand that during the month of Sept. you yell Venga! Venga! Venga!!! That would certainly make me go faster.
Remember these, Ben.KG 361
Sep 7, 2003 3:05 PM
I've had some great rides when my girls were tiny like Ryan. My oldest (she's 11 now) even remembers a ride on a bike path when we fed some goats her crackers-she couldn't have been more than 2! Cute little guy, Ryan. Treasure these times with him.
Yeah...that's why I brought the camera along...biknben
Sep 7, 2003 4:57 PM
Is was a nice little outing. I've been in a good mood ever since.
You know, he could do the fixed century on a tricycle. nmMB1
Sep 6, 2003 3:22 PM
Miss M would never allow so many stops :-) nmbiknben
Sep 7, 2003 5:03 PM