|Smiles and fun wrapped in pink.|
It turned out to be the first family bike ride of the year. Preceding the ride itself, Lil Sis had her first experience sitting on the back of the Big Dummy. At first I just wanted to see if she was big enough to sit in the seat, so I plopped her down and fastened the seatbelt. She immediately started making appreciative noises and grabbed the handlebar. The girl is a natural bike rider!
Big sister hopped on the back to give some pointers, and I wheeled them both around the back yard. Though Lil Sis is not yet big enough to really ride on the Dummy, she's well accustomed to the trailer. I can already sense that this is going to be a big bike riding year for us all.
|Snacking en route, comme d'habitude.|
|Ever-ready co-pilot with me up front.|
|It's not really possible to get us all in one shot using the camera phone. Julie brings up the rear.|
|Post ride, the girls tested the accommodations in the wagon.|
|Okay, it's a 1984 Miyata Ridge Runner.|
|If you were to think the tire seen here is a Miyata branded stock original that's been on this bike for the past 29 years, you'd be right.|