Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

5/11/14 - Sam

Hi everyone! Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. I'm a mom to fury kids and wouldn't have it any other way!

I wanted to quickly update all of you on my newest venture: I'm contributing to another blog about biking! This one is about biking in the Twin Cities area. No worries, I will also continue to blog here, Jamey wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you'll also check out this new blog and share it if you find it useful.

We spent the day in Rochester for Mother's Day. Carol (that's Jamey's mom) just bought herself a bike a few weeks ago, so we took our bikes with us and had a fun little family cruise down the Douglas Trail. It's a lovely, rural trail, I encourage anyone in the Rochester area to visit. I will let Jamey elaborate further on the family ride. All I have to say is this: when biking with Jamey, I try to take the lead ... otherwise it's a full moon, if you know what I'm saying!

Just one more quick thing. If you are tracking your miles running,   walking or biking (if you're not, you should) then please also use this app I just discovered: Charity Miles. This app lets you earn money for   charity with each mile you're already traveling. So, stop changing the color of your Facebook profile picture, stop with the innuendo about where you leave your purse, and actually DO SOMETHING for charity! I have strong feelings about slacktivism. Hint: I'm AGAINST IT.

So without further adieu: Here's Jamey!

Jamey 5/11

Had a nice weekend of riding!  It was nice to be able to go for a ride with my family on Saturday.  Like Sam said earlier, we went a little ways north on the Douglas Trail from Rochester toward Pine Island.  My Mom (pictured here with yours truly) is currently having some knee problems and biking is a good way for her to strengthen the muscles around her knee and ease the pain.  She recently bought a Townie Electra bike and really seems to  enjoy it!  We have had the opportunity to go for a couple of rides together since she has gotten her bike.  I enjoy having the opportunity to spend time with my Mom doing things we both enjoy!  By the way, my Dad likes to join us for rides to.

For Mother's Day, Sam and I are going to take my Mom (and Dad) for the Art al Fresco tour in Minneapolis since she is a big art buff.  She seems to be looking forward to it and is working to build up her stamina to be able to handle the ride.  Sam and I are also looking forward to being able to this ride with my parents doing something together that we all love.

Here is a photo of both my parents and myself from Saturday on the Douglas Trail.  My Dad is riding a hand-me-down bike from yours truly.  He has my old Schwinn Trailways Hybrid that I rode before I got my nice road bike last fall.  He is a little taller than me so he could use the seat to be a little higher even though it is as high as it can get.  He asked me if it is possible to buy a longer seat post to help him ride more comfortably.  Anyone who knows the answer to that question, please let us know and we can pass the word on to him!

That's all I have for now, until next time Happy Cycling!

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