I told you I would be back with an update on our first bike trip of the season! There’s a great bike shop a couple blocks away from where we live that just opened, so we took the opportunity to give a local business some revenue and sent in both Tim’s and my bike to get a tune-up (and a tire
fixed replaced and possibly some broken brakes a little love-and-tender-care). Honestly, I’ve had my bike since I was sixteen, and I don’t think it’s been in for a tune-up since then (!). I know all you bike enthusiasts are shaking your heads at me. I’m sorry I let you down. Oh yea, and the breaks? They’ve been broken for at least two years. Seriously. I’m hanging my head in shame.
BUT they are working wonderfully thanks to the nice guys at the charming bike shop and we hooked up our burley to the back of Tim’s bike and went for a fun family ride! The girls? They were P.U.M.P.E.D.
Maybe that’s too strong a word… once we got going, they both loved it. It just took some persuasion. They are pretty darling, all smooshed in there. However, we were on an important mission. Not only was it gorgeous outside, but we couldn’t wait to get our mits on these guys:
Cinnamon Rolls from Isles Bun and Coffee in Minneapolis. Stop it. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. They also had a pretty bomb raspberry ice tea that I tried and might have to go back for. The whole meal was really tasty. One might believe that we rewarded ourselves by getting these last, after a long, gruelling bike excursion. Nope. We went here first and then proceeded to “bike off” all the delicious calories we had just consumed. Not sure if it worked, but it was a great maiden voyage of the 2012 bike season.
Update: For those wondering, we love our burley. In the picture it looks like there is no room, but it’s because it was a tad on the chilly side that day so we crammed about four blankets in there with the girls to keep them warm. On a regular day, there’s lots of room for both of them to be in there. If you’re contemplating a burley, contemplate no more. Just do it.